- Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 345 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 28mm | 408g
- Publication date: 11 September 2012
- Publication City/Country: Las Vegas, NV
- ISBN 10: 1477810250
- ISBN 13: 9781477810255
- Sales rank: 52,485
Chosen as a 2014 YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagle likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother's? This was all supposed to be temporary. Julie wasn't supposed to be important to the Watkins family, or to fall in love with one of the brothers. Especially the one she's never quite met. But what does that really matter? Finn gets her, like no one ever has before. They have connection. But here's the thing about love, in all its twisty, bumpy permutations it always throws you a few curves. And no one ever escapes unscathed."
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By Moodyno1 18 Jun 2013
Favourite Quote: "Today's t-shirt said: ME: Like you, only better."
During the first half of this book I was convinced I would rate it a 4/5 stars, but the second half completely made up for most of the things I didn't like and ended being my first 5/5 star book of the year!
First off I'm going to start with the things that annoyed me a little. The first was Celeste. Most of the book I was convinced she suffered from same sort of personality disorder because she dresses far to immature for being thirteen but the way she spoke (very intellectually, no teenager takes like that) contrasted with her appearance. And when the twist was revealed why she was that way, I felt that it didn't fully justify the way she was. So yeah, her character annoyed me cause she felt unrealistic. The only thing that annoyed me was the dialogue was very intellectual at times which made me bored because I had no idea what the characters were talking about and I skipped entire paragraphs because of that.
However the things I loved about this book, outdone the bad parts. The plot was one of my favourite plots, even though I guessed the twist early
on in the story, I was not completely certain it would happen so I was keep on my toes. The plot was an emotional roller coaster towards the end. I was crying my eyes out. Complete emotional breakdown. Any book that makes me cry becomes a favourite of mine.
The main characters with the exception of Celeste I really loved. I easily related to Julie and I thought she was very funny and sarcastic, too qualities I love most in a character. Finn, completely loveable. Enough said. And then there's Matt a complete geek but I loved him too. Especially towards the end.
I also liked the real-life issues addressed in the novel, depression, grief, etc it was all done realistically and that's why I was highly emotional when I was reading this.
Overall I would highly recommend this book, one of my favourite ever stand alones. So check it out!