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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: The Espressologist

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pub. Date: October 27, 2009
Pages: 192
Age Level: 13+

What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie.

Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee.

Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right? With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.

Noteworthy Passages

Exchange Between Jane & Derek; pg. 126
I'm stretching my arms up over my head when Derek comes up beside me at the table and whispers in my ear, "Do me."
A sudden wave of nausea washes over me and I bring my arms down to my side at lightning speed.
"Excuse me?" I choke.
"Do me," he says again.
I look him in the eye. "Ever hear of a little thing called sexual harassment in the workplace, Derek?"
"No!" he yells, straightening and suddenly looking as horrified as I feel. "No, no, no!"
He leans down, puts his hand to the side of his mouth, and whispers, "I mean match me with someone."


Yes I know there is only one passage this time but there are a couple reasons for that. One, because I forgot about this new feature of mine due to the fact that at the time I read this book, I hadn't officially posted my first Noteworthy Passages on a book yet. And two, because even though this was an overall fun read, I only really found one passage/quote that stood out and would work by itself. So even though there was only one, I still hope ya'll enjoyed it. :D

Review HERE

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Eleni said...

I like that passage but do I wanna read this book? I don't know yet :/

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