It's the l950's. Thirteen-year-old Susie Di Pietro lives near the projects in New Jersey. Bookies stand on the corner by the candy store and sound like characters from Guys and Dolls. Everyone plays the numbers, even young Susie. Throughout her high school years, she's painfully aware that her pal, Ginger, and she are wallflowers. Susie shares her romantic tribulations, her trials with her teachers, and funny incidents that happen to her while she is growing up. Chances Are is a charming coming-of-age novel that will take you on a nostalgic trip: dancing to Johnny Mathis, Elvis, and The Platters. It will trigger fond memories for some readers of their teen years, and give younger readers a picture of that special era, "The Fifties."
About the Author
Barbara Eknoian lives with her extended family in La Mirada, CA. She has been twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her story, Crazy Mom, was featured in the 2009 6th Annual Emerging Voices Group show produced by Sally Shore's New Short Fiction Series.