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One or Two Things I Learned About Love

Dyan Sheldon


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Hardcover (12/10/2013)


“A humorous yet cautionary tale of first love.” — Booklist

When Hildy meets Connor of the melt-that-ice-cap smile, a summer that was going to be ordinary as toast turns into Hildy’s summer of love. But love for Hildy is not so much girl-meets-boy-and loses-her-heart as boy-meets-girl-and-loses-his-mind. Part cautionary tale and part romantic comedy, Dyan Sheldon’s wry, diary-style novel takes on the possessive side of summer romance with humor and insight.

Praise For One or Two Things I Learned About Love

Sheldon's use of the diary form establishes a strong reader-writer bond, resulting in an amusing, empathetic, and intimate story. An honest exploration of the tumultuous emotions that can accompany early romances.
—Publishers Weekly Online

Sheldon captures the giddiness of a first relationship. ... [Teens] who are still dreaming of their first kiss will be wrapped up this cautionary teen romance.
—School Library Journal

The diary format keeps the reader firmly inside Hildy’s viewpoint as Connor goes from ideal boyfriend to jealous stalker, but the book provides enough reported conversation, particularly from Nomi, to give readers perspective on what’s really happening. ... The high-energy narration... is reminiscent of that of Georgia Nicolson, and the warm antics of Hildy’s close circle of friends leaven this cautionary tale that readers will enjoy visiting even as they cringe at Hildy’s naïveté.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

[A] humorous yet cautionary tale of first love.

Candlewick, 9780763676773, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

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