Author: Suzanne Selfors
Summary: (inside flap) Writing her own love story could drive a girl insane!
As the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, life for sixteen-year-old Alice Amorous should be pretty good. But ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness, Alice has been forced to maintain a brave front--lying to her new crush, Tony; answering fan letters; forging her mother's signature; telling the publisher that all is well. Now time is running out, and so is their money. The next book is overdue and the Queen can't write it. Alice needs to deliver a new novel for her mother--and she needs to come up with one fast.
That's when she meets Errol, a strange guy claiming to be Cupid, who insists that Alice must write about his tragic romance with Psyche--the greatest love story of all time. Only, Alice doesn't believe in Cupid.
Review: One of the cutest books I've ever read, this book touches briefly on bipolar disorder, eating disorders, parent-child relationships and death while somehow keeping a light and sweet mood throughout.
Alice Amorous is a strong character able to pull off living her mother's life, but humanly vulnerable to also have to confront fears about her mother's love for Alice. Cupid's version of his life with Psyche is depressing, but the author manages to find the silver lining in all of Alice's problems.
Even though it wasn't too full of action, I was compelled to read it. I think the dialogue of this novel really stood out, setting up the characters and bringing them to life. The descriptions were good at setting the scene and painting the people involved.
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Out now, I hope you decide to read it! :) Here are a few links about Mad Love: