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Paperback P.S. I Love You (Sweet Dreams) Book

ISBN: 0553203231

ISBN13: 9780553203233

P.S. I Love You (Sweet Dreams)

(Part of the Sweet Dreams (#1) Series and Sweet Dreams Series)

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A great read by Barbara Conklin will really excite your passion! This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Memorable story that will haunt you

Mariah has all sorts of summer plans that ao awry when her parents get divorced. Now she is forced to help her mother with a summer job. She is really not looking forward to her summer and then suddenly she meets Paul. He makes everything all right in her life just because he's in it. It doesn't matter that her personal life is in limbo and things are changing, never to be the same. He helps her through it all. Then Mariah finds out Paul has cancer. Can Mariah help Paul through his ordeal that suddenly makes her problems seem so trivial? This is a beautiful story of first love coming at a time when a teenaged girl realizes what it is like to "have to grow up" and that nothing will ever be the same. I read this book for the first time quite a few years ago when I was 11 or 12. I can't tell you how many times I have re-read it since. This story has stuck in my mind and I reflected on it often. It's a great story and helps put what turns out to be minor, workable problems of a teenaged girl into perspective.

A Poignant Book for Teens

I first read P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin 11 or 12 years ago when I happened to come across it at a second-hand book sale. Even as an eleven-year-old, I thought the title was corny. Nevertheless, I was drawn to purchasing the book because of the cover photo - a beautiful girl with the straightest brown hair ever and sad soulful eyes.At the time, I had had no experience of ever falling in love. The most I'd experienced was a few shy crushes, but once I started reading the book, I absolutely fell in love with it. Barbara Conklin did an amazing job of writing from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old, and it is no wonder that this book was a sure hit with its target audience: teenagers.Teenagers will be able to identify with all that Mariah (the main character) feels. You can relate to the bliss of falling in love, and even though I myself was inexperienced in love, it described first love in the way I imagined it to be - and also turned out to be. Also, when you read about Mariah's insecurities and what Paul Strobe (the heartthrob) will think of her if he finds out she's never had a boyfriend, it will remind you of your own experiences. Perhaps now as an adult, these matters seem trivial, but as a teen, you could totally understand why she panicked and felt the need to "impress" Paul...I must have read P.S. I Love You more than a dozen times that first summer I had the fortune of finding it. Each time, I never failed to have tears in my eyes. In fact, it doesn't matter how many times you've read it because the ending will always bring you to tears. But don't misunderstand me: this isn't a book filled with misery and by no means is it a tragedy. The realistic side of portraying what it is like to lose love is surely an important life lesson for all teens, and the humorous parts will also bring you much laughter.After each reading, I always wish that Barbara Conklin could have written a happier ending. After all, we all have a part of us that wishes for the fairy-tale ending of Mariah and Paul living happily ever after! Admittedly, there is a small part in all of us that wishes first love could last forever...But Barbara Conklin has ended the book as she has for a good reason: she shows us how it is possible to go on even when love has been lost. You will admire Mariah's strength and courage in overcoming her loss and also the poignancy in how she keeps Paul alive in her memories.P.S. I Love You was the first teen romance I read, and the one that paved the path to reading more. More than a decade after reading teen romances, P.S. I Love You remains the only story I remember. I recommend this book to all teens who are interested in teen romances. One word of advice: don't throw this book away! I did and regretted it terribly! I've just purchased a used copy online again and am infinitely happy to possess it again. When I read the story now as an adult, it seems a little too simple and innocent, but it is definitely a book I would like to pass o

The best book I have read in my life

I read the book when I was 12. I didn't like reading and my 6th grade teacher asked me to read a book, I found P.S. I love You. I fell in love with the book and it brought me into the world of reading. After that book I kept reading book after book but none of those books have staid with me like P.S. I love You has. I am 32 years old and many times through my lifetime I have thought about the book. I have looked everywhere for a copy of the book now that I have a 12 year old. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did.

This book got to me!

When I was 12 years old, the librarian from my school recomended that I read P.S. I Love You. I cried as I read it, for I was truly involved with the plot and with Mariah's feelings. Now I'm 23 years old, and ever since i returned the book to the library i've been wanting to get it back and read it again, or at least have it within my personal collection. Since I was so young when I read it, I didn't remember the author's name, and it isn't until now, after visiting so many libraries and websites, that I find it, and you can't imagine how thrilled I am, for it has truly been a dead end search until now. All I can say is that now I'm buying the book, and I'm not letting it go again. I'll make sure my daughters (if I have any) read it and I truly recomend it to any preteen girl.It may not be the most surprising plot, and as a young adult I may not find it as wonderful as I did then, but I'm sure that what I felt had a lot to do with my age. I think that the most importatn thing that I learned at such a young age when I read it, is that falling in love isn't all about knights and princesses on towers. In a way it gives young girls a glimpse of reality, without hurting them emotionally. On the contrary, it may be the first real emotions they might feel regarding love. I'm so glad I finally found it!!!

I'll never forget this novel...

I read this book when I was 10 and at 23 I still have the tattered book in my home library. The story is unforgettable and just lovely. I've read it a few times and cry everytime. The story is touching and honest! Find it, buy it, read it and love it. I highly recommend P.S. I Love You!This book is about highschool love and what happens when your first love gets sick with a deadly cancer. Keep the kleenex nearby.
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