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Emma Lord

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Obres de Emma Lord

Tweet Cute (2020) 687 exemplars
You Have a Match (2021) 333 exemplars
When You Get the Chance (2022) 141 exemplars
Begin Again (2023) 104 exemplars
The Getaway List: A Novel (2024) 33 exemplars
The Break-Up Pact: A Novel (2024) 18 exemplars
Pasujemy do siebie 1 exemplars


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New York, New York, USA
University of Virginia
Janna Bonikowski



Old friends + fake dating = a real it formulaic, but it works. The Break-Up Pact is adorable, and although some parts are slightly predictable I really enjoyed it. There were fully fleshed out characters who weren't perfect and great friendships, family relationships and found family.

Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for an early review.
mrsgrits | Feb 26, 2024 |
When Riley Larson finally graduates from high school, she makes the decision to visit her best friend, Tom, who lives with his mother in New York City. Tom is happy to see Riley and they immediately begin tackling the Getaway List the two of them wrote as freshmen. Along for the ride are Tom's friends who welcome Riley with open arms, but they are all carrying secrets. What starts out as a short weekend, turns into a much longer and more emotional adventure than any of them planned.

New York City, the setting of The Getaway List, is the most enjoyable part of this book. Some elements of the plot come across as very realistic, but the relationships between characters are underdeveloped. Also, Tom's part of the story is particularly weak and is left somewhat unresloved. The middle part of the narrative becomes repetitive and slow in places and often does not move the story toward a satisfying conclusion. More humor would have been a welcome addition to the story. However, the dialogue is down to Earth and believable with likable supporting characters. Overall, The Getaway List is one of the weaker stories written by Emma Lord but is still entertaining.… (més)
ftbooklover | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
As this story begins, Riley Larson is just graduating high school. Her BFF Tom no longer lives in the area, but he can watch the ceremony being live-streamed, so she does their secret handshake on the stage. We understand right away that Tom is still the most important person in Riley’s life, even though their relationship is supposedly platonic. (We don’t buy that for even a minute.)

Riley is at loose ends after graduation - everyone else, it seems, knows what they want to do and will be off to college, but Riley only garnered a hat-full of rejections. She decides to take off for New York City for the weekend to see Tom in real life. They haven’t been together since Tom’s mom Vanessa moved them to Manhattan the summer after freshman year of high school. It was, according to Riley, “a bold attempt to ruin both of our lives.” Riley felt like she always was “the bravest version of herself” when she was with Tom. And anyway, they have items they need to cross of the “Getaway List” they made together but never were able to accomplish.

Once in New York, Riley has a wonderful time, makes some new friends - Mariella and Luca; renews some old ones - with Jesse, Eddie, and Dai; and experiences a freedom she hasn’t felt since Tom left. Much to the detriment of her relationship with her mother, she decides to stay the whole summer. Riley, Tom, and their new friends make their way through the Getaway List, and have a blast doing it.

In the background, there is drama with the fraught relationships between Riley and her mother, and Tom and his mother. The supporting characters have their own issues to work out, although they are not as seminal as those besetting the two main protagonists.

There is also, of course, the looming elephant in the room: the feelings between Riley and Tom that go beyond friendship.

The story arc may be quite predictable, but the journey is a pleasant one to take in this ultimately joyous YA romance novel.
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nbmars | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |
This is a cute YA about a Broadway obsessed teen girl trying to find her Mom and sort of re-creating Mamma Mia while she does it.

Teen romance, theater kids, Broadway references galore.

Fun and lighthearted. Now it's time to go listen to some ABBA.
hmonkeyreads | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |



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