Bad Tickets

Bad Tickets She s left her good Catholic girl ways behind mostly It is the Summer of Love and Mary Margaret Hallinan has that itchy squirmy feeling that there must be something out there for her Her new b

  • Title: Bad Tickets
  • Author: Kathleen O'Dell
  • ISBN: 9780375838019
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 sure she s going to hell Say yes commanShe 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 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 sure she s going to hell Say yes commands Jane, and Mary Margaret has tried to follow her c mon it ll be fabulous friend into the psychedelic swirl But can she fit any of her old self to this new life she s trying on This is it, this is gonna be the summer Mary Margaret Hallinan, former good Catholic girl, is clutching her ticket.Friendship, faith, family, feminism, and 1960s counterculture all contribute to the heartfelt, thoughtful pages of Bad Tickets.

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    1. Reviewed by Michaela Pallante aka "Mickey" for TeensReadTooMary 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 t [...]

    2. This is a 60s novel that would never have been written in the 60s. At least, not in a book marketed towards teens. Surprisingly, it manages to brilliant in spite of itself - it really captured the rebellious feeling of the end of the decade for me. I really, really want it to have a sequel - even though you can see where Jane's story is heading, I'd love to read about the details, and see what Mary Margaret does as well. Also, needs more Elizabeth!

    3. i never read the beginning, i was skimming through it and started reading on page 120, i finished the rest of it.u will never believe what happens in this book. mary has went through alot of things in this booknding herself, breakin hrough her shell and much more(my opinion from where I started reading.)this book isWOW!!!

    4. This book grew on me the more I read it. Two friends in a Catholic school are rebelling against the strictures of 50's America. It's 1967 and women can think for themselves, but wise choices still must be made. The setting isn't all that important, because it speaks to all teen who are rebelling, but the times were 'achanging and it mirrored nicely what was going on in the story.

    5. While the Mary Margaret in the book is not exactly my sister Mary Margaret and we went to Catholic school in Milwaukee rather than Portland, this book brought back so much of that era when we first began questioning. Causing me to enjoy it more than the book was actually well written. I think she got the era dead on.

    6. Pretty good. Not outstanding. I like how she captured the era, and Mary Margaret's relationship with Mitch.

    7. This novel takes place in 1967. Coming of age of two girls.Some details are good. OK.Story about boys, religion, Virgin Mary and trying new things outside of your comfort zone.Teen novel.

    8. Ages 12+ During the Summer of Love in suburban Oregon, good catholic girl Mary Margaret finds her own Rayanne Graff in Jane, and first boyfriend in Mitch. Recommend to those who enjoy Go Ask Alice.

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