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I Think I Love You

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Interesting Read

Would you take the chance to go back and have the one thing you wanted and never knew you got?

Thus is the premise of I Think I Love You. I wasn't totally sure what I'd selected to read, even when I got a hold of the blurb. I mean, David Cassidy was popular long bef...
Would you take the chance to go back and have the one thing you wanted and never knew you got?

Thus is the premise of I Think I Love You. I wasn't totally sure what I'd selected to read, even when I got a hold of the blurb. I mean, David Cassidy was popular long before I was born. I'd heard of him, but he isn't my idea of an idol. But that's what's great about this book. So what if I didn't grow up loving David Cassidy. I had the New Kids on the Block for my generation. Ms. Pearson's story is so fluid, so intriguing, I can super-impose the persons I know in place of David and it works. That's the beauty of the book. It works. The characters are interesting and flawed. I could relate to them immediately. I read this book in nearly one sitting, it's that fascinating.

This book is told in two halves. One half is told via the Petra and Bill of 1974. Feathery hair, wide bottom pants, and the golden tones of Donny Osmond, The Bay City Rollers and yes, David Cassidy floating through the air. I wasn't there, but as seen through the eyes of Petra and Bill, I could be. I laughed at times and found myself rueful at others. I could relate to Petra's circle of friends. The girls are a tad stereotypical, but really, in school, there are always stereotypical people. But I liked being there. It was a trip down memory lane complete with the sadness and frustration of trying to deal with people who felt better than you. Then there's the 1998 versions of Petra and Bill. Both are wiser and have been kicked around by life. It was both interesting and sad to see what had become of them. I won't go into much more detail, but the journey they take is totally worth the read.

If you want characters that will stick with you long after the book closes, then you need to read this book. It's a fun trip down memory lane and lots of fun. I give I Think I Love You 4 books.

Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

posted by LASR_Reviews on March 8, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Dont waste your money

I had high expectations for this book but it was a difficult read with all the english lingo, I had to force myself to finish it. I am glad I didnt pay full price for it. Very little about David Cassidy and too much about the reporter who wrote as him. A big dissapoint...
I had high expectations for this book but it was a difficult read with all the english lingo, I had to force myself to finish it. I am glad I didnt pay full price for it. Very little about David Cassidy and too much about the reporter who wrote as him. A big dissapointment!

posted by ARB on April 2, 2011

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

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    Mumble Jumble

    Like a couple of people have written: english slang was really hard to read, slow story builder, off the topic writing..
    If you get rid of the in between stuff that have nothing to do with the characters and story, then it might be something worth reading..The only good part of the story is when they went to vegas to see Cassidy..There was something between Petra and Bill..Make a story out of them instead of all the mumble Jumble stuff that I didn't care about..

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

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    Like the majority of teenage girls, Petra and Sharon have major crushes on the pop idol, David Cassidy at age 13. The first part of the book captures that essence of 13 year old girls everywhere as they long to fit in, yet stand out from the crowd. Petra and Sharon attend David's concert in White City where they have a chance encounter with Bill who isn't far from being in his teens himself. Bill takes on a job writing for a teen magazine all about David Cassidy and the story is told from these two points of view.

    The second part of the book deals with Petra as an adult where her life is a turning point. Her marriage is over, her mother has just died and she finds a letter that her mother has hidden from her all these years. The letter is a notice that she has won the ultimate David Cassidy prize: a trip to California to meet him. She decides that she is going to make good on the win, even though it is now years later. A magazine picks up on the story and becomes a sensation. Petra and Sharon return to their 13 year old selves and embark to meet their idol in Las Vegas. Without giving away too much, Bill adds some much needed humor to the story and provides some wonderful plot points. I think he is my favorite character!

    I adored Allison Pearson's other book, I Don't Know How She Does It and this one is a bit more deeper than that one. I thought that this one goes beyond typical chick lit fare since it exposes what most women try to hide in all their teen crushes and disappointments. The fact that Petra gets a "do-over" is that most of us would love to get a second chance. I really enjoyed this one and you should really pick up both of Allison's books since they are really excellent reads!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    Uuuuhhhhgggg

    I'm sorry, but this was not a book for me. I had a hard time reading the thick accents, deciphering the lingo, and reading through the painful explanations of everything. All that can get you frustrated when you have to stop and reread the sentence to see if you can figure out the english word. So, if your English and have tea, you will find this an easy and delightful read.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    disappointing

    loved 'i don't know how she does it.' this was only so-so, plus pretty predictable. i was never a david cassidy fan, so i had a hard time relating, and i thought it was sad that the focus was on something do inconsequential. would have preffered greater exploration of petra's relationship with her parents, bill' s backstory....a wasted opportunity.

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