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For five bucks, the Oracle of Dating will tell you:

* How to flirt

* If that cute guy you're crushing on likes you, too

* Whether your new romance will last through lunch period

* And much more

What she won't tell you? Who she is.

No one at Kayla's school knows she's the famous Oracle of Dating— the anonymous queen of dating advice. She
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2010)
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Klo
No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating—the anonymous queen of dating advice, given through her own Web site. Kayla doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make her focus on everyone else’s love life. But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating--and she knows ...more
Aik Chien 인첸
The Oracle of Dating is an adorable young adult novel! It has a set of great characters, an interesting storyline, and some really cool dating advices! It's better than I'd expected!

Kayla is an ordinary girl who has had two disastrous relationships before. She cleverly uses her knowledge about love relationships to create a website specialized to help teens in their love life. She is the oh-so-famous Oracle of Dating, and no one even knows it. She has a serious crush on fellow art class classmat
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Zemira Warner
I love these sweet teen romances. Whenever I'm feeling blue they are here to bring my spirit up.
Jody
Kayla has a secret. She loves her friends dearly, but she’s pretty sure that if they knew she was the Oracle of Dating, they wouldn’t understand. Especially since Kayla hasn’t exactly had an active dating life herself. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t full of good advice! Despite her lack of experience, Kayla is thoughtful, listens to people and knows how to read body language, making her an expert in what people are really thinking but not saying. But when she gives some bad advice to a friend, ...more
Jennifer
The Oracle of Dating was very cute. It's informative with lots of crucial teen dating advice mixed with a romantic story-line. It's very fresh in its references to Facebook, blogging and Paypal, among other things.

I am not the target audience for The Oracle of Dating. I'm too old, which was obvious when I saw ROTFLOL and it jolted me right out of the story. Of course, this is a young adult book specifically for teens who wouldn't bat an eyelash at chat-like acronyms and other things I am not hip
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Libro Joven
After reading Raven, I was expecting so much more from Allison van Diepen, and I found this book deeply disappointing.

Kayla is 15 going on 16, she is nice, she has a lot of friends, she gives advice on a website called The Oracle of Dating, and swore never to date until college. Enter Jared, the tall, dark and brooding cliché of the week, and there you have the plot.

When you read a romantic comedy there's only so much originality you expect: you are supposed to read them because they are lighthe
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xtina
"I know lovesickness. I know how painful it can be. Even if your loved one is not a vampire, even if he's that boy in class--if you can't have him, it hurts. It aches."

Sage words from the Oracle of Dating! I devoured this book in a couple hours (thanks to Alice at A Severe Book Addiction for recommending it!). I wish I'd had a copy when I was actually in high school...although even now, at the worldly old age of 24, I found myself really soaking up a lot of the Oracle's wisdom, committing some o
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Reading Teen (Andye)
Sixteen-year-old Kayla is just your average, ordinary teenager by day, but at night, she becomes a dating superhero. Kayla’s super hero name? The Oracle of Dating. And like most superheroes, Kayla’s identity is a secret. Ok, she’s not actually a superhero, but Kayla did start a secret Web site to help those needing advice on love and relationships. She has an extraordinary ability to tell the dating-challenged exactly what they need to hear, even if it’s not what they want to hear.

Unfortunately
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Zee Monodee
Delightful little novel! I actually read this in one single sitting; couldn't bear to be torn from the storyline.

It's been a while since I've left high school so I didn't think I would relate so well with teen 'drama' and high school life, but the way Ms. van Diepen writes the conflict and how she sketches her characters makes you believe you never really grew up and were still a teen - how she makes the story relatable to any reader, not just teens, is a remarkable feat. You'll cheer and high-f
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Lila Cyclist

Paperback 193 pages
Penerjemah: Susan Pasca Lina
Published 2010 by Penerbit Erlangga
Rating 3,5/5

Butuh nasihat tentang cinta? Kunjungi saja situs peramalcinta.com atau telpon di hotlinenya untuk mendapatkan nasihat cinta pribadi. Tapi bagaimana jika si peramal ini memberikan nasihat yang membuatmu membangkang orangtuamu?

Michaela Cruickshank atau sering dipanggil Kayla, 16 tahun, adalah remaja biasa yang mempunyai kehidupan sosial seperti umumnya remaja, bekerja paruh waktu sebagai kasir di sebuah m
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Natalie Walton
This story got three and A HALF stars. It was definitely better then I was expecting (I've looked over it more then a couple times) and really surprised me in a few ways.

