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Not Exactly a Love Story

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It's 1977. 

Fifteen-year old Vinnie isn't having a good year. He's recovering from the worst case of galloping acne his dermatologist's ever seen. His girl moved to California without even saying good-bye. And the ink on his parents divorce papers is barely dry, when his mom announces that they're moving from Queens to Long Island.

The silver lining in all this is that they move next door to Patsy—everyone's dream girl. Not that she'd ever notice him. But when Vinnie calls Patsy one night, it leads to a chain of anonymous midnight conversations. Under the cover of darkness, Vinnie becomes Vincenzo, Patsy's mystery caller, and the two share a side of themselves they would never reveal in daylight and develop a surprisingly real connection (despite the lies it's built on). As Vinnie gets to know Patsy in real life though, it becomes clear both identifies can't survive and he'll have to find a way to hangup the phone and step into the daylight. Fraught with complications and crackling with witty dialogue, and all the angst and electricity that comes with always being just a phone wire away from the one you want, acclaimed author Audrey Couloumbis's YA debut is a smooth-talking Cyrano meets Saturday Night Fever and tells a quirky, flirty, and smart story that will appeal to fans of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Frank Portman's King Dork, Natalie Standiford's How to Say Goodbye in Robot, and John Green's An Abundance of Katherines. It's not exactly a love story . . . but it's pretty close.  

About the Author

AUDREY COULOUMBIS's first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375967832
Author:
Couloumbis, Audrey
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
divorce;long island;moving
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.51 x 6.16 x 0.97 in 0.835 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Dating and Sex

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