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Meets Girl: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Will Entrekin , Exciting Press
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"It’s romance and fairy tales. But it’s magic and whimsy too. It’s a writer’s lament and a coming-of-age tale (for lack of a better cliché.) It’s experimentation and taking chances. It’s poetry and music. It’s love and art." -LL Book Review

"Silly and poignant and real . . . This isn't a love letter to Veronica as much as a love letter to the process of falling in love, and to that of writing a novel. . . delightfully hyper-aware of its own storytelling." -Books I Done Read

"A great read indeed . . . Entrekin has really shown himself to be a first rate novelist with Meets Girl. The story crackles with energy as it progresses toward a satisfying conclusion." -The Outer View


"Once upon a time, I fell in love with a girl who didn't love me in return."

New York City, circa 2006. A young man lucking into any temp job he can while following his dream to be a writer. A dream girl and a bad case of unrequited love (is there any other kind?).

If the story ended there, it wouldn't be extraordinary. It would be just another tale from the big, bad, glorious city; just another romance that never was; just another friendship that never got the chance to be anything more.

But the story doesn't end there.

Angus Silver won't let it.

Angus Silver knows what people love and whom, and he offers that young writer who fell in love with that girl who didn't love him in return a simple choice.

The choice is easy. Making it is not.

Making it will break someone's heart.

Product Details

  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 061549014X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Exciting Press (December 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DI7NUA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meets Girl February 26, 2012
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My preorder copy of Meets Girl (complete with a note from the author, number, and a tarot card) is one of my favorite books. I waited to get the ebook edition, wanting to see if it was as good on my phone's kindle app as it was in print in my hands.

It transcends the media to go into your heart and make you... giddy.

Maybe it's the fact that we become such intimate friends with the narrator/author of Meets Girl through the chapters. Maybe it's the writing that turns a phrase in such a way that your heart aches- the way he describes his love for Veronica or for his story. Or maybe it's Angus and my own longing to meet someone like him coupled with all the questions of what choices I would make should I come across a Futures Trader like that.

All in all a great book.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment April 4, 2012
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I purchased this book on the strength of the author's prior novel which I thought was very good. This gave me the impression of being more as a personal journal than a novel. While there were parts of the book which offered glimmers of interest it never seemed to take off. Perhaps the author's next effort will be better, but this book alone left me with little desire to seek such out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unlike anything i've ever read April 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
unlike anything i've ever read, and that's a very good thing in this case. very bizarre, totally loveable, and fantastically written. love, priorities, power, choices, dreams ... a most tangled web. i think you should read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I am just not "literary" enough? March 3, 2013
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I have read the classics, and it got tedious reading pages of them in this book. I appreciate what the author was trying to do, the idea was sound, but the execution was difficult to read. What could have been told as a short story was stretched to novel length on the strength of other authors, too long tarot readings, and introspection sometimes best left unwritten.

There were highlights that made the author's talent peek through--I enjoyed his headings at the beginning of each chapter and his comparing the structure of storytelling to that of a play. But there were too many moments when I found myself trying to decide which author he thought he was channeling. This could have worked as a short story, the elements were there but the execution was too labored and I found myself drifting and skimming. Maybe I just don't appreciate attempts at being "literary" enough to enjoy this novel. Or maybe the author was trying too hard to reach that lofty goal of "literary" and just couldn't get there with this story. Or maybe be he and I were just not the right combination of author and reader.

Reader meets author... but in the end the love is really only the author's for himself.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Boy Meets Girl... January 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
It's hard sometimes to decide where a review should start, especially when I've read a good book and I'm yearning to tell someone all about it. The book encompasses so much, and I don't want to leave anything out, but I don't want to give the good parts away either. That's exactly how I feel about Will Entrekin's new novel, Meets Girl.

It's a love story, but not a typical love story. It's boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl, but said girl doesn't love boy back. Quite literally. I think the narrator even tells the reader those exact sentences early on. So now what?

We should start at the beginning, right? Once upon a time... Cliché? Yep. But as the book suggests, what are clichés good for if we don't use them? The book actually begins with the one sentence: Once upon a time I fell in love with a girl who didn't love me in return. From there, our narrator spends much of the beginning of the book addressing the reader directly, romanticizing those four little words and the importance of the fairy tales they often introduce where the guy usually gets the girl.

