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He uses the pen name Giovanni and really likes one zine by Marisol who is Puerto Rican, Cuban and a lesbian.

John is completely taken aback by Marisol’s plans. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Price may vary by retailer.

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While John is spending time with his divorced father, he starts to ask questions about Al, the man his mother is marrying. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Product details File Size: However, there was no deceit but only misunderstanding of intentions. Yard work did flow, kept your interest and had a redeeming quality.

At times there was blurring of boundaries.

Hard Love is an award-winning young adult novel written by author Ellen Wittlinger. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But what sets this novel apart from similarly themed books is Wittlinger’s choice to present the story from John’s straight male point of view.

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One long bus ride later, they arrive at the conference surrounded by cabins and writers. Wihtlinger Children’s Books For Dummies. Buy the eBook Price: So in short, John has a real negative attitude about everyone and everything. I really don’t understand the complaints of other reviewers who say that these are not ‘real’ or ‘normal’ teenagers. This article needs cree citations for verification.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. VOYA Remembering that adolescence is a trying time filled with questions and feelings, Wittlniger Love is an hardd and absorbing novel. Funny and poignant first-person narration will engender empathy for John as he attempts to connect with his emotionally distant parents and an understanding of how his need for their affection has manifested itself in romantic feelings for a girl he knows is unavailable to him.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. No One Must Know. School Library Journal This is a smart addition to YA collections and a good recommendation to readers who may be feeling outside the norm.

Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Item s unavailable for purchase.

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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. John’s feelings for Marisol are clouded by his uncertainty about his own sexuality “I’m not even sure if I’m gay or not,” he admits to Marisol and his anger toward both of his parentsAhis mother, who has not touched him since her divorce five years ago, and his father, who “always manages to have pressing commitments on weekend nights” when John stays with him.


See if you have enough points for this item. John also likes another zine by this girl, Diane Tree. Not Enabled Word Wise: Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. A Mother for Choco. Write a customer review. Clementine and the Spring Trip. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

More books from this author: I read this novel for yearofya July chat of unique novels Thursday July 27 at 8PM EST and this book uses zine entries, poetry, letters, and songs to tell the story of John Galardi who has used his zine, Bananafish to write about his horrible home life since his parents divorce 6 years ago.

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. Ages 12 and older –Jennifer Hubert From Publishers Weekly Wittlinger’s Lombardo’s Law somewhat overdramatized account of unrequited love explores the complexity of relationships in the s. You Are Not Here. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat A Spoonful of Jam.

The pressure from John’s friends to attend the prom lead him to ask Marisol, who is aware that John only wants to go as friends. June 19, Language: John’s simmering passions for Marisol, which come to a full boil at the prom, predictably lead to disaster. Lincoln and His Boys.