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3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  973 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
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 doesn't even have a boyfriend. Two relatio
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2010)
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Princess Bookie
May 31, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: If I had to describe this book in one word, I would use the word, "awesome!" If I had to describe this book in one sentence, I would say "Every girl who has ever liked a boy should read this book."

We meet Kayla who is pretty much average. She has her group of friends, doesn't get out there and date but is every one's friends. She understands every one's problems and has enough of her own. She's had a few boyfriends but neither one was an ego boost. She started a site called The Orac
Jennifer Wardrip
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THE ORACLE OF DATING was a fun and flirty start to what I'm sure will be a great new series. The main character, Kayla, was extremely likable and I loved being able to read about her different experiences. She always kept a level head and never let anyone get the best of her.

In addition to Kayla, she had a great group of friends who always supported her. They were a diverse group who went together perfectly. Each of them was unique and realistic, and
Libro Joven
Jun 30, 2010 Libro Joven rated it it was ok
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
Feb 13, 2010 Crystal rated it really liked it
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
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
Dec 15, 2010 Kelsey rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
The Oracle of Dating was a fun and flirty start to what I'm sure will be a great new series. The main character, Kayla, was extremely likable and I loved being able to read about her different experiences. She always kept a level head and never let anyone get the best of her.

In addition to Kayla, she had a great group of friends that always supported her. They were a diverse group who went together perfectly. Each of them was unique and realistic and Allison did a great job of getting into the h
Christina (Reading Extensively)
I found The Oracle of Dating to be a delightful and lighthearted look at relationships. Kayla is a funny and engaging character who is in some ways wise beyond her years. She offers usually sage advice to her older sister and her Oracle customers even though she has only been in two brief relationships herself. She does have a useful reference shelf of relationship self-help books of the Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus variety to augment her own wisdom. However she is in other ways just ...more
Apr 03, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
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
Stephanie Tang
Jun 24, 2010 Stephanie Tang rated it really liked it
Okay, so this book really interested me from the minute I heard about it. I was in love with the idea of this book! I wasn't sure how it would go, though I thought Allison van Diepen's other book, Raven, was amazing, because these two are completely different. Luckily, though, I enjoyed this one just as much as Raven!

I liked Kayla from the first page. Her voice was so animated and lively that she really came alive for me. I could so easily identify with her character and put myself in her shoes
Reading Teen
Apr 17, 2010 Reading Teen rated it it was ok
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.

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
May 29, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
The Oracle of Dating is such an easy, quick read. Finished it the same day on only 4 hours sleep which really attests to it's likeability. Kayla's voice is real without trying too hard, it was like she was narrating the story to me directly. I even felt the pain of when she says Jared looks like he shaved over a zit - urgh! Kayla feels like someone I would want to know in real life. She's kind and compassionate but still knows when to be brutally honest. She even recognises the mistakes she make ...more
Alex Bennett
Dec 11, 2010 Alex Bennett rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
Judging by the cover and synopsis, I thought this book would be geared towards the younger demographic of readers. While it is very light and fun, it is still for teenagers, and there are some mature things that happen and are discussed in this book. But who really cares?

Kayla was a unique, intelligent character who had her head on straight. She is caught between her social life and trying to keep her mind professional, so she can give her readers good advice. I could totally relate to the fact
Jun 28, 2010 xtina rated it really liked it
"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
Angela  M
Dec 17, 2014 Angela M rated it really liked it
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
Zee Monodee
Aug 06, 2012 Zee Monodee rated it really liked it
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
Jul 23, 2010 Jody rated it liked it
Shelves: digital
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
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VÖ: Mai 2010, Harlequin Teen

Eigentlich wusste ich ja, was mich in diesem Buch erwartet. Das Cover schreit förmlich Teenie-Bla-Geschichte, aber irgendwie fand ich das Cover auch unheimlich süß und dachte, so für zwischendurch halte ich das schon mal aus. Das Buch hat in mein Zwischendurch zwar gut reingepasst, aber viel Spaß hat es nicht gemacht.

Typische Teeniethemen: wert mit wem warum. Außerdem geht e
Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Dec 13, 2010 Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads rated it it was amazing
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
Aik Chien 인첸
Sep 01, 2010 Aik Chien 인첸 rated it really liked it
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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Nov 15, 2010 Rachael rated it liked it
Kayla considers herself somewhat of an expert on relationships. So what if she’s only been in two, if you could even call them that. She’s learned from her mistakes and the mistakes of others around her, and now she can tell you whether a guy likes you or not, how to get his attention, and much more—for a small fee of five dollars, of course. Though only a couple of people know, Kayla is the Oracle of Dating, somewhat of an online dating advice sensation. But when some of the Oracle’s advice bac ...more
Mar 29, 2011 qingling rated it really liked it
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
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I love these sweet teen romances. Whenever I'm feeling blue they are here to bring my spirit up.
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
Soma Rostam "IOB"
Sep 12, 2012 Soma Rostam "IOB" rated it really liked it
Even if I am not a very good fan of contemporary; sometimes, you just need to get away from the books that discuss serious subjects and enjoy a light, fun read. I LOVED the aspect of this book, and I was surprised to hear that this is a series!
Michaela, "Kayla" for short, has a job at at a store, a bunch of loyal friends, and a loving sister and mother. Well, aside from that, she is The Oracle of Dating, the author of a website that gives the best tips on teenage relationships, dating, and lov
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
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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Paperback 193 pages
Penerjemah: Susan Pasca Lina
Published 2010 by Penerbit Erlangga
Rating 3,5/5

Butuh nasihat tentang cinta? Kunjungi saja situs 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
Ma chronique :

Les secrets d’une blogueuse amoureuse est une série d’Allison Van Diepen, publiée chez les Editions Harlequin dans la collection Darkiss. S’il n’est plus en vente en format relié, vous pouvez toujours vous procurer ce premier tome en e-book, pour 8,49.

Cette série est clairement destinée à un public adolescent, ce qui ne m’a pas empêché de passer un agréable moment lecture, bien que je n’envisage pas de lire la suite. Ce livre est un livre dé
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