This essay is about the novel "Until They Bring The Streetcars Back" by auther Stanley Gordon West. It is a very interesting story of love, heartbreak, and saving one young girls life.

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In the book "Until They Bring The Streetcars Back" author Stanley Gordon West writes of a young man, Cal, who goes through more troubling events in one year than most people do in their whole lives. One of these events includes a girl who Cal has liked his whole life, Lola Muldoon. But between Cal, Lola, and his friend Tom, there is a rollercoaster of friendship, love, and heartbreak.

Cal has been in love with Lola since the day he laid eyes on her but no one ever knew. Unfortunately for Cal, Lola was going steady with one of his good friends Tom. No one knew it but it really hurt Cal inside seeing Lola and Tom together, but he would never tell Tom that. Cal was soon overwhelmed with joy when he found out the news that Tom and Lola broke up. Tom had to break up with Lola because his father didn't want him to be distracted when he went to college to become a doctor.

The two of them still wanted to go out so they came up with a plan. They would create a secret dating service so they could still see each other. This would involve Cal pretending to go out with Lola so that she could go to the dance and still be with Tom while they were there.

Cal pretended to be going out with Lola for a long time. Their friendship had really grown as they got to know one another. He was happy with the secret dating service even though he knew it was a fake relationship. Cal was happy just being around Lola. Soon however that was not the case. Cal was getting tired of being around Lola and knowing that she didn't like him in the same way he...