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Fall Out Girl
     

Fall Out Girl

5.0 3
by L Duarte
 
Imagine a social outcast: Me. (Luna)
Imagine a popular boy: Him. (Caleb)
Sound like the characters of a cliché story, right? Here, hold my hand. Come away with me. I'll tell you my story, and you'll decide.
But I have a warning: Proceed at your own risk. Since it's a snippet of my life, I'm one of the main characters. And to put it lightly

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Imagine a social outcast: Me. (Luna)
Imagine a popular boy: Him. (Caleb)
Sound like the characters of a cliché story, right? Here, hold my hand. Come away with me. I'll tell you my story, and you'll decide.
But I have a warning: Proceed at your own risk. Since it's a snippet of my life, I'm one of the main characters. And to put it lightly, I'm not the most likable person in the world, cue the earned label. Also, unlike fairy tales, my story is real with a dash of sorrow and loss.
How do I start? Once upon a time...? Shoot me now, please.
The beginning? No, too boring.
Well, let's start with the catalytic moment that set in motion a chain of events that changed my life, yet again.
As for a happily ever after? Sorry, no spoilers here. You're going to have to figure that one out on your own. After you read my tale, it becomes yours, and as such, you're entitled to your interpretation.
So, off we go!
Fasten your seat belts. This ride may get bumpy.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781508655091
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2015
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Fall Out Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CousinMaura More than 1 year ago
Fall Out Girl – L Duarte – 5 Stars If I could have given this book 10 stars, I would have. Honestly, I don’t even know how to review this book without giving anything away so I’m just going to gush a bit about the writer, the writing, and the characters and throw in a few quotes. I hope that you trust me enough when I say “please read this book, it’s THAT good” – you will one click it today. Ok so in the author’s synopsis we are made aware that this story is going to be told through the “fourth wall”. I quote: “my story is real with a dash of sorrow and loss” – YUP, that part is true. Luna tells the story of her life in such a way that even though this is a fictional story, I wanted to take her in my arms and tell her everything would be ok. That she isn’t alone and she truly is loved. There are 2 things that I highlighted while reading This one made me chuckle: “Here’s where I insert some flashbacks into my story. Bear with me, back stories can be boring, but I promise there will be some important points that are necessary to give you a better understanding of…” This one made me think: “…in life we fight with the weapons handed to us.” This story is told in a first person POV with flashbacks that are vital to the story, yet told in such a way and flows so smoothly it’s over before you realize it. This is the first book I’ve read by L Duarte and FALL OUT GIRL is the first book of 2017 that made me cry. I was bummed when I turned the last page - I could have read another 229 pages of Luna’s story. L Duarte’s descriptive writing allowed me to be right there with Luna in her experiences. In Luna’s honor (and yes, I know she’s fictional) – I’m going to go to my local shelter and play with a cat or walk a dog. I hope you do also.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This book drew me in with the synopsis. After reading it, I had to read the book and I wasn’t disappointed. This story was an emotional roller coaster. I even ugly cried during one part. Luna puts on this front for everyone. She makes it seem as if she is this total badass drug dealing girl that no one should mess with. When really she isn’t like that at all, she is totally soft and just wants to be loved and cared for by someone. Caleb came into her life and tore down all the walls she had built up around herself before she even realized it. He was the first person since her father died that tried to get to know her. He wanted to know the real her, he was willing to dig through the layers so built up to get to her. She was the crazy amazing puzzle to him. He made her feel things she had never felt before. She never cared what anything thought about her or said about her until Caleb. Some parts were funny and others were so emotional. I felt so much for Luna. Her life went directions she never though it would. She had these two parts of herself and after meeting Caleb she had to learn that she didn’t have to be one or the other that in some way she was both. Caleb didn’t exactly have it easy either. His life was pretty much planned for him since birth. Then something happened between him and his father and he realized he didn’t want what they had planned for him. He started to realize that he could be whoever he wanted to be. Luna helped him realize this and gave him the push to do it without even realizing it or trying to do it. Outside forces didn’t make their relationship easy at times. I love them as a couple and as individuals. I will definitely be looking for other books by this author. I really loved this book and the characters. I can’t say enough about the book but I don’t want to give any spoilers away. This book is a must read and have some tissues. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” Bob Marley I admit, I was not prepared for Fall Out Girl by L. Duarte. I read the synopsis and thought it sounded really interesting and different. It was…and so much more. I fell in love with the two main characters right from the start so I was completely emotionally invested. I’m not sure how to describe to you my emotions right now except to say that this book just slayed me. Luna is seventeen years old and is counting the days, weeks, months, until her eighteenth birthday. Because on that day, she will legally be free. All she has to do until then is keep her head down, bide her time, survive. She was doing all of this, until she met Caleb. Luna’s life wasn’t always like this. When she was little, she had the perfect life. She lived with her Dad who loved her with all that he was. He taught her how to love and care for animals, especially birds. They would spend Saturdays building bird houses and hanging and filling them in the woods. But her Dad is gone now and Luna is forced to live with her Aunt and cousin. Her Aunt is a drug addict so all the money she receives for Luna’s care goes towards her drugs. With no food to eat, the power getting shut off and survival hanging in the balance, Luna is forced to start selling the drugs just to take care of herself and her cousin. Luna, though, is a walking contradiction. She is a drug dealer, dresses goth, has wildly colored hair, tattoos and body piercings. But she doesn’t take drugs, drink, smoke or even curse. She spends all her free time volunteering at the local animal shelter and is a straight A student. She also continues her father’s legacy and spends some of her hard earned savings on keeping some of the bird feeders filled that she has hidden in the branches of a weeping willow tree. “I hated that he made me feel. But, mostly, I worried about the haze clouding my mind whenever he was around.” Luna knew that something had changed the day she met Caleb as soon as he touched her. That there was something different about him. But Caleb is everything she can’t have. He is the judges son, from a wealthy, influential family. He is gorgeous and could have any girl he wanted. But he wants Luna. “I was his as if I had been born for that very purpose, as if my body were a puppet, and he was the puppeteer pulling the strings.” Caleb also knew that there was something about Luna the first time he saw/touched her. He had to know her. So he infiltrates himself into her life as much as possible. He slowly breaks down the protective shell she has around herself. But Caleb’s family has secrets of their own. Could Luna dare to believe that there might be hope? That Caleb might really care for her? That she could allow herself to love and receive love in return? This book is just so amazing. It is completely told from the first person, from Luna’s point of view, except the wonderful epilogue told by Caleb. The words in this book are just so beautiful. I was highlighting like crazy. Luna and Caleb’s story is an emotional roller coaster. I loved them both so much. “We were skin to skin. Mouth over mouth. Mingled breaths. Tangled bodies. Heartbeat against heartbeat. We fit perfectly together.” I am so glad I got to know Caleb and Luna. I won’t soon forget their story. All I can say to you is that you HAVE to read this book. I am including one more quote at the end that I think describes Luna perfectly. I hope you will fall in love with her just as I have. “I wasn’t brave, or strong, or badass. And all those quirky lines I fed you? A foolish attempt at sounding strong. The truth is: I was just a lost girl. Someone who was clueless on how to get out of the hole she’d dug for herself. I didn’t want to be the way I was. I just wanted to be normal.”