But Miss Tobin was talking about a math problem on the blackboard and Tony was thinking about a real problem.
If his parents, or his friend Joel, or Joel's sixteen-year-old sister Lisa knew what Tony was thinking about a lot of the time, they'd probably flip. About snitching on Joel (who Tony knows is a shoplifter). About watching Lisa undress each night and liking what he sees. About money and the changes money makes in people (especially his mother).
Hung-up at thirteen. That's Tony Miglione - especially that morning in math class in front of Miss Tobin, for everyone to see ...
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Judy Blume Books shelf.)