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The Loser's Guide to Life and Love

The Loser's Guide to Life and Love

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by A. E. Cannon
     
 

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Ordinary, boring Ed works a loser summer job at Reel Life Movies, where he doesn't even have his own name tag. He's stuck with "Sergio." Ed's only consolations are his two best friends. Shelving DVDs isn't so mind-numbingly dull with Scout cracking jokes, and after hours Ed hangs out with the superbrain, Quark. Life starts to look up when the girl of his dreams

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Ordinary, boring Ed works a loser summer job at Reel Life Movies, where he doesn't even have his own name tag. He's stuck with "Sergio." Ed's only consolations are his two best friends. Shelving DVDs isn't so mind-numbingly dull with Scout cracking jokes, and after hours Ed hangs out with the superbrain, Quark. Life starts to look up when the girl of his dreams saunters into Reel Life. Ed knows he doesn't stand a chance . . . but maybe, just maybe Sergio does. All he has to do is pretend to be a smoldering Brazilian stud for the rest of his life. Simple, right? But . . . Ed's new dream girl has her own secrets, Scout wants to be more than Ed's best friend, and his buddy Quark wants Scout for himself.

Star-crossed crushes make for hilarious misunderstandings as Ed guides his life toward disaster in this fresh, contemporary twist on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061919220
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

A. E. Cannon is the author of numerous books for young people, including Cal Cameron by Day, Spiderman by Night, winner of the Delacorte Press Prize for a First Young Adult Novel; The Shadow Brothers, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an American Bookseller Pick of the List; and Amazing Gracie, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA 100 Best of the Best Young Adult Books of the Past 25 Years. A. E. Cannon currently writes a weekly humor column for the Deseret Morning News. She has five sons and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, a parrot, two cats, and a dog that doesn't like her much.

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Loser's Guide to Life and Love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Giving this book to my 15-year-old son 'after I devoured it in one sitting' was like handing him raw broccoli that he mistook for candy. So much of what pre-teens and teenagers are happy and relieved to know about young love, friendship, and being decent, likeable human beings is included, for their reading pleasure, in this wonderful, funny, and timely story. Like children before they hit puberty, this book is a blessing.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Ed McIff works at Reel Life Movies where he has to dress in frilly shirts and wear a name tag that doesn't even say his own name, but that of Sergio.

Often, to pass the time, Ed and his best friend, Scout, like to imagine who the mysterious "Sergio" really is. One day, when a beautiful girl comes in named Ellie, Ed pretends to not be his loser-self, but the super-cool and suave Brazilian Sergio.

While pursuing Ellie, Ed finds that he actually has feelings for his longtime best friend, Scout. But the only problem is that Ed's other best friend, Quark, also wants to be with Scout. What will happen when Ellie finds out that Ed is really Sergio? What will happen when Quark and Ed battle for the same girl? What will come of this complicated love square?

Cannon creates truly entertaining characters in this very fast-paced story about a teenage boy finding out who he is and what he wants. While the story is somewhat clichéd, the reader is sure to be entranced by this romantic comedy.

The main character of Ed is hilarious in a dorky way that makes him the favorite of any reader. Overall, this book is a great read for teen readers wanting a little Days of Our Lives mixed with Boy Meets World.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really made laugh! I, myself, would really love to hang out with someone like Ed.. He may be a dork but he's an absolutely adorable and a funny dork! I totally recommend this for those who are looking for an easy and fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious. It is one of the very few books that actually made me laugh. I could read this book more than once (maybe over five times!). It is random, fun, and dorky. The end was fit perfectly, and it put real-world experiences with a little humor. It includes awkward and embarrassing moments anyone can run into, it includes the confusion of first love (in my opinion). The book ended in a way that makes you think what could happen if there was a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book first last year, and it still make my heart throb. I actually met Mrs. Cannon herself, and was quite impressed by her. I was one of those readers who try to zone in on all of who the writers are. Every question or commet that was thrown towards this fantastic writer was answered or countered with another question. IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF EIGHT TO ONE HUNDRED, YOU'LL LOVE THIS LURING RELATION TO REAL LIFE!!!! This author does tend to relate her books to people around her. And before you ask,yes it does take place in Utah, but do not underestimate this book for it will truely amaze you just as it has amazed me :> WELCOME TO THE LIFE OF A TRUE READER SEEKER! read and you will know what I mean.
CamilleRowley More than 1 year ago
Great book! A nice, feel-good novel with all the funny awkwardness of adolescence. Cute story and well-written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Such a fun read - for all ages. I highly recommend it. Will have you laughing and leave you feeling good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rite from when i read the discription i knew i would love this book as much as i love any other on my top 10 list....this is a must have to readers of all ages who love a good laugh in a romance novel. I tuthfuly read it more than once and it never got old for me :)
G-Lara More than 1 year ago
Book Review: The Losers guide to Life and Love The Losers Guide to Life and Love by A. E Cannon was a very exciting book full of summer romance. It gave 4 different perspectives which were very helpful towards understanding the book and being able to relate to it. It also has a great moral to it which is to be yourself and not to be different just to impress someone you like because they don't really like the real "YOU". The story starts off slow but after you past the first few chapters you get hooked. So I really recommend this book and if you do read it, enjoy!
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Shalom1810 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. Centers around 4 teens on summer vacation and their search for highschool love. Sweet and full of good humor. Short enough to finish in less than a day.
Reads_a_lot More than 1 year ago
This book was as funny, romantic, and great as I expected it to be. A perfect, feel-good, laugh-out-loud book for teens and I totally recommend it :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
At Ed's summer job at a Reel Life Movies, he is required to wear a very odd-looking uniform and a name tag displaying an incorrect name, Sergio. But things aren't as bad as they could be. He gets to hand out with his two best friends, Scout and Quark, and a very beautiful girl named Ellie might be interested in him. The only problems are that Ellie thinks Ed is a Brazilian guy named Sergio, Scout likes Ed, and Quark likes Scout. It's a complicated love tangle that will test friendships and loyalties. The Loser's Guide to Life and Love was quite a hilarious novel that I truly enjoyed. It was really funny watching Ed get caught in his lies and Quarks social ineptness. All the characters are lovable, even the intimidating Ali who owns Reel Life Movies. But what I liked best about the characters, especially Ed/Sergio was how they knew they had to work things out and do the right thing. In a way, it made the story unrealistic, but it provided for a much happier ending. The Loser's Guide to Life and Love is based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which I appreciated because I love Shakespeare. I also liked the abundance of allusions to various movies as well as novels. I thought it was funny how certain characters started out liking the wrong person only to then start liking the right one, but it made the ending fun and happy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just astonishing. Based on a Midsummer Night¿s Dream by Shakespeare, you won¿t be able to put it down. But don¿t be concerned if you¿re not a Shakespeare aficionado! This book is entertaining for anyone. Fresh and amusing it shows how complex love and life is for us teenagers. It shows you how one simple thing like a messed up nametag can transform your life in outstanding ways. The characters are remarkable and truly authentic, and I could relate to every single one of them. This book will be cherished, and missed when it ends. I had such a fun time reading it. The plot seems to be effortlessly figured out, but it¿s not. There are little details and hints that make you second-guess everything you formerly thought, making this book one of the finest novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading.