Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance by Betsy Byars

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Bingo’s ultimate guide to finding love might need a few more chapters when his long-distance girlfriend returns home
Bingo Brown is confident that he can write the definitive guidebook for middle-school boys trying to win over girls. With his baby brother, Jamie, in mind, he jots down notes about the lessons he’s learned: Should you worry if the girl you like grows taller than you? (No.) What do you do when hauling your family’s dirty clothes to the laundromat? (Go the back way.) But when Bingo’s girlfriend, Melissa, moves back to town and doesn’t want to talk to him, he realizes he still has some learning to do. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
 

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Betsy Cromer Byars was born in1928. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. While she was in graduate school, she began writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post and Look. Byars writes novels for young people. She is an expert at tapping in to the pain of adolescence, using bits of her own experience to flavor her characters. She is author of more than 23 books and has won numerous awards. Her book about a 14-year-old girl and her mentally retarded brother, The Summer of the Swans (1970), won the Newberry Award as the most distinguished contribution to children's literature that year. Other books include The 18th Emergency (1973), The TV Kid (1976), and After the Goat Man (1995).
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 105 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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There are some nifty Byars touches here--e.g., Bingo can't finish The Red Badge of Courage on schedule because he's so poignantly in tune with each sentence that he has to stop to ponder it (he's lucky enough to have a teacher who understands)--and a few serious undertones, but the focus is on th...

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This journal of Bingo's trials of love, presented as an instruction manual for his little brother, is poignant and hilarious by turns, said PW. Ages 8-12. (Dec.)

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Fans of Bingo's previous books will wish things went better for him here. The story opens with the unexpected sighting of his long-lost heartthrob, Melissa, and closes with the sad revelation that Mel

May 04 1992 | Read Full Review of Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance

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The third starring vehicle for the inimitable Bingo concerns his long-distance relationship--and fame as local authority on matters amatory.

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This journal of Bingo's trials of love, presented as an instruction manual for his little brother, is ""poignant and hilarious by turns,"" said PW.

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Recorded with brutal honesty, Bingo's near misses comprise an engaging narrative that is, in typical Bingo fashion, poignant and hilarious by turns.

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