I LOVED ROSE ANN by Lee Bennett Hopkins


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First lovelorn Harry Hooper complains that his devotion to Rose Ann is repaid with put-downs. Then Rose Ann, telling her side of things, confesses that she really does like Harry but can't understand his dumb behavior--after all, what she said about being a better baseball player than he was true--and besides all boys are stupid, even though Harry's rival Larry--""I didn't want to hold his silly, dirty hand. Yuck!""--is the worst. We see Rose Ann's side of things, but can't figure out why Harry and Larry at their age are so crazy about girls and, assuming that they are (which is a tall assumption) why they should be made to look like fools. The conflicting viewpoints just make the whole misunderstanding doubly dumb.

Pub Date: April 10th, 1976
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Knopf