Jean and Johnny Author:Beverly Cleary "Life will never be the same once a boy singles you out of the crowd!" Jean Jarrett had always heard people say that. Now she knows it's true. — It all starts the night Johnny Chessler asks Jean to dance. He's seventeen, a senior, good-looking. She's fifteen, a sophomore, kind of average. Maybe even a little shy. — But not for long. TO get J... more »ohnny's attendtion, Jean starts doing all sorts of things that would have seemed silly to her before. Like trying to look better by not wearing her glasses...going out of her way to walk casually by Johnny's locker or his house...calling him up and being so nervous she hangs up...even ignoring her best friend, Elaine, who has loyally stuck by Jean through it all.
Sometimes it seems as if Jean's doing all the giving and Johnny's doing all the taking. Is that the way it's supposed to be? Things will change soon, Jean things. Won't they?« less