Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Homosexuality; divorced parents; lesbian teenager
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.
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
conference; magazines; zines; prom
Wittlinger, Ellen, "Hard Love" (1999). DIVerse Families. 1021.