By: Beverly Cleary
Jane Purdy is 15 years old. She lives in Woodmont. It is summer and she has a babysitting job. That summer she was determined to meet a boy. One day while she was babysitting the Doggie Diner truck came to the house and a boy walked in. Jane was paralyzed! That night the boy called her and she learned that his name was Stan Crandle. He asked her on a date and after that they went on a date almost every week. Summer came to an end and school started. There is a fall dance coming up. Will Stan ask Jane?
Protagonist, regular teenage girl, 15 years old, babysitter.
Just moved to Woodmont from the city, workd for Doggie Diner, likes Jane.