The Principles Of Love: Book Review

Jun 12, 2010 | 2010 Articles, Books & Tales, Every Other Book, Jayce Ham, Teens

by Jessica Ham

Have you ever felt like an outcast? Have you ever moved and been the new girl at school? If either of these things apply to you, then you will relate to this book and definitely enjoy it. The Principles Of Love by Emily Franklin, is the first book in a series and tells the story of a teenage girl named Love whose single father has forced her to move yet again to another school where he will be principal. This time it is a boarding school just outside Boston. Love Bukowski is an eccentric girl who loves to sing.

The Principles of Love book cover

Her father refuses to speak of her mother, whom Love never knew. Her Aunt Mable has basically become her mother. Love struggles with finding the perfect friend and landing the boy of her dreams, Robinson Hall, who is the boyfriend of her new-found friend Lila. As Love says, “Sophomore-Senior relationships never last” so why bother trying to win him over? As the school year starts up, she finds a bulletin board filled with posters of bands looking for lead singers. She emails one of the bands, contacting someone named DrakeFan. Love begins an online friendship with this man and, throughout the entire book, it drives you crazy trying to figure out who it is.

I finished the book in less then a week, determined to figure out who DrakeFan is and what exactly happened to this so-called mother Ms. Bukowski never met. Love is not a party girl so fitting in at this latest school is no easy task. Principles will make you laugh, cry, scream, and jump for joy at her victories. Trust me, this book is time well spent. So, drive or walk or even ride your bike to your local library or bookstore and get a copy of The Principles Of Love by Emily Franklin.

The Principles of Love series is also available online.

Jessica Ham is 17 years old and an ongoing contributor to our Teen Talk section; with dreams of being on Broadway, she’s right at home covering Entertainment.


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