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Lori (The Circle of Friends, Book 1) Paperback – March 31, 2009

4.1 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in the Circle of Friends Series

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Product Details

  • Series: The Circle of Friends
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981621007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981621005
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,096,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An engaging story that pulled me in and took me back in time to the excitement of high school, the thrill and uncertainty of embarking on the college journey, and of pursuing elusive dreams. The book features positive influences that come across as real people tackling real world challenges. Recommended.
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For anyone that says there are few young adult books out there with a positive message with little sexual content or foul language, then they haven't discovered THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS series by Ms. Wolfe yet. LORI is the first in the series.

Lori Anders is pretty, but she's always been shy and lonely. Neither of her parents are around all that often, so she has been given pretty much anything she's ever asked for. The house she lives in comes with an indoor pool that she uses every day for her training. She has dreams of an Olympic gold medal in swimming.

It isn't until Lori defends her friend, Maria, from bullies at school that the course of her life totally changes. The bullies retaliate against Lori and she is rescued by none other than the quarterback of the school's football team. Unbeknownst to Jason, Lori has had a crush on him. Jason is amazed that he's never noticed Lori before, because he finds her truly stunning. And she is totally different from any other girl he has ever met.

After he rescues her, Jason invites Lori to have lunch at his table. She is immediately welcomed into the group. It's not long after that that she and Jason begin to date. They quickly become an item, and a couple that everyone admires. But Lori tells Jason that she will not have sex with him. She explains that she believes in saving herself until marriage. Although Jason isn't happy with the news, he realizes that Lori is special and is willing to wait.

From that point on, the rest of LORI shares the trials and tribulations of the couple as they go from senior year of high school through their college years. The two struggle together to remain a couple and are determined to make their relationship work.
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This first book in the Circle of Friends series, "Lori" not only focuses on Lori and her Olympic dreams, but introduces us to a wonderfully diverse and close circle of friends.

Refreshing and realistic, you're drawn into the story of a young woman who has trained and prepared for the Olympics since she was a small child. Romance and friendships intertwine creating a story of determination, prioritizing, and facing challenges head-on.

Not just for the YA reader, this book is an inspiration that dreams can be realized and the sacrifices we face in life are, in the end, worth everything we go through to achieve our goals.

Don't give up on your dreams! Go after them!
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This is a very well written, belivable story about a group of friends trying to establish themselves in the world, with all those challenges in life about being young and trying to figure out who you are.
You can very easily relate to the characters, and understand what they are going through, even the supporting cast is well developed. Many of the characters will remind you of someone you know, or maybe even yourself!
The positive spin is refreshing, and re-visiting the excitment
and the wonder of ones first true love is good for the soul. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series, and what happens next in the characters lives.
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For anyone that says there are few young adult books out there with a positive message with little sexual content or foul language, then they haven't discovered THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS series by Ms. Wolfe yet. LORI is the first in the series.

Lori Anders is pretty, but she's always been shy and lonely. Neither of her parents are around all that often, so she has been given pretty much anything she's ever asked for. The house she lives in comes with an indoor pool that she uses every day for her training. She has dreams of an Olympic gold medal in swimming.

It isn't until Lori defends her friend, Maria, from bullies at school that the course of her life totally changes. The bullies retaliate against Lori and she is rescued by none other than the quarterback of the school's football team. Unbeknownst to Jason, Lori has had a crush on him. Jason is amazed that he's never noticed Lori before, because he finds her truly stunning. And she is totally different from any other girl he has ever met.

After he rescues her, Jason invites Lori to have lunch at his table. She is immediately welcomed into the group. It's not long after that that she and Jason begin to date. They quickly become an item, and a couple that everyone admires. But Lori tells Jason that she will not have sex with him. She explains that she believes in saving herself until marriage. Although Jason isn't happy with the news, he realizes that Lori is special and is willing to wait.

From that point on, the rest of LORI shares the trials and tribulations of the couple as they go from senior year of high school through their college years. The two struggle together to remain a couple and are determined to make their relationship work.
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