Love and Other Four Letter Words
Random House Children's Books
Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; separate homes
Sammie never expected sweet sixteen to be perfect, but she didn't expect her parents to separate or to have to move to a tiny apartment in New York. As the hot, hummid summer progresses, she finds new depths to the word "love," and comes to understand other words such as "gain," "loss," and "grow."
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2001; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2001; Young Adults' Choices, 2002; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
body image issues; depression; moving; New York; Manhattan; dogs; summer
Mackler, Carolyn, "Love and Other Four Letter Words" (2002). DIVerse Families. 1068.