Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flat-Out Celeste

Flat-Out Celeste (Flat-Out Love, #2)
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.

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

Celeste, Matt’s little sister was beyond her years smart, loveable, but socially awkward in Flat-Out Love. Celeste, as well as the rest of the family were on the verge of a total meltdown after suffering an unimaginable loss. Julie (Matt’s love interest) was instrumental in their road to healing and in the years that have since past, the Watkins family has made many positive strides. 
Celeste is now 18 years old and she is a senior in high school. After years of being isolated, socially awkward, and feeling that she will never fit somewhere. Suddenly she meets Justin who is as weird as she is!!!Celeste was relatable in her quirkiness and still was a remarkable character. I liked seeing her progress as the story went on to a more confident girl. Reading about Celeste navigating high school and making friends ships with people instead of staying closed off was awesome. The same goes with her encounters with Justin, they are just the sweetest. Justin Milano is a student liaison for Barton College who contacts Celeste through several rambling emails trying to woo her to attend his school. Through the emails Celeste and Justin develop a friendship.   The characters were never flat and seemed like people you would want to be around. I liked that the author gave us a glimpses of what happened with Matt & Julie and their story was still fresh and slightly adorable.

The cover is absolutely gorgeous and while it has a different look than the covers for Flat-Out-Love and Flat-Out-Mat it still has the hinges in the title which is super cute. The story/plot defiantly drew me in and is more than likely to intrigue anyone who has read Flat-Out Matt or even anyone who has not.4/5

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