Finding Mr Brightside Abram and Juliette know each other They ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives But they don t really know each other at least not until Juliette s mom and Abram s dad have a torri

  • Title: Finding Mr. Brightside
  • Author: JayClark
  • ISBN: 9781250073655
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Abram and Juliette know each other They ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives But they don t really know each other at least, not until Juliette s mom and Abram s dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least They don t speak.Fast forward to the neighborhood pharmacy,Abram and Juliette know each other They ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives But they don t really know each other at least, not until Juliette s mom and Abram s dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least They don t speak.Fast forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a year later Abram decides to say hello Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell.To her surprise as well as his, she agrees And the real love story begins.

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    1. It's not me book, it's definitely you.Review/rant to come closer to the publication date as required :/Arc provided by Mcmillan's Children Publishing Group Release Date: March 24thWell.I'll be darn :/You see, I find myself in a bit of a predicament, mainly because everything I feel like saying about this story would not be polite, which in some sort of cosmic response would be more than appropriate, because this isn't a polite book.This is more like a f****d up one, where the characters are supp [...]

    2. HmmmHmmmWhat to say. What to say. I just don't know what to say.Did I like it? I don't really know.I want to say the writing has potential because the author has a quirky and amusing writing style BUT, I think he should stick to only writing man-boy POVs. Abram was slightly clueless but endearing. Juliette however, was an unlikeable, selfish, judgemental raging bitch that thinks wearing a bikini/wanting to kiss someone makes you a whore. At the beginning and end she was tolerable, but for huge [...]

    3. This book was so darn cute, I just absolutely adored it! The characters were relatable and awkward and I fell in love with both of them from the very beginning. I really liked how their pasts were connected and that they fell in love despite it. And their love story was just the cutest, I was rooting for them from the start! Despite both being damaged and having issues, they managed to overcome it and let themselves have happiness together. I just loved everything about this book and how it deal [...]

    4. I really liked the premise of this book and went in with high hopes, but sadly it just didn’t work for me. I couldn’t connect with the writing, and it unfortunately killed any hope of my loving this story. Abram and Juliette live down the street from each other and attend the same high school, although they haven’t had much to do with each other. They do, however, share a devastating connection – her mother and his father were having an affair which was discovered upon their tragic death [...]

    5. I don't remember being this bored by a book since Scorpio Races, and I bored myself to tears with that one. This, in many ways, is worse.Damn, I really wanted to read this. I really, really did. But the way it was written, the way characters acted, is just deplorable.Meet Juliette, who is probably the worst kind of heroine you may come across in YA literature.She slut shames-"Do you think that Asian over there is pretty?" I ask Abram, testing him, wondering if I'm really his type, or if I'm just [...]

    6. 3.5-4 starsNot fair that anything would ever try to pass itself off as more important than us and this, but that's life, I guess - a bunch of crap competing for your attention when the best things are right in front of your face.Finding Mr. Brightside was not at all what I was expecting. I mean, it had -1% angst. That's a negative sign there seriously. You'd think a story about two teenagers addicted to medication and unhealthy self-coping mechanisms would be full of depression and ugly crying s [...]

    7. I went into this book with no small amount of trepidation. The book description seems to imply that there’s a lot of angst in this story, and I’m in no mood for it at all. However, I’ve been following Jay Clark on social media for quite a while now and angst doesn’t seem to be his thing, so I decided to give this book a chance after all. I was right about the angst part, at least.While it’s true that Finding Mr. Brightside is blissfully free of angst, it’s also devoid of any sweetnes [...]

    8. I almost don't have words for this book. It's a little sad, a little quirky, a lot funny, and I loved every bit of it. Juliette and Abram have had a serious situation to deal with. The book starts a year after the event and opens with a midnight trip to CVSd it just gets better from there. Juliette is an interesting MC. She knows the way she's acting isn't right or "normal", but can't seem to do anything about it. Abram is the opposite. He's so laid back and open to do whatever Juliette wants, t [...]

    9. An ARC of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.Finding Mr. Brightside was equal parts charming and quirky, hopeful and cute. The premise for this story definitely caught my interest, turning a tragedy -- not to mention scandal -- like that into a story of young love, but I appreciate that it didn't focus just on the romantic aspect. Because to me, the focus is more about these two coping with the acciden [...]

    10. Finding Mr. Brightside is one of those books that you look at and say okay this is going to the top of my to be read list and put it down. Then you pick it up days later to only say to yourself idiot you should have read this right away.I have read a lot but this story stole my heart for a few reasons. First I have to say that I loved Juliette's character and Abram's character. The background of the story and the current situation that Juliette and Abram find themselves in felt so real while I w [...]

    11. You can read this review and more on my blog:I received a free copy of this book from Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.I swear I was going to give this book fours stars. From the moment I started reading, I just knew this was going to be a four star (or four roses if you are reading this review on my blog) book. I still felt like this was a four star read 80% into the book, but then a funny thing happened. I realized there wasn’t anything that I didn’ [...]

    12. Okay, this was better than I expected. I thought Finding Mr. Brightside was going to be all super sappy and dramatic, but not so. This is actually a lot of fun. Yes, there are serious subject matters, but it’s not all done in a Debbie Downer way.Juliette and Abram both lost a parent. At the same time. Her mom and his dad were having an affair, and then died in a car accident on their way home from a getaway. Can you imagine getting that call? Juliette and Abram live down the street from each o [...]

