Hard Love

Ellen Wittlinger (Author)
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4769
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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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SKU 4769
ISBN 9780689841545
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 680L
Product Type Paperback Books
Primary Contributor Ellen Wittlinger
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Simon & Schuster, Inc.