The Dating Department

May 7, 2011
By PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.


Summary:

Riley has never had a boyfriend. Scratch that. Riley has never been on a date. She's never been kissed, and no guy has ever shown any interest in her, and, quite frankly, she couldn't care less.

Amber needs a summer job, but all she really knows about is boys. She's just chock full of helpful hints for those who want to date.

So when Amber takes one of Riley's many jokes a little too seriously, the Dating Department is born, and Riley is the first customer...unwillingly of course. Amber sets to find Riley a boyfriend over the course of one summer.

Will she succeed in finding the right guy for Riley?

If Riley has any say in this, the answer is:

HECK NO!


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The Dating Department


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on Nov. 5 2012 at 9:32 pm
RaisaMiri SILVER, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not try. Do or do not. There is no try." ~ Yoda

I wish this was an actual book with a cover and everything so that I could hold it in my hands instead of looking at it on the computer :/ it was that good! :) and i will agree with one of the comments below...not to be a spoiler, but darn it Roy seemed adorable! :)

on Aug. 30 2012 at 3:08 pm
BluBirdWriter13, Nowhere, Kentucky
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I loved the novel it's amazing and beautiful. You're an amazing writer.

on Apr. 9 2012 at 9:55 pm
Zuccini75 BRONZE, Chantilly, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people wonder, than telling them yourself."
-Myself

AWWWW! Very talented work.... but I sooo thought it would be Roy.... so sad - anyway,

The suspense was perfect and your characters were strong - good job!


on Apr. 5 2012 at 7:55 pm
This is one of the best and sweetest stories I have read in a while! It made me want to keep reading, and maybe give love a shot!;) It was AMAZING! Keep writing!

Dipsy said...
on Feb. 13 2012 at 3:53 pm
Dipsy, Cresco, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary"

I don't know how you get your ideas, but im glad you thought of this one. The ending is beautiful. It gives me hope. Thank You! and Great Job

on Dec. 22 2011 at 2:05 pm
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

I just read the final chapters and I couldn't love the ending more then I already do!!!! You did a great job with this story. Definitly the very best novel I have read on TeenInk. :)

on Dec. 22 2011 at 12:57 pm
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

on Dec. 21 2011 at 5:22 pm
CrazyWriter GOLD, Lorton Station, Virginia
16 articles 2 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Once you have given up on the most important thing in your life, you begin to die, because then, you gradually lose your true self"~Hana Kimi
"Someone who can lie to themself. . . is lonely, and in pain"~Hana Kimi

I knew it!!!!!Aiden would be the one .....he's just too adorable.i love how you ended your story this way. You kept the suspense building by not giving the name of who she chose for the almost last possible second. Also your writing style was perfectly suited for this genera (?). It's fast but slow and keeps you up beat with out going over the speed limit I give thumbs up to you PulseExplosion for craftily finishing a teen age story that had a touch of 'coming of age'. Hope to see more great reads ~CRazYWrItEr~

on Dec. 17 2011 at 12:10 am
MissSkyscraper, Durant, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"...Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it..."
-Confucius

That's a really good book! :)

IMme2 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 14 2011 at 11:53 am
IMme2 BRONZE, Farmington, New Mexico
2 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
just be yourself not some one your not.
- unknown

OMG i love it it was a amazing!!!

on Nov. 9 2011 at 9:58 pm
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

Haha, I just finished uploading the final chapters, and they should be approved within the next week! :D

on Nov. 9 2011 at 9:58 pm
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

I'm so glad that you have enjoyed it thus far!(:

on Nov. 9 2011 at 5:01 pm
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

Write more please!!!!! Riley needs to choose Aiden. it's no competion! It was on of the best stories I have ever read. I've been reading it since school got out at 3:)

on Sep. 26 2011 at 10:53 am
autumndisaster, Woodberry, Other
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Okay I absolutely loved this.

It made me feel quite lonely though, haha. :)


on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:51 am
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

IKR? XD

That's what everyone has said on Wattpad. :P


on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:51 am
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

Lol. Yeah, I guess it does. CX

Steph0804 GOLD said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:48 am
Steph0804 GOLD, Seoul, Other
12 articles 4 photos 206 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better, but the frog dies in the process." -E.B. White

I WANT A COTTON CANDY KISS.

Steph0804 GOLD said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:44 am
Steph0804 GOLD, Seoul, Other
12 articles 4 photos 206 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better, but the frog dies in the process." -E.B. White

This is a message from Amber: WRITE MORE, OR I WILL NEVER PAY FOR YOUR PIZZA AGAIN.

p.s. wow, coincidence! I have a strong-willed character in my story called Amber, too! I guess the name just fits with that sort of personality.


on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:03 am
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

Lol, thank you! :D

on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:03 am
PulseExplosion, Cocoa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.\" - TE Lawrence.

Thank you!

I'll check out your poem as soon as an opportunity to do so arises. :)



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