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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Title: Getting Over Garrett Delaney
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Abby McDonald
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Release Date: January 24, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"Can a twelve-step program help Sadie kick her unrequited crush for good? Abby McDonald serves up
her trademark wit and wisdom in a hilarious new novel.

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly onesided. The object of her obsession - ahem, affection - is her best friend, Garrett Delaney, who has been oblivious to Sadie's
feelings ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deep-blue eyes). For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett's constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to '80s indie rock
- all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder - until he calls to say he's fallen in love. With some other girl! A
heartbroken Sadie realizes that she's finally had enough. It's time for total Garrett detox! Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized selfhelp
guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love."

How can I show my love for this book? By GUSHING about it! I really adore this book and the talented writer who wrote this book. I love stories of heartache, change and of course becoming someone new. I love the premise of this book. I can tell you I am hooked!

So what do you do to get over a guy? Us gals know that a heart ache is not easy getting over. I had a few heart aches in my time and does it get easier? No. But you do learn and grow from it. Enter Sadie. A hopeless romantic in love with her best friend and who just so happens loves some one else. Ouch! Talk about a hard blow to you heart. One thing I admired about Sadie is her willingness to move on. It is hard to separate yourself after doing everything with that person. I really like how the feel of the book brought the reader so close to the character it was as if you were Sadie. You rooted her on to get over Garrett and move on.

I love the plot lint of this book. The plot not only grabs the reader from the beginning, but it entices the reader to cheer on Sadie. To help guide her and be there for her when Garrett comes by. Even I found myself excited during the moments Sadie need help. Sadie has amazing friends that did all for her that they could. They told her stuff when she needed to hear it even it was hard to hear. 

The main thing I loved is Sadie herself. After all the searching that she has done, she has finally found herself. She is not who Garrett says she is, she is Sadie. The girl who loves romance books, goes to hockey games, and love to spend time with her friends.

Need help getting over a guy? Or maybe a heart ache that needs some healing? Read this book. It is an amazing journey  from start to finish. You will live, laugh and love!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review! I've been interested in reading this book ever since I heard about it, but now I definitely must pick it up!

  2. @Ecered, You should. I loved book!


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