The Complete History of Why I Hate Her (Hardcover)

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Atheneum Books, 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.