Dumb Love by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

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What's funnier than true love? Dumb love, that's what. Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson offers an exuberant romp -- somewhere between a screwball comedy of errors and a modern fairy tale.

In the tiny town on Brewerton, the minister needs an assistant for his Loney Hearts advice column, someone with a sympathetic, open heart and a confidential, closed mouth. Who better, Carlotta decides, than a Love Expert like herself. In fact, once Pete, her soon-to-be boyfriend -- he just doesn't know it yet -- gets a look at her, she'll be the syrup on his pancake, the cream in his coffee, the crabcake at his clam bake! All she has to do is get rid of her competition: Bernice, Andrea...and Fate.

 

About Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

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Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson is the author of three highly regarded novels for teens: The Parallel Universe of Liars, selected as an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and Target and A Fast and Brutal Wing, both selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She lives in Germantown, Maryland
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Roaring Brook Press. 176 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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This fat-girls-need-love-too story lives up to its billing as a “screwball comedy,” but also delivers a convincing portrait of a feisty high-school girl fighting to keep her unconventional family together.

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