Pretend You Love Me

Pretend You Love Me

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Sixteen-year-old Mary-Elizabeth "Mike" Szabo, struggling to understand her father's suicide and her own homosexuality, reaches the breaking point when she falls in love with Xanadu, an exotic girl who has moved to small Coalton, Kansas, from the big city.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, [2011]
ISBN: 9780316127417
0316127418
9780329857585
0329857584
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Peters, Julie Anne

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emilyc2017
Sep 25, 2017

I know how Mike felt and as much as I wanted to blame Xanadu for putting her through all that emotional torture, how could I expect Xanadu to understand? Straight people just don't get it. I just wish the whole book wasn't taken up with all that wasted effort. I wish Mike had found another love interest along the way. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad she made peace with her fathers death and I'm glad she finally was able to move on from her crush/obsession with Xanadu and I'm glad her and her brother were finally able to talk and understand each other but I really wanted Mike to find love. I had even had hopes that she would have made a connection in Colorado when Jaime met up with Shawn but nope. That whole thing about Mike not being able to find love left me feeling empty by the end of the book. But other than that. The book was a good read. Would I read it again? Maybe not but that's only because I know Mike doesn't find love at the end. That is really important to me, that the main character of the story finds love. I need a happy ending (with love!)

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 08, 2014

Loved the main character Mike, hated Xanadu for playing her and l cried during this book I would love having her as a girlfriend, too
My favourite book ever

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Pantxike
Apr 12, 2012

The main character, Mike, is one of the most beautiful characters I've ever read!
If there were ever one like her, I'd kill for her.
The author forced me to dream about Mike instead of having one!
Speaking from a girl's point of view, I wouldn't mind having her for a girlfriend!
I'm a girl!
Amazing book!

skiigurl May 20, 2011

Sounds really good! I like how it's about things that can actually happen in real life!

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sunflowerrr
Feb 16, 2011

This book was ok. It was a good to read before going to bed, but it wasn't a page turner. I like Julie's books though. I wouldn't read it again though.

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