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An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  29 reviews
"An ultra-modern teen love story."

Seventeen-year-old Tim is smitten when he glimpses the girl of his dreams. But who is she? When her name and address falls from her bag, he can't believe his luck.

Tim boldly writes to his fantasy woman. But to his surprise, the address belongs to someone else: Amelie. She writes Tim back to say she's hardly the girl he spotted: she's not b
Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Annick Press
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Jun 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, ya, fiction, 2010
Tim is a seventeen year old high school student who one day sees the girl of his dreams and finds her name and address on a piece of paper that falls from her bag. He promptly writes to her, and is thrilled to have her write back - only it's not the same woman. Amelie is best friends with the woman he saw, Vanessa, and had given her her address before she went on holiday to Waikiki. Tim's undeterred. He keeps writing to her by mail and email, and after a while Amelie gives in to his irrepressibl ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
crazy ending
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I find the unconventional way of storytelling this book really nifty and exciting, though I can't help but think that Tim is such a creep.
Ian Calandro
Jan 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry, but I just can't push myself to like this book. ...more
Yuki Nagato
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books
It was so cool how the story was told in such an interesting way. WITH LETTERS! I'd like to see other books like that. Everything was great. except I was kind of disappointed with its ending. I didn't find it quite satisfactory. It doesn't exactly says what happened at the end. the beginning of the story seemed like he was a stalker, but he turned out to be quite amusing. This inspires me to make something like this, but I predict that it would be hard. It's like telling a story only using dialo ...more
Julius Jacinto
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Amelie is a woman that is so infuriating and realistic, while Tim was a persistent teenager who is in dire need of romance, to the point of ignoring the fact that the girl he is pursuing is "as good as engaged." The whole book chronicled the two's relationship, and while I did like the way it was told (through letters) what I didn't like about it is that it didn't offer much exposition and a solid background of the characters. I also liked the fact that it's a fast and easy read (letting me fini ...more
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
This novel has an interesting layout. The story is inferred through various letter, emails, and text messages. It was interesting to see the language of text messages used in this way. Overall, the story was very uncomfortable for me to read, mostly because the main character, Tim, is such a crazy stalker-like person. Also, I thought it got dull to read some of the longer letters because I felt no endearing connection to any of the characters. They seemed just a little to out of control to be re ...more
Interesting format... written in texts, emails, notes, and letters. A boy sees the girl of his dreams walking down the street, and he is totally smitten upon sight of her. A name and address happens to fall out of her bag, so he eagerly snatches it up and writes to his dream girl, but of course, it turns out that it isn't his dream girl, but her friend. He and the friend start a conversation and begin a friendship.. but she is practically engaged. What will happen?
Mira Domsky
May 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
Strange. . . told in letter format. Stalkerish, high school student Tim follows a pretty girl, and when she drops her address, he writes her a letter. But it turns out to be a her friend's address. He begins basically stalking her instead, and she tells him to back off repeatedly, but keeps playing his letter game, and they write back and forth. ...more
Another book that has never been checked out of the library...

The story of Tim and Amelie, told through emails, text messages, and letters. The style of the book does not allow for any depth in the characters and the brevity of the book makes them sketches instead of pictures.

The best I can say for this book is that it was rather boring!
Jun 26, 2013 marked it as read-too-long-ago-so-no-rating
I remember enjoying this book when I first read it, but reading the synopsis now and flipping through it, this Tim guy? CREEPY STALKER ALERT. He basically keeps sending her letters and texts, etc etc until she gives in. Ugh. Obviously you can tell I read this before I came into my feminist powers...
Feb 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Coswig by: Savers sale rack
Shelves: translation
This is graphic novel written through text messages, memos, letters, emails, and more. It's definitely visually appealing - and best yet, it was originally written in German. The story's not special, but it's fun to read. ...more
Ashley Cale
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
A modern love story told through texts, notes, napkins, and other modes of communication other than dialogue. Cute and quick read---wish I owned a copy! Haven't seen it in a bookstore after I read it. Written by a German author with an interesting back story! ...more
Lauren Nguyen
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it
It was okay.
REALLY short, and I do mean short.
It's alright if you want to have a quick stroke of romance in your life. lol

I wouldn't recommend this for adult readers because it REALLY is a little too "young-adult" like.
Joshua Delos reyes
Jun 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
I admire the use of letters and e-mails. Nothing else.
Sabrina Crespin
I love this book. It seemed stupid at first, but Tim reminds me of a friend. He grew on me, and eventually I was rooting for him. :)
Diana Gagliardi
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun story in a griffin and sabine letter setting...

Romance!! Hoopla!
Nancy Lockett
Nov 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
I enjoyed it.. a fast little romance, but I can't picture the teens reading it... Originally published in German I believe. Written in letters, emails, texts, etc.. was hard on my mature eyes. ...more
Jun 19, 2010 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Erin by: RGBC's Shannon
Through emails and letters, scratchings on take-out containers, and scrawlings on news clippings... I can't resist epistolary novels. ...more
Jan 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
It was ok, but kinda irritating.
Dec 16, 2008 rated it liked it
The first graphic novel I ever read - parts of it were odd to follow; certain details were left out. This could just be me getting used to the style, however. Overall a good story.
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming little book written in a very unique way about a very tense situation. Had me in tears and falling in love. Highly recommend in spite of iffy dialogue.
Jul 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anna by: Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This was very cute and engaging but I wish it had been longer! I wanted to know more about what would happen between the characters. I just wanted more... a lot more!
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Still confuses me to this day
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a YA meet-cute told in the form of letters, emails, notes, and Post-Its. Since I'm fond of epistolary novels not by Richardson, this worked for me.

Nicole West
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
so cute. :)
Dec 26, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teenagers
Shelves: 3-star, young-adult, own
The interesting part of this book was the characters. I actually thought the plot was kind of weak and the style was kind of frustrating. However, it was cute.
Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.
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