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The Secret of a Heart Note

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Captivating, quirky story about a girl who can "smell" love.

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This offbeat and engaging coming-of-age novel is an utterly captivating and sometimes zany mixture of romance, fantasy, and the challenges of contemporary teen life. While a plot line built around magical elixirs may seem a bit far fetched, the story is grounded by the smart and relatable character of Mimosa. Readers who are fans of fantasy will love elements like the potion Mimosa sprays on boys to keep them from falling in love with her. Readers looking for a darker story that tackles issues around drugs or teen sex should look elsewhere.

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