Today I’m talking about a book that surprised me a lot, it’s called Flat-Out-Love and it’s from the writer, Jessica Park.
The book is about a girl, Julie, who arrives in Boston to go to university, but for various reasons she has no place to live and ends up staying with an old friend of her mother from the university. She is a fun girl, a little nerd who is determined to discover what mystery the Watkins family keeps.
First of all we have Celeste, the smallest sister. She talks and dresses as if she was from another era, she has social problems and a kind of trauma because she carries the absent brother in the form of cardboard everywhere.
Then we have Mat, the middle brother. Beeing the nerd of the family, he studies mathematics and physics career at MIT. Matt is not very sociable either. He spends all the friday nights in his room instead of going out with his friends and he wears T-shirts with phrases like Nietzsche is my friend.
And then we have Finn, the eldest of the three brothers, he is handsome, intelligent, sensitive, fun and he spends his time traveling around the world. He is also the pillar and the glue of this rare family.
I love the way you get so involved in the story, you want to discover the problems of the family as much as she does and also to be able to help Celeste, the youngest sister.
I also love more the geek brother, Mat, with his nonsense nerd and with the way of taking care of Celeste, the protagonist in question of the story, the typical handsome charming, always perfect protagonist.
One of the things that I like the most about this story is the relationship that the protagonists have through the Facebook conversations, my favorite part of the book is the elevator scene.
This story consists on 3 books, I can say that I loved the first two and the third one I’ve only read it to continue the story of the previous 2.
The first two are from the same protagonists, I advise you to read them. The protagonist of the third book is Celeste.