Things I Know About Love
Author: Kate Le Van
Publication Date: December 10th 2010
Livia Stowe has never been lucky in love. While her friends were going to parties and dances and on dates, Livia was being shuffled in and out of hospitals, making her dating life difficult.
But this summer is going to be different. Cancer-free for over a year, Livia's boarding a plane to visit her brother as he studies abroad at Princeton University. She's determined to make the most of her trip, recording every moment of it in her private blog. Maybe she'll even have a fling with a cute college boy!
America is bright, exciting, and filled with romantic possibilities. And then Livia meets Adam, and her plans for summer fun become so much more. Entranced by the magical New York City that he shows her, Livia is smitten, but is she really ready to risk her heart again?
Things I Know About Love is a really short read with 160 pages but in those pages you really get to know Livia and love her. Her romance with Adam is sweet and full of youthful romance. I was reminded of the feeling you get when you meet someone for the first time you really like. How you don't want to interpret signs. Just the fact that everything HAS to be a sign. It was all done very cute, but then you know there is this awful lingering thing in the distance. Livia's illness is always there in back of her mind, but she doesn't want it to affect her new found happiness with Adam. We also get to see things from Adam's point of view. There isn't a lot of it but enough to know what he's feeling about Livia.
I was touched by Livia's story of first love.