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Publisher's Summary

"I want you to do something with the place. Something epic." 

After being entrusted with her brother's Los Angeles apartment for the summer as a graduation gift, Emi Price isn't sure how to fulfill his one condition: that something great take place there while he's gone. Emi may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance.  

But when she and her best friend, Charlotte, discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi must move beyond the walls of her carefully crafted world to chase down the loose ends of a movie icon’s hidden life, leading her to uncover a decades’ old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.

©2014 Nina LaCour (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"This is about the inside and outside of characters, the past and future of their lives - and it is astonishing." (Booklist, starred review)

"Quietly compelling...well rendered, bittersweet and hopeful." (Los Angeles Times)

"A rich tapestry that will make readers confident that they are in the hands of a master storyteller.... Hauntingly beautiful." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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Like reading about a friend.

I liked that this book was just about normal people. And it read like it. And that it never veered into erotica, even though it was emotionally real and so much of the thread of the story was romance. It was refreshing to read a love story about two queer girls that wasn't some hot and heavy sex fantasy. The story was a mystery, a drama, and a romance, all taking place in a relatable setting, like it could have happened to you and your friend instead of Emi and Charlotte.

Narrator did a pretty good job--I will say I could hardly handle her attempt at a South African accent, and for some reason her voice for Ava grated on me as well. But honestly, aside from that she did a great job.

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Cliche book

It was an ok read. It was a little cliche. The ending fit the story.

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Cheesy and predictable

It's a good one if you like stories with forced predictable endings that make you feel warm inside as long as you don't pay much attenion to them; with characters that are all nice, super beautiful, crazy talented, ridiculously lucky and overall perfect, therefore, difficult to relate to but for a couple of generic problems we all might have had at some point.
I've read that the story helps normalize lgbtq+ characters in leading roles, well, that would be the only outstanding thing about this story.

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Young adult kind of wow novel

eh. I probably would have enjoyed this if I was 13 and just coming out of the closet. Definitely appropriate to suggest to your young nieces or kids.

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Very well written and performed

This is a very well written and narrated book. I was drawn in from the start, all the characters are so real and full of hope. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a book full of emotion and love...no sex in story...just sweet and heartfelt. Also, this Narrator is one of the best I have heard...she was perfect for this story.

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Wonderful

This YA book is such a treasure. Real topics of life, loss, tragedy and coming of age engaged with a deft hand at story, insight and love. A wonderful book. The narration was so well done! The characters came alive through her tone, pace and understanding of the broad sweep of circumstances and emotions in this book. Bravo to LaCour and Marie. Thank you.

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Beautiful Story

I loved this, although a bit slow paced for my taste, it was smooth and enjoyable.

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Such a beautifully written story for any age

This is a rare 5 star rating for me. I truly just loved this book. It's the story of a young woman, Emi, who is working as a set designer for a play and is going through a break up while continuing to work with her ex-girlfriend. Emi and her best friend, Charlotte, find a letter in an estate sale from an old Hollywood movie mogul and set out to deliver the letter to his next of kin. Then enters Ava a down and out aspiring -but out of work actress who has been treated unkindly by her adoptive mother. But the real themes in this book are so much bigger- so much more intimate and intricate and so delicately woven that you will find tears in your eyes for no reason while you read. I loved the friendship between Emi and Charlotte. I also found the old Hollywood setting so dazzling and fun. The little mystery woven into the plot with the letter was brilliant and keeps you listening to find out who and why. But ultimately, it's the endearing Emi and the relationship that blooms with Ava with such poetic subtlety that you find yourself holding your breath at the end to see if it just might work...This really is just a heartwarming read. I can't say enough good things about it. You don't have to be young or gay to appreciate the kindness and compassion and optimism of Emi's heart.

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amazing

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left me wanting to know more about their relationship, how happy they will be together, how well the movie turned out to be, just left me wanting to know more...

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Beautifully written!

I loved the whole story. It was thoughtful, dynamic, full of fears and wonders, of discovery and acceptance. I simply loved it.