Harley,like a Person

Harley,like a Person

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by Cat Bauer
     
 

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Who is my father? The question haunts Harley Columba, a feisty 14-year-old living in Lenape Lakes, New Jersey, �only forty-five minutes outside of New York City,� but �four zillion light-years away.� She�s convinced she�s adopted, since there�s no way those �two psychos� downstairs could possibly be her parents. Harley has never seen her birth certificate. All she

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Who is my father? The question haunts Harley Columba, a feisty 14-year-old living in Lenape Lakes, New Jersey, �only forty-five minutes outside of New York City,� but �four zillion light-years away.� She�s convinced she�s adopted, since there�s no way those �two psychos� downstairs could possibly be her parents. Harley has never seen her birth certificate. All she knows is that she was born in New York City. When Harley stumbles across a note signed �Papa loves you forever and a day� tied around the neck of an old harlequin doll, she�s convinced it�s a gift from her long-lost father. She dreams of this �real� father who will rescue her from the constant rage of her alcoholic father and bitter mother. Pushed to the edge, Harley begins a search for her real father that takes her from the suburban backroads to the pulsing streets of New York City, where she confronts the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588370051
Publisher:
Winslow Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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Harley, Like a Person 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I read this book was in 8th grade and I loved it. Many teens today face the same problems and issues that Harley Columba, the main character, faces. The Pain that she is feeling when fighting with a friend or dealing with her...Rodger, and frustrations that Harley is feeling with her own identy and searching for her father, you feel too. When you read this book, the images come to life, its like a, well a movie in your head. That makes a good book. When that happens to me when I'm reading, I know i've picked a good one. Usually, I read books that have a horror plot, but this one is a lot different. I love to read, that is all I do is read. I have finally found a book that I can read over and over again and not get bored with it. So many people adults and teenagers alike can relate to this book. Its and excelent book to read if you want to feel what the characters are feelling. I give it an A+!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I thoroughly ejoyed the character of Harley, she was so real and true to a 14 year old. It is an exciting read with unexpected events and one I found hard to put down! This is one of my favourite books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is just the book I want all 14 year-old teenagers like me to read! It's the best book ever, and I loved it. I just couldn't put it down, I read it all in one sitting. It's now on top of my favorite book list. Every girl has to read this book, it's great!!! ~Whitley 14, WI
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me by my favorite high school teacher and i read it all the time when i want something to do or need help in realizing that i am not alone
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me by a teacher of mine as a present and when I read it it was what I had expected. Though still good. Though I don't plan on reading it again
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Harley, like a person' is a great book. This coming from a person who hates reading I found myself not able to put this book down. Its a realaity that goes on in the real world, and that some of us can related to. I think that this book is a life lesson for some. It shows that if you want something bad enough all you have to do is work for it, and you'll eventuaslly get where you want to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most amazing and touching book that I have EVER read. I used to hate to read until I read this book. This book touched my heart, and made me love reading. This is the only book that ever made me cry. I got so into it that I finished it quickly and was upset that it was over. I would reccomend this book to anybody that has had some kind of fight with there parents or some kind of trauma in their life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, yes this was a great book. I know the reviews sound corny, you know, a young teen who thinks shes adopted, searching for her real father..yada yada, but really it only spends a little bit of time on that subject and it is mostly about Harley's screwed up life. Its actually quite entertaining. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i got so involved with this book. i felt it as i read it. when i was done i didnt want the story to end...i wanted to read the rest of harleys life. any girl would love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely fantastic. Harley is a unique girl, and i felt like i knew her when i was reading it. it was easy to relate to Harley, and she seemed like a person to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very very good!! i can totally relate to Harley..im sure every teen can! I finished it in 1 day! i couldnt put it down! Go get it people..u wont regret it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is incrediable!!! Any teen would love to read it! This book has love,hate,freindship,family, you name it Harley like a person gots it! you will laugh,worry,cry maybe, and you'll be itching to find out what happens in the end. this book has it all!. trust me you will absolutly love it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly amazing. I loved it. Things keep getting worse and worse and more things point to her adoption but this 14 year old girl sticks it all out through the good and bad. I recommend this book to anyone who has the soul and mind to read a powerful book like this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo good!!! I really felt like i was harley and feeling her pain as her dad hit her. I wanted to cry with her and tell her it was ok. After Jonny i thought she was never going to get over him. When she first met even she was in love, Even though he gets in troubl alot he cares alot about her and keeps her safe. he was one of the only people that made her feels safe!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harley Like A Person was a book I could not put down! The things that she goes through and all the things that happen made it a very active book. I recommended it to all my friends, and they also agreed that it was an astonishing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have ever read. It is around 200 pages and I couldnt put it down! I finished it in a few hours. The ending makes me want to know more....could there be a second one in the future?.. or not
Guest More than 1 year ago
i couldnt believe it when i started reading this book! Usually, I hardly ever read, and when I do it's just something I have to for school. But, this book was awesome! I cried and I laughed and I thought it was really realistic. I know a lot of people who have lives somewhat like Harley, I told them to check it out and 2 of them said that their family has gotten closer because of this book. Everybody should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book yesterday at a barnes and noble store near me, and I finished it in the same day. It was a great book, that in the end made me realize that maybe my life really isn't that bad. I could relate to a lot of the stuff that Harley went through with her best friend, because I have gone through that. Any girl who is going through a tough time, or just likes to read, should definately read this book. It was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! It was written from the view-point of a 14 year old girl, Harley. She reminds me so much of me it's almost scary! Every girl should read it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much. I'm a junior in high school and I was shocked when other reviewers were 13. You can definitely be older and love this book. Some things that Harley does will make you want to do the complete opposite because of the consequences. Cat Bauer has a sharp wit and I loved that about the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harley Like A Person is a fantastic book that relates to me and just about every other girl I know at my school. Harley's emotions, actions, thoughts, and reactions are so realistic I wouldn't be surprised if the writer wasn't a 15 year old girl herself!The title made sense as the book went on, and I thought it was a good start for the book. I highly suggest people read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harley Like A Person is a wonderful book. This is a book that you will have a hard time to put down. From cover to cover u will love each word that Cat has used to diecribe the character. My name is Maria from San Diego, CA and this book kinda takes me to the future to see that I might go through. I hope that everyone will read this book. I will probably say that grades 6 - 12 should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think harley like a person is a very good book. I am a sophmore in high school and it is hard to believe but this is the first book that i have ever wanted to read until the very end. Any age will love Harley Like a Person....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've only read a few pages so far but can't ge the book out of my mind. What's really great about the book is that the auther grew up in my home town and came to our high school today to talk about it, I was hocked as soon as she started reading. I can't wait till I get the book to read on my own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book...I dont like to read but when my friend wanted me to read this I couldnt put it down!!! Harley goes through lots of problems that everyday teens do. The book keeps you on your toes and makes you want more...I didnt want the book to end.