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- Print Length: 351 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lena Mikado; 3 edition (February 14, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QI89NW4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Though, this book has something more; beyond the fuzzy pinkness, is a recurring theme of expletives, the need to urinate at inconvenient times, drunken disorderlyness, more expletives, infidelity, and the "iron clad virgin" -that is the protagonist- which rather makes a mockery of resistance, while most chick lit novels skirt around the issue with holier-than-though subtexts. It could be its autobiographical nature, that avoids the vapidity of your average chick-lit novel, OR it could be the periodical philosophical introspection that interlude the story's progression, or it could be both? I think it is both.
I love this book, I enjoyed it immensely- all of the "characters" aroused a subtle reminder to find meaning in everyday life. AND...the moral of the story? Ironically is, -"No one can save you, but yourself, and don't you forget it!" I love this book, I love it most of all because it doesn't expect women to just be satisfied with glittery, pinkness. Lena Mikado- if you please, lead the rainbow parade of woman pride, into the turquoise waters so that we can all find our ocean!
I had trouble with the author's narration and rambling style. Sometimes she would go off in philosophical tangents and jump around the story leaving me trying to keep track and wondering where she was trying to go with all of this. But since I have strict policy of sticking with books until the end unless they are complete rubbish, I was glad that I kept reading.
By the end I was emotionally invested and interested in what happened even if still frustrated at the author's style. The YouTube slideshow link after the epilogue really made me appreciate the book that much more as it allowed me to visualize the story and relate to the characters better.
While I wasn't particularly enjoying the book for most of the time that I read it, by the end I was left wanting more.
I loved her willingness to make fun of herself and her deeper observations on life. This is a fun read for those who seek love, meaning, and adventure.
I read this brilliant book in one day (and the best part of the night). Knowing it's autobiographical made it so much more interesting. Its effervescence was addictive, the dialog real and incredibly funny, the setting ideal for a summer romance to bloom, but here's a girl set on a dream wedged into her mind from a young age and although she sees where her future lies, she holds on to that dream until the very end. I found this utterly refreshing. No one would blame Elena for living a summer love especially after the relentness pressing she gets from Chris, but she sticks to her guns even though her mind and her body betray her. I fell in love with all the characters, and knowing they're all out there, I just want to meet them and be their friends. I also loved Lena Mikado's freshness in her writing. Her analogies are something else. So to the point and original, I had to highlight them. But most of all, I loved the writer's astute observations on life, relationships, love. They come up suddenly and unexpectedly and truly blew me away. That was one mature twenty-year old. The happy end was also heart-clenching.
I highly recomment this fun and light read.
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Elena, Scarlett O'Hara at heart, travels from a small Russian city via the dazzling lights of New York to a hidden gem in the boiling hot Georgia where the last thing she wants is to encounter a guy who will stand in the way of her upcoming wedding. Her journey is an emotional roller-coaster that will keep you glued to this page-turner or screen-swiper from page one.
Two hearts find a mutual beat in a remote place by the ocean, with the author being literally split throughout the novel between the continents as well as between the choice of following her mind or her heart. It made me shed tears of sweet nostalgia as well as joy, and belly laugh at a myriad of troubled adventures that only carefree under-aged girls could get themselves into. A colourfully portrayed bouquet of drunken love, alcohol-fuelled parties and pondering philosophical questions about life, love and happiness that seem to occupy a much mature mind than that of a 20-year old girl.
It's a funny and inspirational read from start to finish that would make you believe in true love, empower you to go search for it or thank the universe if it's already gifted you with one. Go read it right now, keep it on your bedside table for when you feel low and fear not anything in life like a twenty-something would not!