Monday, February 6, 2012
Review: Getting Over Garrett Delaney
She bullies her way into a job at her favorite coffeehouse. After a complete meltdown after answering one of Garrett's phone calls, she realizes that things have to change.
Sadie comes up with a plan to get over him for good. She's starts by purging her life of items from their past. She eventually discovers that she needs to find herself
My Thoughts: I really loved this book.
I hated Garrett. He was so annoying in the beginning and horrible when he came back from camp. I wanted to smack him.
The strong connections with the characters (either good or bad) really make the book come alive. I feel like I'm in the story, rooting for Sadie (especially when she's on the floor of the coffeehouse after her mini-meltdown.) Those connections are what makes reading for me.
I loved the coffeehouse and the employees there. I loved how Sadie reconnected with Kayla. I love how she explored fashion, pop culture fads, current movies, and sporting events to uncover her true feelings.
Cover Thoughts: I LOVE it. I love the book over her face and the general frustration/agony felt.
Random Thought: I think the cover looks like a Sarah Dessen novel and I think it's a perfect book to hand readers who love Sarah Dessen. It reminded me SO much of Truth About Forever (which is my favorite SD book)
Stay Tuned tomorrow for an interview with Abby McDonald!