Title Profile & Character Information

This Full House

Annotation
Each discovery disturbs the arrangements of the known world, and it is our job to stay alert to all possibilities.
LaVaughn believes she is keeping alert to all possibilities. She has made it through the projects, she's gotten over heartbreak, she's grown up, and now she's been admitted to the Women in Science program that might finally be her ticket to COLLEGE. But the discoveries she makes during her senior year in high school-two girls pregnant, with very few options-disturb everything in her known world. And in an effort to bring together people who should love each other, she jeopardizes the one prize she has sought her whole life long.
When do you know whether you're doing the right thing? What happens when you can't find a way to make lemonade out of lemons?
Virginia Euwer Wolff takes on the biggest questions about life and love, certainly, but also about girls and women, sacrifice and compassion and has something quite rev-elatory to say about them in this full house.

Characters
NameLaVaughn, Verna
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitsAfrican American
Fatherless
Poor

GenreFiction
Coming of age
Novel in verse
TopicsAfrican Americans
Teenage girls
Adolescence
Mothers and daughters
Single parent families
Poverty
Overcoming adversity
Friendship
Life changes
SettingNew York City
Urban
Housing project
Violent, inner city neighborhood