Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Author: Abby McDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: January 24th 2012
Read in: 2 days
The Sugar and Spice:
I was wrong! So so so wrong about this book. For once in my life, I’m glad I was wrong, though. After reading the Overview, and looking at the novel’s title: “Getting over Garrett Delaney.” I found myself thinking something among the lines of … “Ugh, not another pathetic break-up story.” But, as I’ve previously stated I was WRONG.
“Getting over Garrett Delaney” begins with our poor, poor, Sadie pining over her best friend/ guy-who-will-never-notice-how-much-she-loves-him, Garrett. School’s out and Garrett goes away to the camp that Sadie and he were supposed to attend together. Keywords – supposed to. Only problem? Sadie gets a rejection letter, while Garrett gets an acceptance letter. Sadie thinks her life is over, until she finally gets the job her mom has been bugging her about. The job is at her favorite coffee place, ________. (Oooh, barista! Nice switch.) What was supposed to be a boring summer, mooning over Garrett, becomes this fun-filled, rediscovery/detox program. Unfortunately, what aids this program is the breaking of Sadie’s heart. That’s right. Garrett admits his love … FOR ANOTHER GIRL! (The nerve, right?!) Sadie’s rediscovery/detox program starts off kind of rough. However, when her friends join in, the book gets a way more interesting.
Eventually, Sadie’s on her own again. When she finally begins to understand how much she changed her world around for Garrett, Sadie finally begins to look at the bigger picture, and she realizes that she wasn’t as independent as she always thought she was. By the book’s end, Sadie rediscovered who she really was, what her interests were, and FINALLY realized that people, who love you, don’t try to change you.
From the beginning I thought Garrett was cocky, annoying, irritating, demanding, and selfish. Don’t get me wrong … he sounds, and probably is nothing short of YUMMY. But, he was most definitely not for me. I really liked the real Sadie, she made me laugh, she stood up for herself, very sarcastic (one of my sometimes “accidental” traits), and overall she reminded of the independent teenager that most girls hope to be. I also enjoyed when Garrett came back from summer camp, her newly-changed attitude had me yelling “You go, girl!” Anyway … I am totally, utterly, and completely in love with this book. If you’re looking for some new, and interesting Chick-lit, this is totally up your alley.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
In honor of just finishing one of our Summer Reads, Getting Over Garrett Delaney, we though we'd share some pictures we found that were funny, cute, and a bit sad. The theme? Breakups.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Hey, guys! Here is a video of the July Releases that peek our interest. The video was produced, and created by Book Love 101. We take no credit for the video's making.
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