Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416964924
ISBN - 13: 9781416964926
From the Publisher
In this long-anticipated companion novel to the Printz
Honor Book Hard Love, which critics called "A bittersweet
tale of self-expression and the struggle to achieve self-love,"
Ellen Wittlinger offers a novel just as emotionally honest and
Marisol Guzman has deferred college for a year to accomplish two
things: She will write a novel and she will fall in love. How hard
could that be? She gets her very own apartment (with her high
school best friend as roommate) and a waitressing job at a classic
Harvard Square coffeehouse. When she enrolls in an adult education
class -- "How to Write Your First Novel" -- there are two big
surprises waiting for her: John Galardi, aka "Gio," a fellow zine
writer who fell head over heels for her last spring (despite the
fact that she's a lesbian) and her instructor, Olivia Frost, the
most exquisitely beautiful woman she's ever seen.
But as Marisol ventures into what seems to
be her storybook romance with Olivia, things start to go off track.
Between the ups and downs of her new relationship, her strained
friendship with Lee (a newly out lesbian who is crushing big-time
on Marisol), and her roommate's new boyfriend (who is equally
afraid of Marisol and their cat) moving in, Marisol starts losing
sight of her goals. Is she too blinded by love to see the lies?