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Publisher Comments:

Its 1971, and seventeen-year-old Chloe and her best friend MJ head to San Francisco to ring in the New Year. But Chloe has an ulterior motive—and a secret. Shes pregnant and has devised a plan not to be. In San Franciscos flower-power heyday, it was (just about) legal to end her pregnancy.
 
But as soon as the girls cross the Golden Gate, the scheme starts to unravel amid the bellbottoms, love-beads, and bongs. Chloes secrets escalate until she betrays everyone she cares about. MJ, who has grave doubts about Chloes plan. Her groovy aunt Kiki, whos offered the girls a place to crash. Her self-absorbed mother meditating back in Phoenix. And maybe, especially, the boy she wishes shed waited for.
 
In Susan Carlton's Love and Haight, Chloe discovers that easy love is anything but easy.

Review:

"As New Year 1972 approaches, pregnant Chloe and her longtime best friend MJ drive from Phoenix to San Francisco, where abortion is legal. But even in the counterculture haven, 17-year-old Chloe must first complete several steps, including finding a psychiatrist who will declare that her pregnancy is a risk to her sanity. There are other complications as well, including a run-in with antiabortion protestors; growing tension with Catholic MJ, who believes that Chloe's 'little being.... has a soul'; and Chloe's unexpected rekindled flirtation with MJ's brother. Carlton (Lobsterland) blends educational elements about abortion services and attitudes in the early 1970s into her story, including descriptions of Chloe's meetings with various medical professionals, while still making this the personal story of a girl who worries both that she will regret her choice or that 'For the rest of my life, I will be the girl who had an abortion.' Readers will appreciate the different loved ones in Chloe's life who struggle to support her in a world that, as her hippie aunt Kiki says, 'shimmers in shades of gray.' Ages 14 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Susan Carlton was born in San Francisco, although (regrettably) she did not come of age in the hippie era. The author of the teen novel Lobsterland and a writer for magazines including Self, Elle, and Mademoiselle, she currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband. Her college-aged daughters know all the lyrics to “Baba ORiley.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805080971
Author:
Carlton, Susan
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Pregnancy
Subject:
Love & Romance
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As New Year 1972 approaches, pregnant Chloe and her longtime best friend MJ drive from Phoenix to San Francisco, where abortion is legal. But even in the counterculture haven, 17-year-old Chloe must first complete several steps, including finding a psychiatrist who will declare that her pregnancy is a risk to her sanity. There are other complications as well, including a run-in with antiabortion protestors; growing tension with Catholic MJ, who believes that Chloe's 'little being.... has a soul'; and Chloe's unexpected rekindled flirtation with MJ's brother. Carlton (Lobsterland) blends educational elements about abortion services and attitudes in the early 1970s into her story, including descriptions of Chloe's meetings with various medical professionals, while still making this the personal story of a girl who worries both that she will regret her choice or that 'For the rest of my life, I will be the girl who had an abortion.' Readers will appreciate the different loved ones in Chloe's life who struggle to support her in a world that, as her hippie aunt Kiki says, 'shimmers in shades of gray.' Ages 14 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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