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Unconventional Love Stories: A Pop Quiz

1. A boy and his rose: reading this is the sweetest Valentine you can give yourself

2. A teenager and his sentient, murderous, self-regenerating car: a cautionary tale for people who name their vehicles

3. An author and his creations: author annihilates the fourth wall, enters his own book, and interacts with his alter ego--postmodernism at its most intriguing

4. A boy and his little brother: even though your book is sometimes pretentious and irritating, your heart's in the right place and your story is heartwarming

5. A girl, a priest, and The Church: the eternal triangle, plus afascinating look at life in the Australian outback

6. An ardent young girl and a cruel traitorous world: she puts us all
to shame

7. A man and a figment of his imagination: green light at the end of the pier, you know--although it's been relegated to cliche status by years of overanalysis, still a great read with great characters and a great
story. (Note the absence of overanalysis here)

8. A woman and her profession: a Norman Rockwell-style Valentine to teachers and small town America

9. A man and his house: My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams.

10. A boy and his athletic, studly, super-nice roommate: award winner for Most Cleverly Disguised Gay Love Story Regularly Assigned in High School English Classes From the Sixties Up to the Present Day

a. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

b. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

c. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

d. The Big Orange Splot by D. Manus Pinkwater

e. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

f. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

g. Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton

h. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

i. Christine by Stephen King

j. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
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