The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman [NOOK Book]

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Hi, I'm Kate Bjorkman. What do you do if you've lived a real romance with a great guy and he loves you as much as you love him? Simple, I wrote a romance novel with help from THE ROMANCE WRITER'S PHRASE BOOK. Nothing is made up. I want truth and conflict even in romance. I'm betting you'll want the same.

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Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's...

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Overview

Hi, I'm Kate Bjorkman. What do you do if you've lived a real romance with a great guy and he loves you as much as you love him? Simple, I wrote a romance novel with help from THE ROMANCE WRITER'S PHRASE BOOK. Nothing is made up. I want truth and conflict even in romance. I'm betting you'll want the same.

From the Paperback edition.

Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's friend Richard comes to stay at their house during Christmas vacation.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 7-10-Charismatic, lighthearted, and irresistible, Kate Bjorkman narrates her tale of teen romance in the language and conventions of The Romance Writer's Handbook. Spoofing the searing descriptions and pat plots of torrid bodice rippers, this six-foot tall heroine with glasses thick as Coke bottles and an I.Q. off the charts proves that true love awaits even the gawkiest, most socially inept teen. With a surprise Christmas visit from her older brother, his wife, and college friends, one of whom is a former neighbor and Kate's dream hunk, the freezing Minnesota winter takes on summer's glow. Fleur, whom Kate believes to be Richard's girlfriend, combines perfect California good looks with a rapier wit. Ashley, Kate's nubile, popular best friend, lets raging hormones stampede loyalty and horns in on Richard, even though Kate has identified him as the man of her dreams; thus a perfect romance-fiction villain is born. After much humorous travail, everything sorts itself out, and Kate lives happily ever after, at least for the six weeks that her romance has lasted. Witty, keen writing; likable characters, and an interesting format form a fast-paced, refreshing book with lots of appeal. Written in chapters that alternate novel segments with Kate's revision notes, the plot advances and characters develop with hilarity of detail. Kate is a uniquely strong female protagonist whose reflections on life, love, and people shine through. With a forgivably pat ending (this is a bodice ripper, after all!) that isn't quite as successful as its build-up, the book appeals to the starry-eyed romantic that lurks in us all.-Alice Casey Smith, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307809315
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/25/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 509,471
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    <3

    This is a book i first discovered when i was 12, i am 25 now and continue to be an avid reader of diverse genres. I STILL remember this book fondly and have reread it several times ! Glad to have it on my nook now :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Odd, but Amazing

    It is not like a normal romance book, but its oddly AMAZING! A great read for anyone who loves romance books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2006

    Love Love Love

    Oh my gosh! I loved this book. How Kate had always liked him and then it turns out that he now has feelings for her. I love when they are at the ice rink. Plus it shows that even people who don't look like the girls in the magazines can and will find love!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    GREAT!~!~

    Hey, My name is Megan and I'm in 9th grade in Maine. Ichecked this book out from my local library and didn't get a chance to read it at first. I thought well it says the word romance mabye I won't like it. But as soon as I read the first chapter I absolutley loved it and couldn't put it down till I finished it. I was up reading till threee in the morning reading it. I let my friend borrow it before I had to return it to the libarary and she absolutley loved it. She gave it back and I just had to read it again it was on the top of my mind. So I did and it was wonderful the second time too. It made me realize that I had alot of things in common with Kate and I wished that I could be like Kate in this novel but who knows. As I said I absolutley loved this book and my friend and I went online and bought it and we read it again and had a great book talk about it with our school librarian and asked her to buy it so other girls could read it to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    A MUST READ

    I was introduced to this book while I was in library science school several years ago. This book has to be the finest fiction book, adult or youth, I have ever read. You will absolutely fall in love. head over heals, with Kate. She is witty, articulate, and full of personality. If I was stuck on a desert island for the rest of my life with just one book, this would be it! Every library, private and public, should have a copy of this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    This is my fav book!

    great book! very funny. this is my all time fav book! i've had it for 3 yrs and still read it all the time

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Love this book!

    This was the very first romance novel I ever read and I loved it! I have a hard copy and now it's on my nook as well. I can't even tell you how many times I've read it. Great book :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Awesome book

    This book is amazing i was interseted in this book as soon as i read the summmary had just finished reading and wish it was a series!!! :{)

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    If you love romance novels, you'll love this book!

    Kate is trying to write a romance novel, so the book is both a romance novel and a parody of a romance novel. The characters are delightful. The story is heartfelt. I love Louise Plummer! I love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2005

    This book is amazing!

    I'm currently in college right now, and you'd figure i won't read this book at this age. Trust me, this book is all you want in a good read. I read it back in high school and the title blew me off a little, but trust me on this one. I've read it more than once. That should explain it all about how GOOD this book is. Words can't describe it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2005

    fantastic

    at first, the title threw me. but this hilarious soft-hearted novel was just powerful and warm. It was simply fantastic. It shows the love of family, and the love of two people. Definetly a clever, valuable story of two people finding their destiny to be together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2004

    Avid Reader

    I read this book about five years ago when I was in middle school and still to this day find it hilarious. Well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2004

    The best book ever !!!!!!

    this book was the most remarkable book i have ever read since ... since, it shows how far one friend will go to get what they want. even if it means destroying a friendship

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2003

    I Love this book

    I really love this book. I bought my first copy when I was in high school and I still read it now. I have since passed it to my younger friends and relatives and they all agree that it is funny, entertaining and so close to what really happens and the way we feel in situations of the same kind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2003

    Are There Words That Can Express This Book?

    this book wasthe best i have ever read. i always think of it and it has left such an impact on my life! there are no words that can truelly dicribe how great this book is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    I love this book I had it since 7 or 8 yrs ago

    This book is so good. This is my all time favorite book. I read this book over and over Louise Plummer is a GREAT AUTHOR!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2002

    wow*****its a must read.

    it is a must read book. It is a very fas read and a smashing combination of emotion and teen relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2002

    Warning: do not read in public places!

    I am an avid reader, and i love reading. i have a habit of doing it a lot! my friends call me a nerd...lol. needless to say, ive read ALOT of books-- and this one was by far the FUNNIEST, most HILARIOUS one ive ever read in my entire life! i was laughing so hard that i was crying and my family all came and peeked in my doorway to see what was so funny. at school, same thing except i got in trouble in english class for laughing and i just got really funny looks...lol. im 18 and i still love this book and read it all the time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2001

    Funny, funny, funny, funny, funny, and oh yeah, did I mention funny?

    It's sooooooo funny! My friend got me to read it saying it's not mushy, it's funny. She was so right.

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