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The Story of Us

by Deb Caletti

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The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012
    400 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Cricket's on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend - but she's picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother's romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fiances, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son - Ash - complications arise:

Cricket's future stepsisters make it clear they're not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan's ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs - Cricket's old, ill Jupiter and Dan's young, lively Cruiser - seem to be declaring war.

While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she's also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her.... 

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"Caletti's ninth novel is a rewarding story of a girl's struggle to live and love in a world of constant change. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Reviews. Caletti's latest Pacific Northwest romance is a stunner, with depth and ambiguity that respects and challenges the reader... One of Caletti's best, this is a title to reread and savor." - Booklist

"Dog owners will quickly bond with Jupiter, the family pet, but should also be warned they may want a tissue handy toward the end of the book." - VOYA

"Adrift in a world where only impermanence is permanent, they remain hopeful, loving what they know can't last." - Kirkus Reviews

"A thoughtful and enjoyable book with a bit more meat than many other relationship stories." - School Library Journal

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Deb Caletti Author Biography

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include Stay; The Nature of Jade; and Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book Award and the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He's Gone and her latest release, The Secrets She Keeps. She lives with her family in Seattle.

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