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Hard Love

Title

Hard Love

Illustrator

Ethan Trask

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689821349

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

LGBTQ+

female/female

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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