Love and Other Foreign Words

By MCCAHAN, Erin

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ISBN
9780803740518
Publisher
Dial


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 8 Up—Josie Sheridan, 15.4 years old, knows a lot about social language. With a schedule that involves both high school and college courses, she has learned to adapt her communication style in order to fit in with both groups. However, Josie can't seem to wrap her head around the language of Love. To the precocious teen, all-consuming love is scientifically impossible. Her best friend, Stu, is the "love 'em and leave 'em" type, and her school friends make lists of the guys for which they cou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Josie doesn't like change. So when her sister Kate announces she's going to marry Geoff, Josie immediately tries everything to ali...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

Precocious teens will find a kindred spirit in Josie, a fifteen-year-old who describes herself as “an inveterate (my dad says incorrigible) overthinker.” Despite—or maybe because of—her neurotic tendencies, Josie makes for a wickedly funny narrator. For example, describing why her psychiatrist father hasn’t let her (and her equally gifted best friend Stu) skip high school and go straight to college, she says, “If improperly socialized, he fears we c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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