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10 blind dates

by Elston, Ashley,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA ELSTON Ashley
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
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Brentwood Library New Young Adult YOUNG ADULT Elston
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Call Number  YOUNG ADULT Elston
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Elston
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library New Books YA FIC ELS
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Monroeville Public Library Teen New Books Y ELSTON ASHLEY
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F ELSTON Ashley
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA ELS
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Scott Township Library New Material FIC ELSTON TEN [YA]
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Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship.
Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents' house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That's when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby .
When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she's started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.
This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever . . . or is it?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sophie's looking forward to Christmas alone: while her parents stay with her very pregnant sister, Sophie will cuddle up to Griffin, her longtime boyfriend. But then she overhears Griffin telling a friend that he's tired of her. A devastated Sophie heads to her grandmother's house, where the boisterous extended family she grew up with, but has grown away from, is waiting for her with a plan: 10 family members will send her on blind dates. The dates vary in quality: her aunt sends her to a living nativity with a handsy 14-year-old; her cousin scores tickets to an underground party with a total hottie; and her evil twin cousins . . . well, they're evil. And now Griffin's begging for a second chance that Sophie isn't sure she wants to give. The repeating first-date structure means things never get too intense between Sophie and her dates and keeps the focus on her relationship with her family. This piece-by-piece romance doesn't need its Christmas theme to sell, but it makes it glitter all the more.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After overhearing her boyfriend tell a friend that he might want to call his relationship off, Sophie, 17, breaks up with him, then heads to Shreveport, La., to spend Christmas with her large, extended Italian-American family while her parents care for her pregnant sister, who has preeclampsia. When she arrives and shares the story with her grandmother, Nonna decides to set Sophie up on 10 blind dates, each concocted by a different family member. Much to Sophie's horror, her relatives, including "weird Aunt Patrice" and her "evil" twin cousins, are all too eager to take part, even creating a chart for the project. In a funny holiday romance that has Sophie dog-sitting in a hockey rink, watching porn at a drive-in theater, and playing the Virgin Mary in a middle school Nativity, Elston (The Rules for Disappearing) cleverly reflects the family members' personalities through their choices of dates for Sophie. Reflective moments balance the comedy as Sophie comes to realize how much her family means to her and is surprised by a possible romance. With its predictably happy outcome, the book closes with a comforting, if tidy, note. Ages 12--up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Blind dates -- Fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
Grandparents -- Fiction.
Louisiana -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Publisher Los Angeles :2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Ten blind dates
Language English
Description 327 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781368027496
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