The grammar of love is studied with the heart.
Irene is a nice, intelligent girl who loves to read. After her parent’s divorce she is sent to a boarding school to study.
At only 16 years old, Irene is going through a very rough patch. Her luck seems to turn around when Liam, the most handsome boy in boarding school, notices her. She can’t believe it. Her, the girl who spends more time behind a book rather than think about boys, like her roommate, Martha. Irene feels on cloud nine and can't stop thinking about him. Despite the short time that she’s known Liam, she is sure she's fallen in love with him. So much so, that she writes him a poem declaring her feelings to him. However, that afternoon nothing goes as she had planned and she discovers that her prince charming was texting ten other girls at the same time. To make matters worse, Liam shows the poem to everyone, causingIrene to feel humiliated and she quickly becomes the center of all the teasing.
After this first heartbreak, she confides in her teacher for help. Professor Peter Hughes offers her private lessons in “the Grammar of Love”, a subject in which they will study seven of the most famous authors within the genre of romance in order to help Irene reflect, understand and define the greatest of all feelings.
Irene can't help but fall madly in love with her teacher. At the same time, a silent suitor secretly aspires to win her heart: Marcelo, her athletic training partner and close friend. Feelings will also arise towards Josh, the school librarian who lends her books, causing serious problems with her classmate Martha.
Flooding feelings, unspeakable adventures, and books that leave a mark on her soul, Irene can finally get to know herself and, above all, understand love.
REVELANT INFORMATION: With tens of thousands of copies sold between Spain and Latin America, The Grammar of Love (La gramática del amor) is a tribute to the greatest classic love stories of literature. Carmona gives us a character with a very well-defined narrative arc and with a psychological complexity that evolves as the story progresses.
Although the story originally takes place in the United Kingdom, it can be adapted to any other country, since the plot does not have local components that prevent its relocation.
Rocío Carmona is a bestselling author who has established herself as one of the most relevant Spanish youth authors of the moment. She has wonthe 5th Jaén Award for Narrative Youth and has been translated into several languages.
“The Grammar of Love (La gramática del amor) is a young adult novel full of feelings and emotions that not only teaches its protagonist what love is, but also makes the reader understand this feeling better and reflect together with the characters on this subject.” Drama Queen (literary blog)
"Bingo! A different romantic book.” Goodreads
AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: TV Series, Miniseries, Film, TV Movie.
LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Catalan.
THEMES: Coming of Age, Love, First experiences, Betrayal, Jealousy, Friendship, Overcoming, Self-discovery, Personal growth, Institute.
GENRE: Romance, Young Adult.
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