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Earth to Kat Vespucci Paperback – July 28, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Readers are thrust into the action of the novel straight from the first page, where we meet Kat as she is on what is most certainly the world's most awkward flight. Wedged between an overly friendly Russian little league coach and his team of feisty pre-teens on the long flight from Newark to Berlin, Kat has little time to relax or reflect before her adventures in Berlin begin. Through several flashbacks, we learn that Kat has survived a bad breakup, an embarrassing yet sentimental going away party, and three years of college. Now, in her senior year, she is ready to put her major in German to some use by taking on a study abroad program, an internship, and a quest to find a missing uncle.
Ingrid Anders' style is crisp and dry, her pacing perfect, and her characterization colorful and deft. Kat's snarky wit will keep readers chuckling and characters like Fritz and Uncle Otto round out a cast of characters worthy of their own reality show (if only they weren't fictional). The brilliant thing about this book is that in between the tales of internship nightmares and roommate drama lie lessons on the importance of staying true to one's self and the dangers of unchecked nationalism. As much of a coming of age story as it is a call to get out and see the world beyond our own front door, Earth to Kat Vespucci is a story that will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to break free from the ordinary.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unlike her more famous (so far) namesake, this Vespucci discovers Europe (and, in the process, learns a few things about the US, too). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary
Though the book was a gift from the author, the opinion is purely mine.
Having already read the other book by Ingrid Anders, I already had a huge expectation from this... Read more
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It is wonderfully written and a great read! I love the cultural aspect, and now I really want to visit Germany.Published on April 19, 2013 by Sunshine16
I have to say that I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It was warm, witty, educational without being boring and a darn good read. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Therese
When I first started to read this book I wasnt sure I would like it. It started out slow and the more I read the more I didnt want to put the book down. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Anna
This book was excellent - I want to start off by saying I would recommend it to anyone!
The storyline didn't grab me much until the second half of the book, but that... Read more
Ingrid Anders and her lady, Kat Vespucci, swept me up in all of life's goodness with the fantastic displays of the underexposed and uninformed traveler and the transformation that... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Andrew Coleman
This was an enjoyable book set in an area that isn't often written about. I enjoyed the characters as they were familiar and believable. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by Amazon Customer