Fiction. "There are 14 wonderful stories in all...written with just the right touch of lightness and compassion. All the pains of growing up are presented. In `First Kiss,' Schrader writes, `Once a week we'd have a dance, though at first most of us were too shy to do much dancing. It was more exciting to think about girls than to be with them and possible makes fools of ourselves.' An outstanding compendium" --Booklist.