Published: May 27, 2002
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670035300
ISBN - 13: 9780670035304
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Chapter Eight Dont you give me no rotten tomato, cause all I ever wanted was your sweet potato. Dexter stopped as the music did. Now, all we could hear was the fridge rattling and Monkey snoring. Okay, so what else rhymes with potato?Ted strummed his guitar, looking at the ceiling. On the couch by the refrigerator, John Miller rolled over, his red head bonking the wall. Anybody? Dexter asked. Well, Lucas said, crossing his legs, it depends on if you want a real rhyme, or a pseudo rhyme. Dexter looked at him. Pseudo rhyme, he repeated.A real rhyme, Lucas began, in what I already recognized as his eggbert voice, is tomato. But you could easily tack an o onto another word and make a rhyme of it, even if its not grammatically correct. Like, say, relate-o. Or abate-o. Dont you give me no rotten tomato, Dexter sang, just cause to your crazy shit I cannot relate-o. Silence. Ted plucked out another chord, then tightened a string. Needs work, Lucas said. But I think were getting somewhere. Can you all just please shut up, John Miller moaned from the couch, his voice muffled. Im trying to sleep. Its two in the afternoon, and this is the kitchen, Ted told him. Go someplace else or quit bitching. Boys, boys, Dexter said. Ted sighed. People,
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A New York Times bestseller
She’s got it all figured out.
Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.
Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?
“Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” —Booklist
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About the Author
Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.
"A winning story about coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed." -School Library Journal