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Love is for Losers - Phoebe Davis Thinks . . . (Paperback)
  • Love is for Losers - Phoebe Davis Thinks . . . (Paperback)

Love is for Losers - Phoebe Davis Thinks . . . (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 21/01/2021
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Waterstones Says

Written with a deliciously dry wit and endearing honesty, Brueggemann’s debut centres on the cynical Phoebe who is positive that she won’t do anything as stupid as fall in love.  

A laugh out loud look at first love, loss and trying to avoid the girl of your dreams.

What a stupid expression that is in the first place: To fall in love.
Like you fall into a ditch or something.
Maybe people need to look where they're going.

As far as Phoebe Davis is concerned, love is to be avoided at all costs. Why would you spend your life worrying about something that turns you into a complete moron? If her best friend Polly is anything to go by, the first sniff of a relationship makes you forget about your friends (like, hello?), get completely obsessed with sex (yawn) and bang on constantly about a person who definitely isn't as great as you think they are.

So Phoebe isn't going to fall in love, ever.
But then she meets Emma . . .

Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann is a hilarious, life-affirming novel about all the big stuff: love, sex, death, family, heartbreak, kittens . . . and kisses that turn the whole world upside down.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529033724
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 24 mm


'A razor sharp look at the world of a teen girl, with heart, wit and a voice that'll stay with me.' - Bethany Rutter, author of No Big Deal

'Hilarious, liberating, uplifting and brilliant. The honest and funny voice a generation of readers has been waiting for.' - Lucy Cuthew, author of Blood Moon

'Wibke's writing is just so effortlessly funny and she has created the most amazing group of characters' - Yasmin Rahman, author of All The Things We Never Said

'This debut has a terrific voice: very funny and spirited with a sex-positive message' - The Bookseller

'Love is for Losers is exactly the book everyone needs right now. Witty, light, clever and absolutely absorbing.' - The School Librarian

'If I had a tick list for a perfect YA coming of age novel, Love is for Losers would tick absolutely every single box. I read a part of this to a Year 10 group, they were hooked and didn't want me to stop - that's the sign of a hit! It's an engaging, liberating, brilliant and absolutely hilarious stunning debut - with added kittens! I loved being a part of Phoebe's life and I'm keeping everything crossed for a sequel! *****' - ReadingZone

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Poppy Flaxman

“Fab and fun!”

This was a fantastic, funny and acerbic YA novel. I picked up the proof at work and gobbled it up over the following few days. It is a easy, diary style that, whilst being lighthearted, covers a lot of the... More

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As soon as the proof copy of Love is For Losers arrived in the shop, I read the first paragraph and immediately snapped it up, overjoyed to see a different take on the romance-centred YA books that are... More

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“Fun YA contemporary”

So I was bit skeptical going into this, as between the time I requested it on Netgalley and the time I read it, I'd seen a few people my age and older say that it's quite juvenile, even for a YA book. So... More

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