Title: Flat-Out Love
Author: Jessica Park
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
To college freshman
Julie Seagle the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family of
Boston add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Only
the funny, gorgeous, smart oldest brother Finn is emotionally
available--but only online? Not until Julie 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.
I wrote this before I reviewed on the blog, so don't judge too harshly!
My Thoughts:You can look back now and see how you should have known, but you were focusing on the facts instead of the feeling.
book was amazing. It was completely different from any other YA novel
I've read, which is hard to do now-a-days. I found myself laughing out
loud so many times. The facebook statuses were funny and witty. I was
apprehensive about the emails & chats at first, but the transitions
Flat Finn... I don't even know what to say about
him. I started to think of FF as a "him" and not an "it" as the book
progressed. I guess that was Celeste rubbing off on me.
a character I felt like I could relate to. I've often felt like I'm a
"fixer", so I could definitely understand her need to help the Watkins
I fell in love with Matt, and all of his geeky shirt
wearing tendencies. He's the kind of guy I hope I fall in love with
Celeste was awesome. I was so entranced by her. She
super smart, quirky, and unlike any other thirteen year old. She carries
around Flat Finn like a security blanket and hardly leaves the house
except to go to school. Celeste has the most growth in the story, and I
found her to be the most interesting character.
Finn... what can I say about him. He's mysterious. That's all I can say without giving away everything.
Bottom line: This book is an original in a world of too many YA copycats. It's a definite must read.