This book fairly accurately captures the early 1970's and what it was like to be a young teenage girl. The longing, the hopeless heartache and the living for the concerts. Excellent.
I loved this smart and cleverly written story about two Welsh teenagers who idolize David Cassidy and the man who writes the drivel in a David Cassidy fan magazine. The story follows the characters into middle age and shows what that first love--an idealistic love from afar--can mean in later life. There is nothing quite like the emotion of that first crush. There are some serious moments in the book, but mostly it's a lot of fun, especially the description of the scene in the gynecologist's office. It's a warm, endearing story with memorable characters.
A story based a thirty something woman whose mother just passed away and finds an envelope with her winning a contest. Why did her mother hide it from her for almost 25 years?? Petra reflects on growing up in Wales in 1970s where David Cassidy had their hearts, but also fitting in and all that teenage angst. As the story continues you get to know Petra and her family, as well as, her friends. Petra tests her friendship with Sharon and yet makes some discoveries about herself. Good read.
A book about coming of age: both as a teenager and in mid-life. A funny and poignant story with very relatable characters.
Totally loved this feel-good novel that took me back to my own childhood crushes. I could hardly put it down.
In 1973-74 two young girls in Wales, Petra and Sharon, are part of a group of girls completely obsessed with David Cassidy. They collect posters, pictures, facts, and share them obsessively. Petra does most of this at Sharon's house as Petra's mother definitely thinks this music and behaviour are common and not to be exhibited by Petra. She has Petra practicing the cello, aiming for a classical career. So Petra lives two lives, the ladylike one her mother expects and the secret life of teenage passion with Sharon. This goes on until the two girls attend a David Cassidy concert, one of his last, and Petra is outed to her mother. Flash forward 24 years, and Petra discovers something that triggers a memory of that younger self. With a marriage on the rocks, and uncertain of her own desirability, she jumps at the chance to finally meet David Cassidy. But will he be a disappointment to her fantasy?
We also follow Bill, who in the 70s was a young journalist working for the Essential David Cassidy Magazine, where he makes a living writing letters to fans from David and making up articles and other bits and pieces to fill the pages. 24 years later, he is still working in the magazine world and he too finds himself drawn to meeting David with Petra and Sharon.
I Think I Love You by Allison Peason follows two Welsh teenagers obsessed with David Cassidy.
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