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"Sweet, tender, and true!" - Laurie Halse Anderson

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.

These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?

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"It doesn't make sense that radical 15-year-old Jesse — who plasters her high school's walls with 'Normalcy is Death' manifestoes — could be smitten with buttoned-up student council v-p Emily. It makes even less sense that Emily, who has a steady boyfriend, has reciprocal feelings for outspoken Jesse. But when the two girls meet in secret, all reason flies out the window ('Kissing Emily is literally the best thing Jesse has ever done. In her life. There is no feeling more right or perfect'). In a frank and funny account of opposites attracting, George (Looks) provides remarkable insight into teenage romance, alternating between the girls' perspectives as she conveys their uncertainties and traces their growing political awareness. When Emily and Jesse end up on opposite sides of a heated battle to keep big business out of the community, Emily manages to keep her conflicting interests compartmentalized, but the pressure is getting to Jesse. Rather than offering easy answers about love, lust, and politics, George recognizes teenage vulnerabilities and promotes taking a stand. Strong, empathetic characterizations and whip-smart writing make this a seriously enjoyable read. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Madeleine George is an award-winning playwright, a teacher, and a fiction writer. She grew up in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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erika770, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by erika770)
What wonderful characters and what wonderful insight. Jesse and Emily could have been stereotypes and their story predictable, but George complicates everything in the best possible way. A great book for young adults and not-so-young adults. Even middle-aged adults (not than I am one, cough cough).
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ISBN:
9780670011285
Author:
George, Madeleine
Publisher:
Viking Children's Books
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.54 x 5.81 x 1.07 in 0.84 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to AND UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It doesn't make sense that radical 15-year-old Jesse — who plasters her high school's walls with 'Normalcy is Death' manifestoes — could be smitten with buttoned-up student council v-p Emily. It makes even less sense that Emily, who has a steady boyfriend, has reciprocal feelings for outspoken Jesse. But when the two girls meet in secret, all reason flies out the window ('Kissing Emily is literally the best thing Jesse has ever done. In her life. There is no feeling more right or perfect'). In a frank and funny account of opposites attracting, George (Looks) provides remarkable insight into teenage romance, alternating between the girls' perspectives as she conveys their uncertainties and traces their growing political awareness. When Emily and Jesse end up on opposite sides of a heated battle to keep big business out of the community, Emily manages to keep her conflicting interests compartmentalized, but the pressure is getting to Jesse. Rather than offering easy answers about love, lust, and politics, George recognizes teenage vulnerabilities and promotes taking a stand. Strong, empathetic characterizations and whip-smart writing make this a seriously enjoyable read. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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