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Love and Other Foreign Words

Erin McCahan

McCahan’s (I Now Pronounce You Someone Else, 2010) latest is a sharp-witted and humorous look at 15- year-old Josie Sheridan. Although she may have a genius-level IQ, she doesn't understand everything, especially love. Josie believes that love is scientifically impossible, especially when it comes to her older sister Kate. She finds her sister’s engagement to nerdy librarian Geoff unbearable and she’s determined to stop the wedding. Meanwhile, Josie is sorting out her own relationships including her prom date Stefan, her sociolinguistics instructor Ethan, and her best friend Stu, who perhaps understands her better than anyone.