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Lobsterland Hardcover – September 4, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
Charlotte just needs time to think. To think about her longtime boyfriend, Noah, who is making her even more confused. To think about her friendship with Susannah; that is, if she is even her friend any more. To think about how she is leading her life and if her family is really there for support.
Charlotte thinks she has the answer: boarding school. But is it the right answer? Charlotte isn't leaving right away, so she has time to think some more. Will this time help her decide who is really there for her and who isn't? Or will it make the decision to leave even harder? Can she muster up the strength and courage to actually see what a new life would be like? At least she has those stupid ferry rides to use to think about it, especially with a little company from a certain someone that she never thought would be more than a friend.
A girl, a ferry, and a very important decision.
Three cheers for Charlotte, the perfect heroine for anyone who needs to make a big decision that will change their life and hopefully make it better. LOBSTERLAND was adorable, captivating, and completely real. The perfect read for those who need a character that kicks butt.
Reviewed by: Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen
author of Finch Goes Wild
She has the struggles all teenagers have between wanting to sleep with her first love, which someone beats her to that and taking care of her "siblets" because her lawyer mom is sometimes around, but drugged up with psychiatric meds.
When Charlotte is preparing to catch the ferry to mail off her apps for boarding schools she thinks:
I head to the door and , because I'm me, divert to thinking of doorknobs. Making a choice means not only opening a door but walking through. I'm good at looking at doors. At scrutinizing the hinges and condemning the colors. But actually the knob (brass or bronze or pewter or chrome) and committing to a future I've actually chosen. Well, it's a whole new concept.
If you know a teen who dreams of life elsewhere I recommend this book for them. It may help them make that decision and not regret the choice.
While the book covers only a short time within Charlotte's life, it's a very important week that will change her life forever. It was a joy to read and breeze through, no need to over think anything or try to unravel any underlying messages. It was just the type of book I needed after being weighed down with so many life or death heavy paranormal books as of late. While there was one moment that got me upset with a few characters within the book, it was so realistic, it had to happen, and things had to be better in the end for it. A great read for anyone who's ever dreamed of escaping!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great summer read for anyone of any ago who wants to laugh and dream of Maine island life. Read morePublished on July 10, 2008 by Bonnie Joy Dewkett
Engaging, satisfying and fun, this book is a winner all around! Charlotte has an edgy, smart, hilarious sense of humor that is strong from start to finish. Read morePublished on September 23, 2007 by Lucia Zimmitti