Better Than Running at Night by Hillary Frank

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Having left behind the melodrama of her solitary high school days—and the beheaded martyrs in her paintings—Ellie arrives at the New England College of Art and Design. Looking forward to the opportunity to recreate herself and her art, she begins her first day by dirty dancing with the Devil. Then she makes out with him. Ellie soon learns a lot about herself in this story about independence, trust, and boys.
 

About Hillary Frank

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Hillary Frank is a freelance writer and illustrator. Her first novel, BETTER THAN RUNNING AT NIGHT, was named a 2003 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and a Top 10 First Youth Novel by Booklist. Her radio stories have aired on a variety of public radio programs, including This American Life, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Studio 360, and Chicago Matters. I CAN'T TELL YOU is her second illustrated novel for young adults.
 
Published September 30, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 284 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, she acclimates to student life and deals with her parents, former hippies who openly discuss their youthful drug-taking and who have no idea which of Ellie's mother's many partners was Ellie's biological father.

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