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Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Love and Other Foreign Words

Josie speaks many languages. Throughout her day she speaks the language of High School, college, family, friends. But Josie only has a few places she is able to speak her own language. When her sister Kate, one of the few people who understands Josie, becomes engaged to an insufferable guy, Josie is determined to break up the match. At the same time, Kate is determined to force Josie into perfect behavior during will the wedding. Josie treads that battlefield while also trying to understand her own feelings about love, life, and family. Will she ever be able to fit in while still being herself?

Filled with both humor and tenderness, Love and Other Foreign Words is a brilliant look at life and all its struggles. The characters are endearing and their interactions both hilarious and profound. What looks like a typical teen romance novel is really a book about so much more. This is a perfect books for anyone who feels like they don’t quite fit in or just finds life a complicated struggle.

Recommended ages--13 and up

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