Breaking up Is Hard to Do

Breaking up Is Hard to Do

by Bruce Hart, Carole Hart

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-9 The romances of two couples, one in New York, the other in New Jersey, are followed in parallel plots that are presented in alternate chapters: high-school students meet, fall in love, and ultimately break up. The heartbroken boy and the girl who were rejected accidently meet in New York City in the last chapter and are instantly attracted to each other. Thus the twin story lines are woven into one ending. A message that permeates this book, as both couples engage in sex, is that ``making love'' is fine as long as the participants are in love. The triteness of the story is somewhat ameliorated by the use of the parallel plots. The dialogue and narrative are fast moving, with few subtleties to slow the story down. Similar in style to the Harts' Waiting Games (1981) and Sooner or Later (1978, both Avon) , this novel should be as popular with the junior high set as the previous two. Janet E. Gelfand, Lawrence Junior High School, N.Y.

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