THE MANNY by Sarah L. Thomson


Age Range: 13 - 15
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What’s a great way for a high school boy to meet girls and make good money over the summer? Become a nanny, or, as Jeremy puts it, a “Manny.” Shrugging off the derisive laughter of his friends, Jeremy nabs a job taking care of four-year old Aspen. He finds himself making $150 per week, a fortune, and living in luxury at an exclusive beach resort. Jeremy does meet girls and even finds an exotic, beautiful, rich girlfriend, but becomes real friends with Liz, a plain, poor girl. When some impulsive choices shatter both relationships, Jeremy must decide what’s most important to him. Veteran author Thomson’s flowing writing style keeps her reader interested throughout, as she finds humor with well-developed characters placed in realistic situations. The story remains insightful and very funny, making for a real winner of a comedy-drama. First class. (Fiction. 13-15)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-525-47413-7
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2005


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