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At First Sight (Love Stories For Young Adults #32)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  206 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Allie Parker is dreading Christmas vacation in Thornhill. She'd rather stay at her boarding school than go home, where she'll have to watch her flaky twin sisters and their superficial friends earn their Ph.D.'s in flirting. So when Allie meets cute Ben Harrington on the way there, things begin to look up.

But Allie's hopes for a winter romance vanish when she discovers tha

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Mass Market Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 13th 1998 by Bantam Books for Young Readers
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Hurricanekerrie
If you're ever going to read just ONE teen romance in your lifetime, read this book! I've read this book over and over and over for about 10 years now and it doesn't matter whether you're a teenager or a teen at heart, you're going to fall in love with the characters in this story! I love Allie, Timmy and Ben! For a short book, I felt like the characters were fully fleshed out. There are no throwaway chapters, every single one counts in building the characters, conflicts and plot so you can get ...more
Katie
Oh my gosh! This was my favorite book when I was in junior high!! I admit... I still read it like once a year for old times sake :)
Chachic
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I love rereading this book during the holidays because it's a fun read and it's set at Christmastime. Allie has spent most of her school years at Fields School, a boarding school exclusively for girls in Maryland. Her parents travel all over the world for her dad's job so the kids were sent to boarding school for some stability. Once Allie's parents decided to settle in one place for good, her twin sisters, blond and beautiful Sandra and Julia opt to leave Fields to study
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Odette
I could not love this book more. I read it once every year for over 5 years now. I love it so much. I really recommend it.
★Meghan★
This is one of my favorite books of all time! I think I have read this book at least 4 times.

Allie is a girl who has gone to boarding school her whole life. She is a girl that plays all the sports and is a typical tomboy type. She has two gorgeous twin sisters that know all the ploys to get all the guys. On her way back to her parents for the Christmas holidays she bumps into a hot guy who just so happens to be going to see his father in the same town that her parents recently moved too.

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Myra Khan
I had way too much trouble while reading this book. First of all, I stopped several times in between and forgot about it because I was completely immersed in fanfiction. (I love fanfiction. :D) As a result, I had to pick it up again and try to remember where I was and exactly what was going on. The other thing is that the characters seem sort of two-dimensional, the plot is underdeveloped, and the writing is very very simple. I think once you've read one of the "Love Stories" books, you've read ...more
Vanessa Torres
“At First Sight” is about a girl name Allie Parker who is looking to find herself. Allie wishes she can be as gorgeous as her twin sisters. Until, she meets a guy name Ben. Ben doesn’t know who her sisters are but once he finds out, nothing changes. I recommend this book to people who like to read romance. I really enjoyed this book.
Mai Lien Nguyen
Giáng sinh hoặc Giao thừa năm nào cũng nằm đọc lại cuốn này.
Truyện rất thích hợp với các em tuổi "teen", thế mà lần nào đọc lại dù đã không còn teen mà mình vẫn thích :D
Trong bộ Love stories gồm 6 cuốn đã xuất bản mới đọc được 5 cuốn thì cuốn này vẫn là thích nhất :D

Devon
This is a great book. Most people would classify this as a romance, but i don't agree. It's the classic teen story, the one where two people are insanely in love with the other, but neither thinks the other loves them back. Kind of pathetic, i think. But it was an overall good book.
Amanda
I love this book! I can't tell you how many times I've read it. It's short and sweet. It's a classic love story. I love all of the books in this series! Read it!
Tam
Dec 01, 2009 Tam rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I read this book when I was maybe 12. LOVED IT! I actually own it - the only book of it's kind that I owned for a long time ... and I would hide it so my brothers wouldn't find it. If that is not the DEFINITION of a guilty pleasure, I don't know what is.
Dallas Sullivan
May 25, 2012 Dallas Sullivan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 12-15 year old
I just loved this book when I was young. It is a great romance, well written, awesome characters. Cheesy in such a good way!
Lauren
I always liked this one because the lead was a runner. Great teen read.
Lana
Jul 18, 2013 Lana rated it 5 of 5 stars
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One of the best teen romance ever. You guys have to read. You won't regret it.
Hiba Khan
My personal favorite... i dont know why... its so amazingly sweet
Leigh Anne
Really good book! I love to read it at least once a year!
Shawna
I really liked this book you should read it.
Bookfetish
I LOVED IT!!!
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