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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y CHO (Text) 33500013125596 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library ya CHO (Text) 35500006222978 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534445970
  • ISBN: 1534445978
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Nineteen-year-old Pablo Neruda Rind is working in an upscale health food store in New York CIty when pop star Leanna Smart rushes in and turns his life upside-down.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Pablo has dropped out of college, is massively in debt, and feels aimless. One night when he is working the overnight shift at the 24-hour health food bodega, he meets Lee, who breaks him out of his rut. They have witty banter and great chemistry, but at the end of their encounter he figures out that she is Leanna Smart—the pop mega-star whose image is plastered everywhere and whose songs are inescapable on the radio. Navigating these barriers while falling in love pushes them into uncharted territory, and while it's swoony and dramatic, it's also messy and fraught. Choi (Emergency Contact, 2018) has penned a smart and funny read that is as much about finding your path as it is about falling in love. Pablo is a winning narrator with a natural voice, and readers will root for him in his romance with Lee, as well as on his rocky journey to self-actualization. Choi's specificity, realistic dialogue, and humor ensure that the personal and romantic journeys feel warm and rewarding but never saccharine. Pablo's friends and family, a diverse cast with rich inner lives of their own, are loving but firm with him, and readers will relate to the ultimate message of the book, delivered by his father: "Doing nothing is the only stupid." Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Pablo has dropped out of college, is massively in debt, and feels aimless. One night when he is working the overnight shift at the 24-hour health food bodega, he meets Lee, who breaks him out of his rut. They have witty banter and great chemistry, but at the end of their encounter he figures out that she is Leanna Smart—the pop mega-star whose image is plastered everywhere and whose songs are inescapable on the radio. Navigating these barriers while falling in love pushes them into uncharted territory, and while it's swoony and dramatic, it's also messy and fraught. Choi (Emergency Contact, 2018) has penned a smart and funny read that is as much about finding your path as it is about falling in love. Pablo is a winning narrator with a natural voice, and readers will root for him in his romance with Lee, as well as on his rocky journey to self-actualization. Choi's specificity, realistic dialogue, and humor ensure that the personal and romantic journeys feel warm and rewarding but never saccharine. Pablo's friends and family, a diverse cast with rich inner lives of their own, are loving but firm with him, and readers will relate to the ultimate message of the book, delivered by his father: "Doing nothing is the only stupid." Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Celebrities > Juvenile fiction.
Asian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Families > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Celebrities > Fiction.
Asian Americans > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Family life > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Novels.

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