Review: I really liked this book. Yes, it was a classic love story. But the writing in this book is phenomenal. Erin McCahan created an very intelligent girl who has a quick wit, but low self-esteem. Josie is very smart, but has never been in love. She also does not know what it means to be in love, so she wonders how she’ll know it when she finds it. Add in the animosity she feels towards her older sister and her sister’s fiancé and you have a fantastic story! If you like Rainbow Rowell and/or John Green, you will love this book!!
Summary: Can anyone be truly herself–or truly in love–in a language that’s not her own?
Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue — the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn’t always like, and the best friend who hasn’t said a word — at least not in a language Josie understands.
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 336 pages
Genres: Fiction, Romance
–Summary and image from goodreads.com