Built around three simple but emotionally charged scenes, It's Love We Don't Understand looks at a broken family through th eyes of a 15-year-old girl. The first of the three stories plunges straight into a fierce family quarrel. The storyteller, her sister Edie, her brother Axel, and her mother -- with her latest boyfriend -- are driving in a very hot car. When Axel suddenly stops the car and expels the boyfriend, a violent fight erupts. In the next story the family comes into Grandma's inheritance, which includes a dog and an old man confined to a wheelchair. In the final story, the sisters grieve the loss of Axel, who has fled from home to live in Charlestown with a friend. The narrator carries on imaginary conversations with Axel in which she expresses her sadness. Bart Moeyaert delicately and skillfully traces the subtle thread of love as it winds through a young girl's life, shaping her character and her destiny.
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Published October 10, 2001
by Front Street imprint of Boyds Mills Press.
Young Adult, Children's Books.