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- Tamanho do arquivo: 817 KB
- Número de páginas: 405 páginas
- Editora: HarperCollins; Edição: Reprint (26 de maio de 2015)
- Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 0062322370
- ISBN-13: 978-0062322371
- ASIN: B00N813HJE
- Leitura de texto: Habilitado
- Dicas de vocabulário: Não habilitado
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Descrição do produto
I loved romances because when you opened the first page, you knew the story would end well. Your heart wouldn't be broken. I loved that security, that guaranteed love.
In real life, you never knew the ending. I hated that.
In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels--118 of them, to be exact--to dull the pain of her loss that's still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who understands her grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head over heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness--and, perhaps, her shot at real love--Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the West Coast to see Will again. As they road-trip across America, Eva and Annie encounter cowboys, kudzu, and tiny towns without stoplights. Along the way, they confront the complex truth about love.
In this honest and emotional journey from acclaimed writer Margo Rabb, readers will experience the highs of infatuation and the lows of heartache as Eva contends with love in all of its forms.--Chicago Tribune --Este texto se refere à edição hardcover.
Sobre o Autor
Margo Rabb is an acclaimed novelist whose debut, Cures for Heartbreak, was hailed by critics and young readers alike. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Rumpus, Zoetrope: All-Story, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, and One Story, and have been broadcast on NPR. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope short story contest, first prize in the Atlantic fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. Margo grew up in Queens, New York, and has lived in Texas, Arizona, and the Midwest; she now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.--Este texto se refere à edição hardcover.
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The title of this book lead me to believe I was going to get a cute fluffy YA romance. But what I got was a perfect look at a grieving teen. Eva's dad died two years ago in a plane crash and I loved how although her grief focuses on her dad and lost relationship with mum it was completely relatable for all types of loss. The poems and book quotes just added to make this novel so special and one I won't forget for a long time. The road trip and the characters we meet on the journey and Eva's love of romance novels melted wonderful together and I'm so excited to see what Margo writes next.
Eva Roth is a sixteen year old girl who is in love with Romance Books, the historical and oddly/funnily worded type. Eva has been dealing with her dad's death and trying to communicate with her mom, a womanyst and professor who thinks brushing it away is the best way to deal. She meets a guy in tutoring named Will. And falls for him. Hard. And after becoming closer with him, both sharing dark secrets about their losses and families, he moves to Los Angeles. She decides to go visit him and the best way to get there is have her best friend Annie try out for "The Smartest Girl in America", a game show with a scholarship as a prize.
This book was like mini stories combined in one great tale. There was the falling in love. The game show. The travel across the country...and the addition of Eva's Aunt Janet, the crazy woman who thinks everyone on the planet has an STD. (I swear she makes me laugh!)
It starts off asking what's wrong with romance...but winds up more than a tale of love and how a teenager needs to be with her man boyfriend teenage guy friend. That's why it seems shallow in the description. This has a lesson in life and death. Lessons in being okay with who you are whether the smartest girl in the US or a romantic or even a gung-ho girl power guru. Lessons about love gained and love lost and all the different kinds of love to hold onto or lose forever.
All told in a creative, fun way.
I'd recommend this book to any girl out there--any personality, old or young, at any phase in their life.
(also posted on goodreads and my blog)
This is where it goes off track. Eva is too young to drive, too young to leave home really. She gets her friend to sign up for a scholarship contest so she can get out there to see Will. It's just childish the things this girl does.
But it's realistic, I think. Who makes the best choices when experiencing deep grief? Add to that a neglectful parent who is suffering from her own grief. Eva was just a girl trying to feel better.
I had a hard time putting it down, even when it was bitterly painful. I'd call this a coming of age novel more than romance.
Eva is so quietly powerful and you get sucked into her journey to find love, deal with grief, and grow up with grace.
The plot has hilarious and heartfelt twists and turns that make it unique and sentimental at the same time. There's predictable moments, but there's also some gorgeous quiet surprises that had tears flowing while I smiled.
Reading this book made my heart happy.
Accessible enough to be " pop" but intelligently written enough to be " literary" ( The main character cites writing from Edna St. Vincent Millay to Gloria Steinem to Adrienne Rich. ) , this wonderful , sweet book has everything : dramatic intrigue ( because of her mother's inability to demonstrate coping mechanisms, the main character, a teenager, lies that her father died of a heart attack instead of in a famous plane crash) , love ( rarely has the anguish and thrill of teenage love been written with such biting honesty and lack of vomitously maudlin treacle) , a road trip ( the main characters totally communicate that first thrill of seeing different states) , contemporary tropes ( the main character and her best friend are going across country to be on a reality/game show for one's college education monies ) and finally, that nearly fail-safe tack, a main character who is an avid reader and writer. The entire book moves swiftly, but you are sad to see it end, and when the denouements ( one expected, one rather painfully shocking ) arrive, the breath may be knocked out of you and you may want to stop reading, but you won't be able to... and is there anything more you could ask from a book than that?
Sometimes you pick up a book and it just meshes with you. This one did for me. Great characters. Great storytelling. Four and a half stars. Highly recommended!
I did not get the name at first, but the book will tell you how the name come by. It is a book about love and growth, about dealing with losing the loved ones. It is encouraging, with many humorous dialogues in between to lead the readers through.
Great read, definitely recommend!