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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (April 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525421998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525421993
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,933,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Emily Wing Smith lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Emily is the author of the YA novels THE WAY HE LIVED (Flux, 2008) and BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LOVE (Dutton, 2011).

In the meantime, you can visit her on the web at www.emilywingsmith.com.

She will continue writing, baking chocolate chip cookies, and occasionally substituting at her old high school (a place that is no less strange now than it was when she attended).





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It would be a solid 2.5 if I did half ratings.
The Flashlight Reader
She thinks she doesn't like him, even though she doesn't really know much about him other than he's a "Soccer Lovin' Kid".
Vintage Bookworm
I'm left pretty unsatisfied in the end, and I do not like this feeling one bit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ari Bookzilla on February 26, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I want to give this a better rating, but really, when you don't like the heroine, who just so happens to narrate the book too, and being in her head is annoying, it's hard to like the book.

Because, to me, the heroine was so immature, so judgmental, so shallow, so clueless that it was hard to warm up to her even if I tried really hard to do it. She belittles everyone around her, completely undeserved, too, and the one person she glorifies is the least likable character of the book - Zan. You can just see how much worse than her he is, and if I didn't like her, I absolutely hated him.

Having decided by third chapter that I don't like Joy, I tried to still like the rest of the book. Tough, not only because she kept annoying me, Zan proves me right that he should be the least likable character in the book, but also because never once did I think "this is what I've been waiting for, this is why this book was worth reading". I'm left pretty unsatisfied in the end, and I do not like this feeling one bit. I just needed something.

I was aware that this is a clean read, and this did not bother me at all.

What saved the book for me is Noah. He is such a great character (even if a bit under-developed), he is the sweetest guy. I'd go as far to say that I liked the book because of Noah which is why I'm being generous with the rating.

That and the fact that I liked the way it was written. It's a bit slow at times, especially when she tells you the back story, but once you're in the present things kind of move faster. The book really begins once the road trip starts, though. You can sense there is some chemistry between Noah and Joy, and I loved that.

Overall, I'd say that it is not a bad book, exactly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey on June 10, 2011
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I have to say, this book wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be, but I enjoyed it anyway. Joy is consumed by her relationship with Zan; it is how she defines herself. When Zan leaves unexpectedly for college with little to no explanation, Joy is convinced it's not because of her, but because of the extremely perfect, Moran town they live in. Unable to see the relationship from outside the box, Joy embarks on a journey to find Zan and get the answers she is looking for.

What I loved about this book was the ability to see myself in Joy. Everyone has a relationship in their lives that consumes them. A relationship where you lose yourself and feel as if the other person makes you who you are. No matter how good or bad the relationship actually is, you are unable to see it for what it really is.

Joy's journey is more about finding herself and how she lost herself than finding answers. This is a great read for anyone who has felt consumed in a relationship and lost it!
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By Lisa Gibson on January 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Aahh, teenage love! Great, right?! Pretty torturous really. Especially if you're Joy. Her boyfriend, Zan abandoned her. To make matters worse, she has no idea why. He only left his best friend Noah to look after her. Noah, who she finds excruciatingly annoying.

I wasn't sure if I could really connect with these characters at first, but I did. I found myself enjoying the story. There were times I wanted to scream at Joy to "wake up".

Noah is a great guy who is more than willing to be roped into whatever Joy chooses. He keeps trying to show her what a nice guy he is. I kept thinking, she had to realize it before he gave up and quit being a nice guy.

Everyone needs closure, right? Go along on the journey and see if Joy ever gets any closure with Zan? And where would that leave Noah anyway?
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Wow. I don't really know how to explain my thoughts on this book. This is another book that is finalizing my decision to create a new rating system. Three stars doesn't seem enough and four stars seems like it's one of my favorites. I mean, yeah, at first when I started reading I was worried I wouldn't get into it. But it's one of those books that is just easy to read. Everything flows to where you read fifty pages and don't even realize it. Which makes it a fast read.

Nearly 300 pages could seem like a lot to some people, but the chapters are very short. I mean, a few chapters were only a page and only a few sentences were on those pages. Some of them were just lists.

It was fun to read, at first I thought it was kind of confusing because it was the start of the book and throughout the book it goes back in forth to when Jody was with Zan and then back to the "present" where Zan is gone.

The plot had me SO freaking curious as to what happened to Zan. I got sucked in and couldn't stop. I'm really glad that I needed to read this one next for BookDivas, because it was refreshing. The last couple of books I have read have been some type of fantasy. The last real contemporary novel I read, that didn't have some sort of supernatural, or magical element to it was Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes and that was back in August.

But anyway, on to the characters. At first I didn't really connect with any of the characters, even the protagonist/main character Jody. But after a while I started feeling bad for her. She had her heart broken, but she was also in denial. She was obsessed. So it made everything kind of 50/50 with me. I felt bad for her, but at the same time she could fix it and move on.
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