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Love and Other Train Wrecks

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Road trip romance is engaging, sometimes predictable.

Book Leah Konen Romance 2018
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Author Leah Konen gives romance fans a fun and engaging story, if not a very original one, that'll charm fans even as they easily predict what happens next. Love and Other Train Wrecks manages to feel just fresh enough, thanks to the quirky, well-developed Ammy and Noah. Switching back and forth between their points of view helps us get to know them better, keeps the story moving, and even provides a few laughs as we see how they say or don't say what they mean, and (mis)interpret each other's words and actions.

Konen's got most of the boxes checked that romance fans are looking for. Meet cute? Check. Tormented by the past? Check. Crazy family? Check. Unaware of how attractive they are? Check. Readers who aren't romance fans, or who aren't willing to just go along for the ride, may find so many clichés exasperating. But teens who love romance and adventure will enjoy Ammy and Noah's story right through to the end.

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