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New Hope Academy, or, as seventeen-year-old Jane Learning likes to call it, No Hope, is a Baptist reform school where Jane is currently being held captive.

Of course, smart, sarcastic Jane has no interest in reforming, failing to see any benefit to pretending to play well with others. But then Hannah shows up, a gorgeous bad girl with fiery hair and an even stormier disposi
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Orca Book Publishers
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Liralen
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I've read a few of these Orca Soundings books (which are targeted towards readers who are old enough to handle complex themes but are not confident readers), and while I like the concept (concepts, actually, plural—I like the idea of the line, and the reason I've read multiple books in the line is that they've regularly hit my reading interests), they almost uniformly feel too short to me. It's a lot of plot for a very short book: opens with Jane in a religious reform school* because her stepmot ...more
Paul Coccia
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Broke Carter's "Learning Seventeen" is part of the Orca Soundings hi-lo series (high interest, low literacy). The book is written for young adults who want interesting subject matter while honing their literacy skills. The high, in this case, should also stand for high quality as Brooke Carter sets a standard for what this sub-genre of YA fiction can do.

"Learning Seventeen" is fast-paced, emotionally resonant, smart, wry novel about 17-year-old Jane Learning, a lesbian sent to religious reform
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