Friday, April 13, 2012

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Getting Over Garrett Delaney
By Abby McDonald
Candlewick Press, 2012. 319 pgs. Young Adult

From the moment she met him, Sadie knew that she and Garrett Delaney were destined to be together and have an epic love story. However, while he's been her best friend for the past couple years, his feelings have never ventured past the platonic stage. Sadie is determined that things will change this summer when they attend a writing camp together for six weeks--except she doesn't get accepted. Garrett goes without her and soon calls to tell her he's fallen in love with a girl at the writing camp, and Sadie realizes, with the help of some new friends and co-workers, that it's time for her to finally get over Garrett for good.

I was expecting something light and fluffy and fun, and in some ways, this book fits that description, but it also went deeper, as Sadie had to realize just how much she'd let her feelings for Garrett control her entire life and that she needs to figure out who she is and who she wants to be. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the book and Sadie's Garrett-detox process. Some language, but probably not enough to bother most readers.


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