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About the Author
C. K. Kelly Martin began writing her first novel in a flat in Dublin and finished it in a Greater Toronto Area suburb. By then she was thoroughly hooked on fiction about young people. Currently living in Southern Ontario with her husband, C. K. is the critically acclaimed author of I Know It's Over, One Lonely Degree, The Lighter Side of Life and Death, My Beating Teenage Heart, Come See About Me, Yesterday, Tomorrow, Delicate, The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing and sci-fi middle grade, Stricken. You can visit her website and blog at ckkellymartin.com.
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Just Like You Said It Would Be based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
When she's sixteen, Amira is shipped off to her aunt's home in Dublin while her parents try to sort out their marriage. Between writing to her dead sister Rana, dealing with her best friend Jocelyn's family problems, and writing a screenplay for her summer screenwriting course, Amira must deal with her conflicting feelings for Darragh, the songwriter, singer, and guitar player in her cousin band. What starts off as contempt, turns into friendship, and then something more. They finally get together, but is it too late for them? What will happen when she has to return home? And how will Amira ever achieve closure? The beginning of the book is slow, and there is what feels like too much unnecessary and irrelevant information. As the book progresses, however, we see that everything is relevant. This is not just a sanitized summer romance, but a true coming-of-age story, featuring realistic scenarios, tense family dynamics, and teenagers behaving badly - just as they do in real life. This is a touching tale of first love, growing up, and realizing that real life isn't a fairy tale. Warnings: coarse language, underage drinking, sexual references, sex scenes. Full blog post ( 1 April): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-like-you-said-it-would-be-by-c-k-kelly-martin.html