From there, the book takes the reader through the journey of how said boy met girl. The girl happens to be Veronica Sawyer, the sister of best friend Tom Sawyer. Does that name sound familiar? Our narrator, Boy, remains anonymous. And since "Boy" and Veronica sort of grew up together, we traipse through their high school and college years quickly until we get to Boy working a temp job in New York and dreaming of writing the next great American novel.

With a little pep talk from Veronica, he sits down and pounds out the novel - a time travel piece - in two weeks and presents the manuscript to her as a Christmas gift.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky but draws you in September 1, 2012
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"I always fault writers for being loquacious," the main character says at some point, and I think that the author is laughing at himself a bit here. "Meets Girl" is a novel that loves to play with words, and while there are places where I think that Entrekin is too much in love with the "sound" of his own narrative voice, the story overall is well-written and well-crafted, and tells a compelling story. I cared about what happened to the protagonist, and found myself rooting for him. The ending is a bit unusual and didn't quite give resolution to the story, but it made me think and I suspect I'll get more out of it on my second read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable! June 21, 2012
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Oh. Wow. An immediate favorite. I easily and happily finished this book in one sitting. Finally an original play on the tired old romance novel.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't love it.
Couldn't even finish it. Too cheesy and not in the fun way. Totally unbelievable story, terrible premise.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Conflicted.
Okay, kind of a pathetic main character and even though I am a millennial it was really whiny and drenched in millennial angst. I mean, dude, enough. Read more
Published 4 months ago by LeGreta
4.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't what I thought it would be.
Very interesting writing style, in a stream-of-consciousness book about how a man's world blew up in his face trying to have it all. Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sad waste of time
What sold me on this book? Maybe the fact that it had some good reviews, but wonder why I didn't notice the buzz words that usually warn me to move on: Silly ... Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disheveled
I so wanted to like this one but it was too disheveled for me to enjoy. Too much "truth" mixed with fairy tale made it hard for me to enjoy.
Published 13 months ago by Zasha
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy Book
I really found this to be a happy story. The voice that the writer uses is highly engaging and really makes you happy to be reading the book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Carrie Pinkerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book was like no other I have ever read. Initially it was difficult to get a new pair of shoes that you haven't broken in yet, but you decide to wear them to work... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nicole Kachermeyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Will!
Read the parts about scotch to my husband, an aspiring but unpublished author. Now I want to try it myself...the scotch not writing! Again, thank you for the dedication. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Sue Patterson
4.0 out of 5 stars Can you fall in love with a book?
Once upon a time, I read a book. To be honest, it wasn't just once upon a time that I read a book, for I've read more books than I can enumerate. Read more
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"Will Entrekin always has something special to say and unique ways in which to say it. His writing captures lightning in a bottle."
~Shelly Lowenkopf

Will Entrekin is a Pittsburgh-based writer. Born and raised in New Jersey, Entrekin studied fiction and screenwriting at the University of Southern California's Master's in Professional Writing program with best-selling authors Rachel Resnick, John Rechy, and Janet Fitch and filmmakers including Irvin Kershner, Syd Field, and Coleman Hough. He wrote The Prodigal Hour with the guidance of Shelly Lowenkopf and Sid Stebel, an author Ray Bradbury called "The greatest writing teacher ever," and received the 2007 Ruth Cohen Fellowship, as well as a 2008 lectureship position teaching composition. After graduating from USC, Entrekin earned an MBA in marketing from Regis University.

Entrekin has worked as a commercial production assistant at Young & Rubicam NY, an editor for the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, and a personal trainer for Bally Total Fitness.

Entrekin studied literature and science at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, where he won the Stephen J. Rosen Memorial Writing award and earned membership into the national Biological, Literary, and Jesuit Honor societies. He graduated cum laude as a Gerard Manley Hopkins scholar with degrees in both science and literature, and studied theology with Father Robert Kennedy, S.J., roshi, a Jesuit priest and Zen master in the White Plum lineage. Entrekin is also an Eagle scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts of America.

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