This book...this book...I am in LOVE with this book. I keep thinking that Jessica Park can't out do herself, but with each new release I am blown away. This is a "sort of " sequel to Flat-Out Love but you don't necessarily have to read it to enjoy FOC....but do yourself a favor and read FOL, it is also, that good.
First let's talk about Celeste, she is, in one work A-mazing (capital A intended). I love her quirkiness, her honesty, her bravery...and she reminds me of a certain girl I know. And while my girl has different quirks and idiosyncrasies, they definitely have a lot in common, especially the bravery part. I celebrated when people started to see Celeste for who she is and loved her because of that, not in spite of it.
Now Justin, he is probably one of my favorite male characters of all time (maybe a close second to Matt from FOL). I love that she focuses more on their personality and brains and less on how they look. Justin is quirky, and sweet, and scattered...perfection...if I were still in college, Justin would definitely be my crush.
This is a somewhat timely review...warning it's about to get personal. My girl is actually part of a trio...yup triplets, two girls and a boy. Yesterday my daughter, D, told me that a group of boys were discussing why they would never date my girl. D, who I might add, would make a KICK ASS character in her own right (feisty red head, smart, funny, compassionate but willing to take on the world if you mess with her family). But I digress, she went up to said boys and told them that they would be LUCKY to date my girl and there was not a chance in hell that she would date a bunch of clowns. She then told me her group of friends were equally upset...they all see my girl for who she is...a cool, quirky, compassionate, kid. This book gave me hope that there are people out there in the great big world that see people for who they really are...especially my girl.
Favorite Justin quote:
"I am staggered by you. I am intoxicated by you. I think about you way more than I should." ssssiiiggghhhhhh
Favorite Celeste quote:
"You taught me that I am allowed to like myself just as I am, at whatever stage I am in. I can change, I can stay the same, or I can be whoever it is that is right for me; but I can be satisfied. No, more that that. I can be proud. I can celebrate."
So, so, so good.