An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries

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Annick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 136 pages
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An ultra-modern teen love story.

Seventeen-year-old Tim is smitten when he glimpses the girl of his dreams. But who is she? When her name and address falls from her bag, he can't believe his luck.

Tim boldly writes to his fantasy woman. But to his surprise, the address belongs to someone else: Amelie. She writes Tim back to say she's hardly the girl he spotted: she's not beautiful, she's two years his senior, and she's as good as engaged. Intrigued by her wit, and pumped by the challenge, Tim tries to convince Amelie to meet him.

A series of humorous and sarcastic exchanges begin. Through emails and letters, scratchings on take-out containers, and scrawlings on news clippings, the relationship grows.

The unstoppable energy and optimism in the letters are conveyed through the inventive lay-out devoting one page to each message. An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries is the Griffin and Sabine for teens.

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User Review  - lizpatanders - LibraryThing

The interesting part of this book was the characters. I actually thought the plot was kind of weak and the style was kind of frustrating. However, it was cute. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A shallow tale of erstwhile lovers told in letters, notes, e-mail, text messages, and illustration. When the gorgeous girl of Tim's dreams drops an addressed envelope, he jumps at the chance to write ... Read full review


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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.

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