Love and Other Foreign Words (Paperback)

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Equal parts comedy and coming of age, this is a whip-smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud love story about sisters, friends, and what it means to love at all.

Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that's not her own?

Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fianc' up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn't always like, and the best friend who hasn't said a word--at least not in a language Josie understands.

"Josie's a rarity in teen literature, a genuine original . . . Lively characters and a satisfying plot foil reader expectations in the best possible way."--Kirkus Reviews.

About the Author

Erin McCahan ( is an Ohiodwelling, unabashedly Styx-loving, full-time writer who enjoys a variety of hobbies, excluding roleplaying, sticky things, and karaoke. She lives in New Albany, near Columbus, with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @erinmccahan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780147509598
ISBN-10: 0147509599
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: August 4th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English