Friday, July 6, 2018

REVIEW: The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young


   

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Impossible Vastness of Us and the On Dublin Street series comes a heartfelt and beautiful new young adult novel, set in Scotland, about daring to dream and embracing who you are. Order your copy of THE FRAGILE ORDINARY today!

   

OUR REVIEW:

Remember when I thought I couldn't read YA novels because it'd be too much like being at work? Yeah, me either. JK. I was a fool. I probably missed out on so many great reads because I was too stubborn to try them and I'm so glad that I'm no longer in that mindset, especially when I read books like The Fragile Ordinary.

The Fragile Ordinary has so many things my students will love and I anticipate that when I am able to put a copy in my classroom lending library, it won't ever stay on the shelf for long. Told from through the eyes of Comet: a Scottish teen who feels like an outsider looking in, a poet but nobody knows it, a lonely only child, and a huge book junkie, we get a year in the life--and what a year it is. She grows from this young woman who seems so timid in some ways, and so self-aware in others, to someone who is starting to make the world her own. Through this tumultuous year we see a very realistic look at teen friendships and romances and the conflicts that arise from those, as well as an horrific bout of bullying, and various types of families and the struggles they all face as different family units. It's the heartfelt examination of all these things that I think will ring real and true for many of my students and it's another Samantha Young novel that I can't wait to share with them.

About THE FRAGILE ORDINARY:

I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.

People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.

 

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“Endearing and relatable, Comet-the girl who is searching for her place in this world-will shoot through the sky and into your heart.”

— #1 New York Times bestselling author Erin Watt


       
       
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About Samantha Young: Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017 Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015. Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.  

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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