ones, Carrie. Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape).

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

JONES, Carrie. Love (and other uses for duct tape). Llewellyn, Flux. 296p. c2008. 978-0-7387-1257-4. $16.95. S

This is a sequel to Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend, and it ends rather abruptly, so perhaps book three will be coming along soon. The setting is a small town in Maine where everyone knows everyone else. Belle is the narrator. Her boyfriend is Tom, her ex-boyfriend is Dylan, her best friend is Emily--we met them all in the first book. It's a few months later and Belle's seizures have started to return. She is anxious about many things, one of which is that Tom doesn't want to have sex with her even though it seems he does love her. Perhaps this means he doesn't love her? But then, his parents got married early because his mother got pregnant when they were teenagers--maybe Tom is worried that will happen to him. And Em's period is late. So, Belle buys a pregnancy test kit in a local store; and word gets out that Belle might be pregnant. (Everyone knows everything in this little town.) There is a talent show for which Belle has been writing...

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