Not Exactly a Love Story

Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
Original Publish Date: Dec 11, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100029767
Released: Dec 11, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780385361385
Narrator/s: Maxwell Glick
Publisher: Listening Library
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"A fifteen-year-old creates an alter ego to woo his dream girl. Compulsively readable." —The New York Times This quirky, flirty, and smart story will appeal to fans of Frank Portman's King Dork, John Green's An Abundance of Katherines, and Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park. It's not exactly a love story . . . but it's pretty close. It's 1977. Fifteen-year-old Vinnie is recovering from the worst case of acne his dermatologist's ever seen. His girl moved to California without saying good-bye. And the ink on his parents' divorce papers is barely dry when his mom announces they're moving from Queens to Long Island. The silver lining? Moving next door to Patsy, everyone's dream girl. Not that she'd ever notice him. But when Vinnie calls Patsy one night, it leads to a chain of anonymous midnight conversations, and the two develop a surprisingly strong connection despite the lies it's built on. But as Vinnie gets to know Patsy in real life, it's clear that both identities can't survive. . . .

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Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
Product Number EB00167221
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375898655

Professional reviews

"When Vinnie moves to Long Island with his mother and new stepfather, he develops a crush on Patsy, the seemingly unattainable girl next door. Narrator Maxwell Glick captures the nuances of Vinnie's character--his intelligence and resilience as well as his shyness and uncertainty. Set in 1977, much of the story revolves around the anonymous midnight phone calls Vinnie starts making to Patsy, during which he begins to get to know a side of her that's not visible during the day. Glick does a fine job with secondary characters, particularly Patsy, whom he gives just the right amount of sass. A sensitive and realistic exploration of acceptance and what knowing someone really means. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"