Love and Other Foreign Words

Love and Other Foreign Words

Book - 2014
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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. And Love? The most foreign language of all. So when being fluent in True Love becomes the only way to avert a sure catastrophe, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boy 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.

Insightful, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is an irrepressible love story about sisters, friends, boys, and how it feels to find someone, at last, who speaks your language.

Can anyone be truly herself - or truly in love - in a language that's not her own?

'A story that's as funny, off-beat, and warm-hearted as its heroine . . . I was wowed.' Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., ©2014.
ISBN: 9780803740518
Branch Call Number: YA MCC

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ArapahoeKati Feb 28, 2017

Really enjoyed! I laughed and cried and felt the feels. Josie is one of the funniest and most straightforward heroines I've read, a la Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory or Don in The Rosie Project.

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julia_sedai
Nov 12, 2015

I love this book! It's about a 15-year-old but I'm 25 and I really connected with the main character. Josie is a very smart girl who attends high school and university at the same time. She hasn't ever fallen in love. I think the story is actually more about her relationship with her sister and family than a romance story. She looks at life as one big translation - she is constantly translating the language of people around her into her own private language, "Josie". If you are interested in socio-linguistics, you will definitely like this book. If you are a teenager or adult looking for a cute story, you will also like this book.

Hilarious, would recommend to anyone. I'm more of a romance than chick lit person, but this is an amazing book.

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solanje
Oct 20, 2014

loooved it, couldn't stop reading

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Black_Horse_55 Aug 06, 2014

Black_Horse_55 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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