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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I am still kinda new in the genre and while it wasn't my all time love of my life book, there was still a lot that I enjoyed. This is classic other side of the track tale of a girl named Gwen who is learning quickly and sometimes a bit harshly that things aren't always what she believed them to be. I can totally see the appeal of Mrs.
Fitzpatrick is that she is the queen of capturing that certain personification whether it be the tough sarcastic girl from the working class family or the spoiled rich kid who can never quite fill his older siblings shoes. She seems to be greatly attuned to people and is able to really give them all a ton of depth. I really like Gwen's dry, kind of self depreciating, sense of humor.
She is just so funny to me.
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Very unlike most Contemporary books I have read which is like 3 so I know my experience is limited here folks. Maybe if they had a nice segue or something but no, they're just kinda inserted when Gwen's mind wanders.
I have had to re-read a few of those scenes to actually make sure they we the flash backs. I thought they were a different scene al together. Did anyone else have this issue? Anyway I know it's on purpose so I'll overlook it. I didn't particularly fall for the romance either. Gwen and Cass's cat and mouse game was tedious at best. It took far to long or me to become invested in the dilemma.
Let me just say that I did like the enlightenment aspect that both characters faced though, another nod to her awesome characterizations. This plot seemed very gritty and real, almost seemed more to life as in there was no grand gesture after a huge fight were all kiss and make up. It payed out like life would.
Huntley was able to capture that perfectly. She also does a great job or portraying the inner working of family life. It isn't always peaches and cream. Parents and kids alike can make mistakes but everyone has their own story. That was the redeeming quality of this book. That and Gwen's sense of humor. Nic and Viv, that whole thing felt unnecessary.
I was not really a fan of this story but I simply cannot overlook the sheer brilliance of Huntley's writing so I will absolutely read her next book. As a matter of fact I will be doing that next week! I am thrilled to get back to the Garretts. site Edition Verified download. I've heard that authors whose debut books are successful sometimes find it hard to write their second book.
Not so in Huntley Fitzpatrick's case.
She's written another book that manages to grab your attention and not let it go until the end. I found myself thinking of this book weeks after I'd read it. I wasn't ready to let Gwen, Cass, and the other characters go. To tell the truth, the blurb only hints at the complexity of the book. This book is about so much more than Gwen and Cass.
It's about Gwen's family and friends too. Let's talk about the sneak peek first. It was only the first three chapters and I was left wondering why the publisher Dial was being cruel to all the bloggers and readers who didn't get access to the whole book. I mean it's a great introduction to Gwen's family but only hints at why Gwen wants to get off the island so badly and what Cass is to her.
So, I read the sneak peek and immediately went and bought the hardback. I knew waiting was going to be tough, but I wanted to have the book to hold and I devoured the rest when it arrived. The wait was well worth it. I really liked Gwen. She's a teenager whose in a situation not entirely of her making and seeing parts of it that are her fault hurt her.
She's been labeled something she's not and even though she knows it's not true, hearing the words again and again are still painful. I wanted to both hug Gwen and shake her at the same time. In the beginning I didn't understand what Cass had done to hurt Gwen but when I did, I was not happy. Just to reassure you, I did end up liking Cass, a lot, it just took me a while to reconcile and process all the information I had.
One of the most interesting and complex tracks in this story and a twist I didn't see coming and then did later on involved Gwen's cousin Nico.
I felt his pain like a blow to my chest. Life can really feel unfair sometimes. I feel so bad about this, but I've got to get it off my chest. Please don't read on if you haven't read the book. If you've read the book, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Nico was accused of cheating towards the end of the book which is something Cass said justified some behaviors. What I would like to know is, how did he cheat? The accusations were never addressed, only made.
End of spoiler. I also know I'd read anything she wrote and know it would be a great quality read. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Boy Most Likely To. Adults are present and active in the kids' lives. They are not relegated to the background The frustrating: 1. The withholding of information: it got to be pretty frustrating at times. We know that something is bothering the main character, we have a sense of what it is, because of her shame, but it is so slowly revealed 2.
The length: this book is far, far too long, without much of a plot in-between 3. The flashbacks: while they're crucial to the story, I felt they were often confusingly placed. I found myself rereading some parts, because I wasn't sure whether or not they were actual flashbacks 4. Too many subplots: they were well-written, but I felt like I was far too involved in the lives of these people, it feels like a silly complaint, but I want more simplicity than this The Summary: Best-kept little secret in New England.
Tiny hidden jewel cradled by the rocky Connecticut coast. And all I want to do is leave it behind. Guinevere Gwen Castle spends her summer slinging burgers for the rich locals and the tourists at the family restaurant.
They are locals of Seashell Island, and they are far from rich. It's a tough life for the locals, there's almost no work outside of beach season, and there's a lot of resentment between the year-round inhabitants of Seashell and the rich tourists who "summer" there as a verb.
There is no future for Gwen if she stays in Seashell, short of cleaning houses for the rich locals like her overworked mom. To make it worse, Gwen can't get away from her mistake, from her reputation. I can go someplace else. I can leave those boys—this whole past year—far behind in the rearview mirror. It's the last summer before senior year, a year that'll make or break her chances of leaving the only life she's ever known.
There's going to be changes, for one, Gwen's not going to be working at the family burger stand, she'll be "companion" to Mrs. Ellington, an elderly lady who's sweet, charming, with a penchant for dirty romance novels I have a feeling that'll be me in 50 years. Cassidy Somers, her Kryptonite. The yard boy is everywhere on island, all summer long.
Cass will haunt my summer the way he preoccupied my spring. The "yard boy" isn't exactly a yard boy, he's a rich local, working at a summer job at his father's behest.
Cassidy is someone Gwen knows, rather intimately, in every sense of the word. Gwen and Cass have a past; their current relationship is fraught with shame, distrust, and misunderstanding. This summer will force them together; they will have to confront what happened between them last spring, no matter how reluctant Gwen is to discuss it. He jams his hands into the pockets of his suit, turns away from me.
Clue me in on this, then. Why do I bother with you?
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Why not just ram my head against a brick wall? It would be easier and less painful. Why are you so freaking—burned, that, that nothing I do counts! There are family concerns, money is always an issue Spray-paint it on your wall. Screw them before they screw you. One missed moment, and he will disappear to god knows where. There are questions about ethics, how far will you go to get money, how much can a person overlook?
There is the story of a cousin and a best friend, meant to be, or are they? One final summer that will change them all. The Setting: Maple trees arch and curl their branches over me, making the path a tunnel.
The air smells earthy and tangy green. These woods have been the same for hundreds of years. I've always been drawn to the Eastern seaboard setting, and this book gave me a much-needed fix of that small-town beachside atmosphere. The place is well-described, there's no question about that, but what makes the town feel alive is how well-drawn the tension feels between the wealthy residents and the local townies who work for them.
We get woods at our back and can only squint at the ocean; they get the full view of the sea—sand tumbling all the way out to the water—from their front windows, and big rambling green lawns in back. There is a huge socioeconomic gap between the wealthy and the poor on the island, and it's pretty obvious. The wealthy are sometimes condescending, not always, to the servicepeople running the island, providing the services for them. Most of the island's income comes from tourist season, but the rest of the year the locals like Gwen's parents have to pick up odd jobs to pay the bills.
Not all the wealthy are assholes, not all the poor are nice.Copyright 3. Other Editions Switch to English sign up. There's going to be changes, for one, Gwen's not going to be working at the family burger stand, she'll be "companion" to Mrs.
Chapter Forty-seven Overall, I liked this book. Since You've Been Gone.