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by Ellen Wittlinger (Goodreads Author)
When the Lombardos arrive, Justine secretly hopes her new neighbor and classmate, Heather, will be a slightly off-center movie lover like herself. As it turns out, it’s Heather’s younger brother, Mike, who shares Justine’s enthusiasm for film, as well as some of her daydreamer’s moodiness. Fast friends, Mike and Justine begin to make a movie together, but Justine soon has ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 19th 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published 1993)
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I think if I read this now, I would only give it four stars tops, but when I read it in high school, I absolutely loved it. I read it over and over and counted it among my favorites then, so even if my high opinions of this novel fail to stand the test of time, I'll honor it with five stars for impressing fifteen-year-old me. If you like cute boys and satiric films and sat at the don't-talk-to-me-I'm-reading lunch table, then you will probably enjoy this book.
I think I first read this when I was around 11 or 12 years old. I read this again last year and I still love it, but maybe not as much as I used to. I really love the concept of this, the fact that they both love film and that their enthusiasm for film is more or less what brings together already gets a big nod of approval from me. I just tend to really love characters who have a passion for the arts, especially film, fine arts, and/or dance. It's great when you can actually relate to the chara ...more
this book was good I felt it could have been longer. I wanted to see more of what a happened to the characters at the end. It seemed like they were going to get together and then the book just ended. This was the authors first novel her later books are more fleshed out and have more character development.
Lombardo's Law was a book of taste and a beautiful love story of what kids go through today. Any kid who has a problem with falling in love with someone who is younger or older than them should read this book and learn a useful lesson in life. Although the story line could have had more detail, I give it 3 stars.
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Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of 15 young adult novels including Parrotfish, Heart on My Sleeve, Love & Lies: Marisol's Story, Razzle, What's in a Name, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book, a Lambda Literary Award winner, and a Booklist Editors' Choice). She has a bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and ...moreMore about Ellen Wittlinger...