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Love Story Paperback – July 19, 2011
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About the Author
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. Her nine romantic novels for young adults have been published in seven languages and have won the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award, the Write Touch Readers’ Award, the Beacon, and the Booksellers’ Best Award. Her novel Going Too Far was a finalist in the RITA and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son. Visit her at Jennifer-Echols.com.
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Let me start with what I liked. I like the way Echols writes. I love her attention to detail. I love the way she builds relationships---they usually progress slowly, so that when the characters finally get together it means more to me. I especially like the way Echols writes teenagers. The portrayal feels so realistic and her books really take me back to my teen years.
While Love Story was a good read, it was nowhere nearly as good as Going Too Far or Forget You for me. To be perfectly honest, the first line of the story turned me off: I hate the name Captain Vanderslice and those initial feelings of dislike set the tone of the book for me. I know that's shallow and judgemental of me, but those are the facts. I never really connected with Erin and the "poor rich girl" act got old for me. It felt like it took forever to get some chemistry between Erin and Hunter---although I did enjoy their story, I just didn't love it. Something about the book as a whole felt lacking for me. In fact, as soon as I closed the cover on Love Story, I went straight to my bookshelf and picked up Going Too Far for a re-read. Now, that's a book I can get excited about!
If you are new to Jennifer Echols, I would recommend starting with Going Too Far or Forget You. Love Story was a good read, but not her best (in my opinion).
I liked how Echols included some of the stories Erin and Hunter wrote for their creative writing class within the story. It made some of the revelations about their history more interesting than simply telling it in the main story. You still got their back story, but it was not only from Erin or Hunter's point of view, but from the characters they wrote.
I wish there had been a little bit more written about the class, the publishing internship, their relationship, as well as something more with her grandmother. It felt a little cut off and some of those loose ends weren't tied up enough for the story to be really over. I felt like there could have been another couple of chapters to really end the story.
I can't wait to read what else Echols writes in the future.