Grace Kwon just turned 18 and a weird series of events led to her meeting herself. That night the 6, 29 and 70 year old versions of herself stop by, unannounced to them or her. She sees the desperation in all of them. The same uncertainty that she feels now. If she can help them—help herself—she might be able to get rid of them and get on with her life. As much as they need her though, she needs them too.
This was a very fun and interesting story. It would be insane to have to put up with yourself, different ages of yourself at that. Kind of mind-blowing. Apparently it's all cool though. Lily is really into dram(not to mention the teacher) and when they learn they can't do a school play due to lack of funding her 29-year-old self steps in. This was a novel of fulfillment and seeing what is right in front of you. I loved Lily's dad, especially after he thinks the house was broken in to. "Just remember honey--kick them in the balls first. No questions! Balls First." Awesome, awesome times. Definitely pick this one up it is a blast to read.
First Line: "By the time Joan of Arc was 18, she had led an army to defeat the English from taking over her country."
Favorite Line: "Now I'm infected with uglyitis."
Where I got it: My collection
Rating: 4 stars
Cover Rating: 3.5 stars (I love the picture, but again the mix between comic and reality is a bit weird.)
Shira lives with he father and grandmother in some weird apartments on Miami Beach. Her best friend is eighty-year-old Minerva. She really doesn't fit in at school and at nearly sixteen, she has never been kissed. When she meets a boy in her pool, she is instantly drawn to him. He would be a better obsession than her new past-time of shoplifting. Things never work out the way you expect, but all Shira wants is her glamourous movie kiss. Shira feels like she isn't getting love from her family anymore so she will seek it out elsewhere.
Shira was a Daddy's Girl, which makes since considering her mother is dead. This was a very interesting novel about love and loss and life. Shira has so much to figure out and it's made more difficult by the fact that she has no one her own age to talk to. This was yet another life that I would no little about. The life of a Jewish girl in the 80's with a father trying to remarry. Shira was a fairly like-able character until she started going a bit rebel. I did like how glamorous parts of this were and Minerva was fantastic too. There were also so swoon-worthy and giggly parts. Make sure you pick this one up soon and was a fantastic read.
First Lines: "Miami Beach. Maybe this is your idea of paradise. Sun, sea, sand. A little socially sanctioned exhibitionism."
Favorite Line: "So you fantasize about latin lovers?"