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Things I know about love
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2010
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  Booklist Review

In this slim, swiftly paced novel told in winsome, often-humorous blog posts, Livia Stowe, a 17-year-old Brit, has mixed emotions about spending the summer with her older brother, a student at Princeton. She is excited to see the U.S., especially glamorous New York City, but after four years of battling leukemia, a trip across the pond is a daunting and risky step. When she falls for fellow Brit Adam, the couple's alternating blog posts provide both sides of their budding romance and a heartbreaking turn of fate. Le Vann's tender, realistic portrayals of familial and romantic relationships add depth to this satisfying beach read.--McKulski, Kristen Copyright 2010 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

Livia, 17, is determined to find romance. She's fought leukemia most of her teen years and hasn't had much time for boys. Now she's flown from her native England to visit her older brother, an American Studies major at Princeton University, who is staying in the States over the summer. The expats of Princeton seem to adore her, particularly her brother's friend Adam. In her private blog, Livia chronicles her history of failed relationships and the thrill of finding what she believes to be true love with Adam. Near the end of the trip she falls ill, and upon returning to England she learns that her leukemia is back. The premises of the book, both the blogging and the romance, get off to a shaky start. Livia is a friendly, observant person, though, which makes the idea of every attractive young man in Princeton falling in love with her more palatable than one might think. And Nicholas Sparks fans will rejoice at Livia and Adam's doomed relationship. Good for a quick cry. (Fiction. 12 up)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
Things I know about love.<br> <br> 1. People don't always tell you the truth about how they feel.<br> 2. Nothing that happens between two people is guaranteed to be private.<br> 3. I don't know if you ever get over having your heart broken.<br> <br> Livia Stowe's past experiences with love have been nothing but disappointing, but all that is about to change.  After years of illness, she's boarding a plane for the first time to spend the summer in Princeton, New Jersey, with her brother who's studying abroad.  This Brit is determined to make the most of her American summer and to record every moment of it in her private blog.<br> <br> America is everything that Livia's ever dreamed of.  And then she meets Adam. <br> <br> Swept up in the promise of romance and the magical New York City that Adam shows her, Livia is smitten, but with all she knows about love, is Livia really ready to risk her heart again?
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