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One or Two Things I Learned About Love

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One or Two Things I Learned About Love

When it comes to summer romances Hildy D’Angelo thinks she hit the jackpot with Connor, the dreamy boy from the coffee shack. But is he really the perfect boyfriend or are his sweet, sugary texts just a little too overprotective?

Sheldon writes a fairly accurate dramatization of the struggle to not lose yourself --- or your brain --- when your heart takes control.

As the book goes on, Connor begins to show his true, obsessive personality while Hildy remains oblivious to the reality that she is slowly losing herself in order to meet Connor’s expectations. Even when Connor becomes paranoid about Hildy’s male coworkers, neighbor and even her best friend, Hildy pretends nothing is wrong, because Connor told her he loves her.

ONE OR TWO THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT LOVE is a cute, girly read about first kisses, lasting friendships and remaining true to oneself during a relationship, even if that means ending it. While I found myself wanting to tear the book in half out of frustration at the obliviousness of the characters, Sheldon writes a fairly accurate dramatization of the struggle to not lose yourself --- or your brain --- when your heart takes control.

Reviewed by Emily P. (Teen Board Member) on December 17, 2013

One or Two Things I Learned About Love
by Dyan Sheldon

  • Publication Date: December 10, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 0763666653
  • ISBN-13: 9780763666651