The main character in the book is a girl named Hildy D’Angelo. Hildy is about 17 years old and she has had only two and a half dates. They weren’t even that great and she would like to forget them. During the summer Hildy wants to find true love.
One day when she and her friends are at a coffee shop, they see this really cute guy working there named Connor. He ends up asking her out. Hildy is very excited and overcome with joy.
At first Connor and Hildy’s relationship is very good. As the summer goes on, it starts to go downhill. Connor is starting to accuse Hildy of looking at other boys, wearing too skimpy of a swimsuit in public, and other things like that. None of it is true, though. It gets to the point where Connor won’t let Hildy hang out with her friends anymore. He even starts to go through HIldy’s phone.
The relationship is very special to Hildy and she doesn’t want to lose Connor even though her friends tell her to dump him. To find out if Hildy dumps Connor or if she stays with him read, One or Two Things I Learned About Love by Dyan Sheldon!
I thought the book was OK. It was written in diary form so it was kind of hard to understand at times. I also got the feeling that the author ran out of ideas because the relationship dragged on and on. I felt that Hildy should have dumped Connor way back at the beginning. Maybe if there was more of a twist in the plot or something like that, it would make the book way more interesting. I feel that if Hildy worked up her self confidence than she could have dumped Connor. A boyfriend should not make you lose your friends and grow apart from your family.