Twelve-year-old Margaret's mother disapproves of everything she does (and doesn't) do, before she even does (or doesn't) do it. Keeping her toddler twin sisters from making peanut-butter-and-Kleenex sandwiches and other mischief is eating into her library time over the summer, and to top it off, Sherman Jenson from next door has announced he loves her.
"The Summer Sherman Loved Me" by Jane St. Anthony is published by the University of Minnesota Press.
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"On a good day, I would have reminded her that they were her twins, not mine. Mother looked crestfallen. Hadn't she forfeited her right to plans by having children?"