Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love..
For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation.
But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe.
Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him.
Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love.
About the Author:
Jessica is the author of LEFT DROWNING, the New York Times bestselling FLAT-OUT LOVE (and the companion piece FLAT-OUT MATT), and RELATIVELY FAMOUS. She lives in New Hampshire where she spends an obscene amount time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations. On the rare occasions that she is able to focus on other things, she writes.
Please visit her at jessicapark.me and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author and Wordsmith Publicity
Genre: YA/NA Contemporary Romance
Part of a series and possibility could be read as a stand alone but would recommend to read it part of a series to get the full effect.
My Flat Out Celeste Review ...
First lets just start with the fact that I flat out Love Jessica Park and this series. I fell in love with Celeste in Flat Out Love and again in Flat Out Matt and I was so happy to get to see the in-depth version of Celeste.
Finally getting to know Celeste caused me a whole gamut of emotions. You heart breaks for her and all her intricacies but what is so special about Celeste is those are also what makes you love her so much more.
As Celeste is trying to find her place in this world she stumbles across Justin who happens to be just as quirky and enduring as Celeste. On their own they are specially fantastic but together they melt my heart with how right they are together.
Celeste has always been able to count on her brother Matt but she is saddened with his heartbreak with not being with Julie anymore (*gasp!!!!). Celeste has never really experienced any kind of romantic relationship before but now that she is starting to experience this type of joy she wants Julie & Matt to re-experience as well. For it only to blow up in her face.
Celeste knows she is different but can't accept that people would be okay with that prospect so she pushes away everyone so she can't hurt anyone or be hurt in return. This also causes more angst but also healing as she is forced to finally let go of her heartbreaking pain with the loss of Finn. But Celeste is not the only one who has to heal so that they can move forward and learn to love and accept being loved forever.
This was such a heartbreakingly sweet story that I absolutely adored. It was so well written and Jessica was able to capture all of Celeste and Justin's enduring personality quirks so magically that you couldn't do anything but fall in love with them and of course Matt & Julie as well. Loved it!
4.5 So Sweet Thumbs up!