Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by: Abby McDonald

This was amazing, and heartfelt. It made me wonder what is true love and infatuation, and if anyone truly knows who is "the one." It was hilarious and made me laugh throughout it all and left me feeling whole.

I also loved the fact that Sadie had to get over Garrett and move on, but as she is (with the help of her new friends) she finds out that their is a difference between love and obsession/infatuation. Basically every teenager goes through this, they believe it's love but it's not, it's just the fact they are attracted to him/her that makes us believe it's love. So in the end I believe this novel should be read by all teenagers, even adults.

I give this novel a 5 out of 5. It is also on my must-read list.

Here is the blurb:
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.