Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

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If Albert Kim has learned one thing in his tragic adolescence, it's that God (probably a sadistic teenaged alien) does not want him to succeed at Bern High. By the end of sophomore year, Al is so tired of humiliation that he's chosen to just forget girls and high school society in general, and enjoy the Zen-like detachment that comes from being an intentional loser. Then he meets Mia Stone, and all the repressed hormones come flooding back. Mia, his co-worker at the Bern Inn, is adorable, popular, and most intimidatingly, the ex- long-term girlfriend of Ivy-bound, muscle-bound king of BHS and world class jerk, Ryan Stackhouse. But -- chalk it up to the magic of Al's inner beauty /DIV-- by the end of a summer vacuuming hotel rooms and goofing off together, he and Mia are officially a€œsomething.a€ Albert barely has time to ponder this miracle before the bomb drops: Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer, and he needs Mia's support, i.e. constant companionship. True, he's lost weight and hea€™s getting radiation, but that doesna€™t make him any less of a jerk. And to Albert, it couldn't be more apparent that Ryan is using his cancer to steal Mia back. With the whole town rallying behind Ryan like hea€™s a fallen hero, and Mia emotionally confused and worried for Ryan, Ala€™s bid for love is not a popular campaign. In fact, it's exactly like driving the wrong way on a five-lane highway. DIV In this desperately funny novel, David Yoo tells an authentic story of first love, and therein captures the agony, the mania, the kicking and screaming that define teenage existence.She even taught me things, improving me as a human being a€” like how to turn off the water when I brushed my teeth to help the environment, or how to make homemade Rice Crispy Treats in the microwave a€” both equally important bits of anbsp;...

Title:Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
Author:David Yoo
Publisher:Disney-Hyperion - 2008-09-30


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