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Head Over Heels (SparkNotes Smart Novels)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  104 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Smart Novelsare compelling, full-length novels with edgy and mature themes that will appeal to teens. Each book showcases more than 1,000 vocabulary words frequently included on the SAT. Brief definitions appear on the same page so that readers can quickly access and digest the meanings as they read along. ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 22nd 2004 by SparkNotes
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Tanya Diehl
Believe it or not, I really enjoyed this book. It is the story of Francesca who is dating the popular boy in school, but maybe isn't really into him. Her best friend likes the new boy and forces Francesca to interact with him. Francesca and Luke (the new boy) end up falling for each other, but neither one can really admit it for various reasons.It was not really a super fabulously written book, but it was engrossing enough that you kind of forgive it. It is an obvious cheesy romance, but sometim ...more
Julie S.
Dec 30, 2010 Julie S. rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2010
This is a novel put out by Sparknotes as a painless way to prepare for the SAT vocab. It's a story of a teenage girl like other teen books, but it uses vocab that would be good to know for the SAT. I read this online, so I was able to mouse over the vocab for a short definition. That was much easier than running to the dictionary, so I appreciate the function.

Some of the vocab feels a bit forced, but that was not a big deal. The part that annoyed me was the amount of drama in the book. That girl
Sarina Wong
this is a terrific book! not only does it teach you SAT words for the future, it also has a great plot. the plot is quite grasping actually. for some reason i couldnt get myself to stop reading! it was probably because it was like a chick flick but in a book. i felt like i was there and feeling what the characters in the book felt. it was kind of weird but exhilirating at the same time. i recommend this book to girls and guys but mostly girls because the main character in the story is agirl and ...more
Sep 07, 2016 Christina rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Christina by: Mom
In order to appease my mom, I read Head Over Heels, an SAT vocabulary novel that is supposed to be “the painless way to learn SAT vocabulary.”

Head Over Heels is probably my favorite SAT vocabulary book because of the plot. It’s a pretty good teen romance book that other teen girls can relate to. After awhile, it’s second nature to look down for the words. Or, you can try to guess what the word is using context clues and quiz yourself. Enjoyable read, even if you don’t get anything out of it voca
Jun 09, 2010 Jin added it
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This is a pretty good book for those who wants to study the SAT because it includes a lot of vocabulary that might be in the actaul SAT tests.This book has a story so this is a fun way to study the SAT vocab. The story has a pretty satsfying ending and it's not boring to read and study vocab at the same. In fact, you can connect the story with the vocab which makes it easier to memeorize those annoying words.
Dec 30, 2012 Ally rated it liked it
I actually liked that there were SAT words and definitions in this book. At times, the writing did seem a little silly because the characters' dialogue was ridiculous at times. People don't typically include SAT words in every one of their sentences. But I thought it was informative overall, and enjoyed reading it.
Anggi Hafiz Al Hakam
Apr 05, 2015 Anggi Hafiz Al Hakam rated it really liked it
Just like the title, i learn so much vocab from this book. The story is a must read, about a young complicated girl living the high school lifestyle. Anyway, i enjoyed it.
Mar 08, 2009 Cherilyn rated it liked it
Personally I think this book was highly predictable, but there were some aspects of the book I did really enjoy. So all in all, good book and it helped me with my vocab haha
Sep 27, 2011 Peachy rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! Very cool! :)
Love it.. :)can't quite express it:)
I absolutely agree that this is the most "painless" way to study
for the SAT vocabulary..
I want more!!!
Michelle K
Nov 26, 2010 Michelle K rated it it was amazing
This book has many twists in it. Poeple who like drama and romance will enjoy this book. The author makes you seem that you are the main character.
Jun 19, 2009 Lily rated it really liked it
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So far this book is pretty good. I love the way it has all of the SAT vocab in it. I have definitely learned some pretty interesting words so far.
Aug 14, 2010 Valerie rated it liked it
Pretty good book about the confusing relationships in High School. Brings a funny edge to most romance books.
Kelly A.
Jul 13, 2009 Kelly A. added it
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Goofy. Predictable. I liked it.
I know a couple smart-person words now.
I didn't take the SAT though!
Fairuz Hasna Karimah
Oct 17, 2011 Fairuz Hasna Karimah rated it really liked it
This is a very useful book. It also has a great story. Love it!
Jan 12, 2011 Sydney rated it did not like it
Helps me learn vocabulary for the SAT!
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Necessary for anyone who wants to study SAT vocabulary a more endurable way! Over 1,000 SAT words! AND it's not half bad.
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