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Face it: Falling for your flame is exhilarating, but it can also be downright confusing and, sometimes, even painful. Crush guides you through the whole experience, giving advice on all things from attracting his attention to controlling your own boy-crazy behavior to smooching in the schoolyard. And if (or when) your crush crashes and burns, Crush helps you cope—and bounce back quickly. Including tell-all quotes from real-life teens, Crush reveals the ups and downs of falling—and failing—in love.
About the Author
Erin Elisabeth Conley is a Los Angeles based freelance writer and editor. She brings her bratty cat Mouche with her wherever she goes. She’s had too many crushes to count.
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CrushA Girl's Guide to Being Crazy in Love
By Erin Elisabeth Conley
Zest BooksCopyright © 2007 Erin Elisabeth Conley
All right reserved.
Lovesick Symptoms and Flare-Ups (From the Desk of Dr. Crush) So what does it feel like to be crazy in love? That all depends on who you ask. As with most things, we all have our own way of dealing with this fabulous phenomenon. You might feel light-headed and woozy, or just plain sick. You might blush or break out — snap, crackle, or pop. You could feel anxious and aggravated, or warm and fuzzy. You could just stop eating. Or sleeping. Or thinking, breathing, and looking both ways when you cross the street. You will probably start doodling, daydreaming, picking out cuter outfits, and wearing shinier lip gloss. One thing’s for sure: Crushing is almost always complicated and sometimes even a little bit scary. With all these different lovesick symptoms, it can be hard to know whether you’ve come down with a bad cold or a bona fide crush. If you’re not sure why you’re acting so kooky, listen to your gut, talk to someone you trust, write in your journal, go for a walk, or simply stare at the clouds. Eventually, your big fat beating heart will tell you whether or not you’ve got a real, good, crazy case of crush. Crushometer Taking Your Love Temperature So there’s a new boy in school, and you think you might have a crush. But you might also just be a little bit bored and wishing for a crush. (It happens to the best of us.) Before you start passing notes or batting eyelids, consult the Crushometer to see where your emotions really stand. When you think about that new boy, you really just want to... squirm and squeal, fidget and fuss, plot and plan, ... and touch his hair and lick his face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . scorchin’ hot break out in song, ride a unicorn, or make a collage ... hot tamale share popcorn at the movies and maybe even hold hands . . . . hot potato catch a peek of him in his gym shorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . warm and fuzzy poll your friends and see what they think . . . . . . . . . . . . . lukewarm hook him up with your neighbor or childhood chum . . cool as a cucumber iron your socks . . . . . . . . . . . . cold fish
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