Love and Other Carnivorous Plants

Title

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants

Publisher

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780316436724

Pages

352 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny's life. She's failing pre-med and drifting apart from her best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

890L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Mental illness; Addiction; lesbian; lesbian adult; eating disorder; treatment program; substance abuse

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 Fiction for Older Readers
Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

future; expectations; college; Harvard; struggle; friendship; coping; party

Diversity Impact

direct

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants

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