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The pressure from John’s friends to attend the prom lead him to ask Marisol, who is aware that John only wants to go as friends. Sure, it isn’t a perfect novel or even a classic like The Great Gatsby, but it gave me gree that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. June 19, Imprint: John sees one of his favorite writers, Dianna Tree. I’m lucky that I read it I picked it up on a whim and I think that anyone who has struggled with unrequited love needs to read it, too.

Dianna sings a song for John called “Hard Love. Archived from the original on As the weekend passes, Dianna and John develop a relationship while Marisol is off partying.

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Views Read Edit View history. Hard Love By Ellen Wittlinger. June 19, Language: Retrieved from ” https: Product details File Size: Hard Love Wittlknger Paperback Ellsn his actions, John assumes he will never see Marisol again. John gets angry and throws a tantrum. Ellem and Young Adult Literature portal. Also, the character of Marisol the self- identified lesbian was a significant catalyst to Gio’s breaking emotional barriers and a strong, steadyself- confident individual.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Over time they start to spend witglinger time together and she teaches him ffee ways of the zine writer.

He hates himself and pours his sarcasm and biting humor into his zine, but when he meets Marisol, everything changes.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. John’s feelings for Marisol are clouded by his uncertainty about his own sexuality “I’m not even sure if I’m gay or not,” he admits to Marisol and his anger toward both of his parentsAhis mother, who has not touched him since her divorce five years ago, and his father, who “always manages to have pressing commitments on weekend nights” when John stays with him.

Funny and poignant first-person narration will engender empathy for John as he attempts to connect with his emotionally distant parents and an understanding of how his need for their affection has manifested itself in romantic feelings for a girl he knows is unavailable to him.

This book reminded me of Beast by Brie Spangler, tore at my heart but loved the male main characters because they are nice deep feeling guys uncertain about so many things, especially themselves. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The story unfolds through the thoughts and writings of John Galardi, a high school student who pens a zine called Bananafish in homage to J.


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John, who can be mean since his parents’ divorce six years ago, and Marisol, who has recently come out as a lesbianmeet through their interests in writing zinesinto which they pour their life stories. How to write a great review.

At times there was blurring of boundaries. John writes letters to his mother and father, mails his father’s to him, leaves his mother’s on the pillow, and heads to the bus station to meet with Marisol. The noticeable absence of cell phones in the story also feels odd, considering their central role in contemporary teen culture. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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