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Love and Other Foreign Words

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Love and Other Foreign Words

LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS is one of those books you HAVE to read, especially if you’re a fan of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. I'm happy to say I fully enjoyed the book --- it hits all of your emotions, it's full of witty and sly comments and it has a fun protagonist who will have you turning the pages!

The storyline immediately stood out --- it's fresh, new and different take on a cliché love story. We meet Josie, a girl who can't understand love (I mean, can we?), and as her sister Kate prepares to marry a guy who doesn’t seem like a good fit, her life spirals. But when all the pieces come together, Josie comes out as a different person.

LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS is one of those books you HAVE to read, especially if you’re a fan of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.

I loved Josie, from her growth throughout the novel to her witty comments; she is by far one of the most realistic characters I have read this year. The book also hit some other elements on my “traits for becoming a good contemporary YA novel” list, including simplicity and an oddness that keeps you turning the pages.

LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS is a book I recommend to fans of any contemporary authors, since it offers a different take on a cliché love story/a story about a protagonist trying to find herself. It could definitely be a great summer read, also!

Reviewed by Patrick C., Teen Board Member on June 25, 2014

Love and Other Foreign Words
by Erin McCahan