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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This book’s primary appeal was working through an imperfect family, a lonely existence wittlinnger growing up.

So in short, John has a real negative attitude about everyone and everything. Set up a giveaway. Marisol doesn’t know how to let him down, without losing her new best friend. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

It is a brave story of friendship, hard love, and for John, hard family. Marisol tells him that this is the chance to express his feelings to his parents about their relationships, so he does. After I read it, I just felt like it was something that I had needed to read. The Secret Life of Prince Charming.


Seemingly childish, the outburst becomes a topic for his writing, which he asks Marisol to read, instead of discarding it as he usually would have.

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Item s unavailable for purchase. The story unfolds through the thoughts wittlingee writings of John Galardi, a high school student who pens a zine called Bananafish in homage to J. Ages 12 and older –Jennifer Hubert. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

See if you have enough points for this item. One long bus ride later, they arrive at the conference surrounded by cabins and writers.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Price may vary by retailer. The review must be at least 50 characters long. I have had similar experiences with my own ‘hard love’, so it hits pretty close to home. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. John also has just 1 friend, Brian, who is really nice but annoys John, but wittlingee again, everyone annoys John and this is all because of his parents divorce and subsequent lonely life.


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Get to Know Us. I got this book from a library, but I love it so much that I feel the need to own it. By planting himself in Tower Records the day she drops off the latest issue, John manages to arrange a coffee date that extends over several Saturday mornings.

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