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Detroit Lakes Public Library Y ARL (Text) 33500013699590 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y ARL (Text) 33500013699608 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063078727
  • ISBN: 0063078724
  • Physical Description: 369 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
Snowy weather and fish fossils help bring together two Jewish college freshmen spending winter break in Washington, D.C.
"It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally, with her mom's subaru. Attempted vehicular manslaughter was not part of Shani's plan. She was supposed to be focusing on her monthlong paleoichthyology internship. She was going to spend all her time thinking about dead fish and not at all about how she was unceremoniously dumped days before winter break. It could be going better. But when a dog-walking gig puts her back in May's path, the fossils she's meant to be diligently studying are pushed to the side--along with the breakup. Then they're snowed in together on Christmas Eve. As things start to feel more serious, though, Shani's hurt over her ex-girlfriend's rejection comes rushing back. Is she ready to try a committed relationship again, or is she okay with this just being a winter fling?" -- Dust jacket flap.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. HarperTeen.
Grades 10-12. HarperTeen.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    Shani has two plans for winter break after a painful first semester at college: spend some quality time with fish fossils and avoid any kind of romance. With an internship in DC at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and fresh off a soul-crushing breakup, both items on her to-do list seem simple. But when an almost car crash and an adorable dog lead her to the intriguing May, not falling in love starts to get a lot harder. How to Excavate a Heart is a hysterically funny book. Any romance fan will immediately be charmed by Shani and May's instant chemistry, but it's Shani's witty asides that set the novel apart from even the most swoon-worthy YA romcom. The entire cast of characters, from the (very) elderly family friend who wholeheartedly welcomes everyone, to the introverted paleichthyologist who's a bit of a weatherman fanboy, is compelling. Arlow's latest is bound to become a holiday classic that readers will pick up whenever they need to be reminded of the magic of a snowy day. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbians > Juvenile fiction.
Museums > Juvenile fiction.
Internship programs > Juvenile fiction.
Jews > Juvenile fiction.
Washington (D.C.) > Juvenile fiction.
Dating > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Museums > Fiction.
Internship programs > Fiction.
Jews > Fiction.
Washington (D.C.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Novels.

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