Mystery, comedy, and romance collide in the thrilling, fast-paced tale of I THINK I LOVE YOU! My own obsessions with musical stars when I was 13-15, the "safety" of loving them because they can never love you back, and so on. Her most recent novel, I Think I Love You, is set to become a stage musical. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. I liked the transcript of the interview that Allison did with David in 2010 - that was a great way to end the book. it's 1974 & she is OBSESSED with david cassidy. Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. If I hadn't been reading it for book club, I would not have continued past the first third or so. Well, this book was a scream let me tell you!! They collect posters, pictures, facts, and share them obsessively. Funny how pre-pubescent girls all thing the sort-of feminine looking guys were hot, right? Brit asked her friend Hunter to help in coaching her for a … — Lisa Hanawalt , author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes "Yumi Sakugawa's small, sweet hardcover I Think I am in Friend-Love … I abandoned it earlier this summer when I couldn't connect with the mindset of the pre-teen Petra who narrates the first 1/3 of the book. Not great at all. Some good supporting characters too in Sharon and the strict German mother. it follows two primary characters, petra & bill. Because my grandmother's father was from Wales I found that particularly endearing. I just loved teen Petra and her tale of obsession with the pop star! I think I love you. On the recipient end is Petra - a teen girl in 1who reads the magazine and holds close her love of David Cassidy while dealing with all the angst and hormones of that age. I definitely laughed my way through the entire story. They collect posters, pictures, facts, and share them obsessively. Be the first to ask a question about I Think I Love You. it's 1974 & she is OBSESSED with david cassidy. Allison Pearson was interviewed on the radio that morning, and the things she said about David resonated with me, so I decided to read this book. They say, "write what you know." Learn more. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. The other side of the coin is really interesting, but I'm already concerned and uncomfortable about the age gap. 2010 But it's just as intense and just as amazing. Allison has written for many magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Observer, the Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard. It didn't really matter - you could insert any star you had a crush on and relate to this. Allison Pearson was interviewed on the radio that morning, and the things she said about David resonated with me, so I decided to read this book. It's a really sweet story that deals with identity, fate, and the intensity of a crush on a teen idol. Got to say, David is a little before my own time, and I know the title song "I think I love you" from the Voice of the Beehive's cover which came out when I was a teen. I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery) - Kindle edition by Bond, Stephanie. She has Petra practicing the cello, aiming for a classical career. There were some parts about this book that I enjoyed and some things that went on and on and didn't seem to connect to anything else. petra is not yet confident & popular enough to be gillian's BFF so she has become close to another girl in the group, sharon. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Anyways, I don't know how I would categorize this book...but it's definitely not just a tale of friends or shopping or whatever chick-lit is supposed to be about. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. I just loved teen Petra and her tale of obsession with the pop star! Before I talk about Allison Pearson’s delightful novel, I Think I Love You, I have to talk about David Cassidy. The book also includes some dark realities with regards to peer pressure, needing to fit in, real boys vs. teen idols, etc. But it's taken me ages to read - and I wonder whether this is because I never felt the "I can't put it down" feeling I've had with other books I've read recently. “You learned that if you're tired enough, you can sleep sitting up. Petra is pushing forty and on the brink of divorce. petra is a 13-year-old girl growing up in wales. The Family Business 5: A Family Business Novel, “A delightful, giddy novel. Although David Cassidy was before my time, I do remember having major teen star crushes (most of the guys from Beverly Hills 90210 and NKOTB) as well as running to my nearest supermarket in desperate need for the latest edition of Tiger Beat. I Think I Might Love You (Love Sisters Book 1) - Kindle edition by Jones, Christina C.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. petra is also a cellist & the daughter of a rather stern german mother who does not approve of pop music, so the whole david cassidy thing is kind of covert. Unable to add item to List. She has Petra practicing the cello, aiming for a classical career. Two in particular Petra and Sharon feel like they know everything there is to know about him so when they have a chance to meet him by filling out the "Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz" they pore over it for weeks until they finally have every answer. I Think I Love You will leave readers wanting more.”