Breaking Up by Norma Klein

cover of the book Breaking UpBreaking Up by Norma Klein
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Copyright Year:
Published: 1980
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Trade Paperback
No. of Pages: 207
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ISBN: 9780394844459
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While she is visiting her father and stepmother in California, 15-year-old Alison learns her mother is a lesbian. — Alison Rose, 15, daughter of divorced parents, and her older brother Martin visit her father and stepmother in Northern California for the summer after spending the school year in New York with her mother, Cynthia. During her summer in California, she becomes embroiled in tensions between her father, who attempts to gain custody, when Alison Rose’s mother is found to be lesbian. Alison also falls in love with her best friend Gretchen’s brother, Ethan, causing an estrangement with Gretchen.
Other Notes: Breaking Up by Norma Klein. In October 1984, the Vernon School Board ordered the removal of all copies of this book from junior secondary school because parents objected to references to female masturbation and lesbianism, and descriptions of male sex organs and sex scenes. [Book Pulled from School Following Sex Complaint, Vancouver Sun 11 October 1984, p. B7]
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