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The Book of Luke
The Book of Luke
Author: Jenny O'Connell
Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice -- but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictoria...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416520405
ISBN-10: 1416520406
Publication Date: 4/3/2007
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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cmayk07 avatar reviewed The Book of Luke on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The book was good, but I only recommend it for mature teen/adult readers, as it has lots of sexual references and curse words.
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reviewed The Book of Luke on + 6 more book reviews
It was good, but not good enough to rereaad over and over again.
skywriter319 avatar reviewed The Book of Luke on + 962 more book reviews
High school senior Emily Abbott has always been nice. That's what happens when your mother is a nationally known etiquette guru.

Well, look where nice has gotten her. Several weeks before Christmas, her dad makes the decision to move the family back to Massachusetts, where they grew up, and then several days later announces that he is going to stay in Chicago for a little while. Then her boyfriend Sean breaks up with her the morning she is leaving on her front step, in front of her whole family.

So Emily is done with being nice. Her old best friends Josie and Lucy welcome her back, and together they begin boy-bashing. Why are all guys so rude, oblivious, obnoxious, and just plain clueless? The three decide to put together a not-so-nice guide to set the guys straight.

But before they can reveal this information to everyone, they must test it first. And there is no better guy to test it on than Josie's ex-boyfriend, Luke Preston, the hottest and most popular guy in school, who broke up with her through email. Emily is going to make Luke fall for her, give him a few lessons in guy etiquette, and then dump him to get back at him for what he did to Josie and other girls.

Except somewhere in the middle of her game, her actions stop feeling manipulative and start feeling...genuine. Emily is torn between her love for her sort-of boyfriend Luke and her dedication to her friends and their project. Her attempt to keep both by lying to everyone could just end up losing her everyone she cares for...unless she's brave enough to come clean to everyone.

Jenny O'Connell has a real ear for teen dialogue a great story going, and the result is a fun and charming book that's worth reading.
roflroflshutupgabby avatar reviewed The Book of Luke on + 6 more book reviews
i absoultelyy loved this book.! i can and have read it over and over again. i mean whats not to love aboutthis book.! just the way emilyy interpretts what shes feeling and its just filled with love and witt. i would recommend this to anyonee who needs a good love storyy to readd.=]]


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