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The universe has four forces, but the heart has one: love.

"If things didn't work out with Jake--either because he wasn't good enough for me, or I wasn't good enough for him--I'd have to give up on the idea of finding someone. Ever. Okay, maybe not ever, but at least through the end of high school, which felt like ever."

Cassie Vogler is convinced she'll spend her junior yea
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ebook, 217 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Jumping Jackalope Press
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Monica Shaughnessy
Apr 11, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I don't rate my own books!
Linda
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sixteen-year-old Cassie Vogler, who describes herself as an uber-nerd, is convinced she’ll spend junior year dateless until Jake Gunderson moves to her tiny West Texas town. Cassie is the daughter of Dr. Theodore Vogler, an esteemed astronomer that works at the McDougal Observatory in the Davis Mountains high above their town, Fort Nesbitt. Cassie has been raised to evaluate using science and logic. Jake Gunderson has been raised in an extremely strict religious cult and is being groomed for asc ...more
Lisa
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
It took a few chapters but once the book got its hooks into me, I didn't want to stop reading until I finished. The plot surrounds a teen girl who believes in science and logic and a boy who believes in faith and miracles and how their lives collide. Cassie and Jake feel pulled towards one another while their families and environments try to tear them apart. As the title implies, the book highlights the forces that can bring people together and the ones designed to rip them apart. The question f ...more
Delia
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from a LibraryThing giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

This book was amazing a fresh take on a star crossed love. Cassie and Jake come for completely different family backgrounds their parents don't want them to be together. They have a lot of things to overcome to be together and this story deals with some heavy stuff. I love the relationships between the characters. This book is well written and has a nice flow to it.
Julia
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, double WoW, triple WOW ... This book is magnificently strange, tells the love story of Two very unique persons, Cassie is a young precocious and intelligent girl, but very naive about the real world and Jake, I thought he was an alien! lol, seriously, is a love story with a heavy undertone, with unreal situations and in others painfully real.
I really loved this book.
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Monica Shaughnessy has a flair for creating characters and plots larger than her home state of Texas. Most notably, she's the author of the Cattarina Mysteries, a cozy mystery series starring Edgar Allan Poe's real-life cat companion. Ms. Shaughnessy has nine books in print, including two young adult suspense novels, a middle grade superhero novel, an Easter picture book, two cozy mystery novellas ...more
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