YA Novel - Gone With The Wind References?
June 1, 2007 8:21 PM Subscribe
Name This Book: I've been trying to track down a YA book I remember reading in middle school. The two main characters are best friends who both love the novel Gone With The Wind.
posted by warble to writing & language (8 answers total)
I've googled everything I can think of (which admittedly isn't much) but I can't seem to find this book. The main character of the novel is a young middle-school age girl. She's best friends with another girl, and they both love the novel Gone With The Wind. They would quote the novel to each other and talk about situations in their life in the context of the book (i.e. boys, Rhett Butler). I don't remember many of the other plot details - I'm pretty sure there was some standard YA family drama or growing-up pains, although I remember the book as a whole having a pretty light touch.
Unfortunately the most memorable thing to me is the book talk, which makes it pretty hard to find now. Being a great reader, I loved it because it was the first thing I read which had characters who treated a book the way I treated books with my best friend - talking about everything as if it had happened to us and discussing the characters as though we knew them in real life.
I read it in the early nineties, if that helps. Thanks!