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Love and Other Four Letter Words

Title

Love and Other Four Letter Words

Authors

Carolyn Mackler

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780744590081

Pages

221 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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."

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; separate homes

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

Awards

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

Keywords

body image issues; depression; moving; New York; Manhattan; dogs; summer

Diversity Impact

direct

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