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Hangin' Out With Cici (also published under the title My Mother Was Never a Kid), is a rather obscure 1977 young adult novel by Francine Pascal, best known as the creator of the Sweet Valley High book series. It was adapted into an ABC Afterschool Special, under the aforementioned alternate title, in 1981.

The premise is that protagonist Victoria Martin, a teenage delinquent whose mother has given up trying to control her, is sent back in time to The '40s, where she meets her mom as a teenager, who acts much the same as she does, back in 1977.

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The novel received two sequels, My First Love & Other Disasters (1979) and Love & Betrayal & Hold the Mayo! (1985). They scrapped the unique Time Travel story of the original for generic romance plots, and are even more obscure than the original, which is really saying something.

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Alternative Title(s): My Mother Was Never A Kid

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