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Meets Girl: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Will Entrekin , Exciting Press
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 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

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"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: #534,897 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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment April 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever Book! February 25, 2013
By Myron
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Clever book. Story is less important than the way the author plays with the reader. The story is about possibilities, potentials, challenges and love told in a most amusing and unique way. Light reading but fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Premise - too may qualifiers February 23, 2013
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Will 's clever, descriptive prose kept me going and I loved his descriptions of place. I wish the Tarot scenes had been edited to one third. He wanders and qualifies the introspective bits.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 5 months ago by C. Pinkerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book was like no other I have ever read. Initially it was difficult to get into...like a new pair of shoes that you haven't broken in yet, but you decide to wear them to work... Read more
Published 7 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 8 months ago by Sue Patterson
5.0 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
Published 9 months ago by Michelle Skaflestad
2.0 out of 5 stars All American Breakfast Required
A great deal of stamina or sense of punishment is needed to finish this book. It is nothing more nor less than a hugely detailed attempt of a moment by moment accompaniment of the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by R. Weiss
4.0 out of 5 stars Very intriguing
And original. Made me want to keep reading! And read another by this author. And then another. Very promising future!
Published 12 months ago by Legacy of Life
1.0 out of 5 stars I Couldn't take the time
I the reader wants to follow the pity party of a self conscious author, then it is that reader's ideal book.
Published 12 months ago by Mary T. Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!!
From the start, "Once upon a time...", I knew this book would be different, and different it is. The author spins an incredibly refreshing tale which keeps the reader on pins and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Suzanne K Rudofker
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the uninitiated
Like all coming of age tales, it hits a good chord with the still young at heart, and does a good job of tugging at the nostalgic heart strings. Read more
Published 12 months ago by ThisguyAaron
2.0 out of 5 stars slow read
It was painfully slow to read. I kept expecting it to get better but it never did. It was hard to even like the main character.
Published 13 months ago by Linda D. Sami
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More About the Author

"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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