Grades 9 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 9.2
Lexile® Measure: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- General Fiction
- African American
About This BookJunice
"What am I doing?
He'll take one quick look
And wish he was anywhere else but here
I'm already ashamed of what I think
He will think of me, of the life I lead"
Yes, she is the fruit that will
Sustain me and yes, she brings
A rain that I know can chill
But it is a rain so sweet and sings
A song my soul insists
That I follow, if I would exist
As more than I have ever, ever been
If my mother calls it evil, then I embrace the sin
Your first love is totally wrong for you. Do you follow your heart? Or do you run away?
Michael L. Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers delivers an evocative tale of star-crossed urban love, reminding us that before we can be true to someone else, we must first be true to ourselves.