Over the summer I read a few different books dealing with teen pregnancy. I’m looking forward to adding another one to my “read” pile. The book trailer for How to Love gives Katie Cotugno’s debut a lighter vibe, but a few of the reviews I’ve read said it’s actually not (they were positive reviews). Regardless, the story sounds intriguing. It will be interesting to hear what my students think once they can compare the book trailer and summary with the actual book once they’ve read it.
How to Love by Katie Cotugno releases on October 1st, 2013.
Summary (From Goodreads):
Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.
After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?
In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.