Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Maggie is a smart, hard-working, responsible teenager who wants to become a doctor. She is given a great chance to try her skills when she is hired to care for an ailing elderly woman. They take a genuine liking to each other — and her grandson is the school basketball star that Maggie has been pining over. But he has a girlfriend, and Maggie is being pursued by an all-too-serious suitor herself. Other differences seem to get in the way, too: Maggie is a Cuban American whose mother works nights to eke out a living; her admirers are well-off Anglos. This delightful and entertaining novel is as much an exploration of values and perceptions as it is of young and romantic love.