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Mary JaneAlmost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny wise and tender novel about a fourteen year old girl’s coming of age in s Balti caught between her strait laced family and the progressive family she nannies for who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summerIn s Balti fourteen year old Mary Jane loves cooking with her mother singing in her church choir and enjoying her family’s subscription to the Broadway Showtunes of the Month record club Shy uiet and bookish she’s glad. It’s summer in 1970s Balti and fourteen year old Mary Jane snags a job nannying for a local doctor’s daughter Izzy Mary Jane’s straight laced Christian parents are thrilled This is a good job a respectable job Mary Jane is shocked when the doctor’s wife greets her on her first day in a nearly see through top Izzy her five year old charge is in nothing but a diaper and the house is a gigantic mess What’s Mary Jane learns that the doctor isn’t a medical doctor as her parents presumed but in fact a psychiatrist who is helping a rock star dry out What’s this rockstar and his wife are coming to live with them for the summer next week It’s safe to say that this summer will be slightly different from the one that her parents had in mind and Mary Jane is here for it Mary Jane is an exuisite love letter to found family love music and that one sum er when you discover that your parents aren’t always right It pulled at my heart and I cannot recommend it enough Read this book preferably in your teenage bedroom blasting a record that sets you freeThanks to Custom House Books and Netgalley for the gifted copyPairing Recommendation 🍽 Oven baked macaroni and cheese🍸 Lemonade🎶 Sparks The Who

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A week after Mary Jane starts the rock star and his movie star wife move inOver the course of the summer Mary Jane introduces her new household to crisply ironed clothes and a family dinner schedule and has a front row seat to a liberal world of sex drugs and rock and roll not to mention group therapy Caught between the lifestyle she’s always known and the future she’s only just realized is possible Mary Jane will arrive at September with a new idea about what she wants out of life and what kind of person she’s going to be . Nice coming of age story set in 1970s Balti

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summary Mary Jane 108 Ì ❴Download❵ ✤ Mary Jane Author Jessica Anya Blau – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny wise and tender novel about a fourteen year old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Balti caught between her strait laced family and the progressi Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six When she lands a summer job as a nanny for the daughter of a local doctor A respectable job Mary Jane’s mother says In a respectable houseThe house may look respectable on the outside but inside it’s a literal and figurative mess clutter on every surface Impeachment Now More Than Ever bumper stickers on the doors cereal and takeout for dinner And even troublesome were Mary Jane’s mother to know which she does not the doctor is a psychiatrist who has cleared his summer for one important job helping a famous rock star dry out. Balti the 70sMary Jane is 14 and hers is a typical white American family The mother is a perfect housewife the father a lawyer Sunday is church Saturday is the club where every respectable and white neighbour is to be seen while all the workers are black Everything falls under an established order like the meals carefully programmed by Mary Jane's mother or the prayer before the meals spelled out by the otherwise distracted father Hugging kissing any open display of love is forbidden just as much as bad words and sex talk or making Mary Jane finding a summer job as a baby sitter in the neighbourhood just fits this order of things But when she enters the Cones' house she also enters the summer of her life that special summer where we keep our bodies as they are but maybe we start growing our own understanding of things The Cones have different rules kind of no rules And when Dr Cone's patient arrives the drug addict rockstar Jimmy with his gorgoeus actress wife Sheba things get even unruly and different The atmosphere is somehow magic and unforgettableThe soundtrack carefully chosen to bring back those days' flavour It is a sort of Stand by me meets Almost Famous two of my favourite movies by the way where Mary Jane's naivete' makes us smile than once and is somehow reinforced by her sidekick little Izzy the Cone kid she has to babysitThere might be a small amount of naivete' also in the novel construction and character characterization Have you ever seen a 5 year old being as lovely and easygoing as Izzy Probably only in some moviesAnd the ending is somewhow lacking some mordant But all in all I did enjoy reading it I was up till late because I actually wanted to know how it ended It was good company and that is one of the most important things in a book