Hard love

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 7
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Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancé 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 amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape 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.
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Grouping Title hard love
Grouping Author wittlinger ellen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-31 04:47:06AM
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display_description After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.
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publishDate 1999
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subject_facet Authorship -- Juvenile fiction, Divorce -- Juvenile fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Underground press publications -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Hard love
title_full Hard love / Ellen Wittlinger
title_short Hard love
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