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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I really don’t understand the complaints of other reviewers who say that these are not ‘real’ or ‘normal’ teenagers. And Marisol, who is exploring her identity as a young lesbian, has no idea how to let John down gently without losing her new best friend.

Amazon Wittliinger Digital Educational Resources. John, who can be mean since his parents’ divorce six years ago, and Marisol, who has recently come out witlinger a lesbianmeet through their interests in writing zinesinto which they pour their life stories.

Lincoln and His Boys. Set up a giveaway. He hates himself and pours his sarcasm and biting humor into his zine, but when he meets Marisol, everything changes. Not Enabled Word Wise: I got this book from a library, but I love it so much that I feel the need to haard it.

At the prom, she is confused at John’s desire to parade his heterosexuality to his rree. Hard Love is an award-winning young adult novel written by author Ellen Wittlinger.

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Hard Love is a thoughtful and on-target addition to the growing canon of gay witttlinger lesbian coming-of-age stories. Sure, it isn’t a perfect novel or even a classic like The Great Gatsby, but it gave me something that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. John also likes another zine by this girl, Diane Tree. But Marisol is a lesbian, and she makes it clear from the beginning that her relationship with John can go only so far. John sees one of his favorite writers, Dianna Tree.


VOYA Remembering that adolescence is a trying time filled with questions and feelings, Hard Love is an intriguing and absorbing novel. School Library Journal This is a smart addition to YA collections and a good recommendation to readers who may be feeling outside the norm. With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Ellrn 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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While John is spending time with his divorced father, he starts to ask questions about Al, the man his mother is marrying. Get to Know Us. 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. Share your thoughts with other customers. Over time they start to spend more time together and she teaches him the ways of the zine writer.

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Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Publishers Weekly found Hard Love “somewhat overdramatized” but “The awkwardness of awakening sexuality, a growing preoccupation with identity, and crossing the line from friendship to more kove all themes here with which teens will readily identify.


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Printz Winners and Honor Books”. She successfully depicts her characters as thoughtful, reflective, autonomous teens who are well yard of the challenges they face. No one had ever told him that they liked him, and he falls in love with her. The Three Little Pugs: It taught me something.

English Choose a language for shopping. Regretting his actions, John assumes he will never see Marisol again. Would you like us to take another look at this review? John’s simmering passions for Marisol, which come to a full boil at the prom, predictably lead to disaster.

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He uses the pen name Giovanni and really likes wittlingger zine by Marisol who is Puerto Rican, Cuban and a lesbian. See if you have enough points for this item.

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