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Descobri que te Amo

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  532 ratings  ·  190 reviews
Toda a gente tem segredos…
Ed é Sergio,ou é o contrário?Scout adora romances sentimentais…e Ed.Quark parece nunca se aperceber das pessoas à sua volta,até finalmente se apaixonar por…Scout.E o que esconde Elle,a rapariga dos sonhos de Ed?
Uma história doce sobre a vida e o amor.
Quatro vidas que se cruzam,quatro histórias de amor que nos levam a uma pergunta fundamental:será
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 2011 by Marcador (first published June 24th 2008)
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The story of the four lovers from A Midsummer Night's Dream is retold here in a modern setting . . . early 21st century Utah, to be exact. Ed, Quark, Scout and Ellie are friends, acquaintances and strangers brought together during a week of hot summer nights, mostly at a movie rental store where Scout and Ed work. Ed, or Sergio as his nametag reads, is in love with Ellie, who thinks he's a suave Brazilian immigrant. Ellie is in Salt Lake to get away from a bad situation back home, and mostly wan ...more
"'And how does Sergio react to the news that he must return to the family plantation in Brazil?' I ask.
'He stays calm. Sergio is always cool, even in the face of disappointment. Or danger,' says Scout.
'In fact, Sergio laughs in the face of danger,' I point out. 'Ha! Ha! Ha!'
'He laughs, it's true. But he does not sweat. Sergio never sweats,' she says.
'And even if he did, it would be a completely good kind of sweat,' I say.
'A very manly sweat,' says Scout.
Then Scout and I look at each other and la
Fun story. Very enjoyable. It made me want to move back to down-town Salt Lake City. Ann is such a fun writer and a great teacher.
Sofia Teixeira
"Descobri Que Te Amo" foi uma surpresa deliciosa! Quando peguei no livro não sabia bem o que esperar dele, mas depressa se tornou a minha companhia preferida de viagem nos transportes públicos.

Divertidíssimo do início ao fim, é um livro que nos apresenta quatro jovens/adolescentes, bastante diferentes uns dos outros, mas que rapidamente encontramos uma coisa que todos têm em comum: estão apaixonados!

Como personagem principal temos Ed McIff que, tal como diz na sinopse, no seu trabalho usa um cra
Here's my initial review, in haiku form:

You're very wholesome
And also: Mormon. I still
Enjoyed reading, though.


(One day later)

If you read yesterday’s haiku, you probably noticed my first mention of this book mentioned it being a Mormon book. What I didn’t explain, though, was that it wasn’t all that noticeably so - it’s just set in Salt Lake City, and a couple characters mention Mormon mission trips and the small world of “Mormondom”. Otherwise, it seemed like any other light-hearted teen no
This book is cute! Made me laugh and for anyone looking is a great quick read! Not something that I would say you HAVE to read because there isn't much intellectual meaning to it in my opinion. I am sure that will change when I read "Midsummer's Night Dream" or something like that, I am sorry Shakespeare fans, I don't know the exact title! Anyway this was based on it other than the twist with teenage life and after I read that I think that the details in the book that once struck me as crude or ...more
Shiralea Woodhouse
this was recommended by another Utah author (Jessica Day George) on her blog - it is way cute. A one day read - if you ignore your kids a while! It made me laugh out loud quite a bit; and I liked the switching character points of view. For my Utah friends, it is set around SLC and has some Utah culture humor mixed in.
This delightful little book, written by a woman I know and admire, Ann Cannon, was probably the biggest surprise I've had this year. I didn't know what to expect from the cover, but I didn't expect a laugh-out-loud story of new love and strange coincidences.

The summer Ed works a boring job at Reel Life Movies, he meets a mysterious and beautiful girl visiting from out of town and decides to adopt the name on his hand-me-down name tag: Sergio. Romantic hijinks ensue, with wonderful changes in the
This funny novel will delight many readers looking for a light tale of romantic confusion. The teen characters are amusing and original, too.
Cute, but nothing to write home about.
Sep 23, 2011 Dlora rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rebekah
A cute teen romance with all the angst of teens' self-image and insecurity issues. Told from everyones'viewpoints, the story trips quickly along and makes you giggle. Ed, a budding movie director, works at a video rental store and has to wear the name tag "Sergio" while he waits for his boss to get his tag made. However, that works to his advantage when a dreamboat girl comes into the store and thinks it is so cool that he is from Brazil. Pretending to be "Sergio," Ed feels less gawky and inadeq ...more
This young adult book is a a lot of fun, partly because it reminds me so much of some of the columns written for the DESERET NEWS by its author, Ann Edwards Cannon, and partly because I recognized the story as a take-off on the crazy romantic quadrangle of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

