for any girl who fantasized and dreamed about an "older" guy. I watched the movie version first when it came out in 1979 as an ABC Afterschool special and bought the book version a month ago.
Jessie Walters is a thirteen year old teenager who falls for her seventeen year old guitar instructor Michael Skye, who also plays and sings in his own band. Through the magic of makeup, Jessie is able to transform herself to look older and as she and Michael get to know each other, he asks how old she is and she blurts out that she is 16!
Michael asks her to one of his band practices and from there the two seem to click and fall for the other. Although Jessie hates deceiving Michael, she can't seem to stop herself because she is afraid of losing him. The moment of truth comes when she goes out on a date to the drive in with him. Will she, or won't she give in to the strong feelings Michael provokes in her?
I would recommend this book to anyone who would love to take a trip down memory lane and think about that first love you will never quite forget. Sooner or Later is a classic that is a treasure to own in book and movie form.