Author: Erin McCahan
Release date: May 1, 2014
Perfect for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell, Love and Other Foreign Words is equal parts comedy and coming of age--a whip-smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud love story about sisters, friends, and what it means to love at all.
Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that's not her own?
Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn't always like, and the best friend who hasn't said a word--at least not in a language Josie understands.
My teaser, from p. 143 in the egalley:
I predict it will be tragic if she insists on going through with this farce come November, which, by the look of things, she does. I'm going to spend part of the year dreading the thing and the rest of the year mourning it. Thanks a lot, Kate.This book is seriously so funny. I love Josie's voice! I can't wait to finish it and see how it goes, since this is right about where I am. :)
Most of Kate's bridesmaids think a lot is one word.
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