By Charles Merrill

Seventeen-year-old Emily Morawski goes to a third-rate high school in a downbeat town in western Massachusetts. She is part of a tough, loyal Polish-American family. Because she is slender, Emily is asked to let herself be lowered head-first down a forty-foot well to rescue Sophie Bourassa. That deed makes her an instant hero, a media personality who receives a call from President Reagan. It also changes everything in her life.

    ...rich with a multitude of issues such as loyalty and independence, and much better than a problem novel. Tense action scenes provide good booktalk material.

--- School Library Journal

    ...[shows] a strong streak of idealism."

--- Small Press Book Review

ISBN: 0-917320-34-4 (soft cover)    $7.95

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