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The Espressologist

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 27, 2015 – Jane is coasting through her senior year, working as a barista with her best friend, Em. Her passion for coffee has transformed into what she calls "espressology," her study of various coffee drinks and the type of person who orders them ("Medium Iced Vanilla Latte: Smart, sweet, and gentle. Sometimes soft-spoken but not a doormat. Loyal and trustworthy. A good friend. Decent looks and body"). As Jane begins to successfully match up customers and friends, her boss decides to spin her talent into a holiday promotion. Anxious about being put in the spotlight, Jane is also trying to duck mean girl Melissa, impress her crush Will (a frat boy more interested in the free coffee Jane gives him than in Jane), and figure out why she is weirded out by Em dating Cam, who Jane isn't interested in yet can't stop thinking about. The story's multiple strands resolve in a satisfying if predictable manner. The amusing bits of espressology and Jane's quirky and sympathetic voice give this cheerful, breezy romance a unique touch. Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews


By far the best book!!

Great read!!

I read this book fairly quickly because it was such a sweet romantic page turner!! I have recommended this feel good romance to many of my friends and I will continue to do so. Honestly wish it was a series or something because I was so sad to get to the ending and know it was all over. Will be rereading this one in the near future and honestly think it would make a great hallmark movie!! Thank you so much to Kristina Springer!!

The Espressologist
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  • $7.99
  • Level: Grades 7-13
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Coming of Age
  • Published: Oct 27, 2009
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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