He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy.
So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves.
Complicated? Awkward? Completely.
But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary. Julie wasn’t supposed to be important to the Watkins family, or to fall in love with one of the brothers. Especially the one she’s never quite met. But what does that really matter? Finn gets her, like no one ever has before. They have connection. But here’s the thing about love, in all its twisty, bumpy permutations - it always throws you a few curves. And no one ever escapes unscathed.
©2012 Jessica Park (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I loved every moment spent with the story. Positive attitude of the book brings pleasant atmosphere for readers. Sense of humor is amazing.
The story absorbed me totally. Laugh was changed to sadness in a moment. Exciting journey with the book.
The calmness of Julia's thoughts is impressing. Such a self-organized, challenging and goal-oriented personality!
Totally. I could not take myself from the book.
The episode with psychiatrist, the switch to Julia's personal problem resonating with the hosting family's one was an awakening. The narrator's voice is still echoing in me - every feeling of the characters' was performed perfectly.
Trying to figure out all of the dysfunctional attributes of each character and then watching them begin to heal.
I enjoyed the elevator scene and the ending.
When you fully realize the extent of the emotional breakdown for each character.
I found this story to be an emotional roller-coaster both heart warming and heart wrenching. You feel from the very start that each character has some form of dysfunction in their lives. It is an experience learning what each one is dealing with and how they deal or not. The banter between Matthew, Finn and Julie is clever and witty. Each character is vivid and real, with deep relationships that draw you in. I definite recommend.
It does deal with some issues that I believe are better for older teens.
I don't remember why I chose this book, but I am glad I did. The story is a bit weird at first but weird becomes normal very fast. It is a little unbelievable, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Without giving much away, the story was very unique and the characters drew me in from the start.
She did a great job of narrating and I think she brought out the right amount of emotion that would have been lost in just reading it. I'm so glad I listened to it versus reading it.
This is one of those books that took me by surprise. It had good reviews, so I thought I figured it would be worth a credit...but I really enjoyed every moment of it.
I loved the story and all that transpired!
Everything was good
This was my first book by Julia
Yes, but I listen on my commute to and from work
This is a strange one and I kinda saw the twist end coming from the start, but Ms. Park did a good job of almost convincing me I was wrong. If you like YA and want a nice beach read, this is worth picking up. The plot revolves around an oddball family and a college student who ends up living in their home after her Craig's List rental falls through. It's got absentee parenting, a daughter who carries around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her brother, math, and romance. Like I said, it's a strange one. Enjoy.
I am a retired Army veteran and love to read. I like murder mystery, but enjoy nonfiction. I am a long time Star Trek fan.
Grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it to the end. The quick wit of Julie and Mathew was refreshing.
"Hissy Fit", by Mary Kay Andrews
An excellent read, start early in the day because you will be anxious to get the to the end, but hate for it to end.
I would listen again; the intricacies of the characters, the great performance, the wonderful story... great use of first person POV which made the performance better.
There IS NO COMPARISON
Great strength and performance; easily makes each character come to life.
Yes. The narration brings the story to life.
The twist of it. It was a good story.
Yes. It made me a bit emotional towards the end when it all came together.
This author did a great job with this story and building the supporting characters.
good narration, cute story, it is a bit predictable, but overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it
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