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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

Lexile Measure

NC770L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; lesbian; lesbian teenager; gay; gay teenager; bisexual teenager; same-sex relationships

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Puerto Rican

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females; gay male; bisexual male

Awards

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

Keywords

authorship; honesty; Cambridge, Massachusetts; manipulation; writing; coffee shop; seduction

Diversity Impact

direct

Love & Lies: Marisol's Story


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