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Kirkus Reviews Wittlinger’s bittersweet portrait of an adolescent writer caught up in a quixotic first love will snare susceptible readers. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!

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John gets angry and throws a tantrum. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be. It was published in Marisol doesn’t know how to let him down, without losing her new best friend.


Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. John is left to sort through his relationship with his parents and finish his last year of high school. John also likes another zine by this girl, Diane Tree. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. VOYA Remembering that adolescence is a trying time filled with questions and feelings, Hard Love is an intriguing and absorbing novel.

Ages 12 and older –Jennifer Hubert. It was like a caterpillar transforming into a winged butterfly. No One Must Know.

While Wittllinger is spending time with his divorced father, he starts to ask questions about Al, the man his mother is marrying.

But Marisol is a lesbian, and she makes it clear from the beginning that her relationship with John can go only so far. He uses the pen name Giovanni and really likes one zine by Marisol who is Puerto Rican, Cuban and a lesbian. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A Mother for Choco. A Branches Book Owl Diaries 7.

John’s simmering passions for Marisol, which come to a full boil at the prom, predictably lead to disaster. Articles needing wittlingrr references from June All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

When Marisol casually tells John that she likes him, he is flabbergasted: Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. He tries to talk to her before she harv but, running short on time, she hurries away.

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Hard Love By Ellen Wittlinger. He greets her with his own zine, Bananafish, and the two become fast but unlikely friends.


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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Marisol tells him that this is the chance to express his feelings to his parents about their relationships, so he does. Clementine and the Spring Trip. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Highly recommended for high school readers.

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Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. And Marisol, who is exploring her identity as a young lesbian, has no idea how gard let John down gently without losing her new best friend.

June 19, Imprint: By planting himself in Tower Records the day she drops off the latest issue, John manages to arrange a coffee date that extends over several Saturday mornings. Retrieved 8 July 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.

Wittlinher 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.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Also, the character of Marisol the self- identified lesbian was a significant catalyst to Gio’s breaking emotional barriers and a strong, steadyself- confident individual.