Love and Haight by Susan Carlton

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A well-framed historical, with a wholly realized setting and believable, rich, likable characters.
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Synopsis

It's 1971, and seventeen-year-old Chloe and her best friend MJ head to San Francisco to ring in the New Year. But Chloe has an ulterior motive—and a secret. She's pregnant and has devised a plan not to be. In San Francisco's flower-power heyday, it was (just about) legal to end her pregnancy.

But as soon as the girls cross the Golden Gate, the scheme starts to unravel amid the bellbottoms, love-beads, and bongs. Chloe's secrets escalate until she betrays everyone she cares about. MJ, who has grave doubts about Chloe's plan. Her groovy aunt Kiki, who's offered the girls a place to crash. Her self-absorbed mother meditating back in Phoenix. And maybe, especially, the boy she wishes she'd waited for.

In Susan Carlton's Love and Haight, Chloe discovers that easy love is anything but easy.

 

About Susan Carlton

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Susan Carlton was born in San Francisco, although (regrettably) she did not come of age in the hippie era. The author of the teen novel Lobsterland and a writer for magazines including Self, Elle, and Mademoiselle, she currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband. Her college-aged daughters know all the lyrics to “Baba O’Riley.”
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 188 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Romance, History. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 04 2012

A well-framed historical, with a wholly realized setting and believable, rich, likable characters.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 30 2012

Carlton... blends educational elements about abortion services and attitudes in the early 1970s into her story

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Joyce Zarins

Good
Reviewed by Joyce Zarins on Mar 27 2012

This fast reading story of one girl’s journey through difficult issues feels realistic and immediate.

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