The Complete History of Why I Hate Her

The Complete History of Why I Hate Her

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689878008, 181pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010


Nola wants nothing more than a summer on her own--and a job at an upscale Maine coast resort sounds ideal. Waitressing three meals a day, but lots of beach time in between, some freedom from her big-sister role to Song, who is undergoing chemo back home in Massachusetts, the chance to make some friends. Enter Carly, the perfect pal, full of jokes, ideas, energy—and experienced at being away from her mysterious family. But Carly is much more complicated than the usual summer buddy—a border-line personality who can turn on Nola in a flash, who can make “love” a rivalry, something that, even at a distance, Song becomes ensnared in. Here is a dramatic look at a girl/girl teen dynamic. To say nothing of boys.

About the Author
Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of several books for children and young readers. She lives in Cumberland, Maine.