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Hard Love

by Ellen Wittlinger
| Item # Q715
Hard Love Q715
Format: Paperback
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Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiance wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazingEscape Velocityby Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue ofEscape Velocity,John meets Marisol and a hard love is born.While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up.

Product Information

  • AR Level4.4
  • AR Quiz Number31582
  • AR Quiz Points7
  • AuthorEllen Wittlinger
  • Page Count256
  • ISBN10068984154X
  • ISBN139780689841545
  • PublisherSimon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Year Published2001
  • Grade Level7 - 12
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectFamily & home stories (Children's/YA)
    Personal & social issues
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
    Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's/YA)
  • ImprintSimon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

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