Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

by Abby McDonald


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“Inspirational and satisfying, offering genuine hope for the unrequited romantic.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. Garrett Delaney has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life two years ago and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deepblue eyes). A heartbroken Sadie has finally had enough. It’s time for total Garrett detox! Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of friends, and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.

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ISBN-13: 9780763663322
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,253,243
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Gentle and humorous, GETTING OVER GARRETT DELANEY is sure to be a hit with fans of Joan Bauer and Meg Cabot.

In this entertaining antiromance, McDonald turns the tragedy of unrequited love on its head as she traces her heroine's determined and often comical efforts to find herself and become more independent.
—Publishers Weekly

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Getting Over Garrett Delaney 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Sadie has been best friends with Garrett forever and she's finally ready to let him know that what she feels for him is more than friendship. When he leaves for a summer camp, Sadie hopes that absence WILL make his heart grow fonder. But when he tells her a new girlfriend is in the picture, Sadie decides to kick the Garrett habit and move on with her life. Doing so isn't easy but her new job at the coffee job and support from her fellow baristas helps. A possible new love interest lurks in the background but will Sadie figure it out? A light, quick read which will resonate with teen girls who have patiently waited for a male friend to see them as girlfriend material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book constantly kept my attention and was a great read. A very nice twist in the end too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is amazing book. I can't stop not reading it.
Kapri More than 1 year ago
Getting Over Garrett Delaney centers around Sadie, who is trying to get over the boy she's been in love with for years. I really enjoyed Sadie's character, albeit she was pretty naive at first. She had based a lot of who she is on Garrett and his interests. In the beginning it bothered me that she was so obsessed with Garrett, but I was glad when she took the initiative to try to get over him. I also liked that while she wanted to get over Garrett, she didn't want to totally cut him out of her life. I think on some aspects that shows maturity, and she definitely grew a lot. And Garrett. While he isn't my favorite character ever, I can see why Sadie liked him. To her, he was older and more sophisticated. Although, he was mostly just pretentious and selfish. But I didn't despise him despite that. Like I said, I can see why Sadie fell for him. I also enjoyed the other cast of characters. The coffee shop crew, Kayla. They were all really fun and unique. And Jake. I do wish we could have seen more of him and gotten to know him more. But I still liked him. Getting Over Garrett Delaney was a really cute read. It's a story about getting over someone you love and finding yourself along the way, complete with plenty of wit and humor along the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i didn't LOVE it but i didb't hate it either. it did fill me with laughter the whole time though, so i think it was worth the buy. :) so if you're up for a good laugh, or just need something to make you smile, i would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this whole book to the huge crush she had on her best friend Garrett Delany to the epic melt down at her new job i really liked this book and would recoumend this book for any one who needs to mend a broken heart :)
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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!
Juhina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Getting Over Garrett Delaney is about a girl who.. Well, is getting over Garrett Delaney. Sadie has been Garrett¿s best friend for two years, however the first time she laid eyes on him at the coffee shop; she believed that he was the one. However, two years later and they¿re still only friends, which frustrates her to no end. When Garrett goes away to summer camp and Sadie gets a job at that same coffee shop, she finally decides that she has had enough. The gods of unrequited love aren¿t choosing the right moment to grant her wish, they just won¿t. Sadie constructs a 12-step process to rid herself of her love sickness. I am just SO HAPPY with the ending of the book. Let me just tell you that I was quite conflicted at the beginning, do I want her to end up with Garrett at the end? Or do I want her to finally free herself from him and to finally take pride in her single-hood. At the beginning her obsession baffled me, but she grew on me as I kept reading. I loved her determination, and in the end I believe she made the wise and right decision for herself. The book was cute, especially with the coffee shop co-workers she befriends. Sadie definitely gained my respect in the end, and I finally got to read a book where a girl doesn¿t need to be defined by the guy on her side. I would recommend this book to any contemporary lover, and for people who have had unrequited loves (who hadn¿t?) and fans of realistic contemps.
BrianneRS1979 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald is about a seventeen year old girl name Sadie, who for the past two years has had an obsession with her best friend, Garrett. She has changed her hair, her clothes, her music...everthing Garrett likes, Sadie likes. Of course the one thing she never tells Garrett is that she is in Love with him. (No offense to any male reading this, but men just can't take a hint) Forced to spend their summer apart, Sadie, with the help of her new co-worker friends, goes through Garrett Obsession DetoxGetting Over Garrett Delaney was such a great read. It totally brought me back to my high school years. I think we(male and female) have all had times where we've changed our likes because our "object of our affection" likes them, and we often dont realize it. I wish I had this book when I was in high school, it teaches such a good lessonI recommend this fun clean contemporary read to anyone, expecially high school readers. I rate this 5 out of 5 stars.I received an e-galley via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: It's funny how I buy certain books and put them off to the point where I'm not sure if I can get into them. This book was one of the early purchases I made right after I got my Nook. It sounded like a cute story, and it turns out it really was. It was also the kind of story I could relate to more than I expected. Why could I relate to Sadie? Because I WAS Sadie back in the day. One-sided love. I'm sure we've all been there at some point, but the feelings she had for Garrett, it was almost like reading my own journal from ten years ago. They were real, and the two of them really had a bond. So, to face the fact that he's found someone else, that's excruciating. Sadie putting forth the effort to get over him, that takes a lot of strength. And Sadie WAS strong, and she kept pushing forward to get over him, even though Garrett, sadly, still had a lot of influence on her. I couldn't help but picture myself as her, struggling with feelings, hoping for something more even though you know you shouldn't. Sadie's friends were a major support, keeping her together through it all. Getting Over Garrett Delaney was a cute read. It wasn't a typical "girl gets kissed and they live happily ever after" kind of story. Sadie experienced a lot of growth that had nothing to do with falling in love. Abby McDonald crafted a true-to-life young adult experience that a lot of girls can learn from. It would have been nice to have this around all those years ago, maybe it would have opened my eyes a little bit! My Rating: Very Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost hit too close to home but loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it but i felt like it ended too soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so tragic for Sadie but when she gets the job at the coffee shop after Garrett leaves she getsvit together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I read the sample and now i really wanna read the whole book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book pink and green
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I love this book
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I absolutely loved it!!
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I love the book and it's worth 10.33! Please do not put innipropriaate words just cuz a book wuz on sale and now its not! Its stupid and weird and kind of cheap!
kimla10 More than 1 year ago
Oh My God I LOVE This Book!!! Abby Mcdonald has such a way of writing that makes this book so relatable. This book was so empowering, relatable, cute, and funny. I think i can safety say we've all experienced some kind of unrequited love and I just really, really loved Mcdonald's take on a girl trying to get over it. The characters are all so distinct and individual it was like they were real people. This book is one I think all girls should read. It's not just about getting over a guy, its about never compromising or molding yourself for someone who wouldn't do the same. This is truly an empowering read and I would definitely recommend it :)
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