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Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

Title

Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781416916239

Pages

245 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Marisol, a self-confident eighteen-year-old lesbian, moves to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work and try to write a novel, she falls under the spell of her beautiful but deceitful writing teacher, while also befriending a shy, vulnerable girl from Indiana.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian; gay; same sex relationship

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Puerto Rican

Family Formation

adoptive parents

LGBTQ+

female/female; male/male

Awards

50 Books about Writers and Writing, 2012 Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Choices, 2009 Rainbow List, 2009 Lambda Literary Award, 2009, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels Lambda Literary Award, 2008, Finalist

Keywords

authorship; honesty; interpersonal relations; lesbians; Cambridge (Mass.); manipulation

Diversity Impact

direct

Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

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