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Love is for Losers

Wibke Brueggemann

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Macmillan Children's Books


A laugh out loud look at first love, loss and trying to avoid the girl of your dreams.

What a stupid expression that is in the first place: To fall in love.
Like you fall into a ditch or something.
Maybe people need to look where they’re going.

As far as Phoebe Davis is concerned, love is to be avoided at all costs. Why would you spend your life worrying about something that turns you into a complete moron? If her best friend Polly is anything to go by, the first sniff of a relationship makes you forget about your friends (like, hello?), get completely obsessed with sex (yawn) and bang on constantly about a person who definitely isn't as great as you think they are.

So Phoebe isn't going to fall in love, ever.
But then she meets Emma . . .

Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann is a hilarious, life-affirming novel about all the big stuff: love, sex, death, family, heartbreak, kittens . . . and kisses that turn the whole world upside down.

In the media
“Hilarious, liberating, uplifting and brilliant. The honest and funny voice a generation of readers has been waiting for.” -

Lucy Cuthew, author of Blood Moon

Wibke’s writing is just so effortlessly funny and she has created the most amazing group of characters

Yasmin Rahman, author of All The Things We Never Said

This debut has a terrific voice: very funny and spirited with a sex-positive message

The Bookseller

Love is for Losers is exactly the book everyone needs right now. Witty, light, clever and absolutely absorbing.

The School Librarian