Love and Other Foreign Words
Date Released: May 1, 2014
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 336 pages
Love and Other Foreign Words was one of those books you HAVE to read especially if your a fan of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. And I'm happy to say I fully enjoyed the book! The book hits all your emotion, it's full of witty and sly comments, and a fun protagonist that will have you turning the pages!
One thing I saw immediately that stood out was the storyline. It's fresh, new, and a different take a a cliche love story. Besides the simplicity of the plot, there is a lot more layers throughout the story. We meet Josie, who can't understand love (I mean could we?) and as her sister, Kate is getting married to a guy she doesn't seem fit for Kate, her life spirals. But when all the pieces wall, Josie comes out as a different person in a new light and I love her growth. I love Josie and her witty comments, she is by far one of the most realist characters I read this year and I liked her a lot :)
The book also hit some of my "traits for becoming a good contemporary YA novel"
-A witty protagonist
-An oddness that makes you keep turning the pages
I like Josie as I read the novel. In the beginning you see her as someone who's trying to navigate herself then as the story progresses we see growth in her. And that's something readers can relate and another reason why I like the book. Love and Other Foreign Word was a book I recommend to fans of John Green, or any contemporary authors. It offers YA contemporaries a different take on a cliche love story/protagonist finding herself. It could definitely be a great summer read also!