From Brian Malloy, acclaimed author of the adult novel The Year of Ice, comes a smart, funny, heartfelt novel about being a straight girl who's completely fallen for a gay boy.
Molly Swain is hopelessly in love. Mark is broody, mysterious, funny, attractive, artistic...basically, the only interesting thing in her small Minnesota town. She wonders to herself if they'll ever be more than lab partners, until the fateful day that she discovers they'll both be moving to New York City after they graduate. They're clearly meant to be together. Right?
Wrong. In Minnesota, Mark has a secret. And in New York, Molly discovers it. Not only is she not his type, she's not even the right gender. But does she immediately fall out of love with him? If only it were that easy....
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Brian Malloy is the author of the award-winning novel "The Year of Ice" and "Twelve Long Months". Originally from Philadelphia, he lives in Minneapolis and teaches fiction writing at Emerson College in Boston.From School Library Journal:
Grade 8 Up—Molly is soon to be high school valedictorian in her small town of Le Sueur, MN. She is a genius at science, hopelessly unpopular, and desperately in love with her angsty and mysterious lab partner, Mark Dahl. At first, it appears that he only pays attention to her when he needs to copy her chemistry test answers, but when she announces that she'll be attending Columbia in the fall, Mark starts to take an active interest in her, knowing that he will be living in nearby New Jersey. Life in New York City is a completely different world for Molly. She has two loyal and loving dorm mates who make it their mission to help her come out of her shell. So when Mark asks the new-and-improved Molly if he can crash in her room one night, she thinks that they will finally have their romantic moment. Then she learns that Mark is gay. Although she is crushed at first, the teens are able to build a strong friendship. This breezy novel chronicles the 12 months from graduation to the end of Molly's first year in college. Lovable characters and fun scenarios keep the story moving, and more serious issues regarding the difficulties of coming out elevate this novel from being pure chick lit. Readers are left with the message that the love of a true friend can be just as meaningful as the love of a boyfriend.—Michelle Roberts, Merrick Library, NY
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Book Description Scholastic Paperbacks, New York, 2010. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 0439877636 2010 Scholastic, Brand New Trade Paperback. Molly Swain is hopelessly in love and wonders if she and Mark will ever be more than lap partners.until the fateful day she discovers that they'll both be moving to New York City after they graduate. But Mark has a secret and in New York, Molly learns what it is. She is not his type---not even the right gender. If only falling out of love were easy. Young Adult. #WYAA43. Bookseller Inventory # WYAA43
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