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Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love Library Binding – May 8, 2012
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In the past, Kevin's manipulative ways of getting people to like him and do what he wants have been successful to some degree. Now he's working on romance. Kevin considers himself the "most romantic guy you'll ever meet," except that he's never had a girlfriend. In fact, he has never even gone out on a real date. He's hoping to change all that by asking Katrina Maria Zabinski to a middle-school dance. Tina, whose laugh "sounds like bells or angels," is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen.
One day, after working up the courage to spring the question on Tina, Kevin walks into the cafeteria and sees her sitting at the lunch table with another guy. To make matters worse, Cash Devine, the new kid at school, has the looks and confidence of a "male-model wannabee."
To win Tina's heart, and learn all about romance, Kevin decides to take a scientific approach and create experiments to observe the behaviors of test subjects. By applying the principles of scientific method, he believes he can understand the chemistry between males and females. In Kevin's mind, to unleash his "inner Casanova," he has to tap into his "inner umm, Copernicus."
The budding Casanova's experiments begin with his family. His observation of his parents, with the help of his young neighbor Markie, ends dismally. Frequently married and often divorced Auntie Buzz doesn't have the best track record in the lasting romance department. Kevin turns to his sister Sarah for help, but she turns the tables on him, which is an eye-opening experience.Read more ›
For instance, in the first book, "Liar, Liar",- Kevin was deceptive calculated and manipulative; yet creative in his approach in the second book, "Flat Broke,"- Kevin knew he had no money- so he was calculated and manipulative, yet creative in his approach, and in this book, "Crush"- he knows his past history, so he doesn't want to mess up his chances he MIGHT have with TINA sooooo-
If you read this book, you will see through Kevin's eyes, a need to apply the scientific method in approaching a girl properly so that he doesn't make the same mistakes he's made in the past run-in's with Tina- the girl of his dreams. BUT will he have time because there is a "New Kid on the Block"- Cash Devine, or is the Scientific Method really necessary in the dating department?
Again, Cute, Quick and Easy Read. Another fun one by Gary Paulsen. In my opinion, you will enjoy it. Happy Reading!
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This book is a classical tale of overthinking. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I could really relate to this book and it was quirky and it inspires confidence.Published 16 months ago by Lisa Saunders
It's a very good book
Social knowledge that is the first choice for middle schoolers.
The only one that has such scientific evidence on girls + boys
My son loved this book. He is in fifth grade and he really could relate even though he is not into girls yet. He breezed through this one fairly quickly.Published 22 months ago by strow
it gave me a lot of advice on how to date word from word and the next day I got a girlfriendPublished 24 months ago by nate
It was a great book but it was really short. I took my time and finished it in a day. It had kind of a sudden ending and all I can say about the ending is...