How to Love by Katie Cotugno

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For fans of Sarah Dessen and John Green, this is a breathtaking debut about a couple who fall in love...twice.

Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember. But he's never noticed that Reena even exists...until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. Then Sawyer disappears without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

After: Almost three years have passed, and there's a new love in Reena's life: her daughter. Reena's gotten used to life without Sawyer, but just as suddenly as he disappeared, he turns up again. Reena wants nothing to do with him, though she'd be lying if she said his being back wasn't stirring something in her.

After everything that's happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

 

About Katie Cotugno

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Katie Cotugno went to Catholic school for thirteen years, which makes her, as an adult, both extremely superstitious and prone to crushes on boys wearing blazers. She is a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Mississippi Review, The Apalachee Review, The Iowa Review and Argestes, among other literary magazines, as well as on Nerve.com. She lives in Boston with her husband, Tom. How to Love is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.katiecotugno.com.
 
Published October 1, 2013 by Balzer + Bray. 405 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Reena dreams of graduating early from high school and studying at Northwestern to become a travel writer, but all that takes a back seat when her forever crush, Sawyer LeGrande, turns his green-eyed gaze on her.

Apr 24 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

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There’s a big gap between where 18-year-old Reena Montero expected to be and where she is. Instead of studying journalism at Northwestern after graduating from high school a year early, she’s living w

Aug 16 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

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I liked Reena, but you were supposed to, but I didn't feel as attached to her as I would have liked to, I didn't feel like I knew her.

Jun 06 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Love

BookPage

When Sawyer and Allie begin dating, Reena holds her feelings in and tries to accept their relationship, but she just can’t bear to see her best friend and the boy she thinks may be her one true love grow closer and closer, so her friendship with Allie comes to an abrupt halt.

Oct 16 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

Rather Be Reading

we're magan + estelle -- two girls who live miles apart, but connect daily over our love for books.

Oct 01 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

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Ivy Book Bindings

I too was quite upset with the way Aaron was just fobbed off, he was really good for both Reena and Hannah and he had been there for both when Sawyer wasn't, but as soon as Sawyer waltzed in I knew how things would go down.

Oct 25 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

Cuddle Buggery Book Blog

I think Katie should make a second book, whether it be a sequel to this book or just another book in general!

Oct 23 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

The Starry-Eyed Revue

:) I'm glad you enjoyed it - I hope to read it later this year.

Jun 05 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Love

The Starry-Eyed Revue

I do appreciate books that aren't just sweet contemporary romances, but I'm not sure if that will surpass my dislike of pregnancy books.

Oct 04 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

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Jun 11 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Love

Angieville

CAUTION SPOILER COMMENT: I thought the last bit, in which they go off with a baby and no job, no money, no day care - totally absurd!.

Jan 09 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Love

http://katiesbookblog.com

I tend to lump new adult books with young adult books because new adults are considered young in my book.

Sep 27 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

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I also love to do interviews, guest posts, giveaways, or participate in blog tours.

Mar 22 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Love

IB Book Blogging

As Cotugno took me through the Before and After of Reena’s life with Sawyer, I fell in love with him just like Reena.

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Love

http://www.trippingoverbooks.com

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books: “There’s friendship love, family love, respect love, tough love, shrouded love…it’s all here, in so may facets, and it’s all wonderful.”.

Aug 18 2015 | Read Full Review of How to Love

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