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Posted May 21, 2012
When I first heard about this book, I wanted to read it right here right now! I seriously could not wait. I mean come on, a book about 3 ex-best friends that decide to go on a road trip to see their favorite childhood band. This is golden! And it really was. This book was one of the best books that I have read in a while. You really feel for the characters and what they are going through.
You first meet Alice. Alice is the good girl, the nerd, every parents dream! And she wants to go on a road trip with her very best friend before they go off to college. But he friend is on her way to China for the summer. So when she finds out that Level3 is coming back for one night only, SHE HAS TO GO! But who to go with? How about her 2 ex-best friends that she has not talked to since freshman year of high school. This is a disaster waiting to happen. After days on the road and things going wrong left and right, their tickets get stolen! Now what???? How will they get to the concert? Will they still talk to each other after this road trip?
This book was better then I thought it was going to be. I am a sucker for books about music. If the book has music in it, I have to read it no matter what. I love them! I think they are some of the best books ever. And this book is right there with all the other great music books. If you want to read a book that keeps you on your toes and keeps you going and wanting more, then this book is for you! I am so happy that I was able to read this great story!
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Posted June 26, 2012
Three high school graduates. One pea green VW bus. A roadtrip to
Three high school graduates. One pea green VW bus. A roadtrip to Austin to see their favorite band, Level3, reunited. REUNITED had all the makings for the exact sort of Contemporary Young Adult story I love.
The girls who make up REUNITED are three very different, distinct girls. Alice is the organizer. She is a sweet, well-meaning but a bit exasperating control freak. Tiernan is the rebel. She's abrasive, infuriating, uses humor to mask emotion, and I completely adored her. Summer is the sweetheart. She's gorgeous and popular, but feels as if she doesn't have a voice. Jealousy, miscommunication and a lie tore their friendship apart. Will close quarters bring them back together, or tear them apart forever?
REUNITED was extremely well-written. Hilary Wiseman Graham's writing was well-paced and very readable. The narrative was excellent. The changing point of view were easy to navigate. I never had to struggle to keep going.
As far as the story goes, I really enjoyed it. As an adult, I can look back and see so much of myself and my friends in these characters. I have to say, it made me nostalgic and more than a little sad. I appreciate the fact that while there are a couple of instances involving the three and the guys they meet along the way, this book isn't about a girl trying to get a guy. This book is about the Alice, Tiernan, and Summer. Plain and simple. I wish there were more stories like this, about friendship, out there. The only thing I didn't love about the story was the ending. Yes, it was cute and very neat. But after all the girls had been through, it felt like one too many obstacles and then an unrealistic turn of events. This could just be me, being nit picky, but it felt a tad too cutesy. But still, I did smile.
REUNITED is a sweet, endearing and thoughtful book about the struggles of self and friendship. I would enthusiastically recommend it to fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.
"Alice didn't want to over sentimentalize it, but it did seem like a rather strange coincidence that the three of them had wound up at the edge of the very same soccer field where they'd first met and become friends back in the fourth grade. Even stranger was the fact that they'd now spent more time giving closure to a dead squirrel than they had to the death of their five-year friendship." (pg 45, ARC)
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Posted June 22, 2013
A Fabulous Summer Read! Want a perfect YA book for the summer? R
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Want a perfect YA book for the summer? REUNITED is it!!!!! The Pea Pod ( a pea green 1976 VW camper van) houses three ex-best friends, on a less than ideal, two thousand mile road trip to go back in time and see a one-time only reunion concert for their favorite middle school band, Level3. But sometimes, things that are less than ideal have a way of being the best things that ever happened. Take a ride with Alice, Summer and Tiernan--you won't regret it.
Posted November 19, 2012
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