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Thwonk - eBook

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<p>Imagine having a personal cupid--an actual winged being--pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A. J.) McCreary. A. J. knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. Just one shot from the cupid's bow and <em>thownk</em>, A. J. will have the undying devotion of handsome Peter...forever.</p>

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A.J. McCreary is a teen photographer desperately in love with the unattainable Peter Terris. One day she is visited by a real life cupid who offers to make her dreams come true. Because she is a teen girl and without stupid decisions we wouldn't have a story, she immediately asks for Peter to fall in love with her. The whole thing pans out about as well as you'd expect it to, but the really interesting thing about this book is the photography angle. My favorite parts were A.J.'s experiences snapping pictures and developing them. It's easy to forget that photography is just as much an art form as drawing and music, where composition is key. So while the teen romance story was a bit silly and a lot predictable, I still enjoyed this cautionary tale about love and art. I don't know how well it would hold up to a current teenager (I found it very relatable since it takes place in the years I attended high school), but what do I know?

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Imagine having a personal cupid--an actual winged being--pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A. J.) McCreary. A. J. knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. Just one shot from the cupid's bow and thownk, A. J. will have the undying devotion of handsome Peter...forever.

Thwonk - eBook

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Language
en
Publisher
Penguin Young Readers Group
Author
Joan Bauer
ISBN-13
9781101657911
ISBN-10
110165791X

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A.J. McCreary is a tee...

A.J. McCreary is a teen photographer desperately in love with the unattainable Peter Terris. One day she is visited by a real life cupid who offers to make her dreams come true. Because she is a teen girl and without stupid decisions we wouldn't have a story, she immediately asks for Peter to fall in love with her. The whole thing pans out about as well as you'd expect it to, but the really interesting thing about this book is the photography angle. My favorite parts were A.J.'s experiences snapping pictures and developing them. It's easy to forget that photography is just as much an art form as drawing and music, where composition is key. So while the teen romance story was a bit silly and a lot predictable, I still enjoyed this cautionary tale about love and art. I don't know how well it would hold up to a current teenager (I found it very relatable since it takes place in the years I attended high school), but what do I know?

This was an enjoyable ...

This was an enjoyable read but definitely not one of my favorites of Bauer's books. I loved A.J.'s passion for her photography and her relationship with her father, but I felt some of the other characters were a little too one-dimensional and not as fully developed as they could have been--especially Peter. It was a good storyline, but again, I don't think it was as fully developed as it might have been. It was a fun read, but this is probably my least favorite of Bauer's books that I've read so far.

Thwonk involves a stuf...

Thwonk involves a stuffed doll in the form of cupid coming to life and offering the main character, AJ, one of three types of wishes. AJ can choose to ask for help in school work, her photography skills, or her love life. Desperately wanting to go to the King of Hearts Dance and against the cupid's warnings, AJ chooses love. Why was the cupid warning her to pick something else? What could possibly go wrong? Thwonk had an original plot and I enjoyed it, but it couldn't hold my attention for great lengths of time. I would recommend this book for someone looking for semi-quick read about love.

Thwonk involves a stuf...

Thwonk involves a stuffed doll in the form of cupid coming to life and offering the main character, AJ, one of three types of wishes. AJ can choose to ask for help in school work, her photography skills, or her love life. Desperately wanting to go to the King of Hearts Dance and against the cupid's warnings, AJ chooses love. Why was the cupid warning her to pick something else? What could possibly go wrong? Thwonk had an original plot and I enjoyed it, but it couldn't hold my attention for great lengths of time. I would recommend this book for someone looking for semi-quick read about love.

A.J. McCreary is 17 ye...

A.J. McCreary is 17 years old and unlucky in love. She spends most of her days crushing on new boys, attending Benjamin Franklin High, hanging out with her best friend Trish, and pursuing her passion of photography. One night something strange occurs-her stuffed cupid, Jonathan, comes to life and offers her the chance to have one of a possible three wishes come true. A.J. chooses to have her major crush, Peter Terris, fall in love with her despite Jonathan's ominous warnings about forcing love. With a tiny "thwonk" from Jonathan's arrow, Peter Terris' heart is forever changed and propelled to love A.J. McCreary with the deepest of devotion. At first, A.J. is beyond thrilled with Peter's undying love, and thoughtlessly ignores her past friends as she gets swept away by her new boyfriend. However, as time passes A.J. realizes that one should be careful what they wish for because the best kind of love is natural and real. She also learns that truth is more valuable than fake emotion because truth is real, and in order to achieve anything worthy in life, one has to experience truth. Joan Bauer really captures the spirit of teenage angst and love in this novel. All of the characters are believable, and Thwonkis a story that will make you laugh, smile, and sympathize with A.J who could be anyone's daughter, sister, or friend. Thwonk is a lot of fun to read especially when you imagine a tiny cupid assisting you through life's ups and downs, and it is certain to bring smiles to those who thumb through its pages!

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