LIKES
1. Kayla was actually really funny and kind of relate-able
2. HER SISTER (absolutely loved her)
3. Her friends
4. The romance tips! Fabulous!

DISLIKES
1. Her love interest, Jared. He was actually kinda creepy and a little pervy in a way that made me uncomfortable.
2. The tough Indian family. I realize it's a normal thing and star
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destinugrainy
Pernah melihat iklan yang menawarkan jasa untuk meramalkan hubungan cintamu? Entah itu iklan cetak ataupun iklan di televisi. Banyak orang yang nyinyir, tapi ada juga yang percaya. Lebih banyak lagi yang denial tapi diam-diam selalu membuka bagian horoskop atau astrologi sewaktu membuka majalah, koran atau tabloid. Si peramal cinta ini sepertinya tahu semua hal tentang cinta. Tapi bagaimana dengan kehidupan cintanya sendiri?

Kayla adalah seorang peramal cinta. Tapi tidak ada yang tahu (kecuali ka
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Katie
OMG! The Oracle Of Dating is one of the cutest books ever. I devoured it in one sitting. It was so fun!

Kayla is the Oracle of Dating but nobody knows this except her sister. She knows nobody would take the advice of a 15-year-old girl with only two exes seriously. But she really does know what she is doing. Some of her blog posts and IMs are included in the book and she is good at giving advice. She was a super smart girl. And she had great friends. Viv, Ryan, Amy, and Sharese were hilarious. Am
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Crystal
An adorable read. It took me back to the best moments of high school, made me feel the romance and just took me out of life for awhile.

Kayla is a typical teenage girl, in fact her and her group reminds me more of my crowd in high school - the ones in the middle, neither popular or unpopular, friends with everyone. So that made this a winner in the first place. It made it really easy to relate with her and her friends. I think all girls will find it easy no matter what their popularity is. There
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Gaby
I loved this book. I thought is was middle grade because of the cover, but its actually young-adult.

I read it very quickly. Kayla is a great girl, very real and sweet to listen. She could be my best friend. She is funny, honest, girly, intelligent and cool, and behaves exactly as I did when I was her age.

Kayla's blog is excellent. She loves to blog, its practically her life. And her advices are very useful, for all ages, and everyone can learn from them.

Jared is the cute boy. He is cool, mysteri
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Jacqueline
Prior to reading it I figured that The Oracle of Dating would be a light, fluffy story aimed at younger teens and up and, for the most part, that's what I got.

Kayla dispenses dating advice to the masses through her blog and for more personalized information to customers. After helping her sister deal with her relationship issues for years, she decided to make her skills more public and profitable. I liked the idea of the protagonist being an entrepreneurial teen. Kayla is an intelligent, charmin
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Maria
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Lauren
It's no secret that I adore Harlequin Teen books, so as you can imagine I was ecstatic when I got the chance to read this. Thankfully enough, The Oracle of Dating was, without a doubt, the cutest book I've read so far this year, and a fantastic start to a new series!

You know those type of characters that you would love to have as friend in real life because they’re chic, smart, and fun? Well Kayla along with all her funny friends were that type. I loved how real they were and how the problems t
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Kate McMurry
A hilarious young-adult, chick-lit novel with an adorable, matchmaking heroine

No one at school, not even her best friend, knows that Kayla, who is almost sixteen, is the Oracle of Dating. Kayla runs a website filled with dating tips, and for the reasonable fee of five bucks paid to her Paypal account, she gives private advice online. Kayla has been helping young women with their love lives for almost five years, but only recently for a fee. She began her career when she was only twelve, offering
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Jenny
The Oracle of Dating is one of the sweetest, cutest and most fun books I have read so far this summer. I adore this book and literally smiled my way through the entire book.

The main character Kayla is sweet, smart, rational and very compassionate. She has a great group of friends and is someone I would love to be friends with. She also runs a website called The Oracle of Dating where she blogs and gives dating advice to those who needs it. The only problem is (except for her older sister) no one
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Midnight Bloom
I’ve read all of Allison van Diepen's novels, with the exception of Street Pharm, and so far I’ve enjoyed all of them… with The Oracle of Dating being no exception! Her novels are usually more serious and hard-hitting such as Snitch, which deals with gangs in high schools, but it was great to see Diepen stretch her writing skills and write something so completely different!

