Friday, August 15, 2014

Flat-Out Celeste

Flat-Out Celeste by Jessica Park

For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation. 

But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe. 

Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him. 

Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love. 

We met Celeste in Flat-Out Love as a young teenager with a slightly different personality than other teenagers. Five years later, Flat Finn put away, we meet her again, this time as a young adult faced with dealing with college and her love life.

One of the main things I loved about this book is that I could very clearly see Celeste's character progress and change from a shy, quiet girl to a young woman with her own thoughts and feelings. When you read this book, The entire story was very realistically written and time line with all the emotions and feelings was on point.

The characters. I could read about Justin and Celeste for ages. They are actually one of the cutest couples I have ever read about. They have their differences and quirks and they fit with each other perfectly. The chemistry and attraction between them was very well written and depicted. Jessica Park could not have written a more perfect couple. These two brought the book to a whole new level. I loved their coffee art and their emails. Literally, they are the definition of the perfect relationship. There are no words to describe the perfection. You'll just have to read the book.

Another one of my favorite things about this book that makes it so different from other romances, is that it didn't just concentrate on one couple, but on two. While the primary focus was on Celeste and Justin, Matt and Julie were a huge part of this book, especially their relationship. It is almost indescribable how amazing and heartbreaking it is to read about Matt and Julie and their ending. It will bring back all the feelings from Flat-Out Love and you will love it. And the most impressive part about this is that Jessica Park was able to beautifully intertwine these two relationships. One didn't steal the focus form the other or anything like that. I'm in awe.

All together this book will pull you in. Even if you weren't the biggest fangirl of Matt and Julie's story, you will love this one. For me to obsess and gush over a book like I did with this one, it has to have that inexpressible pull. I was obsessed with this book from the minute I finished the sample. This is a million times better than Flat-Out Love and I am so happy that I decided to read this book.