Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius


Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius

Aspiring love-charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year until she learns about the upcoming charm-making competition. Grimbaud has just started to recover from the tyranny of Zita's love fortunes, and it would be too easy for the winning charm maker to take Zita's place. The only solution is for Hijiri, with the support of her friends and fellow rebels, to win the contest herself. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri's life. Concerned that its favourite charm maker has given up on finding a boyfriend of her own, Love takes matters into its own hands and delivers the perfect boyfriend to her in a gift-wrapped box ...Literally.


An excellent choice for middle schoolers. Karalius provides a unique fantasy that combines elements of romance, mystery, and family drama. -- School Library Journal

About the Author

Kimberly Karalius is the author of Love Fortunes and Other Disasters. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida, and has been sharing stories on with a strong following of enthusiastic readers since the site's conception. Although Kimberly lives in sunny Florida, she prefers to stay indoors and sometimes buys a scarf in the hopes of snow. She loves watching really old cartoons and silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently.

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384 pages


Kimberly Karalius
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Publication date

23rd May 2016



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