Beautiful Losers Summary
by Barbara Wersba

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Beautiful Losers Summary

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

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Since it is unusual for young adult books to deal with characters past high school age, this third volume in the Rita Formica trilogy is an example of a novel at the upper age range of young adult literature. Rita is now an eighteen-year-old high school graduate, living with her much older boyfriend and contemplating marriage. In her refreshingly honest and wry voice, Rita charts the course of their relationship as she realizes love involves surrendering one's heart, while still retaining the freedom to be oneself.