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How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
By Olgy Gary, 09.29.2007

We received an advance copy Janette Rallison's book, "How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend," and LOVED IT!!!!! Couldn't put it down. Read it all in one sitting.

To tell you the truth I don't normally go for romance type reads so I actually started reading it at 11 p.m. with the idea that I would read a little and then put it down...well, thanks to Rallison's awesome writing it was 3 a.m. before I put the book down and only because I got to the last line, "I laughed and went inside."

Rallison totally won me over with her first paragraph, "I bet you Cinderella didn't get along with Prince Charming's friends. Oh sure, the knights and barons probably put up with her on account that she was pretty and had such dainty feet and all, but you know every duchess and countess in the kingdom hated her guts. That's how women are when someone encroaches on their turf." I found myself reading page after page and not being able to stop. I laughed. I cringed at the messes Giovanna kept getting herself in and out of. The scene with Buddy, I mean Gary, I mean Buddy was to die for!!! Hilarious!!! Just toooooooo much fun.

YA audiences are going to love getting their hands on this book. I loved it that Rallison wove tremendous lessons within the pages of a totally engaging and fun read. "How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend" is the type of book I love reviewing and recommending to CCF's site visitors.

Janette Rallison is the author of the bestselling All’s Fair in Love, War and High School and a number of popular romantic comedies. She lives in Chandler, Arizona. If Rallison's other titles are anything like her How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend, they should all provide a fun and engaging read. We've listed below the ones available through

Editorial Reviews/Book Description
Sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo finds it hard enough to fit in. Three years since her family moved to Texas, she’s still the newcomer compared to everyone around her. It doesn’t help matters when her twin brother, Dante, takes on the mayor’s son by running for class president. The least she could expect, though, would be for her boyfriend, Jesse, to support their cause. But Jesse’s apparent defection triggers Giovanna’s rash emotional side, and before she knows it, she’s turned Jesse from the boy of her dreams to the exboyfriend she dreams of winning back. In her trademark style, Janette Rallison delivers a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that only leaves readers wanting more.

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