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I marked the day on my calendar. I looked over the program. I circled the names that intrigued me the most. I asked my mom for money to buy all the things I wanted. I was denied the excessive budget I felt I deserved. I reassessed and narrowed down my list. I was ready.
Many of our readers are just entering high school, starting college, or somewhere in between. For those of you in-betweeners, you've probably heard a lot about the summer after high school, the one where everything has the potential to change. In author Jane Ozkowski’s novel, WATCHING TRAFFIC, 18-year-old Emily has just finished high school, but has no idea what she should do next. As she tries to figure out who she is, her story is accompanied by witty, sharp descriptions of small-town life, dealing with tragedy and coming of age. In this post, Jane Ozkowski describes the potential of the summer after high school graduation and why it makes for such compelling stories.