I'm Susan Carlton and I write books for teens. My novel, Love & Haight, is out and about now.
It's 1971 and Chloe heads to San Francisco with her best friend, a scheme, and a secret. But as soon as she crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, Chloe's plan starts to unravel amid the bellbottoms and love beads.
Even in the land of easy love, some things aren't so easy.
I hear from readers...and librarians...and book clubs that Love & Haight helps jump-start a conversation about feminism, friendship, sex, love, and abortion, the last taboo in YA lit. Maybe your Book Club should read it too!
Named a Best Book for Young Adults, YALSA
Named a Best Book by The Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College
Nominated: Amelia Bloomer Project, Recommended Feminist Literature for Kids and Teens
"Daring, insightful, romantic, and wonderfully honest. Carlton has created characters that feel so real, you'll be thinking about them long after you finish this fascinating book."
—Candace Bushnell, author Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries