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Hard Love

Title

Hard Love

Illustrator

Ethan Trask

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Pages

224 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689821349

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Homosexuality; divorced parents; lesbian teenager

Annotation

After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2000; Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 1999; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2000; Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1999; Capitol Choices, 1999; Children's Literature Choice List, 2000; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; School Library Journal Best Books, 1999; Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007; Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002; Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition, 2000; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000; Young Adults' Choices, 2001; Evergreen Teen Book Award, 2002; Nominee; Lambda Literary Award, 1999, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature); Michael L. Printz Award, 2000, Honor Book; Thumbs Up! Award, 2000, Winner

Keywords

conference; magazines; zines; prom

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Hard Love

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