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Ed, a.k.a. Sergio, works at a video store with his best friend Scout for the summer. In walks the girl of his dreams, whom he promptly falls head over heels for and begins to lie to her about his true and boring identity. Since his name tag says ‘Sergio’ he makes up a whole alter ego that was born in Brazil and lives a very exciting life.
This book is the perfect combination of teen angst without the total depression, first love without the sex, and the life lessons that come from hurting friends, healing hearts and living true to oneself. I loved Ms. Cannon’s funny sense of humor – her characters were three dimensional and intelligent teenagers – the kind of people I meet every day in school. We need more books like this!
Review by Kaydean Judy, Granger High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 8-12
The Loser’s Guide to Life and Love
Written by A.E. Cannon
Release Date: July 1, 2008