Sunday, 15 December 2013

THE TOP TEN MOMENTS OF: Flat-out-Love by Jessica Park

Here we are again folks, for another fun round of THE TOP TEN MOMENTS OF . . . 

Today's segment will be featuring this months favourite 'Flat-out-Love' by superbly talented YA/NA Author Jessica Park. Be excited chaps, BE VERY EXCITED. 

If you haven't read the book yet, I'd advise you to drop whatever you're doing right now and get yourself a copy! Like right now! GO! 

 (Polite Warning: HOWEVER, If you're currently holding a cup of coffee or any other kind of hot and or steaming beverage... Please disregard advice. ;)

Here we go, let's get this show on the road. 

Starting with NUMBER 10: 

''Mom, I have to go. I think this Matt character is here."
"Are you sure it's him?"
Julie peered into the car as the window lowered. "I see a maniacal-looking guy with brightly-colored candy in one hand, and he's waving a sickle in the other. Oh! He's beckoning me to the car. This must be my ride.” 

Number 9: 

''Julie took a step forward, causing Matt to continue backing away. “Lift up your shirt.”
“Look, I appreciate an aggressive woman, but this is really getting weird.”
Julie grabbed his sweatshirt by the waist cuff and lifted it up with one hand, as she pulled down his T-shirt with the other. Matt put his hands over hers, lightly protesting, but she refused to let go. “Aha!” She squinted at his shirt. 
“OK, I don’t even know what this is, but it’s definitely geeky.” 

Number 8:

''I know. Nerdy." He shrugged.
"No, I'm impressed. I'm just surprised your brains fit in your head."
"I was fitted with a specially desinged compression filter that allows excessive information to lie dormant until I need to access it. It's only the Beta version, so excuse any kinks that may appear. I really can't be held responsible.” 

Number 7:

“She looks so… old. Does she look old to you, Matthew?”
Matt poured a glass of lemonade. “Yes. I’m fairly sure that I saw wrinkles on her sagging jowls. Also, she’s been downing the Geritol. We should look into a nursing home for her.”

Number 6:

“His sister—her friend—looked like a little kid, her arms around his neck and her head buried in his shirt, her body trembling as she sobbed uncontrollably. The anguish in her crying was crushing.
Julie’s heart broke.
Celeste had come undone.”

Number 5: 

“And Finn, of course. Matt wouldn’t tell Finn would he? Was she supposed to tell Finn? Dear Finn, I accidentally sucked face with your brother. Apologies! How are the Venezuelan orphans?”

Number 4:   “Julie.” There was nothing more wonderful than the way he said her name. How had she never noticed that.”

Number 3: 

 “I’ll miss that boy that sent me pictures, protected me from monsters, and talked me through deadly elevator rides. I’ll miss the stories about protecting wild animals, coaching football in Ghana, and scuba diving in exotic places. I’ll miss the way you make me laugh, and comfort me, and heal me. I’ll miss all of that. Mostly I’ll miss you. ”

Number 2: 

 I got to be myself for the first time in years, with no constraints and no labels. You freed me.”

The big NUMBER 1:

“He held her close while she rested her head on his shoulder and ran her hands over his back, neither of them willing to let the other go. And with the way they were glued to each other, she knew that this was not like the last time they had been this close. This was not goodbye.

“No more pretending, no more denying, no more sadness”

Absolutely miraculous this book, so if you haven't purchased a copy, please do. You'll thank us later, or rather, Jessica. 

Flat-out-love Buy links:

Artistic nonsense daily rates it: 

rating5 of 5 stars
statusRead in December, 2013
formatKindle Edition (edit)
reviewAbsolutely INCREDIBLE. What an astonishing read. I'm still a little breathless.

Thank you, Jessica, for bringing this into our lives. Thank you a thousand times.