Book Review: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
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 Seagle 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. (Goodreads.com)
Title: Flat-Out Love
Author: Jessica Park
Genre: YA Fiction, Romance, Family
Published: April 11, 2011
My Rate: ♥♥♥♥♡
I am happy to declare that this is part the YA upper crust that I'd classified according to humor, writing, characters and creativity. This is one of the most creative normal people, normal world that I've read and loved. The situations are funny, ponderful and about as realistic as it could get in a young adult fiction.
The characters are lovable, hurrah! Matthew had me at "Quantum Theory II: Romantic Entanglements between Energy and Matter". And Julie had me at her phone conversation with the worried mother. There's Finn and his daunting personality; Flat Finn who refuses to meet peoples eyes seemed generally interesting. Celeste's growth also allowed me to explore the realms of adolescence. Anyway I liked most of the characters in this book because they each possessed elements of realism manifested by worldly flaws which breathed life into the pages of these book.
The twist isn't something you'd be surprised about if you pay a great deal of attention to details. But I liked how it answers alot of questions, and you feel better because in the end [ the 2D character really is just a 2D character ]. You'll be able to forgive it for being predictable, on another thought, you'd think the author wanted to tip us off because she left too much clues. Anywho, this was quite an enjoyable read. The only thing I found non-agreeable in this book would be the fact that Finn's username is Finn is God.