The Late Great Me

The Late Great Me Seventeen year old Geri is under pressure from her mother to be popular When she meets the handsome and witty Dave she is suddenly of an insider than she s ever been But Dave s easygoing manner masks

  • Title: The Late Great Me
  • Author: Sandra Scoppettone
  • ISBN: 9781939601346
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Late Great Me

    Seventeen year old Geri is under pressure from her mother to be popular When she meets the handsome and witty Dave, she is suddenly of an insider than she s ever been But Dave s easygoing manner masks a dangerous addiction to drinking, one that drags Geri down further and further away from her innocent upbringing Because it turns out that the inexperienced Geri lSeventeen year old Geri is under pressure from her mother to be popular When she meets the handsome and witty Dave, she is suddenly of an insider than she s ever been But Dave s easygoing manner masks a dangerous addiction to drinking, one that drags Geri down further and further away from her innocent upbringing Because it turns out that the inexperienced Geri loves liquor as much as Dave and turning from a freak to a member of the in crowd comes at a price.Sandra Scoppettone has published nineteen novels, primarily in the crime, mystery, and young adult genres She has published three novels under the pseudonym Jack Early, including A Creative Kind of Killer, which received an Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination and a Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America Her 1976 novel, The Late Great Me, dealt with teenage alcoholism and was made into an Emmy winning television special She lives in Southold, New York.

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    1. AimlessLady

      I read this over and over as a teenager. The author did a brilliant job with this story. She not only gives us a deep look into Geri's world, but also her family: mom, dad, and brother. I also liked her school teacher mentor. The author goes deep, very deep into alcoholism and how it not only affects the drinker, but also the friends, family and bf. I highly recommend this to parents of teenagers. I do believe my mom purchased this book for me. She always bought my sisters and me tons of books, [...]

    2. Lorie

      This was my favorite book in junior high and high school. Geri Peter's story shows the horrors of alcoholism in a realistic straight forward way. Even after all of these years, this story touches my heart.

    3. Brin

      I have wanted to read this book for a long time and I am really glad that I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. This was not an easy book by any stretch of the imagination (it was downright difficult to get through at times actually) but it was definitely a worthwhile, thought-provoking read.The subject matter is a tricky one and it was hard for me at times to empathize with Geri (probably because I grew up living with an alcoholic – not an easy thing to admit to but a necessary one to [...]

    4. Spider the Doof Warrior

      So this book is interesting. It is set in the 70s, but surprisingly isn't completely dated. Geri's mother is obsessed with her 50s childhood and constantly pesters Geri about becoming popular. She meets a boy named David who introduces her to booze.Which is kind of an unlikely way things would happen, I think. Like would a person go, I just know you're totally going to be into alcohol?Substance abuse is interesting. I keep reading such stories and rereading them as I try to navigate the world of [...]

    5. Katelyn

      The Late Great Me was very good. I think Geri became friends with the wrong people. I also think the pressure from her mom, did not help her at all when she made bad decisions. I think it is really sad, because Geri messed up her life. She did not have alot of friends, and she was not all that pretty to begin with, but she did have two friends who were true friends. Excpet then she got into trouble, and lost them, but she made more friends, but they were not very good friends. I could not stand [...]

    6. jacky

      When I was in middle school, we had to do outside reading on our own time. We had to choose from a list of books that had computerized quizzes on a program called "Electronic Bookshelf." I wasn't a very strong or fast reader at that time, so I hated this. It wasn't so much that the quizzes were hard, because they weren't, but it was that I didn't find any of the books on the list interesting. This book was one on the list. It is about a girl in high school who becomes an alcoholic. I really reme [...]

    7. Jill

      I read this as a teen, and I just re-read it. The book was written in the 70s, and has a definite 70s tone about it. It's about an unpopular 16-year-old girl whose mother puts a lot of pressure on her to make friends and be popular. She begins drinking at the urging of a new boy at school who shows her some attention. She loves the way alcohol makes her feel -- her shyness disappears and she feels uninhibited and creative. Before long, she is drinking every day, hiding alcohol in her locker at s [...]

    8. Tracy Speelman

      This is one of my favorite books of all time. I first read it when I was 14 and couldn't put it down. I have read it again many times over the years (and will read it again). I love Geri Peters (she is so real and human) and I'm in love with her creator, author Sandra Scoppettone. This book was made into an after-school special in the early 80's and I was thrilled to watch it again recently. I own the first-edition book and I love to see it on my bookshelf every day.

    9. Tina Valenzuela

      The reason I like this book so much? Your Guess would be as good as mine. I read this book during my freshman Year in High School. Not that big a deal and I read and the forgot about it. I am now 21 and it has taken me 6 years to find this book. Out of the blue I wanted these characters back and have them close in my personal collection.

    10. Anna Motteler

      I had to read this book for my English class, but it was so freakin' good. I could really relate to this book a lot because of my dad and his previous and current encounters/problems with alcohol. I loved Geri, she was the main character but also the best. A lot of teenagers with addictions should read this book. It's amazing.

    11. Wendy

      A cautionary "this could happen to you" book in the vein of Go Ask Alice, with perhaps more literary value. Very dated, of course; has some funny comments on AA. The portrait of the troubled mother of the troubled alcoholic teen is cringe-inducing.

    12. Sarah

      Again I'm letting my middle school self (of over 30 years ago) pick the rating for this book. Much like My Name is Davy, I'm an Alcoholic, everything about this book was fascinating to me-from the cover (look at her gazing at her huge bottle of alcohol) to her alcoholic woes.

    13. Carolyn

      I first read this book in high school. I reread it many times. It was a tale that made me think about how alcohol can take you down.

    14. Ariel

      3.5 stars? Basically an after-school special, yet endearing and clever. The main thing I took away from this book was the reminder that yes, alcohol can get you not only raped, but FAT.

    15. Shaeeza Haniff

      I first read this book when I was in high school along with many others of this genre. It was eye opening and now it is on my list to acquire.

    16. Florence

      It started out with humor and really showed how easily a person can be influenced by their wanting to be accepted.

    17. Steph

      This book is based in the 70's it is about highschool kids and how they just want to fit and the turn out becomes bad for one of the girls. I could not put it down it's really good.

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