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Yuck, a Love Story
Every great romance begins with Yuck, a Love Story. Austin_s life is perfect until Amy moves in next door. He doesn_t understand why a girl has to live beside him, or why girls have to live anywhere for that matter. Despite having no use for Amy, Austin seems to be strangely affected by every comment she makes and everything about her - right down to the bows on her shoes. ...more
Paperback, 26 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
(first published 2000)
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Boys and girls alike think love is just gross at an early age. But somehow even though its yucky, love just happens. I liked this beacuse of the simpleness of it. I was able to connect to this book because I enjoy love in the simplest ways. Like my students in my placement that who tell me they like my earrings, my children drawing me a picture or my husband getting a milkshake on his way home. For Austin Grouper, he showed his love for Amy by going through high and lows to bring her the moon, l ...more
Meh, it was ok. Nothing to write home about. My nephew spent a lot of time trying to figure out how in the world you could lasso the moon with a rope, and my niece spent a lot of time being offended that Austin was rude toward Amy. I don't know, do little boys still act this way toward little girls that they like? My niece has a lot of friends who are boys, and they don't seem to be offensive when expressing themselves to her, which is great!
Author and journalist Don Gillmor was born in Fort Frances, Ontario in 1959 and presently lives in Toronto, Ontario. Don possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Calgary. He has worked for publisher John Wiley & Sons, and has written for a number of magazines including Rolling Stone, GQ, Premiere, and Saturday Night.; where he was made a contributing edi ...moreMore about Don Gillmor...