Book Review: How To Love by Katie Cotugno

“I didn’t know what was wrong with me exactly, but if I kept looking at him I was afraid I would lost him completely, in front of this boy, that I had  wanted and wanted and wanted for so long that wanting him was built into me, part of my chemical makeup, part of my bones, so that now, even I had him, I couldn’t stop waiting for the other shoe to drop.”


Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: natural as breathing, endless as time. He’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists—until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love, hiding out in the back of the restaurant their families own together and taking winding, late-night road trips in his Jeep. But then one day, without a word, Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town, leaving a devastated – and pregnant – Reena behind.

 After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to life without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again, making a big play to get Reena back–and to be the kind of dad Hannah deserves. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him–she’s too hurt, too angry, too busy for any kind of happy reunion. Still, she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?


I find the novel interesting. I thought the book contains pieces of advice on HOW TO LOVE.. However, as I read it.. I realized that it deals with the problems which most teens are facing nowadays and that includes school , family problems, love life, peer pressure etc.

After reading the book, I realized that teens should NOT be afraid of experiencing FAILURES because  these can  help us in molding our character.

If you’ll gonna ask me how to love, my answer would be this..



photo is not mine

photo is not mine 😉

Oh! By the way, before I forgot.. Katie Cotugno will also be having a book signing this coming Sunday, July 4 at 2 p.m. in the Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu, and on July 5 at 2 p.m. in the Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza.

 Melissa Kantor, and Robyn Schneider will also be joining in the said book signing event.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. for both events.

The events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Shangri-la Plaza, SM City Cebu, Metro magazine, Chalk magazine, and Sweep.

For more details, click here. 😊


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