32 Candles: A Novel

32 Candles: A Novel

by Ernessa T. Carter

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32 Candles: A Novel by Ernessa T. Carter

“32 cheers for Ernessa T. Carter! She’s created one of the freshest, funniest characters I’ve ever read….32 Candles is a charmer.”
—Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey

 

32 Candles by exciting newcomer Ernessa T. Carter is the slightly twisted, utterly romantic, and deftly wry story of Davie Jones, who, if she doesn’t stand in her own way, just might get the man of her dreams.  For fans of John Hughes’s “Sixteen Candles”, 32 Candles is a fresh and fun fiction debut for every fan of romantic comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061957857
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 471,570
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist with a master's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina and the founder of CurlyNikki.com. Born in St. Louis, she now resides in Pennsylvania.

Coauthor Ernessa T. Carter, a graduate of Smith College with an master of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon, is the author of the novel 32 Candles and the founding editor of FierceandNerdy.com. She lives in Los Angeles.

What People are Saying About This

Erica Kennedy

“First there was Stella and she got her groove back, then there was Bridget Jones and she managed to find love despite her own lovable neuroses. Now there is Davie Jones. 32 Candles, at last, is the answer to the question ‘What should I read next?’”

Terry McMillan

“Ernessa T. Carter is a fresh new voice. In Davie Jones, she has created a wicked yet empathetic character. I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Carleen Brice

“32 cheers for Ernessa T. Carter! She’s created one of the freshest, funniest characters I’ve ever read about. . . . 32 Candles is a charmer.”

Denene Millner

“I super heart Davie Jones. . . . She’s perfectly imperfect, and you won’t want her lively, hysterical, what-looks-like-crazy-on-an-ordinary-day story to end. A thoroughly, totally, ridiculously addictive read!”

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32 Candles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Gizmo3 More than 1 year ago
The story was captivating, the heroine was full of surprises, many situations were laugh-out-loud hilarious, and the plot had so many unexpected twists and turns that I couldn't put it down. This was the first title I purchased for my brand new NOOK Color - an awesome way to christen my NOOK...and an outstanding novel by young, new author with a promising future. I can't wait for Ms. Carter's next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the reference to 16 Candles becuase that was during my youth so I identified the characters thoughts. The twiets and turns and discovery of these characters was fun and interesting as events unfolded. Cheers to Monkey Night for finding herself and growing from the pains of her past and becoming a woman. I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't had a good read like this in awhile...I laughed, cried and wished for my own Jake Ryan! I fell in love with each character, I will definitely be reading this again!
Monika Adams More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Didn't want to put it down. Funny as hell and real. Davie rocks ;)
sheikadoll More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to this book because it seemed like an ugly duckling becomes a swan type of story. It is. But in the most unconventional sort of way. This is a great read. I would actually read a sequel for this one and hope that it is already in the works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many quotes that I will keep from this book and so many times I had to reflect myself on incidents thaat occured in my life...such a good read on what beauty means, especially being awkward black girl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading about how Davidia grew physically and emotionally was so inspiring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet, funny, sassy, and all around women magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book came out and on a whim i bought it. Read it, and fell in love with it. I also loved the movie 16 candles so it had me deep in my feelings as well as taking a trip down memory lane. Im glad to be able to get the book in eBook form so it can be with me everywhere i go. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ssssoooo funny!! Will make you cry and happy all at the same time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could NOT walk away at any point today after buying this book at 9am this mornong. Iit had me so intriqued that for the first time since the arrival of Starbucks in NYC i acrually sat down in one of their coffee shops. A well written novel of pain, abuse, love, family, violence and survival. Worth so much more than 5 stars. I wholeheartedly recommend this novel, it is well edited and the rhythm was steady and addictive. I look forward to reading more books written by Ernessa Carter. BUY IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
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This book is an awesome read especially for it to be the author's first book. The story has an unexpected twist which was a total surprise. I recommend 32 Candles you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a well written novel with the perfect balance of drama, romance, and comedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started great and developed the characters at a good speed. I loved Davie aka Davidia's character. Unfortunately, 3/4 through the book, i found myself getting disappointed by the scenarios that were brought forth. Stories could have been more realiastic and not so hokey. I have always been a fan of all of the "brat pack" movies and was very pleased with the last page and a half. All in all, this was a good read for our book club.
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Ivyous More than 1 year ago
When I saw the title of the book, the first thing that came to mind was 16 Candles, therefore she must have gotten her happy ending when she turned 32. So that is what I mean by the writing on the wall. But I was totally surprised by the "Revenge" twist to the story. I did not see that trait in the character at all. I think the book took a different turn then needed at that point. I think she still could have gotten her point across and her happy ending with just an apology, although some drama is good, this drama just seemed out of character, but it still worked.
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