Wittlinger, Ellen. Heart on My Sleeve.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

WITTLINGER, Ellen. Heart on my sleeve. Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 219p. c2004. 0-689-849992. $6.99. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, July 2004: Wittlinger has been a successful author of YA novels such as Hard Love, Razzle, and Zig Zag. Here she tells a story through e-mails and letters, still somewhat of a novelty in YA fiction. The cast of characters are Chloe, looking ahead to college in the fall; Julian, a singer she thinks is coming to the same college; Ely, Chloe's friend and boyfriend; Genevieve, Chloe's older sister who reveals she is gay; Kate, Chloe's best friend; Julian's older sister, who has just gotten married, and Chloe and Genevieve's parents.

The reader has to patiently go through endless e-marls, including instant messages, and some handwritten cards...

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