Just Like The Movies by Kelly FioreJust Like The Movies by Kelly Fiore

Just Like The Movies

byKelly Fiore

Hardcover | July 22, 2014

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Pretty, popular Marijke Monti and over-achieving nerd-girl Lily Spencer have little in common--except that neither feels successful when it comes to love. Marijke can't get her boyfriend to say "I love you" and Lily can't get a boyfriend at all. When the girls end up at a late night showing of Titanic, sniffling along with the sinking ship, they realize that their love lives could--and should--be better. Which sparks an idea: Why can't life be like a movie? Why can't they create perfect romantic situations? Now they have a budding friendship and a plan--to act out grand gestures and get the guys of their dreams. It seems like fun at first, but reality turns out to be much more complicated, and they didn't take into account that finding true love usually requires finding yourself first.
Kelly Fiore is the author of Taste Test. When she's not writing, you can find her in the kitchen, trying new recipes and rocking out to Def Leppard. A former high school English teacher, Kelly lives in Maryland with her husband and son. www.kellyfiorewrites.com @kellyannfiore
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Title:Just Like The MoviesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.55 × 5.79 × 1.02 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:161963354X

ISBN - 13:9781619633544

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a cute book! Marijke is pretty, popular and a track star. Confident about everything in her life, she seems to be really insecure about her relationship with cutie Tommy. Lily is your over-achiever, straight A student who has her whole life ahead of her. She also has a crush on a boy who doesn't know she exists. Told in two point of views, two teenage girls have been duped by love and want to try to live their love life as a romantic movie. I loved this one. I thought it was a cute and fun read and was exactly what I needed. It has the notion of a being a romance, and it was, but it's also a book about friendship. About two girls who didn't realize they needed someone until they were gone. The two had different personalities and complimented one another. Marijke who is strong and confident about her own abilities, and Lily who pretty much analyzes everything that she does. Her brain always warring with her actions. The boys weren't the main focus of the story, and I was forever grateful for it. Just Like the Movies is like one of those chick flick movies you want to watch over again just because it was super cute and funny. This is in book form and I couldn't help but smile at the predictable but cheesy parts. Really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-11-21

Editorial Reviews

"These characters are just plain likable. They're complex and interesting, and earned sympathy goes a long way toward making the book such an enjoyable read . . . Big on charm, Fiore's sophomore novel is a solid entry in the genre it clearly loves." -Kirkus Reviews"A lot of fun, and Fiore (Taste Test) also works in some girl-power advice about not letting a boy become one's whole life." -Publishers Weekly"Fiore's latest novel is sweet enough to make readers want to revisit Lloyd Dobler's iconic romance in the seminal teen film, Say Anything, and plan their own grand gestures of love." -School Library Journal"This novel will appeal most to girls looking for a sweet and uncomplicated teen romance. It will find a ready audience in most school and public libraries." -VOYA"Fiore engagingly promotes female self-respect and personal growth . . . Cute boys and plentiful kisses will appeal, and teen readers, particularly of the female variety, will likely relate to the belief that with just the right orchestration and execution of an interaction, undeniable mutual love will reveal itself." -BCCB"Has enough spice to keep readers feasting all the way through. . . . contestants may lose, but readers won't." -Kirkus Reviews, on Taste Test"The perfect recipe for love!" -Fabio Viviani, Top Chef Season 5 favorite and Top Chef All Star, on Taste Test