Nina Schindler is a former teacher whose extensive work includes crime fiction, picture books and young adult novels. She frequently lectures on youth and the media.
Gr 7 Up-Told entirely in letters and text messages, this is the story of Tim, a high school senior who sees the girl of his dreams while walking down the street. When she drops a paper, he picks it up and writes a letter to the name and address on it. However, the girl he has seen is not the one to whom he has written. Persistent Tim begins a letter-writing exchange with Amelie, and eventually he falls madly in love with her. Amelie, 19, is at first annoyed and resistant to the idea of meeting Tim, but after his dogged pursuit, her resolve diminishes and she meets him face to face. As her feelings for him begin to grow, she is faced with the dilemma of choosing between her long-term boyfriend and Tim. The refreshing format includes quick notes, take-out menus, postcards, letters, and text messages, which makes it ideal for reluctant readers. A clever use of black-and-white photos, collages, and graphics adds to the teen appeal. A quick, lighthearted read that's ideal for lovelorn teens.-Linda Zeilstra Sawyer, Skokie Public Library, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Sure to hook teens that enjoy light romance... fresh, funny 'dialogue' and funky format make this book an appealing one.--Michelle Glatt"Library Media Connection" (04/01/2005)
Charming, funny, and altogether satisfying love story... Clever, inventive graphics and witty repartee work together to make this an instant charmer.--Debbie Carton"Booklist" (01/01/2005)
A clever use of black-and-white photos, collages, and graphics adds to the teen appeal. A quick, lighthearted read that's ideal for lovelorn teens.--Linda Zeilstra Sawyer"School Library Journal" (01/01/2005)
This is a clever, clever little book... this is the guy most girls would find appealing as he is talkactive, witty, romantic and caring.--Susan Miller"Resource Links" (12/01/2004)
Sure to hook teens that enjoy light romance... The fresh, funny "dialogue" and funky format make this book an appealing one, and one that will enjoy great word-of-mouth circulation.--Michelle Glatt"Library Media Connection" (04/01/2005)
In an attractive, entertaining, and unusual novel, characters are distinctive and the story is upbeat... told through an ultra-modern textual presentation that will appeal to romance readers and those how prefer slim books.--Tina Frolund"VOYA" (04/01/2005)