Gravity Vs. The Girl (2009)
Gravity vs. the Girl (2009)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 3
0615261655 (ISBN13: 9780615261652)
Forty-Ninth Street Publishers
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As I was reading this book I kept thinking, "now THIS is good writing". I was in love with the book, with the style, the plot movement, the characters. I felt like the author was fearless, she was going to tell the story her way in her time and she didn't worry if the readers were left scratching their heads. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it. And then it ended, and I kept looking for you know, the end. And it wasn't there, and I was really sad for like three days. I don't know if I am just not as smart as I thought I was, and I am one of the readers that got left behind scratching my head, or if I just had a vastly different vision for how the book could have gone than the author did. I just felt like there were three major plot issues that she dangled, and then left dangling. And I want them resolved. I practically need them resolved. But, it's been about a week now and I am starting to move past it and accept the fact that I will never know the answers to those questions, vital though they felt at the time. I would have given this five stars, but for the lingering resentment I guess I still feel over the ending. As I started reading this book I felt that I had walked into The Christmas Carol meets Elodia Strain. Noehren takes a very comical look at our Heroin's nervous breakdown through the eyes of all of her "past selves." It was a bit confusiing at times and for the first half I wondered if there would always be these conversations going on between the six year old ghost, the teenage ghost, college student ghost and professional ghost. But just as every good book evolves so did my feelings about these ghosts that were slowly helping Sam come to terms with who she really is. Sound like a crazy plot? Well it kind of is - but I think that is what made it so enchanting. It is really different from the typical chicklit, very cleverly written and somewhat insightful. I put the book down this morning and just felt "good." I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite songs "Defying Gravity" from Wicked. Sam's whole journey throughout the book was about learning how to defy the gravity that was holding her back. Thank you Beth for this great suggestion - you were spot on! The writing style of this book also reminded me of "Love Walked In" only on a much more squeaky clean level.Favorite Quote From Book:"Today I realized that I am nothing more than tomorrow's ghost. In a way, it robs my self of self to know I'm always changing; at the same time, it provides incentive to have the best today possible so I can have a positive influence on tomorrow and, if needs be, shake some sense into the living." (Samantha Green, 264)
Loved this book! Written in a very dry witty style. really resonated with me.
Fun summer read. Refreshing and sweet. Thanks Carrie!
A poor attempt at playing Faulkner.
Really enjoyed this one.
I loved this book!
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