- File Size: 493 KB
- Print Length: 199 pages
- Publication Date: August 28, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01K8X5GBG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589,879 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Oddbasketcasestrangecrazynutspshchoweirddistant. That's Reagan Lawson in a nutshell. Or is it? Well that's what everyone else thinks. Reagan is the girl they all watch; waiting for her to go crazy like her mother. Ten years ago Georgie Lawson, Reagan’s mother, suffered a breakdown of epic proportions. Now living with her delusional mother, aunt and uncle, Reagan tries to find her way through life, balancing the fine line of her home life, spent traveling to through her mother’s imagination, and the stark reality of high school.
Matthew Morretti. Popular senior basketball star. Ruggedly handsome. According to Reagan “He smells like cherries, soap and paradise.” and after living down the street for years, he surprises Reagan with his interest. With secrets of his own, Matthew is bound and determined to break down Reagan’s walls and draw her out. What follows is a sweet, and sometimes heart-squeezing, tale of relationships and mental illness.
A description pulled from the book regarding a character also manages to describe Ms. Ryals perfectly. “She has a way of painting images with her words.” Capture the World is a wonderful Young Adult novel that transcends the boundaries of the book world. Is there romance? Yes. Is there teen angst? Yes. But there is so, so much more than that. There is an understanding of the world we live in that is beyond classifying a genre. I would not hesitate to suggest it to a 14-year-old high-schooler and in the very next breath my best friend’s grandmother. Pick it up, sit down and enjoy.
The way she writes itself is beautiful. She literally has a way of stringing a sentence together to make you just swoon. I feel so relaxed and calm while reading her books. Now, with most books, you can see the imagery the author is painting. But this book? This author? I could feel, touch, hear, sense, see, almost everything. I was BLOWN AWAY. I've highlighted so many things that just touched me and I want to remember.
This is a YA contemporary romance. I usually don't read this genre, but I had to because of the author. I trusted her and I'm so glad I did.
I don't even want to describe what happens in the book, something you have to experience for yourself. Just know this book will open your eyes. It will make you see everything from a different perspective. I would so recommend this book for anyone that is 14 and up.
Reagan does not have an easy life. Her mom is delusional after a horrific loss and lives in a never-ending journey around the globe. Meaning that she travels to faraway places, often with Reagan as her sole companion all the while never leaving the safety and confines of her bedroom. And as Reagan at 17 continues to be there for her mom, her Aunt Trish and Uncle Bobby, it's the boy down the street who finally sees her and gives her the chance to fly.
The sweet, tender and slow-burning love story that is Reagan and Matthew Moretti was simply beautiful. Watching as Reagan falls for the star basketball player, always wondering why and finding it hard to accept that she would matter to anyone else but her family. Being able to finally shed those long-held fears concerning her mentally ill mother and letting go with Matthew was such a wonderful thing to witness. She truly is that skittish butterfly who has finally found her reason to fly.
Although this book deals with some heavier issues, the author somehow makes it light. There are numerous scenes that had me laughing out loud, especially with respect to the Moretti clan. They are quite the family and were the perfect counterpoint to all the insecurities that both Reagan and Matthew had to contend with.
This is a simply lovely read that has filled my soul with complete happiness. It is a 5 star read that I highly recommend especially when you want something to read that will put a huge smile on your face. There is truly nothing better.
Reagan is a compelling character. She hides from the real world, yet travels to new exotic and imaginary worlds with her mother. The love she has for her mom is breathtaking. Living with her mom's mental illness is difficult, but she finds a way through their travels and her origami world. It's truly magical and I want to fly with them to Italy.
R.K. Ryals you have captured my heart! This is my new favorite book!
My favorite quote: "The world, the entire world is built on hope. Hope is our way of capturing the world."