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Once and for all a novel

by Dessen, Sarah,

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Cynical about happy endings, Louna, the daughter of a wedding planner, initially holds Ambrose at arm's length, but Ambrose has finally found someone to save him from his serial dating ways, and he's not about be discouraged.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For Louna, weddings are a science: she can handle out-of-control bridesmaids, nervous brides, and missing ring bearers, and she knows exactly what to do with fresh flowers, fairy lights, and mason jars (they're so in right now). Louna's mom, Natalie, is a sought-after wedding planner, and for Natalie (divorced) and her business partner, William (chronically single), romance is a science, too: they're scarily accurate when it comes to betting on how long a marriage will last. Louna, though, believes she's already had her romance a summer-fling-turned-real that ended tragically. So when no-strings serial dater Ambrose barrels into her life, Louna is immune to his charms. But life, it seems, doesn't always go as planned. Dessen, the newest recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, offers up her thirteenth novel, and it's everything readers have come to love about her work. It's a familiar romp fans of Dexter, the erstwhile hero of Dessen's This Lullaby (2002), will undoubtedly fall for Ambrose. Wedding bells or not, no one else does summer love like Dessen. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Dessen's been on a career-long winning streak. She's practically synonymous with summer, and a massive marketing campaign will get this into waiting hands.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Actor Vacker captures both humor and tragedy in Dessen's latest YA novel, about a 17-year-old whose summer job is assisting her mother in her high-end wedding-planning business. Surrounded by a clientele of couples in love at work, Louna is constantly reminded of the love she lost when her long-distance boyfriend, Ethan, was killed in a school shooting. Over the years, she has become increasingly skeptical about the nature of love after seeing several extravagant weddings end in divorce. Enter Ambrose, the handsome-but-unpredictable son of a client whom Louna's mother has hired to help out for the summer as well. At first, Louna and Ambrose clash on the job, but their thorny relationship slowly evolves to friendship with a hint of romance over the course of the novel, which includes intermittent flashbacks to Louna's relationship with Ethan. Reader Vacker convincingly enacts the range of emotions and array of attitudes experienced by the teenage protagonist, including love, heartbreak, grief, cynicism, longing, and admiration for her mother. She provides unique voices for the other characters. The adolescent boys-Ethan and Ambrose-are consistently distinguishable, and Louna's mother gets the mature air of a successful business owner, who, like her daughter, is steeled against love after a brief first marriage to Louna's father but is nevertheless dedicated her work. Vacker's skilled performance draws attention to the changes in the characters and their relationships in this satisfying audiobook. Ages 12-up. A Viking hardcover. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Weddings Fiction
Summer employment Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Young Readers Group2017
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience HL750L
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780425290347
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