Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: Getting Over Garrett Delancy

Description: Can a twelve-step program help Sadie kick her unrequited crush for good? Abby McDonald serves up her trademark wit and wisdom in a hilarious new novel.

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. The object of her obsession — ahem, affection — is her best friend, Garrett Delaney, who has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deep-blue eyes). For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett’s constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to '80s indie rock — all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder — until he calls to say he’s fallen in love. With some other girl! A heartbroken Sadie realizes that she’s finally had enough. It’s time for a total Garrett detox! Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.

My Review: 
- The Characters
- Sadie Mental break down of getting over Garrett
- LuAnn 60's look
- Sadie denying that everything she likes is because of Garrett. She likes the music,
movies, and books that he introduced to her. Denying that she wouldn't
throw everything away just to follow him like LuAnn did. I think she would
- sadie realizes that her style, the way she dresses is because Garrett likes that kind of style and wants to change it to find the real her.
- Quote, "Don't Write off a book (or person, or movie) just because it has a pink, Sparkly cover.
- I knew Carlos and Dominique had a thing for each other. pg 198
- Everyone has there own Love problems
- Quote, "Real-life relationships...they're not like they are in books and movies. Life is, well, it's a whole lot messier."
- Kayla and Blake, LuAnn and her ex, Dominique and Carlos, Josh. I would love to read more about them.
- I like how the female characters changed because of a guy they love(d). But I don't think people should change who they are for anybody, but themselves. They should love you for who you are.
- Sadie and Josh (I really wanted Sadie and Garrett together, but NVM)

- Garrett not realizing Sadie loves him
- Garrett falling in love with a girl that is just like Sadie/reminds him of sadie
- Garrett critizies everything and then Sadie agrees. For example like the preppy teen girls,
the movies Josie and the pussycats, Clueless, Bring It On. She stashed away these movies
because Garrett said they are teen-girl trash. But shes changing that. She used to read these books her mom had, but she stopped because Garrett laughed at them.
- Garrett Declaney, all he cared about was writing and then the ending.

I love this book, I couldn't stop smiling at the end.

5 out of 5 Stars

Read: March.23 - April.5, 2013

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