Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Getting Over Garrett DelaneyGetting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
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 onesided. 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 total Garrett detox! Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized selfhelp guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.

My Review:
Starting this book I loved. There was defiantly a connection between Sadie and Garrett. They both love the same things, and could talk and talk all day with each other. But when one gets accepted to a camp, and the other doesn't that's when things went down hill for me. She got a job, and connected with many other people (which was the neat part) But those people wanted to make sure she got over Garrett immediately which was the part I didn't like. She had such a good connection and all of a sudden it was going to be over. Sadie then doesn't answer Garrett and poor Garrett, I can only think what he was thinking. I would have been upset.
It mentions Josh up there. He treats Sadie just like he treats the other girls at work, but everytime he was bought into the picture it was hard not to guess that there wasn't a connection there.
Overall it was a good read.

Thanks to Netgalley and Candlewick Press for letting me read this!
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  1. Sounds like a great book with a topic that will probably come in handy! My husband always says to the kids that he can fix anything except broken hearts. Glad to hear there is a 12 step program for teens for that. Hope it worked for Sadie!

  2. Sounds like a fun one. I like the idea even if it seems a little bit predictable in parts.


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