Title Profile & Character Information

This Full House

Annotation
We have a multitude
of obstacles to overcome here.
We’ll begin.


    When LaVaughn was little, the obstacles in her life didn’t seem so bad. If she had a fight with Myrtle or Annie, it would never last long. If she was mad at her mother, they made up by bedtime. School was simple. Boys were buddies. Everything made sense.
   But LaVaughn is fifteen and the obstacles aren’t going away anymore. Big questions separate her from her friends. Her mother is distracted by a new man. School could slip away from her so easily. And the boy who’s a miracle in her life acts just as if he’s in love with her. Only he’s not in love with her.
   Returning to the characters and language she explored so profoundly in Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff rises to the occasion in this astonishing second of three novels about LaVaughn, her family, and her community.





From the Compact Disc edition.

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