Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Flat Out Love by Jessica Park

4 Stars

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages. Description

My thoughts before reading; A new addition to my book group mentioned this book to me. I told him I would check it out so I was off to goodreads to do just that. I read the description and it sounded fun, saw the 4.5 star rating so here I am.....

My after thoughts; I have to admit I loved all the facebook reference in this book. As a total FB junky it was hilarious.

  From the beginning of this book I knew I would love Julie. Sarcasm is a language that I am very fluent in so instant love of her. I loved the witty banter between her and the other characters. The overly intelligent family she is living with combined with her totally carefree attitude  made for some serious out loud laughs. This was a really great read. I enjoyed it from start to finish and I would most definitely recommend to anyone.

Happy Reading!! :-)

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