Luisa Linderman plans to read all summer long before starting her senior year of high school. When she learns that Nan, her grandmother, is seriously ill, life turns into a whole new story, across the San Francisco Bay, where she reconnects with her estranged grandparents and ex-best friend Brandon. The boy next door is all grown up and still seems to understand Luisa in aLuisa Linderman plans to read all summer long before starting her senior year of high school. When she learns that Nan, her grandmother, is seriously ill, life turns into a whole new story, across the San Francisco Bay, where she reconnects with her estranged grandparents and ex-best friend Brandon. The boy next door is all grown up and still seems to understand Luisa in a way no one else ever has. Though Nan grows more and more frail, Luisa finds love is the answer .. .even when she has to say goodbye....
|Title||:||luisa across the bay|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||399 Pages|
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luisa across the bay Reviews
Luisa Across the Bay This quiet novel about a girl finding her place in her family and in life built momentum until its lovely conclusion. "I nudged him back, hoping to convey a world of meaning in my elbow."[After texting all night with the boy next door] "I only said good night when my thumbs were as sore as my eyelids." "I stumbled through my careening feelings for the slippery steering wheel of poise."
Okay I don't like to hold back in reviews (which I write rarely anyway) but this author was kind enough to send me a free e-copy of this book. This is my thank you.I would like to start out saying I think everyone should read at least one of this author's books to try out her style and to encourage her writing. Though it is not the kind of story I find I like to read best, it wasn't bad. It's a good start for her.For content, she interchanged "her" for "I" a few times which threw me off a little, and there were also a few other grammatical errors. I think Luisa and Brandon moved crazy fast and at moments reactions and comments seemed unrealistic, but as far as the situation with her Grandma, I think it was written well.The religious/Bible references made me cringe in a few places but only because I feel as if they needed to be portrayed better. This is an area not to be downplayed when portrayed in writing because it could give readers a misconstrued idea of the Bible story or passage. But I did like that a small religious aspect was incorporated into the book.All in all, this is gives off a "beginner" vibe, but there is good foundation to be built on.
*This review will probably end up all over the place because my eyes are still teary and I'm trying to find the words to describe the awesome experience reading this book was.*This book managed to combine and convey so many things!It deals with illness and how it affects a family, with what brings us together and the ties that bind, with finding love and finding yourself and your path in life while dealing with everything life throws at you.This book made my heart break it made me cry a lot, but it also made me laugh smile like a crazy person-and making you feel so many emotions-I believe that that is one of thd many things which make a book great.And this book is so incredibly great!!Also, I found the characters really relatable and I could find a piece of myself or of people I know in them.Oh my God, the last chapters..they made me sob and at the end my heart was full of this warmth and fuzzy feelings!It really is an astounding book and it holds a special place in my heart!