    13. 4 stars? Maybe 3.75 stars? Good contemporary, had its moments, but it felt very rushed and needed some more development both character and plot wise (not surprising considering its only 218 pages).

    14. Finding Mr. Brightside is both amusing and tragic, but also extremely hopeful. It is a rather quiet and insular story that doesn't apologize about focusing directly on Abram and Juliette. Besides their parents, I can only recall 5 other named characters. This is very much a book about two people who begin to heal through their connection - because of the way they're able to understand each other's pasts, and also because of the way they naturally compliment and contrast each other. The minimalis [...]

    15. You had me at "Taco Bell"I REALLY enjoyed this book. Thought it had heart and dealt with some difficult things in a great way. It was serious when it needed to be and lighthearted when things started to get depressing. I LOVE the back and forth narrative and I usually hate when books are written like that, mainly because most authors tend to write the characters way too similar. I didn't find that to be the case at all. Abram's voice was his voice as was Juliette's. There were times when I felt [...]

    16. **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: bookbriefs** Finding Mr. Brightside is the sweetest story about two quirky teenagers that have (completely different) problems of their own, each stemming from a singular incident that affected them both. Abram and Juliette are neighbors and they each had their own little average nuclear family, until Juliette's mom and Abram's dad decided to have an affair together. And then they both died in a car crash while they were away together. So [...]

    17. Abram and Juliette have lived down the block from each other for their whole lives… but they don’t really know each other and even if they wanted to know each other, something makes it almost impossible. See, Abram’s dad and Juliette’s mom died in a car accident which revealed a sordid truth… they were having an affair, and for both Abram and Juliette it’s a steep hill to climb to getting their lives back to normal .but maybe they’re willing to put in the effort together.You guys [...]

    18. Advanced copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Abram and Juliette have a history, even though they've never spoken. One year ago Juliette’s mother and Abram’s father died in a car accident together while carrying out their extramarital affairs. Now things are awkward. Abram and Juliette go to school together and they've just encountered each other at the CVS pharmacy while filling their respective prescriptions for antidepressants and Adderall. Somehow [...]

    19. I did not like this book at all. Here’s why: Juliette was an awful character. There were multiple quotes within the text where she was being a total slut shamer (and just an annoying asshole in general) For example:“I don’t have a condom,” Abram says.“I’m on the pill.”He seems surprised.“For psychotic hormone regulation, not because I’m a whore.”Wtf?!? So anyone sexually active on the pill is automatically a whore?!?This book also changed points of view way too often. I’m t [...]

    20. This book had some problematic elements that niggled at me throughout, particularly with the use of "retarded," as a slur. I know that's how people talk, but it didn't add anything to the character--I already knew she was a difficult person and didn't need that to illustrate it further (I'm assuming it was intentional and not just lazy language.) There are a few other instances of that sort of thing as well that just bothered me because they served no purpose. I also had an issue with the confla [...]

    21. First off, that cover is insanely adorable. I picked this book up solely because of it. Yes, I am shallow that way.So some of the dialogue in this book was offensive and I definitely didn't find it as sweet as pie but still, something about it appealed to me. The biting wit maybe? Or the fact that the writing was total manly and lacked the giggle and sigh trademark of chicklit.

    22. Digital ARC provided by Netgalley.It had an interesting premise, but repeated use of both the word "retarded" and frequent references to a romantic rival as either "that Asian" or "the slutty Asian" killed it for me.

    23. I’m always a fan of supporting local authors, and I really thought that this story sounded interesting. Boy meets girl… after boy’s father and girl’s mother, who were having an affair, die in a car crash (boy’s father was driving). Now, a year later, the pair run into one another at a drug store when the girl (Juliette) is filling her Adderall prescription and the boy (Abram) is going to pick up his Paxil prescription. Well, I have to say that that isn’t something I read every day, s [...]

    24. This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger3.5 starsDid you ever want to read a heartwarming young adult romance with very little plot, a small cast, and a lot of character development? If so, Finding Mr. Brightside is the book for you.I purchased this book in the spring when it first came out. It was my first book by Jay Clark, but I mostly purchased it because it has a really cute cover. Yeah, it was one of those spontaneous buys where I didn’t really buy it for the content, but f [...]

    25. okay . before i read this i went to look and see what other peeps said about it ,and i saw alot of like -Ugh! this book is 100% boring and then others were like i so loved this book, well heres my thought . This little book is amazing its a short-read kind of deal ,but its awsome ! i started this last night got sleepy and finished it this morning and i was very satisfied . Juliette & Abram make the best couple seriously their both so silly ! anyway thats my thought . go check it out if u hav [...]

    26. Closer to a 2.5.What is most interesting to me about this book is how entirely safe it is. The plot, about how the parents of two teens are having an affair and die in a car wreck come together and have a mini fling/adventure, is actually really paint-by-numbers and feels utterly unoriginal. It's a perfectly serviceable teen romance, which is all well and good, but when there's so much better out there it's hard to consider or recommend this one above them. There's just nothing special or notice [...]

    27. Very unexpected sweet story of two dysfunctional teens who find each othereven though they've been there all along. Author manages to treat some very heavy subjects with great humor and gives us the genuine feelings that go along with first love.Great read.

    28. Definitely one of my most favorite book this year! Juliette and Abram are just too adorable not to love! I hope it gets a companion novel. ❤️

    29. This one is a DNF for me. I read the first 50 pages and I realized it wasn't really my kind of read. These two teenagers seem too quirky and too damaged for me.

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