272 pages, 8.54 × 5.78 × 1.1 in
May 15, 2008
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670010820
ISBN - 13: 9780670010820
Read from the Book
There are five rules for falling in love. I figured them out from watching my sisters and a lot of daytime television. There’s wisdom in soap operas, especially the ones that have been around longer than most of us have been alive. I’ve paid attention, taken notes, and pooled all this accumulated knowledge into what I like to call my One True Love Plan. Don’t laugh. Believe me, if you’d watched two older, boy-crazy sisters totally bungle their love lives, you’d have a plan, too. If your mom divorced your dad then married him again, then left him again, and then married your sister’s guitar instructor, you’d be extra careful about commitments. If your eighteen-year-old sister, only three years older than you, was pregnant with your oldest sister’s ex-boyfriend’s baby, you’d be saving it for Mr. Right. And you’d know that Mr. Right had not already dated one of your sisters. That’s why Rule #1 is Find Someone New. But at Union High, it is impossible to Find Someone New. We have all been together since our moms gave birth to us at the Cottonwood Medical Center. Because back then, there was only one hospital in Cottonwood, Arizona, like there was only one elementary school, one middle school, one movie theater . . . you get the picture. By ninth grade, everyone had already dated everyone else— or if they hadn’t, there was a real good reason. Like Carolyn Schmitz’s weird, drooly laugh or Lucas Fielding’s lazy eye. Or like me, who was Not Into Boys after seeing exactly what giving b
From the Publisher
Finding love is simple with the One True Love Plan.
?If only life were as easy as your sisters.? Abby?s heard that one before. And it?s true ?Shelby and Kait aren?t exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone New. This means finding a guy who hasn?t already dated Shelby or Kait. But when Abby starts falling for the possible father of Kait?s baby, she has to figure out if some rules are meant to be broken.
This debut novel, a modern comedy of errors, is as lighthearted and irreverant as its title.
About the Author
Marjetta Geerling is an elementary school teacher. This is her first novel. She lives in Miami Beach, Florida.