Kayla has always been good at giving relationship advice, always offering tips to her older sister and her friends. It's wha
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Andrea Love
Very fun read. For a Young Adult book, it’s not too mushy or wrapped up in hormones and angst. The story is well written and the main characters are endearing. The pace is great, not too fast that there are gaps, and not too slow that the reader feels like a plow horse. The interconnectedness of technology with today’s youth is portrayed well, as are the (mostly) harmless antics of teens dating in secret or using fake id’s.

Kayla is very mature for her age and has sworn off dating (after two fail
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Teengirlreads
Kayla at first glance seems like your average unremarkable high school student, but really that’s the furthest thing from the truth. She is also The Oracle of Dating a self proclaimed romance guru with her own website and advice service for the people of NY, her friends included.

The especially cool part, or most difficult depending on the situation is that she does her job anonymously. Nobody knows who the Oracle is except for her sister who is a computer programmer and helped her put the site
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Sarai
I liked this book. It's not classic literature, but it made me smile and at the end of the book, I just felt good. The romance had substance - you could see why the characters were attracted to one another. There was some humor, but it was not striving to be a comedy. The characters were developed and interesting and likable. The writing was even. There were no werewolves or boys visiting girls via the bedroom window. Just a nice, steady, solid read.

Product description:
For five bucks, the Oracle
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Katy
I read too many of these types of books, so I wasn't surprised that it was pretty much like all the other books of its kind. I liked it, but it wasn't mind blowing or anything. I would have liked to know why Kayla decided to start the Oracle though and why she kind of shied away from boys (yes, she had a few failed relationships but they weren't at all traumatic or bad).

Although, I did feel there were some things in this one that was just a bit weird. First, it's a bit of a mix between cute and
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Speakercoret
What if...

... kata-kata itu muncul di benak Kayla, di pikiran Viv, Sharese..
jika saja kayla jujur pada jared, jika saja Sharese berani bergerak duluan, jika saja Viv ga buru-buru... jika saja begini, jika saja begitu... apa yang terjadi bila demikian?
ya ceritanya cepet abis la Te, mungkin cuma 20 halaman abis itu End #toyor

Berawal dari selera buruk kakaknya yang selalu terlibat dengan pria yang salah, Kayla, siswa tahun kedua SMA Midwood punya rahasia, dia punya situs "Peramal Cinta"

Orang ga per
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Oky Septya
Review lengkap nan panjang di http://sinopsisuntukmu.blogspot.com/2...

Pertama kali saya agak ragu akan menyukai buku ini secara sudah lama banget nggak baca novel teenlit dan memang lagi nggak mood baca teenlit. Tapi mengingat kesibukan UAS saya memilih buku ini karena termasuk camilan ringan. Saya nggak berharap banyak tapi ternyata saya sanga menikmati Si Peramal Cinta. Ceritanya jauh lebih bagus dari yang saya duga.

Beberapa tips & trick serta dating rules ini di tulis dengan serius dan ba
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Kristi
My initial thoughts on this novel were fast, fun and super cute! And I think that describes this novel perfectly.

I had no problem devouring this novel in it's entirety. I sat down on the couch and the next thing I new I was flipping the last few pages... (I might have even started and finished the next novel right away!) The Oracle of Dating is a very easy novel to read, with a lovable protagonist and a charming plot-line, even if it was a little predictable.

I loved the supporting cast of charac
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Angela  M
This was a really cute, light, and funny YA read. It had great information on teen dating all wrapped up in a cute romance. I connected with the main character quickly, but it took me a little longer to connect to the secondary characters.



The main character, Kayla, runs a website called "The Oracle of Dating". She has a close relationship with her older sister, and often gives her advice. Her sister seems to have a bad habit of picking the wrong kind of men. After the advice starts working so w
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qingling
I chose to read this book because this book seemed very interesting where a girl had opened her own business as a dating adviser due to her own personal interest. She would give out dating advices when people asked for it for a cost of five dollars and she also post blogs on popular topics (that people might need to know about if they wanted to continue dating successfully). This book was about how the dating expert, Kayla, used her own dating advices to get herself a boyfriend and of how her ow ...more
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Allison van Diepen is the author of seven teen novels: Takedown, Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, The Oracle of Dating, The Oracle Rebounds, and The Vampire Stalker. Her novels have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and New York City Public Library Books for the Teen Age.

Her new book, ON THE EDGE, is coming in November 2014 from Harper Teen.
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