Read Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger by Ellen Wittlinger by Ellen Wittlinger for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Read “Hard Love” by Ellen Wittlinger with Rakuten Kobo. With keen insight into Get $5 off your first eBook; Get your first audiobook for free. Sign in with. Hard Love. by Ellen Wittlinger. About the book: John’s life is an emotional shipwreck. His mom never touches him since his parents divorced and his dad would.

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This is one of my favorite. This book’s primary appeal was working through an imperfect family, a lonely existence and growing up.

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A Spoonful of Jam. I really don’t understand the complaints of other reviewers who say that these are not ‘real’ or ‘normal’ teenagers. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. See all 92 reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny — and wjttlinger transforming — even as it explores the pain of growing up.

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You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Sign up and get a free eBook! While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin hatd shed their protective shells. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


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So in short, John has a real negative attitude about everyone and everything. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The story unfolds through the thoughts and writings of John Galardi, a high school student who pens a zine called Bananafish in homage to J.

But Marisol is a lesbian, and she makes it clear from the beginning that her relationship with John can go only so far. Please try again later. While John is spending time with his divorced father, he starts to ask questions about Al, the man his mother is marrying. Hard Love is a thoughtful and on-target addition to the growing canon of gay and lesbian wittllnger stories. A Branches Book Owl Diaries 7. Things I’ll Never Say. June 19, Imprint: Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

He turns to zines for creativity and comfort. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Share your thoughts with other customers. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. See if you have enough points for this item. However, there was no deceit but only misunderstanding of intentions.


Why We Broke Up. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Nobody ever said that they liked me. Funny and poignant first-person narration will engender empathy for John as he attempts to connect fdee 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.

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It is a brave story of friendship, hard love, and for John, hard family. After Marisol tells John that she likes him, he is very surprised. Hard Love By Ellen Wittlinger. They discuss everything from John’s inability to feel and his parent’s divorce to Marisol’s problems with her suffocating adoptive parents. He greets her with his own zine, Bananafish, and the two become fast but unlikely friends.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Enabled Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Wittlinger’s Lombardo’s Law somewhat overdramatized account of unrequited love explores the complexity of relationships in the s.

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