Love & Other Curses

by Michael Thomas Ford

On Sale: 04/09/2019

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Love & Other Curses

by Michael Thomas Ford

On Sale: 04/09/2019

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“I’m pretty sure I’m the only guy in my school who can replace a faulty kick-down switch and also create the perfect smoky eye.”

The Weyward family has been haunted by a curse for generations—if a Weyward falls in love before their seventeenth birthday, the person they love dies.

Sam doesn’t plan to fall for anyone in the weeks before his birthday. He’ll spend his time working at the Eezy-Freeze with his dad; cooking up some midsummer magic with his grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother (the Grands); and experimenting with drag with the help of the queens at the Shangri-La, the local gay club.

But when a new guy comes to town, Sam finds himself in trouble when they strike up a friendship that might be way more than that.

As Sam’s birthday approaches and he still hasn’t quite fallen in love, the curse seems to get more powerful and less specific about who it targets.

A mysterious girl Sam talks to on the phone late at night and a woman he’s only seen in a dream might have the answers he’s been looking for—but time is running out to save the people he cares about.

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Critical Praise

“Funny, heartfelt, and magnifi cently unexpected, Michael Thomas Ford’s Love & Other Curses is a gritty, glittery triumph that broke my heart, put it back together again, and left me with a new, much needed sway in my sashay.” - Bennett Madison, author of September Girls

 “A brilliant commentary on what it means to be a family, respect yourself and others, and become your best and most genuine self.”
- Susan Vaught, author of My Big Fat Manifesto

“Intriguing. A solid exploration of the meanings of love.” - Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062791207
  • ISBN 10: 0062791206
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 04/09/2019
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism

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