- File Size: 4280 KB
- Print Length: 96 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: WaWa Productions (February 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AKN81NE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
1981: Jessie's Girl (Love in the 80s: A New Adult Mix Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I seriously love Lindy Zart. In my opinion, she cannot write a bad book. The year is 1981, and five friends go on a road trip that forever changes their lives. The dynamic between the five friends is amazing and realistic. Lindy Zart always knows how to tap into making you feel what the characters are feeling and what they are thinking. She has a way of making the characters come to life in such a way that you feel like you are right there with them.
I seriously loved all of the characters from the main character Sam Kent to the secondary characters. My only complaint with this book is that it was too short. Seriously it made me laugh, cry, and escape the drama of my real life. Kudos to you Lindy for writing another amazing story.
I give this story 5/5 Platypires and I will recommend it to others.
The year is 1981. The music is on point and the feel of the book is nostalgic.
I was born in 1981, so I don't remember the specific details of that year firsthand, but as a child born in that era, you tend to learn quickly as you're growing up. From the mention of Air Supply to the bold choices of color combinations... the eighties are alive and well in this book.
Putting the decade aside and focusing solely on the story itself... there was a lot to love about this novella about a group of friends spending their last summer together on a road trip from Minnesota to Pennsylvania.
It begins with Jessie, who obnoxiously wakes up his friend Sam in wee hours of the morning to start their road trip. Soon Sam discovers that Jessie is bringing along an unexpected guest, Catherine, his new girlfriend, whom he is immediately attracted to. Add to the mix Hannah, the strong, independent best friend and Dickie, the socially awkward bookworm and you've got quite the mix of personalities to fit into a small car going across the country.
I don't want to give too much away about the book because it's so much more fun going in with less information and discovering it on your own.
This is a book about much more than a road trip with friends. Each character goes on their own personal journey as they overcome fear, discover new and relive old feelings, break out of their comfort zone... changing the dynamic of their close group without even realizing it.
There were plenty of laugh out loud moments, as well as parts where my heart beat a little faster -- whether from excitement or from curiosity of what would happen next.Read more ›
Jessie's Girl is about a last road trip between 4 friends + 1 last minute addition. These people have known each other for all their lives and yet, they are just finally seeing each other in a new light. Whether it's the impending forced separation due to their after high school plans, or the close proximity driving through several states all crammed in a tiny car, these friends discover that the relationships they may have had at the beginning of the trip will never be the same. The quiet one stands up for himself. The bully gets knocked down a notch or two. The sensible one finally sees his best friend in a new light and the girl stuck in the perpetual "friend zone" manages to open the eyes of her true love.
This story is fun, makes me remember the simplicity of just driving around with friends and nostalgic for my childhood. Such a fun, quick read that, in true Lindy form, leaves you wanting more.
Story's told from Sam's POV. It's a short story consisting of five chapters. Four friends set out on a road trip before heading off in different directions. During the trip everyone is acting differently and strangely. Some adventurous stuff happens along the way. Drinking alcohol and playing truth or dare helps pass the time. Catherine seems to be the catalyst that starts the confessional during the trip.
I wish it had been longer than five chapters. I would have liked more information regarding their childhood together as friends. I would have liked more in regards to their future plans and how they achieved living different lives. It was a decent read. Some sweet and innocent romance occurred but for the most part it was PG rated.
In order to get a higher rating I would prefer to read all ten authors short stories in a compilation series. Nine more stories follow the eighties new adult mix from nine other authors.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book from the beginning is beyond obvious. Look past that, I'm sure you didn't start reading because you were looking for adventure or action but a flashback of our youth in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MischiefTravvy
I really enjoyed this one. I'm surprised that Jessie didn't get punched more than he did. Glad it ended the way it did.Published 1 month ago by C.Cox
"In a life of uncertainties, change is always a constant." ... is definitely the motto of this story. Four friends and one tag-along head off on an adventure. Read morePublished 2 months ago by megnk1
I enjoyed Jessie's Girl. This is a fun, 80's-set novella filled with fun adventure and great use of era dialogue. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Livre It To Me Book Blog
Love this! Such a time warp back to the 80s! No stopping at diners while on road trips. Check! Such a fun little coming of age story though, with a mismatched group of best friends... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kendra Gaither
This short read packs quite an emotional punch! Don't let the length fool you, from beginning to end you get a complete story that's full of humor, drama, nostalgia, love and so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Maria's Book Blog
I just finished Jessie's Girl and I absolutely loved it! So much 80's nostalgia in that book! It's also such a great story of love, friendship & growing up!Published 3 months ago by Lora Jean
This was just a fun quick read. It's about summer love, friendship, and road trips. All great ingredients to a fun story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jaime
This book is a cute reminder of my younger days. I loved this song back then. Love all the reminders of young love and the things we did without cellphones and such. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LovetoRead