Sunday, December 4, 2011



By: Steve Emond
Release Date: December 5, 2011
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Source: Received for review

Goodreads Synopsis:

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.

Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love. -Goodreads-

My Thoughts: 

In the description, they say that it is Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.  Well I completely agree.  It had everything that this story needed.  It had love, sorrow, and heart ache.  This story was very fun and loving.  You really feel for the characters what they are going through. 

You meet Evan.  Evan has lived in the same town, in the same house, on the same street all his life.  Also all his life he has had the same best friend.  Lucy.  Lucy knows all of Evan's secrets and strengths.  But then the unthinkable has happened....Lucy is moving away to another state.  She is moving away with her mom because her parents are getting a divorce.  But for two weeks during the winter holidays, Lucy comes back and spends that time with her father....and Evan.  But during this visit things have changed.  Lucy is not the Lucy that Evan remembers.  This Lucy has a totally different look.  Which is not the issue, the issue is how Lucy is acting.  What happened to Lucy during that year that she was home with her mom?  What is making her act like this?  Well you are going to have to read this book.  Which you really should.  I literally could not put this book down.  It was defiantly one of the best books that I have read all year.  If you need a good read that makes you laugh and cry all in the same chapter, this book is defiantly for you.

My Rating:

I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars.  Everyone should meet Evan and Lucy and embark on their journey.     

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