Love in English

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062996510

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About the Author

Maria E. Andreu is an Argentinian American author whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Newark Star-Ledger. Her debut young adult novel, The Secret Side of Empty, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a National Indie Excellence Book Award winner.

Reviews

"Andreu creates a realistic portrait of the obstacles facing English language learners in the United States. Her characters are nuanced and their interactions endearing. Teenagers and adults alike will gain necessary perspective from reading this accessible story about a topic that affects millions. VERDICT An engaging novel about language, culture, and empathy. Highly recommended for all libraries." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"The teen love triangle at the center of this warm and humorous novel by Andreu is threaded with experiences that accompany acclimation to a new school and country. But as a budding poet (her journals punctuate the chapters), Ana's real love affair is with language itself. Andreu captures Ana's cultural and linguistic roller coaster with eloquence and precision, as Ana wonders "if learning one language doesn't sometimes mean forgetting a little bit of another," a process described as bittersweetly as coming-of-age itself." -- Publishers Weekly

"The novel, focusing on Ana's experience as a documented immigrant, effectively explores the character's struggle to navigate unlike cultures and languages while she learns to communicate in English, discovers different facets of herself, falls a bit in love, and ultimately finds her footing--and her voice--in the U.S. A wholesome immigration story with a healthy dose of romance on the side." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Poems that explore the quirks, idioms, and inconsistencies of English blossom throughout the narrative, adding dimension to Ana's character. As she learns to navigate a new language, she's also navigating a new culture, reconciling her new way of life with her old family ways and working toward a compromise with her strict parents. Andreu bases Ana's story on her own experiences as an immigrant teen, and she depicts Ana with authenticity and grace." -- ALA Booklist

"An entertaining, even joyful read, presented in Ana's expressive voice." -- Horn Book Magazine