Title: Love, Love, Love
Author:Reber, Deborah (Language of Love)
Author:Goode, Caroline (Cupidity)
Publication Date:December 2010
Grade Level:Young adult
Source: Received from publisher.
Two sweet stories about finding your one true love.
In Language of Love, Janna is quickly adapting to life in Seattle as a high school exchange student from Hungary. Or at least Julian, the cute boy she met in a coffee shop, thinks she is. The truth is, he overheard Janna using a phony accent, and now she’s stuck playing the part….Will Julian want to be with the real Janna? Or will she discover that lies don’t always translate to love?
In Cupidity, high school is the single worst place to find a boyfriend. And Laura Sweeney is no exception. She hasn’t had a date since…well, ever. So Laura needs guidance. A proven “get the guy” strategy. Luckily she knows exactly the expert to call. He’s a matchmaking mastermind who actually has the bow and arrow to prove it. Let’s just call him…Cupid.
Today is part one of my review of this book since there is two stories in the book. The first story is Language of Love by Deborah Reber.
I was contacted by Deborah in December about reviewing her book and once I read the synopsis of her book I just couldn’t wait to read it.
My in laws are Hungarian and come from the old country. My father in law came to Canada around the Hungarian revolution. Its nice to be around them because my mother in law only speaks Hungarian but understands English and my father in law speaks Hungarian, English and French so when we are there there is alot of Hungarian spoken which I think is fantastic because we are picking it up with words here and there. My husband doesn’t speak Hungarian at all but understands some of it. (my mother in law isn’t David’s mother)
So the Hungarian premise had me hooked right at the moment.
The main character Janna is your typical girl. One of her best friends, Molly is the cute girl. When ever they are out its typical for Molly to get all the attention but one day after school the tables are turned. The girls are waiting in line at Starbucks fooling around and Janna pretends to have a Hungarian accent. When they go to sit down a cute boy (Jilian) comes over. Janna quickly realizes that he might be only interested because he thinks she has an accent.
Before Janna can set the story straight, Molly (a BIF = bad influence friend)tells Julian that Janna is a foreign exchange student from Hungary. I think the girls thought this was a one off and nothing would come of it but they are mistaken because Julian is interested and Janna realizes that she actually prefers being this other person then herself. We all know that nothing good can come of this and as the reader we wonder when all this will blow up in Janna’s face because you can only keep a lie going for so long.
Will Julian find out what Janna is hiding? What will his reaction be?
I really enjoyed the story and I was curious how it would turn out and I was a little surprised at how it played out in the end. I guess try love will always find a way to work.
Hey readers, I am lucky enough to be able to give away a copy of this book thanks to Deborah and Simon Pulse for allowing me to do this.
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Contest closes February 14th, 2011 at 11:59pm. I will announce the winner on February 15th.
Check back later this week for my second part of the review for Cupidity by Caroline Goode.
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