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The Best and Hardest Thing

Authors: Brisson, Pat
Genres: Poetry, Realistic Fiction
Topics: Teen Topics, Friendship, School Life
Lexile: 890,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: YAF058150, YAF058180, YAF018010
ISBN: 9781101404492, Related ISBNs: 0670011665, 1101404493, 9780670011667, 9781101404492
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Molly Biden has always been studious, dependable, some might even say saintly. And she?s sick of herself. So when she spots mysterious bad boy Grady Dillon, she devises a plan to make herself over into someone new, someone who will attract Grady?s attention. She succeeds?but a little too well. When Molly discovers she?s pregnant, she?s forced to make the hardest choice of her life.

This addictively readable portrayal of Molly?s struggle to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life will never be the same is told entirely in poetry, from sonnets to haiku.

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