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    Leah Hager Cohen
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    Viking Adult (May 12, 2003)
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As Leah Hager Cohen uses this unlikely triangle to chart the complexities of affection, each of. .Quirky, moving, and exquisitely written, Heart, You Bully, You Punk will resonate with anyone who has struggled with an unruly heart.

As Leah Hager Cohen uses this unlikely triangle to chart the complexities of affection, each of her endearing characters draws urgently closer to making a decision that will have irrevocable effects on the others.

As Leah Hager Cohen uses this unlikely triangle to chart the complexities of affection, each of.

Leah Hager Cohen has produced a slim little book that proves a point: in the novel, milieu is everything. I must say I have never read a book by Leah Hager Cohen but this must take the cake!

Leah Hager Cohen has produced a slim little book that proves a point: in the novel, milieu is everything. I must say I have never read a book by Leah Hager Cohen but this must take the cake! It is absolutely inthrawling. but all in all its a rather good book. Sweet, sad tale of love of all sorts. com User, March 9, 2005.

A second outing by astute cultural critic Cohen (The Stuff of Dreams, 2001, et. discovers a lot of angst in Brooklyn. From the bleachers of the Prospect School in Brooklyn, high-school junior Ann James kind of falls and kind of jumps, fracturing both heels in late December. Now she needs tutoring in her Brooklyn Heights home from Prospect math teacher Esker (she prefers to go by her last name), a withdrawn immigrant from upstate New York.

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Leah Hager Cohen is the author of the novel Heat Lightning and of three acclaimed works of non-fiction, Train Go Sorry; Glass, Paper, Beans; and The Stuff of Dreams. She lives with her three children near Boston. Библиографические данные. Heart, You Bully, You Punk.

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Leah Hager Cohen’s Heart, You Bully, You Punk is a gem of a novel

Leah Hager Cohen’s Heart, You Bully, You Punk is a gem of a novel. as viscerally as I had when I was a child. At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, Cohen’s book has proved me wrong. I did enjoy Heart with the enthusiasm of my youth, coming back to it in every free moment over my Thanksgiving holiday; I stayed up entirely too late because I couldn’t put it down, I ate several meals with the book next to me, glancing back and forth between the pages and my food, I stole pieces of the story while waiting.

A very sad ending to an interesting book. You really think that the main character, Esker, might grow and chose to be a different person. She might step outside her comfort zone and chose to be happy and live life.

A high school girl, her father, and her math teacher. In Heart, You Bully, You Punk, Leah Hager Cohen uses this unlikely triangle to chart the complexities of the human heart. Esker (she prefers to go solely by her last name) is a thirty-one-year-old high school teacher at the Prospect School in Brooklyn who, after various heartbreaks and disappointments, has found a quiet resolve in her lonely spinster routine. But when a mysterious fall leaves her star math student injured and housebound until exams, Esker begins tutoring the precocious teenager at home. And soon, much against her will, she begins falling edgily, haltingly in love with the girl's father. Charged with Esker's own irreverence and wit, Heart, You Bully, You Punk sweeps us irresistibly into her profound and wistful struggle to unite the rest of her self with her unruly heart.

I am so ANNOYED! I just spent the past four days completely engrossed in Leah Hager Cohen's "Heart, You Bully, You Punk." I couldn't wait to finish it and write a fabulous review on Amazon, because I thought it was one of the most amazing books I'd read in a long time. By the time I read the last chapter, however, I was singing a different tune.

Up until the final few pages, I was absolutely in love with this book. It's a very moving story about Esker, a quirky math teacher at a private New York high school who agrees to tutor one of her students, Ann, following a peculiar incident that leaves both of Ann's legs in casts. Esker eventually meets Ann's father, Wally, and they form an unlikely relationship that is largely based on their mutual loneliness.

Cohen's writing style is exceptional. The novel constantly shifts perspective among the three main characters, but Cohen manages the transitions with ease. The author reaches deep into the minds of Esker, Wally, and Ann, and the reader is instantly able to bond with these three very unique personalities. I was so eager to see how the story would wrap up, but I thought the ending was incredibly rushed and I am very pissed at the way Esker chose to leave things...why did she DO that?! I don't get it! And what the heck happens to the other two characters? Everything is so open-ended and I feel like Cohen completely ripped me off. It's a real shame, too, because I can't say enough good things about the first 200 pages of this 214-page book. I am amazed that a writer as exceptionally gifted as Cohen could manage to screw up what would have been a perfectly wonderful novel, all in the course of about a dozen pages. What a shame. (In spite of my anger about the ending, though, I still have to give the book four stars. The majority of this book is phenomenal. My suggestion is that you stop reading it at the point where the Winter Concert begins and think up your own ending...I'm sure it will be much better than what Cohen dishes out!)
Engages you...good read; not sure I liked the story line but I enjoyed reading it..
This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl at the end of her novel, George and Lizzie. Since I have long admired Pearl, and trust her reviews, I ordered Heart, You Bully, You Punk immediately.
The writing was beautiful, crystal clear, succinct. The story line progressed nicely. I cared for the characters. There was hope in this book: for the teenage angst suffered by Anna, for the middle-aged angst suffered by her father, and for the life-long angst suffered by Esker.
And then, do what? You’ve got to be kidding me. How can such a tender book end this way? There is no resolution in this book. It just ends. All the characters are in the same place that they were in the beginning. And that gave me angst.
This book delves into all sorts of love-romantic, parental, love of what you do for a living-showing that the emotion, like life, is never perfect.

To do this, Hager Cohen has drawn three intriguing, mostly likeable characters, and by interspersing chapters in the voices of Wally, Esker and Ann, we get cystalline picture of their characters and actions. Ann in particular is a luminous portrait of a teenager both insecure and brave, lovely and awkward, immature yet on her way to other things.

These people Hager Cohen writes about are far from perfect..Ann has a destructive habit of flinging herself from high spaces, Wally is a pushover, staying in a marriage that's long over, Esker shuts herself off from the world for reasons that don't really seem sensible, but thanks to Hager's gift, I could at least sympathesize.

Nicely drawn scenes, well-edited dialogue, and these three memorable characters...I really recommend this.
This is the off-beat story of Esker, a 31 year old woman who, since her college years, has been haunted by a past relationship disappointment. The question of the story: will she allow a man to love her again? Interesting premise, but there are many problems with the way it was handled: the previous lover was so unloving it's difficult to empathize with the extreme loss Esker's felt in his absence; Esker offers so little in the way of emotional connection to the new man in her life, his continued affection for her doesn't make sense; the book never delivers anything in the way of character growth or change. Nothing happens here. She's unhappy in the beginning. She stays that way. A real disappointment. I got the sense the author was more interested in the way she used language than in what she was actually saying.
I loved this book. The characters are crafted so honestly and realistically. The story line is not too dramatic and the author does not feel the need to write elaborate events, she instead writes elaborately large and implied between the line emotions within every little moment. This book is a great solid account of life, and I would recommend it to people of any age or gender.
This novel is perfect. The ending is also perfect. After you've finished reading Heart, You Bully, You Punk, it stays in your mind, the whole thing in motion, so that you can pick it up on a random page and start reading, and still be enthralled, and understand exactly what's happening, see how well it's written, and grasp how everything in this book is just where it should be, reflecting and illuminating everything else. It's ridiculously well written. Far and away the most beautiful book I've read in years.
I bought this book years ago (maybe 2005?) based solely on the title. I never do that. It was completely engrossing. The characters are beautiful. It definitely caught my heart. Just now something reminded me of it, and I had to come here and write a review.