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Carina Bartsch was born in 1985 in Erlangen, Germany, in the Franconia region of Bavaria. Her love of writing came late, but intensely. After searching since childhood for something she would really enjoy doing, at age twenty she finally wrote her first short story. Instantly, she realized: this is it. Four years later, after she had won several writing competitions, Bartsch published her debut novel, Cherry Red Summer. For more on the author, please visit www.carinabartsch.de.

Erik J. Macki worked as a cherry-orchard tour guide, copyeditor, web developer, and German and French teacher before settling into his translation career. A former resident of Cologne and Münster, Germany, and of Tours, France, he did his graduate work in Germanics and comparative syntax. He now translates books for adults and children full-time and has translated works by Kerstin Gier, Mirjam Pressler, Jutta Profijt, and Sara Blædel, among others. He works from his home in Seattle, where he lives with his family and their black Lab, Zephyr.

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Product Details

  • Series: Emely and Elyas (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing; Reprint edition (June 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147782328X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477823286
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,836,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cherry Red Summer, Carina Bartsch
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I’d seen some mixed reviews so wasn’t sure I'd enjoy this book, but the description sounded interesting and I decided to give it a chance. I’m so glad I did, it’s a great read. A very different sort of romance to what I’ve found lately, one focussed on the magic of the journey into a relationship and the emotions and feelings of the characters. There’s no insta-love between Emely and Elyas, rather its the opposite, a reaction from their high school time seven years ago.
Emely – I liked her. I understand her in so many ways, she’s a lot like I was at that age, socially awkward, incredibly self conscious and mentally inept, taking apart conversations for a long time after trying to see where she could have done better, or what exactly someone meant. Add in the Klutziness ( I still have that!) and I could see just why her high school years where she had an unrequited love for Elyas, which he abused, were such a torment. Sometimes though in the current time she’s a bit OTT, almost offensive in the way she reacts, although I can see its her method of self protection. It’s a brittle shell of protection, she doesn’t want to go through that heartbreak a second time – she won’t recover. What I was desperate to know though is what did happen between her and Elyas? It clearly had a very long effect on her if she still can’t be OK with him, even though they were close in childhood and his sister remains her best friend.
Then there’s Elyas – what we see of him he’s a nice guy, he’s a hunk, and a charmer but then at his age most guys would take advantage of having an attraction for women.
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This is the story of young love developing. The characters have known each other over a long time. I have been listening via an audible version which in my opinion is very well narrated. Friendship and confused feelings with life seem to abound for the main characters. I'm waiting to see what happens. Not sure I like the premise of a person saying they like someone and e-mailing them then that reeks of stalker in real life... creepy. Perhaps that is the most confusing part of the story line for me. The sexual content is not graphic but suggestive of what is going on in the story. I enjoyed this story but it is not real deep nor does it have a strong beginning to end. I am hoping book two ties up the things that I have read in this book.
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This book captures the experience of having a crush on a boy and the unfolding feeling of excitement and fear of knowing that it is reciprocated. Reading it I felt like I had been transported back to high school.

I give compliments to the book on the fact that I found it engaging enough to finish the entire book. The main character had a sharp tongue of witty insults throughout the book which were entertaining. The characters were predictable as was the plot.

I felt the book could have been half as long without losing anything in the storyline. The characters were not particularly likeable, but I did find myself rooting for a happy ending. The author did a good job of capturing the human essence and emotions of making mistakes, misreading others, and having an attraction.

I recommend this book as a light read to pass the time on a vacation.
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Predictable and very much like a few books I enjoyed combined together.I think the book was far to long and dragged a lot and could have been half the length and nothing would have been lost. I didnt connect with any of the characters but as far as a NA book they could have been worse.
The fact that it ends on such a severe cliff-hanger if you can even call it that,its more like it just cuts off. I doubt Ill be reading the second book to the story Im pretty sure I know what happens.

Would I recommend the book? No
Would I read this author again? maybe
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New Adult is definitely not my genre. Cherry Red Summer was well written, but I didn't connect to the characters, probably because of their ages. It was a good study in beginning relationships and their ups and downs. The characters were interesting, the pacing actually quite fast. The romance was up and down, quite realistic actually. The plot was strong and the ending an extreme cliffhanger. I will most likely read book 2 as I found the story interesting enough to continue.
*I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
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PLEASE tell me when the next book comes out! I absolutely loved this book! I haven't laughed so much while reading a book in a long time. The banter between Elyas and Emely just tickled my soul. I love them. Amazing!
Then I get to the cliffhanger end and there was no mention of another book. I want to cry right now. PLEASE tell me it's coming soon!!!! Is there another one???
One thing that I don't get...The title doesn't match the book. That usually bugs me ALOT, but I didn't mind it this time...Well, maybe a little. Still enjoyed it in spite of my pet peeve.
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This story pulls you in instantly. I told myself I'd read a few pages and next thing I can't put it down. On to the next!
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