Sunday, January 15, 2012

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Getting Over Garrett Delaney
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! 
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.

Source:Netgalley (Thank you Candlewick Press!)

Links: Amazon,BD,BN,Flipkart,Goodreads

My thoughts:

I really liked this book! I don't usually read a lot of contemporary fiction but as soon as I read this blurb at  
 Amaterasu Reads ,I knew that I wanted to read this one badly!

I could really relate to Sadie.I think almost every teenager will be able to and I loved how this book dealt with some serious topics and still managed to remain light and fun! Sadie might have come off as a naive girl, but I really liked her.It takes courage to do what she did.Nobody likes admitting the fact that they're obsessed with something but when she realized that what she was doing was pointless and unnecessary she pulled up her socks and tried to do something about it.NO MOPING around forever for this young lady!

I loved her group of friends so much too! LeAnn was amazing and Kayla rock! They agree to become her support group without even blinking an eyelash! I'd love to have friends like hers! (Current Friends ....don't worry I love you !)

Also loved how the author made it into a twelve step program!

The situations are real,the feelings are real and this book doesn't deal with stereotypes! Even though I'm not a huge contemporary fiction junkie ...(So I don't have many books to compare this one to) I liked this one a lot and thought it was very original!

Overall,a fun ,light yet deep read! People who read contemporary fiction pick this one up NOW!

My Rating:


Such FUN...

I really don't know why I'm not giving 

this one 5 stars!


  1. This sounds like a fun, light read. I'm going to have to give it a chance. Good review!

  2. Yay for no moping!!! WOO HOO! Love that while there are serious issues being dealt with the book is still light and fun and doesn't feel too weighed down. Also, I've had the same reaction as you with the "I gave it a 4 but I really have no idea why I didn't give it a 5 because I don't have any negatives to point out". Sometimes a book just doesn't feel like a 5 no matter how much you loved it:)

  3. My best friend wants to read this book, but I can't find it anywhere in stores. I'm glad it was a good read, though. I've been hesitating to put it on my to-read list just because its a contemporary fic book and I don't tend to read many of those. Guess ill just have to take the plunge and buy it on amazon. :)


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