Better Than Running at Night (Hardcover)

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Having removed the overly dramatic makeup of her solitary high school days, Ellie looks forward to recreating herself and her art. Arriving alone for winter session at the New England College of Art and Design, Ellie finds the ideal opportunity. In her first days she begins dirty dancing with the Devil. Then she makes out with him. A story about independence, trust, and boys.

About the Author

Hillary Frank is a freelance writer and illustrator. Her novel, Better Than Running at Night, was named a 2003 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and a Top 10 First Youth Novel by Booklist. Her radio stories have aired on a variety of public radio programs, including This American Life, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Studio 360, and Chicago Matters. 

Praise For…

"With honesty, wit, and a wild first-person narrative, this first novel breaks boundaries in YA fiction in a story about college freshman Ellie Yelinsky and her search for art, love, sex, and meaning...Great monologue material for readers’ theatre, this is clearly for older high-schoolers and college students, who will recognize the wry self-parody, the insider’s raw wicked take on Generation Y’s coming-of-age." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

“Even kids who scorn Felicity will relish this vision of a life of exploration outside parental walls.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618104390
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 30th, 2002
Pages: 272