What do you think this novel is about --- love, illusion, friendship? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2019. Yes, I was one of the Cassidy girls: covered my walls with the posters and pinups, eagerly awaited each new issue of Tiger Beat and 16, played the records over and over. First ,let me go ahead and say that this book was absolutely hilarious! It's 1974 and Petra and her friends are all "in love" with singer David Cassidy. 13 year old me would know). It's well crafted and the characters are likeable and believable which is obviously very important. The book also includes some dark realities with regards to peer pressure, needing to fit in, real boys vs. teen idols, etc. . And it's this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. 2. The Family Business 5: A Family Business Novel, “A delightful, giddy novel. by Chatto & Windus. Wales to Las Vegas to meet their old idol who is now in his mid-fifties. petra is also a cellist & the daughter of a rather stern german mother who does not approve of pop music, so the whole david cassidy thing is kind of covert. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. For four years she was the popular Wednesday column. “I Think I Love You” is The Partridge Family’s debut single. I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery) - Kindle edition by Bond, Stephanie. Like many women of a certain age, I found myself with tears streaming down my face when I heard of the death of David Cassidy recently. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. An award-winning journalist, she was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, I Don't Know How She Does It. I'm so glad I did, there is some really beautiful prose in this story. Pearson lives in Cambridge with her husband and their two children. The book also includes some dark realities with regards to peer pressure, needing to fit in, real boys vs. teen idols, etc. They say, "write what you know." After listening to a repeat of interview with Allison Pearson on Fresh Air a few weeks ago I picked it up again and stuck with it. Well, this book was a scream let me tell you!! Together they pore over his photos, read his fan club letters, and even enter a contest whose winners will meet him in person. Didn't we all know a Gillian, the gorgeous (and she knew it) girl we loved to hate? Please try again. Hmm. Two in particular Petra and Sharon feel like they know everything there is to know about him so when they have a chance to meet him by filling out the "Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz" they pore over it for weeks until they finally have every answer. The novel opens with a one-page prologue set in 1998, where the novel's protagonist, 38-year-old Petra, has just lost her mother. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Like them, I had unhealthy infatuations with celebrities who have no idea I exist. Telling someone why they are special has never been this easy and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and it made me laugh out loud more than once. Each LoveBook® is a custom made list of all those little reasons why you love or appreciate someone. Pearson easily slipped into that voice of an uncertain teenager who wants so desperately to belong, whether its in the arms of David Cassidy or in a group of four other girls. What I liked most about this book was Pearson's strong writing style that easily evoked a lot of emotions and memories within my own self. Thirteen-year-old Petra and her best friend, Sharon, are in love with David Cassidy and obsessed with The Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet their teen idol. Punk rock legend, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, award-winning writer, photographer, activist, and all-around Renaissance woman Patti Smith is... "He had thirty million fans, but he was mine. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. How could I be sure? This is totally a feel-good novel and I could hardly put it down. Before I talk about Allison Pearson’s delightful novel, I Think I Love You, I have to talk about David Cassidy. It did not feel rushed at all. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. petra is not yet confident & popular enough to be gillian's BFF so she has become close to another girl in the group, sharon. This is quite an interesting novel about teenagers who idolize a super star and can’t let go. all of the girls like david cassidy, but petra & sharon are bonded by their all-consuming obsession. “I Think I Love You will have special resonance for baby boomers who experienced the early 1970s as young teens. There were some parts about this book that I enjoyed and some things that went on and on and didn't seem to connect to anything else.