I'm Lola, and I thought this year would be different. Just for once, I wanted to be a glass-half-full kind of girl for. It's 1981, and nice girls don't curse. But the Demented Duo has been harassing me since middle school--cutting down my looks, my Christianity, my virginity. How am I supposed to control my anger when everyone at Sunset High School seems like they're out to get me? They'll embarrass me about anything. And Then George strides in, and like magic, everything is better. If only it lasted. How will I ever clean up my mess and make amends? Can anyone still love me? "Identity. Belonging. Significance. Lowly gives us a deep glance into the world of adolescence and bullying with grit and grace." -Dr. JJ Jones, D. Min. Family Discipleship Pastor Fellowship Nashville, Franklin Campus "We really love Lowly. Laura expressed the feelings of a your girl so remarkably, along with some wonderful humor and a beautiful life lesson on forgiveness. We give Lowly a BIG thumbs-up." -Russ and Linda Murphy Russ Murphy Ministries Russ is an award-winning inspirational singer-songwriter and author of Not Alone: Finding the Love of Your Life Bio Raised in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Laura Angaroni (BS, Economics, Baylor University) is proud to be from what some consider the wrong side of the tracks. She and her husband, Craig, live in Houston, Texas, where Laura writes, coaches her two teens, and after four years of high school ministry is taking a break to chase preschoolers around the church nursery.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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High school: a place traditionally home to homework, cliques, and bullies. The high school that Lola attends is no different, yet for her, the place is extremely trying. Raised as a Christian teen, Lola strives to be an overall good and kind person, yet that is much easier said than done, especially when the "Demented Duo" is extremely persistent in insulting her at every turn.

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At sixteen-year-old Lola’s Texas high school, there’s a classic Breakfast Club mix of students — jocks, nerds, princesses, and misfits. Lola, nicknamed Lowly, fits mostly into the latter category, but she’s determined to make the 1981-82 school year a success. Among the challenges are trigonometry, unrequited crushes, and the Demented Duo, a pair of insufferable boys who make John Bender look like a sweetheart.

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