What is the name of this book?
January 26, 2011 7:46 PM   Subscribe

Bookfilter: A particular young adult novel about a girl meeting new people and not settling for first love (similar to "Forever"). Help me find it!

I read a book in high school that's relevant for a project I'm doing in a "resources for young adults" class. But I cannot remember the name of the book, or who wrote it.

Basic Plot: Sometime around her senior year of high school, a girl is in a serious relationship with her boyfriend. They've just recently lost their virginity to each other. Her boyfriend is going off to college (or something) and she is going away somewhere else. As she expands her horizons going to a new place and meeting new people, she meets a couple of really nice guys (I vaguely remember one of them being a photographer or something) and realizes that she and her boyfriend are not necessarily the only two people for each other in the world, and that "there are a lot of fish in the sea," etc.

Please help me remember what this book was called; it's driving me crazy. Thank you!
posted by audacity to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Was the book current when you were in HS and if so, when was that?
posted by lodie6 at 8:00 PM on January 26, 2011

Could it be The Party's Over by Caroline B. Cooney?
posted by synchronia at 8:13 PM on January 26, 2011

Sounds like the sort of book authored by Judy Blume or Norma Klein.
posted by SillyShepherd at 8:17 PM on January 26, 2011

Yes, it was a new or new-ish book at the time. I graduated high school in 2004.
posted by audacity at 8:35 PM on January 26, 2011

Not The Party's Over. It was modern, as sex-positive as YA gets, and generally pretty upbeat.
posted by audacity at 8:37 PM on January 26, 2011

This kind of reminds me of the Art & Coll books by Kate Cann -- they're part of a trilogy, but the series has kind of a similar plot to Forever.
posted by superlibby at 9:26 PM on January 26, 2011

do you remember the cover at all?
posted by KogeLiz at 9:51 PM on January 26, 2011

Although the plots don't exactly match, Laura Pederson's books Beginner's Luck and Heart's Desire talk about some of those various and sundry topics. Heart's Desire is really not nearly as good as Beginner's Luck, however.
posted by that girl at 11:20 PM on January 26, 2011

That sounds like it could be one of the Alice books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, though it's a bit younger than what you're describing. I'm not sure which one exactly, but that would be my guess -- the part about her boyfriend being more serious and college-bound fits, as well as the part about her becoming interested in new boys including a photographer.
posted by cider at 3:13 AM on January 27, 2011

Could it be one of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books? The first was published in 2001.
posted by ridiculous at 7:49 AM on January 27, 2011

"It's ok if you don't love me" by Norma Klein?
posted by cass at 8:43 AM on January 27, 2011

None of those.
posted by audacity at 1:18 PM on January 27, 2011

I keep thinking the cover has something to do with roads or road signs, but I could be completely off base.
posted by audacity at 1:27 PM on January 27, 2011

This was never actually resolved; I just clicked the wrong link. Oh well.
posted by audacity at 12:16 PM on February 26, 2011

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