The story is a lead-up to a midsummer night's party being held by the owner of Reel Life video rental store and employer of two of the main characters. It's told from the points of view of those two cha
Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Jan 04, 2011 Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all my friends
Recommended to Josephine by: HarperTeen
When I first started reading this book, I'll admit I wasn't enamored by it. Over zealous pop-culture references which were surprisingly not lost to me, weighed me down at first, but once I got through more of this story that changed. It was only one character whose story was riddled with these, and even if he was the main character, it was well done. I feel the story should have gone on for much longer once it started rolling - I read the most of this book in a period of 24 hours - and I found t ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Ed McIff works at Reel Life Movies where he has to dress in frilly shirts and wear a name tag that doesn't even say his own name, but that of Sergio.

Often, to pass the time, Ed and his best friend, Scout, like to imagine who the mysterious "Sergio" really is. One day, when a beautiful girl comes in named Ellie, Ed pretends to not be his loser-self, but the super-cool and suave Brazilian Sergio.

While pursuing Ellie, Ed finds that he actually has feelings fo
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Loser’s Guide

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In A. E. Cannon’s novel, “The Loser’s Guide to Life and Love” we are introduced to Ed. It’s summertime and for Ed that means working at the local movie rental store alongside his best gal pal, Scout, and hanging out with his long time buddy, Quark in his spare time.

Of course, if you take these ingredients and add just a pinch of drama, in the form of a new girl who Ed describes as “the closes
This book was just a random pick from my local library, something to keep me occupied while staying at my Nonna's house -you can only lounge in the sun for so long without looking for something to do- it surprised me. In the space of two -sun lounging days- I finished it, due to one man. Ed- I loved him. Who wouldn't? While I did get a bit frustrated at his stupidity and blindness to Scout, he was adorable. Sometimes when an author writes about geeky guys they come off as cheesy and naive. I con ...more
By and large, I was disappointed with this book. I'm sure that it likely failed for me because of higher-than-appropriate expectations. The mechanics of the writing weren't bad, but I feel the novel as a whole lacked spark.

