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True Believer

by Virginia Euwer Wolff

True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff X
True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff
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    Feb 2001, 272 pages

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    Sep 2002, 272 pages

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Michelle, 16

This book is wonderful. I bought it after reading Make Lemonade, which was just as terrific as True Believer. I was upset to learn that there were not more books by Virginia Euwer Wolff on the shelf at the bookstore! I recommend this book to any teenager who has an appreciation for literature. I read this book in under two hours! I even tried to take it to the dinner table with me! Of course that did not go over to well with my mother, so after eating quicky I ran to my room to finish it. I cannot wait until the last book about LaVaughn is out on the shelves!
sarah

I loved this book! When I first opened it and saw how it was written in more of a free verse/poetic form, I was uncertain if I would like it. But after reading just the first section I could not put the book down! Virginia Wolff described everything that happened to LaVaughn so well, that I understood what she meant and even recognized some of the same feelings and thoughts that I had before. When I reached the end of the book I wanted to keep reading more. I can not wait for the third book to come out so I can find out what happens next!The only thing I didn't understand is:
what's the deal with Jody??? Is he really <<edited for potential plot spoiler content>> or was it really just a joke?? I also did not agree with what was being said about evolution pertaining to God and the Bible.
Nancy

True Believer is the best book I have ever read! I enjoyed so much. I felt as if I was with La Vaughn through all her problems. It must of been hard for her to let go of her friends, and move on. Although I liked the second book, I liked Making Lemonade more. I felt as if Making Lemonade was more realsitc, and more controversial. But I can't wait until the 3rd and final book comes out.
Erin Washington, age 12,Charleston,SC

I really enjoyed this book. I felt as if her and I were friends. I could almost relate to her on a certain level, except when it came to Christianity. I was sad that her relationship with Myrtle and Annie turned cold over it. I felt good for her when she started better classes to better herself and her chance to get into college. In this story, I kind of felt as if college was a priviledge to LaVaughn's community. I was sorry for La Vaughn when it came to her situation with Jody. That is like one of the worst things you could do to a girl. I didn't understand why this story was written in free verse, I was waiting for the format to change over a certain period of the book, but it still was an excellent and very realistic book.
A girl that likes this book

This book is the best book I've ever read! I couldn't keep my hands off it! It was so interesting and realistic! At the end of the book I was sad to say good bye to LaVaughn, I felt like I almost knew her!!!!!
Brittany Berry

I love this book soo much i read it twice i would give it a 5 because it made me think about how i think of life i love this book. i would recommed this book to anyone that likes to read about it!!it is such a great book!! i lvoe it
kim moselle

i thought this was a really good book. the part that i enjoyed the most was the writing style. it was almost like a stream of counciousness kind of writing. i also enjoyed the twists and unexpected events in the novel. i would definently recommend this book.
taa

true believer
Well to be real at first I did not really want to read this book it did not really seem interesting but I started to get into it and it got better and I loved it. It tells about a teenagers life and if you ask me its something most people go through I mean you're going to have your ups and downs in life. Well I'm out.
taa

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