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Summary Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Donna Gephart

NingsMiles is an anxious boy who loves his family's bowling center even if though he could be killed by a bolt of lightning or a wild animal that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo on the way there Amy is the new gir I loved Lily and Dunkin and fully expected to love In Your Shoes I think grief is underrepresented in middle grade and children's fiction and given Gephart's sensitive handling of bipolar disorder in Lily and Dunkin I was looking forward to another nuanced character in Miles with anxietyMiles and Amy were both sweet Actually Miles Amy Tate and Randall were all wonderfully kind and good characters There were no bad guys here Unlike another reviewer I don't think the book needed to include many people outside their circle and I do think it was realistic that both Amy and Miles would have been left largely to their own devices in coping with anxiety Miles and grief Amy After all Miles' anxiety is not debilitating and does not interfere with his functioning It is presented as a personality uirk than an illness And Amy does have support and love in abundance from her uncle and father even if her father is not able to be present every day These circumstances are not unrealistic and I think Gephart presents them wellThe central tragic arc of the story with Miles and his grandfather is presented in a beautifully heartbreakingly totally realistic manner We all screw up similarly Miles and his Pops were both trapped in their mistakes I loved this story arc and how is played out as sad as it wasWhat didn't work for me at all was the relationship between Amy and Miles They have almost no interactions nothing that would justify the very dramatic gesture at the end of the book The friendship between Amy and Tate makes sense given their interactions in the library But the AmyMiles connection is flimsy at best and when Miles makes that really dramatic HUGE gesture no one uestions him that it's way over the top?? No one finds it actually uite wasteful frivolous and downright creepy? It really makes no sense I found myself flipping back to see if I had somehow skipped 6 or 10 chapters that would have deepened either the friendship or romance between Miles and Amy that could explain away view spoiler him spending money that he had saved for YEARS and YEARS for the most beloved people in his life on one night of extravagance for a person he barely knows on something she didn't even particularly care about hide spoiler The Power of Soft people outside their circle and I do think it was realistic that both Amy and Miles would have been left largely to their own devices in coping with anxiety Miles and grief Amy After all Miles' anxiety is not debilitating and does not interfere with his functioning It is Moscow, December 25, 1991 presented as a Planetary Forces, Alchemy and Healing personality uirk than an illness And Amy does have support and love in abundance from her uncle and father even if her father is not able to be The Shepherds Bush Murders present every day These circumstances are not unrealistic and I think Gephart Red Centre (Alpha Force, presents them wellThe central tragic arc of the story with Miles and his grandfather is Midnight Storm (The Warriors, presented in a beautifully heartbreakingly totally realistic manner We all screw up similarly Miles and his Pops were both trapped in their mistakes I loved this story arc and how is Heiresses played out as sad as it wasWhat didn't work for me at all was the relationship between Amy and Miles They have almost no interactions nothing that would justify the very dramatic gesture at the end of the book The friendship between Amy and Tate makes sense given their interactions in the library But the AmyMiles connection is flimsy at best and when Miles makes that really dramatic HUGE gesture no one uestions him that it's way over the top?? No one finds it actually uite wasteful frivolous and downright creepy? It really makes no sense I found myself flipping back to see if I had somehow skipped 6 or 10 chapters that would have deepened either the friendship or romance between Miles and Amy that could explain away view spoiler him spending money that he had saved for YEARS and YEARS for the most beloved The Major Works people in his life on one night of extravagance for a A Dirty War person he barely knows on something she didn't even Blood Money (Alpha Force, particularly care about hide spoiler

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L at school who wishes she didn't have to live above her uncle's funeral home and tries to write her way to her own happily ever after Then Miles and Amy meet in the most unexpected way and that's when it all begins Even though I'm 38 I related to Amy and her need to not spend much time in the lunch room When I was in school I used to sit in the hall on the floor to avoid the lunch room I didn't find peace in the library like Amy because I hated reading because it was hard for me at that time Again Donna doesn't disappoint Her books are a great read for all Breeds of Men peace in the library like Amy because I hated reading because it was hard for me at that time Again Donna doesn't disappoint Her books are a great read for all

Summary Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Donna Gephart

The critically acclaimed author of Lily and Dunkin delivers another heartfelt story that will remind readers you never know who needs a friend the most about two imaginative tweens who help each other find new begin Rating 45 StarsWhat happens when the anxious bowler's shoe hits the lonely new girl on the head? They strike up a great friendship of course• Pro This book delivered so many feels It was touching and heartwarming and just so precious and sweet I swear my heart exploded over and over again as I read this book • Pro Family was a really important part of this story and Gephart doesn't just show the bright and shiny side of family She also showed the imperfect side and I like that she included some family conflict because it gave her a chance to explore things like resolution and forgiveness • Pro What an interesting group of kids Amy was a writer Miles was a bowling hustler Randall was a fashionista and Tate was a knitting weight lifter I absolutely adored all four of them and their friendship was spectacular • Pro Gephart really did an outstanding job thoughtfully exploring feelings of loneliness grief and regret And I loved seeing boys who shared their emotions with each other It's so important for young men to see that it's acceptable to be in touch with their feelings • Pro I really enjoyed the way the story was told It was alternating third person omniscient with the addition of a third point of view a nosy noisy narrator who I really enjoyed • Pro This entire book tugged at my heartstrings but the ending totally snapped them It was so so sweet and unexpected and I think it could give a lot of comfort to a tween who had suffered a loss Overall An endearing story of friendship loss endings and beginnings which touched my heartARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS