The Trouble with Cupid by Laura LangstonThe Trouble with Cupid by Laura Langston

The Trouble with Cupid

byLaura Langston

Paperback | February 11, 2008

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On the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association YA Top Forty list for 2008

What does Erin Morris have to do to get the school's most popular hottie, Zach Cameron, to ask her out?

When a dog food company announces a competition for the "new face of Cheesebarkers" TV ad campaign, a school committee forms to find a school mascot and train it so they can win the prize money for the school. And Zach Cameron is on the committee. What better place to show off her talents as a dog trainer and impress Zach?

At times touching and other times hilarious, The Trouble with Cupid examines a young teen's first serious crush, along with the constant struggle to find acceptance while still remaining true to her principles.

Laura Langston is a former journalist and CBC broadcaster, who turned to writing children's books thirteen years ago. She has published nine titles to date. A Taste of Perfection, which also features the dog-training character, Erin, was chosen for the New York City Library's Books for the Teen Age list. Brought up in Vancouver, Laura ...
Title:The Trouble with CupidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:February 11, 2008Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554550599

ISBN - 13:9781554550593

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"Middle grade girls will enjoy this "feel-good" story for its humor, and they will relate to Erin in her struggle to make the right choices. . . Langston creates a likeable character. Readers will be pleased with Erin's outcome." -- "VOYA" ""The Trouble With Cupid" will appeal to preteens and young teens who love dogs, and girls will appreciate that Erin not only takes a stand for animals but also turns down the offer of her previous dreamy crush Zach when she finds out he drinks alcohol and isn't as dreamy as she thought. . . Readers may find Cupid "a teeny weeny bit beautiful, in an ugly sort of way," just like Erin does, and look forward to any future adventures Langston has planned for them. Recommended" -- "CM Magazine" "Laura Langston has skillfully woven some very interesting themes into this novel." -- "Resource Links"