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Philippe Labro



Au début était une jeune fille, une enfant encore mais déjà un corps de femme. Manuella, environ dix-sept ans, le bac en point de mire et la grande question de l'amour en leitmotiv. Pour le bac, pas de problèmes, à condition de ne pas trop se laisser perturber. Mais, pour ce qui concerne les garçons, Manuella est hors statistiques comme elle le dit elle-même. Alors que toutes ses copines ont déjà couché, Manuella, elle, attend le bon moment, la bonne raison, la véritable envie et surtout une relation sincère. Autant dire que ce n'est pas du tout cuit. Les garçons de son ége, et même après, sont souvent empressés et trop pressés. Manuella les observe, discute de leurs cas durant de longues conversations téléphoniques avec ses amies et finit par obtenir son bac... Délivrance après les résultats : "La journée la plus importante de tout être humain français normalement constitué à qui l'on a fait comprendre depuis des jours et des nuits que c'était la barrière indispensable à franchir – pour aller où ?" En vacances, là où tout est possible et où Manuella finira par passer le cap la conduisant enfin à sa vie de femme.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2001
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 254
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070416288
ISBN 10: 2070416283

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