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Bad Tickets
Author: Kathleen O'Dell
She's left her good Catholic girl ways behind . . . mostly. It is 1967, the Summer of Love, and Mary Margaret Hallinan has that itchy, squirmy feeling that there must be something more out there for her. Her new best friend, the glamorous Jane, says that boys are the ticket to a spectacular future. Her ex-best friend Elizabeth is s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440239673
ISBN-10: 0440239672
Publication Date: 9/9/2008
Pages: 240
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Mary Margaret Hallinan is not sure of much but she is sure of one thing: she does not want to end up like her mother.

Her mother (who Mary Margaret thinks is slightly mental) has four children and spends her days being very unhappy, ironing shirts for her father -- who has clearly turned out to be a bad ticket. At least that's what Mary Margaret's new best friend, Jane, would call him.

Jane is fun, fearless, and adventurous. Everything that Mary Margaret is not. Mary Margaret is trying to leave her good girl Catholic ways behind her (well, maybe not completely) and get on track to a fabulous future.

Set in 1967, the Summer of Love, it's the perfect time for Mary Margaret to do a little soul searching. With Jane by her side, Mary Margaret meets all kinds of people (cute boys!) and has some awesome yet dangerous adventures. By the end of the summer she has found one of the hardest things to find -- herself.

BAD TICKETS was awesome and I suggest it to anyone who is a fan of the 60's. It will leave you changed somehow and thinking about what life and love are really all about.