by Joan Bauer
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
End of book TEST
Part I: Character Matching
1._____ Highest selling salesman in Gladstone company.
2._____ Retired shoe model.
3._____ Sixteen-year-old driver.
4._____ President of the Shoe Warehouse.
5._____ Supposed to get business when Mrs. G. retires.
6._____ Has Alzheimer's Disease, is in a nursing home.
7._____ Is an alcoholic.
8._____ Is a recovering alcoholic.
9._____ Works hard to give her daughters a good life.
10.____ Needs a hip replacement.
11.____ Is described as "pond scum."
12.____ Is the sensitive, younger, prettier sister.
13.____ Manager of the Chicago store.
14.____ Wants Mrs. Gladstone to stay on the board of directors.
15.____ Is disgusted that Mrs. Gladstone is still going to be involved in the stores.
16.____ Has red hair and is encouraged to get a haircut and wear "green."
17.____ Is going to be taken on a picnic when Jenna returns home.
18.____ Is arrested for drunk driving.
19.____ Is an emergency room nurse.
20.____ Her role and her perceptions about herself change over the course of the novel.
21.____ Friend of Jenna's back home who wants to hear all about her adventures.
22.____ Texas boy who asks Jenna to dance and teaches her the Texas two-step.
A. Jenna Boller
B. Harry Bender
C. Madeline Gladstone
D. Elden Gladstone
E. Mr. Boller (Jenna's Dad)
F. Carol Boller (Jenna's Mom)
G. Murray Castlebaum
I. Faith Boller
J. Alice Lovett
K. Ken Woldman
N. Joan Bauer
Part ll: Essay
Pick a character from the novel. Discuss the impact this character
has on the story and the interaction between this character and at
least one other character in the book. Support this with evidence from