For starters, this is yet another novel told in alternating character views; it doesn't work here. I'm inclined to think it ought to have been told solely from Ed's perspective as Scout's, Ellie's, and Quark's perspectives really didn't bring much to the table. I think the mul
At Ed’s summer job at a Reel Life Movies, he is required to wear a very odd-looking uniform and a name tag which indicates that his name is Sergio. But things aren’t as bad as they could be. He gets to hand out with his two best friends, Scout and Quark, and a very beautiful girl named Ellie might be interested in him. The only problems are that Ellie thinks Ed is a Brazilian guy named Sergio, Scout likes Ed, and Quark likes Scout. It’s a complicated love tangle that will test friendships and lo ...more
Encruzilhadas Literárias
Escrito num estilo descontraído e romântico, Descobri que te amo é o livro ideal para quem quer ler um romance light com alguma comédia à mistura. É um livro que se lê bem e eu dei conta da cópia que trouxe da biblioteca num único dia.
Gostaria de dizer que a história é leve e divertida e apesar de se basear numa peça de Shakespeare é bastante fácil de seguir. O resumo que li no livro dava a entender várias voltas e reviravoltas o que me assustou um pouco pois pensava que seria difícil de seguir,
ohmygosh! this book was amazing, in the fact that i related so well to it. scout by far was easiest to relate to, and Ed totally reminded me of a guy i know in osme ways. the cahracters were so fun and they all really came alive to me, which is something that doesn't usually happen. i also loved reading about the SLC setting, especially Squirrel Brothers.
also, it was hilarous! i loved cannon's wording on several things and laughed out loud at a lot of stuff. like queens waving as they run over p
Arimas Jones
Okay so this book was fantastically epically! I mean my breathe has taken away you have no freakin idea! I LOVED it!!!! So good! It was hilarious and the love square thing mess was great!! Ah I was so drawn and just completely impressed I loved it soo cute! But um the ending was super lame. :( I don't need closure I just need satisfaction an a complete job and that was not it. Bad bad bad! Otherwise it was fantastic! I just have to say. :)
If you want a cute, light, romantic, clean teen read then you might enjoy this book. Loosely based on Midsummer, it is told in 4 points of view. Two guys and two girls experience some romance misadventures. It is set in Utah and has references to LDS culture. It also follows a movie script idea, which was kind of annoying at times. I felt like the resolution to the conflict was fixed way too easily for a happy ending.
Erin Webb
Call me crazy but I thought this book was pretty fun! I know it was silly of me to read it in the first place but I saw it on the Teen Romance Recommended reading shelf and the title just caught my eye. So I picked it up on a whim and I'm glad I did -- it was really cute and fun. It's written by a woman who lives in SLC, UT, so it was fun to hear her talk about Salt Lake streets, mormon missionaries, and life in Utah in general. It's about four teenagers, two boys, two girls; and how they discov ...more
What a fun, original story. This is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Nights Dream. It follows the story of our four main characters: Ed (Sergio), Scout, Quark and Ellie as they fall in and out of love and test their friendships along the way. It was enjoyable reading from each perspective and just how they actually view on another. It moves along at an entertaining pace and keeps you wanting more. I was entertaining seeing the different relationships evolve and I was wondering and hop ...more
pg-rated humor...I giggled aloud but wondered if kids will get all the ever-so-slightly-dated pop culture references. A quick, fun read about mistaken identities, misplaced romantic attraction, and growing up. Probably based upon A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is referenced throughout the book and which I admit I haven't read.
I am a sucker for a contemporary remake of Shakespeare and this one didn't disappoint. The characters ring true, especially Ed and the way he thinks (admittedly) in cliches. I love the way Cannon portrayed Salt Lake City and anyone who has been to Liberty Park on a summer evening knows it's potential for magic.

Some people have classified this as a "Mormon" book, but I didn't feel that way. Some of the characters are Mormon and there are LDS references, but there is nothing religious about it. I
I was lucky enough to win this book at a Barnes and Noble author event that I recently went to, where I met AE Cannon and had the book signed. I didn't realize until I got home and read up on her a little bit more online that I OWN one of her other books, Charlotte's Rose. And really enjoyed that, so it made me even more excited to read this one!

This was borderline 3 or 4, so I went with 4.

It is a really cute book and a really quick read. It is told from 4 perspectives each voice being wholly un
Finally, a YA novel that has young love, without the sex, friendship with loyalty and intelligent teen agers who are not perfect but are funny and interesting. I loved this novel. Ed, A.K.A. Sergio, is so real he could have been one of my own teen age boys. Working in a video store for the summer, with his best friend Scout, keeps him busy and up on the latest movies. When the beautiful Ellie walks into the store, Ed is smitten and quickly makes up a whole new life for himself as Sergio (the nam ...more
Kathryn  Cooper
Don't you love the title? LOL that's what really caught my attention. I actually haven't read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, but I did see the play and know the basics. I agree with the summary that it's a fun twist on the play.

The book is told from 4 character's perspectives. Mostly told from Ed, the main character. The other 3 are Scout (a 'one of the guys' type girl, Ed's best friend, and star soccer player), Quart (genius neighbor, also Ed's friend), and Ellie (sweet, beautiful, ne
I'm a little torn on this one. Essentially, this is a short, sweet romance, resembling Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. We see the numerous love entanglements from the perspective of Ed (self-proclaimed Loser masquerading as Sergio- a super suave Brazilian transplant); Scout (Ed's best friend and co-worker, secretly harboring a crush for Ed, but loathsome of Sergio); Ellie (the new girl in town, who falls for Sergio); and Quark (Ed's neighbor and a humble braniac who closely resembles Br ...more
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My name is Ann Edwards ("A. E.") Cannon, and I write books for young readers, as well as a weekly column for the Deseret News. I also teach creative writing and work as a bookseller at the famous King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. My husband, Ken, and I have five (count 'em) sons, two daughters-in-law, no grandchildren (not yet, anyway) two parakeets, one parrot, two cats, and two dogs. On ...more
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