Flat-out Celeste (Flat Out #3)
By Jessica Park
CreateSpace, 2013. 329 pages. Fiction.
While not as socially awkward as she was a few years ago, Celeste Watkins still finds fitting in at school difficult and prefers isolation to the stares she gets with her affected language and intelligence. If she can just make it to college, things will be better, she reasons. Until she meets Justin Milano, a college student who is determined to get her outside of her solitary world.
I fell in love with this series with the first book (Flat-Out Love), a chick-lit book that had a surprising amount of depth to it. This book starts two years after the first and is a lovely addition to the Watkins family story. Flat-out Matt, the second book of the series, is actually a retelling of the first book from a second perspective, so readers can choose to read Flat-out Celeste without reading Matt (which the author has warned does have sexual content), if they prefer.
Park has an amazing feel for her characters in this book and an exceptionally witty and fast-paced style of writing. The plot is light, but complex, and the characters' evolution is believable. There is some language and some sexual innuendo.