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16 June 2010 @ 01:21 pm
156 reasons why I love Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto  
OK, maybe not 156. But here is a start on that list:

1. It is funny. That's important when you begin reading a book at 4 in the morning.
2. It is snarky. Ditto the 4 am bit.
3. Seth is an interesting guy. His reactions to being dumped are quintessentially honest and authentic.
4. Dimitri is a boon companion.
5. Seth is clueless sometimes just like the resident of my back bedroom is despite being a smart kid.
6. He has great taste in music.
7. Seth's creator, our own eluper is a master when it comes to teen speak and dialog.
8. The girls are well developed and not just in the way Dimitri and Seth like them developed.
9. The book should appeal even to the most reluctant of male readers for a wide variety of reasons.
10. Seth (via his creator) has great taste in music for the most part. Both the kind he likes and the kind he disdains.
11. It is about golf and yet I did not find my attention wandering away like I do when golf is on TV. How does Luper do that?
12. Audrey is cool. I would like her as a friend.

SETH BAUMGARTNER'S LOVE MANIFESTO by Eric Luper (Balzer and Bray, 2010) was a perfect book for this hot summer day. Now on to the next one. <233>
Current Location: home in the AC
Current Mood: chipperchipper
aprilhenryaprilhenry on June 16th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
The first thing I'm doing when I'm off deadline is reading that book.
Lisa Schroeder, Author for Kids and Teenslisa_schroeder on June 16th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah - loved this one! It made me laugh out loud, and that's so rare.

Yay for a fabulous contemporary book - move over sparkly vampires, there's a funny boy in town!!
Katherine Quimbywordsrmylife on June 16th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
You sold me--I've heard good things, but you convinced me that I must track this book down right now. Good thing I'm going shopping tomorrow.