DIVerse Families
 
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Authors

Ellen Hopkins

Publisher

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781416983309

Pages

603 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Three teens, connected by their parents' bad choices, tell in their own voices of their lives and loves as Shane finds his first boyfriend, Mikayla discovers that love can be pushed too far, and Harley loses herself in her quest for new experiences.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Homosexuality; Family member death; divorced parents; gay teenager; same sex relationship; death of a sister

Main Character

boy and girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2013 Fiction

Keywords

family problems; teenage pregnancy; gay teenagers; HIV; toxic relationships; romance

Diversity Impact

direct

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