Fifteen-year-old Molly Biden is tired of being thought of as the good girl.  She gives herself a make-over in order to capture Grady Dillon’s attention.  But exactly how far is she willing to go to get the guy?

 

The Best and Hardest Thing

 

a novel in verse

Viking, May 2010

ISBN 978-0-670-01166-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Boys

 

What is it about some guys?

They give off sparks as they walk by.

 

It doesn’t matter if they’re short or tall;

it doesn’t matter if they’re dark or light.

Some guys are beyond explanation;

some guys are both wrong and so right.

 

They give off sparks as they walk by,

and I’m inflammable and dry.

 

 

 

 

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Chatty Glossary for The Best and Hardest Thing!

 

The Best and Hardest Thing is a story told in many different kinds of poems.  If you’re interested in writing poetry or simply learning more about it, you might enjoy reading the Chatty Glossary, which defines the forms used and gives a little background on why I used them.  It’s not just a glossary - it’s a Chatty Glossary: like having the author giving you a behind the scenes look at how the book was written.

 

 

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