Jukebooks: The Book of Love by Lynn Weingarten

Book of Love by Lynn WeingartenThis was how it happened in The Secret Sisterhood of the Heartbreakers: Lucy’s heart had been broken, and within seven days she broke the heart of Tristan, a boy who loved her. Lucy brought the brokenhearted tear to The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, who used the magical power of the tear to make Lucy part of the Sisterhood. Lucy will never be brokenhearted again.

Too bad that same is not true for Tristan.

In Book Two of the series, the SSH is competing for a chance to win The Book of Love, which contains wisdom and magic dating back centuries. Lucy finds herself hoping that the book will show her the way to help Tristan, but instead it reveals so much more.

There is an old song, originally released in 1957, called Who Wrote the Book of Love. It was written by three members of “The Monotones,” a doo-wop vocal group from Newark, New Jersey. If you haven’t heard of the group, it’s because Book of Love was their only hit. Here they are performing on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beech Nut Show, lip-syncing and nervously working out their dance moves:

-Diane Colson, currently reading The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson