Love and Other Foreign Words is a genuinely funny and clever book about learning to relate and communicate in a very confusing world. Josie’s attempt to understand her world and her relationships through the unstable constructs of words and their many meanings is more complicated than she first expects, and McCahan creates some great tension through the bantering that Josie engages in with others who don’t speak her language. Through awkward dates, exhilarating crushes, bursts of sibling rivalry, and declarations of love, Josie is always a humorous, curious, and insightful character. Her offbeat and loving family round out Josie’s story nicely and help Josie understand the most important aspect of love: unconditional support and understanding. McCahan’s second book is the most excellent sort—Josie comes alive on these pages, and her story will make you laugh and cry and want to hug the pages to your chest, even after the final page.
Cover Comments: I like this cover a lot--the dark blue is pretty and I like the title font. It's cute and pretty, but not too cute.
This book will be out May 1st!
ARC provided by publisher.