Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Before I Blogged Review: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out LoveTitle: Flat-Out Love
Author: Jessica Park
Pages: 391
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
From Goodreads:
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.

This 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 were seamless.

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.

Julie was 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 family.

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 someday.

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.



  1. Agreed, I love how original and quirky this one is! I've read it a couple of times now, and I still think about how much I liked it.

  2. I've heard that this book was really good! After reading your review, I definitely need to check it out!

    1. Yes! Definitely check it out. It's pretty awesome. And I'm so excited to meet Jessica Park in Boston this March!

  3. Is this a meme? It should be a meme, if it isn't.

    I've often thought of doing some type of meme about wonderful older books that people might have missed.