What a stupid expression that is in the first place: To fall in love.
Like you fall into a ditch or something.
Maybe people need to look where they're going.
As far as Phoebe Davies is concerned, love is to be avoided at all costs. Why would you spend your life worrying about something that turns you into a complete moron? If her best friend Polly is anything to go by, the first sniff of a relationship makes you forget about your friends (like, hello?), get completely obsessed with sex (yawn) and bang on constantly about a person who definitely isn't as great as you think they are.
So Phoebe isn't going to fall in love, ever.
But then she meets Emma ...
Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann is a hilarious, life-affirming novel about all the big stuff: love, sex, death, family, heartbreak, kittens . . . and kisses that turn the whole world upside down.
About the author:
Wibke Brueggemann grew up in northern Germany and the southern United States, but London is her home. She originally studied acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts but ended up becoming a writer. Wibke has a Master's in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University, where she was the recipient of the Bath Spa University Writing Award. Love is for Losers is her debut novel.
Love is for Losers
Pan Macmillan Australia