Since His Parents Divorce, John S Mother Hasn T Touched Him, Her New Fianc 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 BornWhile At First Their Friendship Is Based On Zines, Dysfunctional 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 BeWith 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
Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of 15 young adult novels including Parrotfish, Heart on My Sleeve, Love Lies Marisol s Story, Razzle, What s in a Name, and Hard Love an American Library Association Michael L Printz Honor Book, a Lambda Literary Award winner, and a Booklist Editors Choice She has a bachelor s degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an M.F.A from the University of Iowa Writer s Workshop A former children s librarian, she lives with her husband in western Massachusetts.
- 256 pages
- Hard Love
- Ellen Wittlinger
- 25 June 2017 Ellen Wittlinger