Hard Love

[written 05/31/05]

by Ellen Wittlinger

the first time i picked up this book, i didn’t like it – i just looked at the cover, read the back jacket blurb, sighed at the oh-so-chic ‘zine’ format, and reluctantly checked it out, since it was assigned to me for my ya lit class.

but then finally, after reading the perks of being a wallflower, i was so excited about ya lit, that i just picked it up and read it in one sitting. so great – i love those nights, where you just can’t stop reading and it’s three a.m. and you’ve contorted your body into dozens of different reading slouches so that you can just keep on reading. this was a good book – i wish it’d been a hardback just so that when i finished it, i could close it with a satisfying thump. it would have gone along nicely with my satisfied sighing – what a great book.