>Creative Writing Exercise

>Try and rewrite this story, forwarded to me by Kitty and Zoe, as an episode in a YA novel by:

a) Jack Gantos
b) Cecily von Ziegesar
c)Chris Crutcher
d) Paula Fox

Compare and contrast. I thought of including Ron Koertge among the choices, but this scene already practically happens in his first novel Where the Kissing Never Stops.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    >How about Zerna Sharp?

  2. Monica Edinger says:

    >And where, dare I ask, did Kitty and Zoe get this? (Great for a rainy afternoon in this middle school office, let me tell you.)

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