Learning Seventeen

Title

Learning Seventeen

Authors

Brooke Carter

Publisher

Ocra Book Publishers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781459815537

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

New Hope Academy, or, as seventeen-year-old Jane Learning likes to call it, No Hope, is a Baptist reform school where Jane is currently being held captive. Of course, smart, sarcastic Jane has no interest in reforming, failing to see any benefit to pretending to play well with others. But then Hannah shows up, a gorgeous bad girl with fiery hair and an even stormier disposition. She shows Jane how to live a full and fulfilling life even when the world tells you you're wrong, and how to believe in a future outside the "prison" walls. Jane soon learns, though, that Hannah is quietly battling some demons of her own.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL770L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Step parent; Gay/Lesbian; step mother; lesbian; lesbian teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

step mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Keywords

reform school; Baptist school; running away; friendship; couch surfing; romance; family conflict; Christianity

Diversity Impact

direct

Learning Seventeen

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