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I Think I Love You: Book summary and reviews of I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson

I Think I Love You

A Novel

by Allison Pearson

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I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
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  • Published Feb 2011
    336 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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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.

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"Starred Review. It's Pearson's insights into friendship, celebrity worship from the inside out, and the knocks you take in life that create a winning novel of hope, lost and found." - Publishers Weekly

"The Briticisms and cultural references can be hard for an American reader to understand at times. And while the second half is well paced, the first half drags a bit." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. Witty and engaging ... [I Think I Love You] skillfully captures the overwrought emotions of youth, as well as their more subtle but no less ardent adult counterparts. Big-hearted exploration of the bittersweet pleasures of unrequited love." - Kirkus

"Pearson is at her best in capturing the way teenage girls use their romantic obsessions with celebrities to work out their fears about real relationships with the opposite sex." - Booklist

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Allison Pearson Author Biography

Allison Pearson is the author of the hugely bestselling I Don't Know How She Does It, which became a major motion picture starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and I Think I Love You. Pearson was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first book. She has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Times (UK), The Daily Mail, Time, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Observer and countless other publications. Pearson has won many awards including Columnist of the Year, Critic of the Year and Interviewer of the Year. She lives in Cambridge, England, with the New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane, and their two children.

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