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Heartache and Other Natural Shocks by Glenda Leznoff

Heartache and Other Natural Shocks

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Heartache and Other Natural Shocks by Glenda Leznoff
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Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9781770498365

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“She said, she said, with a dose of Shakespearean intrigue …. a refreshing break from contemporary teen fiction.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Told from Jules’s and Carla’s alternating viewpoints, this insightful, compassionate, and darkly humorous novel explores the agonies and ecstasies of being a teen in 1970s Canada …. Well-developed characters experiencing parental problems, jealousy, betrayal, lust, and friendship will captivate older teens.” - School Library Journal

“Glenda Leznoff sets her sexy, honest story about a love triangle between three teens against the backdrop of the early 1970s and the FLQ crisis …. Much drama ensues, but Leznoff does a great job keeping the action and dialogue realistic, both for the characters’ ages and the time period.” - Quill & Quire

“Historical fiction fans in particular will enjoy the story’s backdrop, where clippings files in the public library, record albums, and references to Canadian politics firmly set it in the 1970s. Well-developed characters, with Jules’ friend Geoff stealing the show, and the ending elevate this novel from the ordinary.” - Booklist

. Leznoff gets teen girls – their conversations, their insecurities and their deep yearning for self-worth.” Globe and Mail


Jonathan and Heather Berkowitz Prize WINNER 2016

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