by Diane Kolatch

Hairy Legs and a Penis

Intentions, by Deborah Heiligman (Knopf, $16.99), is a swift, funny and profound young adult novel about 15-year-old Rachel Greenberg’s first encounters with moral complexity and adult failure. Heiligmans’ ability to imbue the simplicity and naiveté of a child’s voice with the biting sophistication, and even wisdom, of an adult makes the book suitable for readers of all ages.

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