SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deborah J. Copeland announced today the release of her first Young Adult Novel, “The Kids at Latimar High” (ISBN: 0-595-40381-6), published by iUniverse. School reporter, Lauren O’Neil, a.k.a. “news girl” and her best friend, drop dead gorgeous cheerleader, Rosalyn Brown, are breaking all the rules when they discover they’re competing for the same guy at school – Kevin Johnson, Latimar High’s star quarterback.

Send2Press photowireLauren and Rosalyn’s friendship is put through a series of test when the two end up breaking their own special “Girlfriends’ do’s and don’t codes” that they SWEAR by.

The Kids at Latimar High is a colorful story that captures the basic principles of respect and friendship as you’re drawn into the daily episodes of Lauren, Rosalyn, and Kevin.

Amongst others, you’ll meet Trinny Dawkins, a.k.a. “pink”, Kevin’s goofy, easy going best friend, who lives only for two things: pizza and basketball. Although, Trinny is always smiling and maintaining his rep in Basketball, it’s getting harder and harder for him to lie about his black eye and bruises. Then there’s Kareem Pullins, who just can’t get his designer clothes to look right, but he’s got a tight Rap when it comes to music. Kareem’s aiming way high when it comes to one girl, and that girl just happens to be Rosalyn Brown.

“The Kids at Latimar high is sizzling with teen drama and surprises along the way. It’s a chick lit/coming of age story that teenagers can relate to,” says L’Tanya Gordon, freelance Columnist of The North County Times.

This book will make teenagers question their loyalty for one another when it comes to relationships and friendships.

About the Author
Deborah J. Copeland is from the Bronx, New York. She now resides in Southern, California with her teenaged son, where she is working on her second book, a sequel to The Kids at Latimar High.

“The Kids at Latimar High,” by Deborah J. Copeland
Publication Date: August 2006
ISBN: 0-595-40381-6
$16.95 270 pages
5 X 8 Trade paperback
Published by iUniverse

Available at,,, & Smiley’s bookstore.

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