- Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: Redstone Press; 1 edition (October 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780692541920
- ISBN-13: 978-0692541920
- ASIN: 0692541926
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,213,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I have to say, I loved the blunt honesty in this book... Absolutely wonderful read and I highly recommend it." - TwoGirlsReading
"If you always wanted to know what a teen boy is thinking, well here you go...very entertaining and I did not want it to end. The author did a wonderful job in making these characters believable." - Book Lovers Hideaway
"Jaye Frances captures the inside of a teenage boy's mind to a tee . . . I completely enjoyed this book...Jaye the emotions of David. That takes creative writing skills. Who knew that boys have feelings too?" - Michele Luker, Insane About Books
About the Author
Jaye Frances is the author "World Without Love," a suspense thriller series with an erotic edge, including "Betrayed," "Reunion," and"Redemption." Her other works include "The Beach," a psychological thriller about the possibilities--and horror--of wishful thinking, "The Kure", a romance novel with a paranormal twist, "The Possibilities of Amy," a coming-of-age story of first love, and "Love Travels Forever," a collection of poignant short stories. Jaye lives on the gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, four cameras, and several hundred pairs of shoes.
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The three friends--Dave, Mark, and Pete--are seniors and, of course, are not jocks or popular. None of them have had girlfriends, and they are determined to score this year. Their daily routine of appraising their female classmates and ranking them on their "list" is both immature and slightly amusing in the context of the story and their circumstances. Then...along comes Amy, the new girl that represents endless possibilities. All three boys lust after Amy, and she becomes the prize to obtain. But for Dave, she becomes so much more.
Dave is the first to see Amy, and he is immediately infatuated with her physical beauty. So much so, that he does not even tell his friends about her. For weeks he entertains the typical teenage fantasies but is unable to approach her in the real world. Finally, Mark and Pete discover her, and she becomes the object of their desires. Fearful that he might lose out to one of his friends, Dave finally asks Amy out. Their date is at once everything he hoped for, and yet nothing like he expected. And in one night, he is transformed from a hormone-charged adolescent to a sensitive young man. And the possibilities of Amy stay with him for a lifetime.
I was pleasantly surprised by this short novella. It accomplishes quite a lot in a minimal amount of pages, and left me thinking about it long after. Pick it up and give it a read. You won't be disappointed.
The book's imagery was extremely graphic and vivid and both the dialogues and the narrative were authentic. All of the characters had complex and realistic personaties. This book was very well-written and, although there were some editorial mistakes, they didn't interrupt the smooth flow of the story. I found it a little confusing recognizing the year this story had occurred (1968) before it was cleared up when David was talking about his car.
This novella was easily read in one sitting and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Although this book was classified as YA literature, it can be enjoyed by people of any age. I definitely recommend it.
I thought the author did an excellent job getting inside David's head. She was able to portray his worries and fears over trying to work himself up to talk to his crush. I felt David's character was very realistic, and even though it was quite short, we were able to see him mature from the beginning to the end of the story.
I would have loved to have a bit more of an ending. I felt that the story kind of dropped off and we were left with a lot of questions. But, I love all the possibilities of Amy.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The novella was an interesting exploration into the average teen boys mind. I liked that the author chose an average guy whose a decent sort, but lacks confidence. I liked how he grew by the end of the story. The characters were very well written in fact I think we could all claim to have gone to high school with them.
Oh, and how could I forget the few gorgeous and refined young ladies like Amy with whom I missed opportunities for dating! The book gives some good hints, then, on how to woo, and to offend, a woman. Although I, like David in the book, held back from approaching most girls for dating, it was certainly better than Pete's plan for relationships. Thankfully, I learned the lessons by my mid-20s.
Oh, and Jaye knows how to portray an erotic tryst in a delightful way. As a teenager, the type of encounter which David and Amy enjoyed escaped me until adulthood, but I certainly entertained fantasies about such pleasures.
Unlike the author's other books, The Possibilities of Amy avoids exploring any deep issues of human existence, but it strikes a cord with readers who have experienced a sense of great loss in romance. That would be most of us. However, it also nurtures hope that a sad loss can be followed by finding great treasure in a mate.