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Children's LiteratureThe format of this book is up to the minute. The characters communicate by e-mail, cell phone, snail mail and odd little notes left here and there. It is a convoluted love story which manages to keep the reader guessing until the last page. Tim is a seventeen-year-old romantic who believes he has seen the girl of his dreams and he is stunned when she drops a slip of paper containing a name and address as she walks along the sidewalk. He contacts her and, although the girl he contacts is not the girl he saw, the relationship develops. It does not develop smoothly and the ups and downs if charted, would be dizzying. Amelie, while not the girl he first saw, is the girl he falls for and she must decide between Tim, who is younger than she, and Sebastion, who is urging her to marry. While reading the book, one might wonder if most women of Amelie's age wouldn't be leery of Tim in the early days. He is quite young, comes on very strong to someone he doesn't know and she might wonder how thin the line is between lovestruck romantic and weird stalker. 2004 (orig. 2003), Annick Press, Ages 12 to 14.
—Carolyn Mott Ford