Loves Me, Loves Me Not


An intriguing novel for young adults that explores the dating game.

by Anilú Bernardo

ISBN: 978-1-55885-259-4
Publication Date: October 30, 1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 224
Imprint: Piñata Books
11 and up

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What can be more confusing than dating? When a young woman reaches dating age, how is she to know which guy is the right one for her? Should she go after the most popular, the best athlete, the most handsome . . . Or should she consider other qualities? Maggie is a smart, hard-working, responsible teenager who wants to become a doctor. She is given a great chance to try her skills when she is hired to care for an ailing elderly woman. They take a genuine liking to each other—and her grandson is the school basketball star that Maggie has been pining over. But he has a girlfriend, and Maggie is being pursued by an all-too-serious suitor herself. Other differences seem to get in the way, too: Maggie is a Cuban American whose mother works nights to eke out a living; her admirers are well-off Anglos. This delightful and entertaining novel is as much an exploration of values and perceptions as it is of young and romantic love.