I Think I Love You
The new novel from the best-selling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It takes us on an unforgettable journey into first love, and—with the emotional intensity and penetrating wit that have made her beloved among readers all over the world—reminds us of how the ardor of our youth can ignite our adult lives.
Wales, 1974. Petra and Sharon, two thirteen-year-old girls, are obsessed with David Cassidy. His fan magazine is their Bible, and some days his letters are the only things that keep them going as they struggle through the humiliating daily rituals of adolescence—confronting their bewildering new bodies, fighting with mothers who don’t understand them at all. Together they tackle the Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet Cassidy in person.
London, 1998. Petra is pushing forty, on the brink of divorce, and fighting with her own thirteen-year-old daughter when she discovers a dusty letter in her mother’s closet declaring her the winner of the contest she and Sharon had labored over with such hope and determination. More than twenty years later, twenty pounds heavier, bruised by grief and the disappointments of middle age, Petra reunites with Sharon for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last, and finds her life utterly transformed.
Funny, moving, full of beautiful observations about the awakenings of both youth and middle age, Allison Pearson’s long-awaited new novel will speak across generations to mothers and daughters and women of all ages.
From the Hardcover edition.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Allison Pearson Angela anyway asked beautiful better Bill bloody brown called Carol catsuit cello concert couldn’t couldnt d’you David Cassidy didn’t didnt don‘t Donny Osmond door everything eyes face fans favorite color feel felt ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁngers ﬁnished ﬁrst ﬁve front Gillian girls Greta hair hand head It‘s Karen Carpenter kind kiss knew laugh live looked magazine Marcus Marie Mary Quant meet David Miss Fairfax Molly mother music therapy never night ofthe okay Olga Partridge Family Pete Petra play quiz round Ruth screamed Sharon shoes singing sitting smile someone song sorry sound Spirit Level stopped sure Susan Dey talking teen idol tell That‘s There’s thing thought told took trying turned voice wearing What’s White City woman words Zelda