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Karen Hattrup

Biography

Karen Hattrup

Karen Hattrup grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her parents and brother, devouring books from an early age. At Loyola University Maryland, she studied journalism and spent a semester abroad in Thailand. She went on to become a newspaper reporter, first in Maryland and then in Indiana, writing features and serving as an award-winning arts critic. Karen later studied nonfiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Baltimore City with her husband, daughter and son.

Karen Hattrup

Books by Karen Hattrup

by Karen Hattrup - Family, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Frannie has always idolized her cousin Tru. At 17, Tru is charismatic, rich, charming --- everything 15-year-old Frannie wants to be. So when Frannie overhears her parents saying that after a bad coming-out experience Tru will be staying with them in Baltimore for the summer, Frannie is excited and desperate to impress him. But as Frannie gets swept up in Tru’s worldly way of life, she starts to worry that it may all be a mask Tru wears to hide a dark secret.