Hard Love

Product Number: EB00579552
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439115565
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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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. 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 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.

Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
Original Publish Date: Jun 19, 2012

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Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
Narrator(s): Mark Webber
Product Number Z100026507
Released: Apr 22, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739364598

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