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by Eric Luper

  • ISBN: 0061827541
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Eric Luper
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray (January 1, 2010)
  • FB2 size: 1973 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Eric Luper writes with a fluidity and wit. His pop culture references lighten every page and make Seth, his best friend Dimitri, and Dimitri's sister Audrey feel like they are teenagers from down the street. Seth's bitterness towards love and his father's infidelity keep the story on track, despite the fact that every chapter holds some form of humor.

Mr. Motta swoops down on me the instant Mr. Howard leaves the pro shop with his new purchase tucked under his arm. That lob wedge was clearly marked blue. At least it wasn’t an indigo, I mutter. Don’t sass me, Baumgartner. I specifically told you to sell reds and oranges. Dimitri snickers and heads to the front to re-refold the shirts. I take a moment to choose my words as I glance through the window at Mr. Howard. He’s sliding his new club into his bag, obviously bragging to his partners about his new TaylorMade. It’s the wedge he needs.

Title: Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto. Why did I read the book: This book was on my radar for a few months. I liked the cover, the blurb and since I am on a contemporary YA kick, it was a no brainer

Title: Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto. Genre: Contemporary YA. Publisher Balzer + Bray Publication Date: June 8, 2010 Hardcover: 304 pages. Stand alone or series: Stand alone. Seth Baumgartner just had the worst day of his life. I liked the cover, the blurb and since I am on a contemporary YA kick, it was a no brainer. How did I get the book: This was one of the books I most wanted to get when at BEA. I got a signed copy.

Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto. Seth Baumgartner just had the worst day of his life

Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto. His girlfriend dumped him (at Applebee's), he spied his father on a date with a woman who is not his mother (also at Applebee's!), and he lost his fourth job of the year. It's like every relationship he cares about is imploding, and he can't figure out what's going on. To find answers, Seth decides to start an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto, exploring what love is, why love is, and why we're stupid enough to keep going back for more.

Seth Baumgartner just had the worst day of his life. To find answers, Seth decides to start an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto, exploring "what love is, why love is, and why we're stupid enough to keep going back for more. Things start looking up when Seth gets a job at a golf club with his hilarious and smut-minded best friend, Dimitri, and Dimitri's sister, Audrey.

Автор: Luper, Eric Название: Seth Baumgartner& Love Manifesto Издательство: HarperCollins USA Классификация . He either learns to lose or he stops playing the game he loves

He either learns to lose or he stops playing the game he loves. These are the choices facing Jake, who has gone from champion to last place, testing his sportsmanship every time his soccer team gets waxed.

After his girlfriend breaks up with him and he sees his father with another woman, high school senior Seth Baumgartner, who has a summer job at the country club, launches a podcast in which he explores the mysteries of love.
Reviews about Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto (7):
Onoxyleili
My son teenage son enjoyed this book
Granigrinn
3/5
This book was alright. I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped, but it wasn't bad.
It's about Seth, who is having a hard time. He's a boring guy on his own, but his girlfriend just broke up with him, and he's been seeing his father around town with a woman that is not his mother, and he's had a couple of fights with his best friend, Dimitri. But he's also started a podcast, the Love Manifesto, and has been getting close to Dimitri's little sister, Audrey.
Seth is alright. He's a bit of a jerk at times, but the thing I liked about him is that he learns from his mistakes. This is something that some people don't do a lot, and whenever he does something stupid (which is quite often, really), and it's pointed out that it was stupid, he feels bad and doesn't do it again. Like there was a scene with Caitlin, a girl that Seth is a bit of a jerk to, especially on his podcast, and she gets very pissed off about it. She does something quite awesome, and he feels bad about it. He doesn't even get mad about it. He also isn't too slow. Like he realizes how Audrey feels mostly on his own, and goes to do something about it. He does moan a bit about his father, but that's understandable. He also moans a bit about Veronica, his ex-girlfriend, which was a bit annoying. But she's a bit of a bitch, and I did not like her, so I mostly just wanted him to move on.
Dimitri, his friend, was alright. He's not a big jerk or too stupid or anything. But his sister Audrey, is quite awesome. The conversation between her and Seth was nice, and there's a sandwich thing that she does to him, which is kind of brilliant. And I did like her and Dimitri's relationship. And Kevin, a guy that she knows, was really interesting. Weird, but interesting.
Seth's father does something in this book, which I'm not going to explain in depth, but it's really bad of him. It's not what I was expecting, but it's not too much better, really. And I don't really believe him, either, or believe that nothing would happen between them. And it was sucky of him, and Seth's mother, for not telling Seth earlier.
One thing that really bothered me about this book, was the golf. This is probably just me, because I hate sports, of almost any kind. And there's several scenes in this book that are focused on golf, and I did not enjoy them.
There wasn't anything spectacular about the writing, it was fine. Also, Seth does podcasts, and parts of them are included in the book. They were interesting, and mostly just Seth talking about what's going on his life. And it gives a bit more insight to what he's thinking, since the book is written in third person.
So, I didn't love the book, but it was alright.
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After losing his girlfriend, losing his job, and witnessing his dad out with a woman that is not his mother, Seth Baumgartner realizes that he is having a very bad day. The disintegration of love around him inspires Seth to start a podcast aptly titled The Love Manifesto, in which he is decidedly against love, but in his summer without love, Seth begins to realize that maybe it's there after all; you just have to look for it.

Words cannot explain the awesomeness that is Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto. This is a gushing, glowing review filled with adoration and possible squeeing. Be prepared:

Seth's journey to find out what love is and why we go back to after it tears us apart is heartfelt, touching, hilarious, and honest. Eric Luper writes with a fluidity and wit. His pop culture references lighten every page and make Seth, his best friend Dimitri, and Dimitri's sister Audrey feel like they are teenagers from down the street.

Seth's bitterness towards love and his father's infidelity keep the story on track, despite the fact that every chapter holds some form of humor. We never forget that The Love Manifesto is about Seth's anti-love sentiment now that his heart has been broken. We don't forget, but Seth's day to day life left me rolling with laughter, smiling maniacally, and often snorting so loudly I woke my cat. Seth's soundtrack to his podcast had me scrolling through my iPod, hoping I had the songs to go along with what he was feeling, and lucky for me, I had more than a few of the songs.

Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto is more than just a breakup story that begins in an Applebee's. It's about first loves, first losses, family, and the desire to feel like love has a purpose, that it is so much more than a kiss and a look. Luper put it best, love is important, and this is Seth's journey to find out why.

Opening line(s): "Come on, Seth. Say something." ~ pg. 1

Favorite line(s): I felt bad for Audrey back then. She looked so tiny, so thin and delicate. Things sure have changed. Nowadays, I suspect Audrey could handle herself in a saloon full of undead barbarian pirate ogres. ~ pg. 117-118

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