Hello Life by Andrea Koenig

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“Heartfelt…. Explores the rich themes of love, jealousy, friendship and resilience.”—Seattle Times

“Two adolescents with a head start on old age. They are smart and smart-mouthed. They are tough and tender. They are survivors and hopers. They are authentic.”—Oklahoma City Oklahoman

“Uplifting … finely honed.”—Dallas Morning News

“Marvelous.”—Billie Letts

“Two enchanting characters … at once utterly unique and resonantly universal. A book rich in story and brimming with humanity.”—Robert Olen Butler

Gwen is sloppy and sexual, Lila is orderly and chaste. They scrap like kids and war like women. Both are terribly young to be facing such hard choices.


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About Andrea Koenig

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Andrea Koenig received a Fulbright award to Nothern Ireland in 1996 and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 1998. Thumbelina is her first novel. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
 
Published May 1, 2005 by Soho Press. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gwen and Lila dislike each other immensely: no-nonsense Gwen perceives Lila as a prettified social climber, while Lila is concerned only with avoiding germs and resurrecting her ballet career.

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