Wednesday, January 12, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: I Think I Love You

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
From the author of the best seller I Don’t Know How She Does It, a follow-up that promises to be one of the most widely read and talked-about novels of the season.

1974, Wales. Thirteen-year-old Petra and her best friend, Sharon, are in love with David Cassidy and obsessed with The Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet their teen idol. 1998, London. Petra is pushing forty and on the brink of divorce. While cleaning out her mother’s closet, she finds a dusty letter—a letter her mother had intercepted—declaring her the winner of the contest she and Sharon had labored over with such agony and bliss. Twenty-four years later, twenty pounds heavier, the girls reunite for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last, middle age—theirs and his—be damned.

Poignant, hilarious, joyful, profoundly moving and uplifting, I Think I Love You captures what girls learn about love through the universal experience of worshipping a teen dream. It will resonate with readers everywhere.
Knopf publishes this book on 2/8/2011.


Teacher/Learner said...

Sounds like a trip down nostalgia lane for some gals ;) Hope you find it on your bookshelf soon! I have an award for you. Congrats :) Here are the details.

I Eat Words said...

This sounds like it will be such a cute, fun book! I know so many who would love it just for David Cassidy love. haha

Unknown said...

Great pick! Thank you for sharing!!!

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Jill said...

I really enjoyed IDKHSDI, so this one's definitely going on my list!