—Tracy Goodwin, internationally bestselling author of Ice Hot: A New York Nighthawks Novel “I Think I Love You* is a sweet, charming, sexy friends-to-lovers story and a fun return to the Oxford/Stiletto characters. I THINK I LOVE YOU cements her reputation as an author who delivers irony, humor and turmoil in ample amounts." I expected more from this book because I enjoyed. [Allison Pearson] -- Petra, a forty-year old divorced mother of a thirteen-year old daughter, meets the famous pop-star she idolized as a young teenager and reassesses her past life and her hopes for the future. A YA contemporary rom com about two girls who start as rivals but after a twist of events, end up falling for one another–at least they think so. The author captures perfectly all those feelings of longing and expectation, that *he* was looking out of the photos at you and you alone. Petra does most of this at Sharon's house as Petra's mother definitely thinks this music and behaviour are common and not to be exhibited by Petra. Otherwise I would have ranked it higher. Music video by The Partridge Family performing I Think I Love You. First ,let me go ahead and say that this book was absolutely hilarious! This bright and cheery book captures the angst of the young teenage girl on the cusp of adult sexuality brilliantly. It was covered by Motohiko Hino & His Friends, D.I., Kidz Bop Kids, Declan and other artists. Hmm. In fact, I still have these obsessions (I’m still waiting for Tim Lincecum to marry me). Allison has written for many magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Observer, the Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard. Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. The four stars is for the first half of the book. Patti Smith Talks About Creativity and the Stories that Take Root. Her first novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It, became an international bestseller and was translated into thirty-two languages. Painfully funny at times - and down ri. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2019. It hit on all those teenage angst moments - boys and puberty, mean girls at school and a demanding mother... self imposed expectations and limitations and how we see ourselves with all those insecurities clouding the mirror, all done to the music of the times to set the moods - and Allison Pearson made it all quite funny! all of the girls like david cassidy, but petra & sharon are bonded by the. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I think it's too bad that this book is probably going to get overlooked by a lot of people just because the cover is just so gosh-darned, This is totally a feel-good novel and I could hardly put it down. Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2012. Together they pore over his photos, read his fan club letters, and even enter a contest whose winners will meet him in person. I did love all the Welsh terms and the English slang. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I really like how this novel was constructed: both the teen view and an adult view of the teen idol craze around David Cassidy in 1974. I really enjoyed how the book was divided in 2 parts. Who doesn't remember their crush :), It took me a little while to get in to this story. The “inside flap” description of this book seems very light-hearted and frivolous, focusing on a group of teenaged girls and their desperate love for teen heart-throb David Cassidy in the mid 70’s. On page 21, Zelda says to Bill, “Fantasy is an important part of growing up.” How does this prove true for Petra? She is a patron of Camfed, a charity that supports the education of more than a million African girls (www.camfed.org). this book started off with some promise. But Pearson’s empathetic portrait of Petra transcends the era, as does Petra’s tender recollection of her first, unobtainable love.” —The Wall Street Journal And yes there are very light moments in the book (and embarrassingly honest, if I remember the 70’s correctly). Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Pearson easily slipped into that voice of an uncertain teenager who wants so desperately to belong, whether its in the arms of David Cassidy or in a group of four other girls. It did not feel rushed at all. Mine at this age was Ben Volpeliere Pierrot (did I even spell that right?! What a great find this book was - a sweet trip down Memory Lane. Amazon.com: I Think I Love You (Underlined Paperbacks) (9780593179765): Desombre, Auriane: Books. I'm so glad I did, there is some really beautiful prose in this story. So Petra lives two lives, th. Well, this book was a scream let me tell you!! I think I am in book-love." it follows two primary characters, petra & bill. more … Petra and Sharon, two thirteen-year-old girls, are both desperately in love with a world-famous pop star. This is the story of Brit Robbins and Hunter Cross. I love how the story naturally progressed. Emma, Myrah and Matt "conspire" to bring Tom and Kate together, since they are too shy to confess their own feelings, Matt, Tom, Kate and Myrah mislead Emma and Sophia, hoping to stop their fights and bring the group together again. A personalized book in 3 easy steps. Allison lives in Cambridge with her family. Didn't we all know a Gillian, the gorgeous (and she knew it) girl we loved to hate? Twenty years later, Petra is pushing forty, on the brink of divorce, and fighting with her own thirteen-year-old daughter when she is given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to meet the teen idol she loved so long ago. Tiger Beat? shows, original audio series, and Kindle books on your,... 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