Monday, January 11, 2016

Flat Out Celeste by Jessica Park

Flat Out Celeste
by Jessica Park
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Published by: Create Space
Publish Date: May 22, 2014
Genre: YA
Rating: 4.5 Stars

For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation. But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe. Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him. Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love.

I LOVED LOVED LOVED Flat Out Love by Jessica Park, and have had this follow-up on my TBR pile for awhile. I finally got the chance to sit down and read it. I was not disappointed.

Jessica Park has a knack for making her characters seem like people I know in real life. I know a lot of people write things like that in their reviews, but I REALLY mean this. I feel like I could hang out with Celeste or Matt or Justin and feel comfortable with them. Celeste likely has Aspergers while Justin has some type of ADHD. She brings a natural calm to him, and he accepts her for who she is. Matt and Julie of Flat Out Love also make an appearance. I won't go into too much detail as reading it is much more gratifying than the review I'm writing. I just can't do Jessica Park's books justice.

1 comment:

  1. Seems like this book would stand well as a standalone too. I'll see if the library has it.


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