Friday, April 13, 2012
Flat-Out Love-Jessica Park
Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.
It's not what you know--or when you see--that matters. It's about a journey.
Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.
And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.
To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.
Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.
Im FINALLY writing a review for this wonderful book after reading it three times.I cannot get enough of this book.Jessica Park is a excuse the pun..Flat Out Genius.Julie and Matt grabbed me from the getgo..even Celeste what a wonderful young lady.I absolutely adored the banter between characters.The book contained a serious subject about Losing a loved one but was written so well that while it was sad it had enough bantering between characters to not make it dreary.I Fink I love Flat Finn.
Flat Out Love is a book not to be missed.Seriously,if you haven't read it what on earth are you waiting for?Stop what your doing and head on over HERE and order it right away!
I Wish there was some way I could Beg Jessica Park to write a sequel.Pretty Please?With not one but two cherries on top?!?!?!?! I would really be a disservice to the YA readers not to write one(yes i'll even attempt guilt to get her to write another)
Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!