another book that's not about baseball
a novel for readers age 14 and up ... mostly up
From Doubleday Canada
Alan Macklin has started his first year at university and he's saying goodbye to his old life: no more curfews and parents, no more high school courses, and no more striking out with girls. At least, that's his plan. But the world of university dating is more complicated - and more frustrating - than he could ever have imagined. Even his devoutly religious roommate seems to have more luck than he does.
His ex-girlfriend Maggie still gives him advice, but it seems that Alan is doomed to frustration even when various women start to find him attractive.
"A set of romantic pratfalls with a surprisingly warm-hearted ending. Paul Kropp's social satire is funny, but with substance."
For an excerpt from Chapter 2, click here.