ME AND MY NAME by Mary Jane Miller

ME AND MY NAME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Among Erin Mitchell's many problems is an overriding one: Should her loving stepfather adopt her and give her his name (Zanin)? Brooding over this decision inspires Erin to (or not to) take on other aspects of growing up as well: discovering ""who"" she really is; ditching an old friend for the sake of the ""in"" group; adjusting to her mother's pregnancy; getting to know her natural father; dealing with boys. All of this is familiar territory, but Miller makes Erin's concerns real, full-bodied issues whose outcomes can't be predicted. Meanwhile, Erin's home life is muddled in charming, modern ways, with a sweet stepfather and some realistically unresolved differences between her mother and her long-distance father.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1990
Page count: 121pp
Publisher: Viking