Don't Look and It Won't Hurt

Don't Look and It Won't Hurt

by Richard Peck

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Carol Patterson is a sixteen-year-old girl beset with problems. She feels lonely and unpoular at school. Her quiet bookishness and shabby clothes make her something of an outcast. Her mother can barely support Carol and her sisters with her job as a hostess at a roadside restaurant. To make matters worse, Carol's older sister, Ellen, becomes pregnant and must come to a decision about the fate of her baby. Although overburdened with worry, Carol tries valiantly to help her sister and continue on her own road to maturity. Does she have the endurance to make it through these hard times?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440212133
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/01/1992
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Richard Peck is the author of over twenty highly acclaimed novels for young readers, spanning nearly three decades. He was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1999 for A Long Way from Chicago. Born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, Mr. Peck now lives in New York City.

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Don't Look and It Won't Hurt 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like how this story was developed. It shows the life of a family where there is only one parent and the straggle of the kids to understand and deal with the problems. After I read this book I found out some questions like What happened between the parents? maybe more about the sister with the problem of being pregnant as a teenager also more about Carol how she continue her life without getting too much in someone else life and finally about their mother how she change her character. Other wise everything was pretty interesting and it really gat to me emotionally because it make me see the world in the eyes of a teenager.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, because it brings up things that really happen in reality. This was a very good book. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding and realistic and affecting