Wittlinger, Ellen. Love & Lies: Marisol's story.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

WITTLINGER, Ellen. Love & lies; Marisol's story. (Companion volume to Hard Love.) Simon & Schuster. 245p. c2008. 978-1-4169-6231-1. $16.99. S A

Hard Love is an ALA Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner, so we certainly welcome this sequel, which takes place a few months later. Brilliant Marisol has decided to defer college for a year and instead get a room in nearby Cambridge, Massachusetts, work in a coffee shop, and take a course "How to Write Your First Novel." Imagine her surprise when Gin from Hard Love is also taking this class. Marisol is eager to have her first real love affair (she is a lesbian), and she is vulnerable when the gorgeous teacher of her class seduces her. Her roommate is gay, and he is happily involved in his first love affair. There is a lot of humor and reality in the mess in the apartment, in their love lives, and in their schedules...

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