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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis



Blurb from Goodreads:
Flora Goldwasser has fallen in love. She won't admit it to anyone, but something about Elijah Huck has pulled her under. When he tells her about the hippie Quaker school he attended in the Hudson Valley called Quare Academy, where he'll be teaching next year, Flora gives up her tony upper east side prep school for a life on a farm, hoping to woo him. A fish out of water, Flora stands out like a sore thumb in her vintage suits among the tattered tunics and ripped jeans of the rest of the student body. When Elijah doesn't show up, Flora must make the most of the situation and will ultimately learn more about herself than she ever thought possible.

Told in a series of letters, emails, journal entries and various ephemera, Flora's dramatic first year is laid out for all to see, embarrassing moments and all.
My Review:
 
I can honestly tell you that I've never read a YA book quite like this, or any book for that matter.  The non-ARC version, I presume, will be a bit interactive with photos, etc but even the e-ARC was so charming with its hints of the multi-media promise.  A lot of this book is told in letters, e-mails and diary entries and I always love that type of formatting, when done well. I hate to tell you what this is about more than the blurb but I will tell you that Flora Goldwasser was such a well-developed narrator.  I really enjoyed this book, especially after the first few chapters.  Ultimately, this book really made me think and look at things in every day life in a new way.  I would say this book has a lot to recommend it.

Everything Must Go came out earlier this week on October 3, 2017 and you can purchase HERE.  I definitely recommend this one for fans of quirky YA, vintage clothing and unrequited love.
If I were Molly Ringwald in a John Hughes movie, I would have slid to the ground with my back against the wall, knees at my chest, a hand clutching my throat, and a dazed expression on my face. But I was more of a take-action type of girl, so I grabbed a set of prints that Mr. Greenberg hadn't asked for and hurried through the door By the time I reached the art room, Elijah was gone. I worked for the next few hours in a distracted daze, and when I went home, i organized and reorganized my closet until I was calm enough to slice some strawberries and read Anna Karenina. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover of this book and the plot seems pretty good. Not the biggest YA or romance fan, but I do enjoy a fun story.

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