09 October 2014

Review: Love and Other Foreign Words

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Publication date: May 1, 2014
Publisher: Dial

LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS by Erin McCahan will, without a doubt, leave you smiling. The story follows sixteen-year-old Josie on a search to determine what love really means in all the different relationships she has. Josie discovers the variations between the "language" she speaks with her sister Kate, (who's about to marry a man Josie can't stand), her best friend Stu, (the neighbor who she's known all her life), and her high school friends (who sometimes don't understand her at all). As Josie begins to recognize the slight changes in the languages between the people who know her well and those who don't, she also realizes that sometimes she alters herself in order to speak these languages fluently. Josie is an easily relatable character whose perspective towards the world is truly original and exciting to read! I loved this book and all the characters in it. I finished this book with a different and more positive understanding about all the mixed-up languages that make up all sorts of relationships between people.

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