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I Think I Love Youby Allison Pearson
Synopses & Reviews
The new novel from the best-selling author of I Don't Know How She Does It takes us on an unforgettable journey into first love, and-with the emotional intensity andpenetrating wit that have made her beloved among readers all over the world-reminds us of how the ardor of our youth can ignite our adult lives.
Wales, 1974. Petra and Sharon, twothirteen-year-old girls, are obsessed with David Cassidy. His fan magazine is their Bible, and some days his letters are the only things that keep them going as they struggle through the humiliating daily rituals ofadolescence-confronting their bewildering new bodies, fighting with mothers who don't understand them at all. Together they tackle the Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flownto America to meet Cassidy in person.
London, 1998. Petra is pushing forty, on the brink of divorce, and fighting with her own thirteen-year-old daughter when she discovers a dusty letter in hermother's closet declaring her the winner of the contest she and Sharon had labored over with such hope and determination. More than twenty years later, twenty pounds heavier, bruised by grief and thedisappointments of middle age, Petra reunites with Sharon for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last, and finds her life utterly transformed.
Funny, moving, full ofbeautiful observations about the awakenings of both youth and middle age, Allison Pearson's long-awaited new novel will speak across generations to mothers and daughters and women of allages.
From the Hardcover edition.
The author of the best-selling I Don't Know How She Does It follows the experiences of a middle-aged woman and her best friend, who discover more than 20 years after the fact that they won a contest and an all-expense-paid trip to meet the celebrity they worshipped as teens.
From the author of the best seller I Don't Know How She Does It, a follow-up that promises to be one of the most widely read and talked-about novels of the season.
1974, Wales. Thirteen-year-old Petra and her best friend, Sharon, are in love with David Cassidy and obsessed with The Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet their teen idol. 1998, London. Petra is pushing forty and on the brink of divorce. While cleaning out her mother's closet, she finds a dusty letter--a letter her mother had intercepted--declaring her the winner of the contest she and Sharon had labored over with such agony and bliss. Twenty-four years later, twenty pounds heavier, the girls reunite for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last, middle age--theirs and his--be damned.
Poignant, hilarious, joyful, profoundly moving and uplifting, I Think I Love You captures what girls learn about love through the universal experience of worshipping a teen dream. It will resonate with readers everywhere.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Allison Pearson, an award-winning journalist and author, is a staff writer for the London Daily Telegraph. Pearson lives in Cambridge with her husband and their two children.
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