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Preview — Crush by Andrea N. Richesin
Crush: 26 Real-life Tales of First Love
Twenty-six bestselling authors return to the teenage bedrooms, school hallways and college dorms of their youth to share passionate essays of love lost and found and lessons learned along the way. Whether heartbreaking or hilarious, their soul-baring honesty reminds us to keep reaching for true...more
Crush is a collection of 26 essays from well known authors. If you are anything like me, you may often forget that writers are real people with real drama and real relationships just like the rest of us. For whatever reason, I have also put authors on pedestals as if they are more deity than human. I suppose that's natural since I love to read so much. This book shows that writers are often just normal, dorky humans l ...more
While reading Crush:26 Real-Life Tales of First Love the anthology about crushes-obviously- by Andrea n. Richesin I felt nostalgic for something that I feel like I have no right to feel nostalgic for. I make it quite plain all the time that I’m not a fan of the cheesy commercialize version of love. Or sappy Romantic Comedies were the girl always gets her guy or vice versa,I like love stories that have a twist maybe that ...more
This anthology of short stories from some very notable a ...more
First loves (and crushes) are a mighty thing, and in this anthology we get a glimpse into the pivotal and highly personal lives of some of our favorite authors. From the sweet and fun first love of Lauren Oliver, to Heather Swain and her borderline stalking of “Uncle” Greg to ...more
The idea is cute - a lot of times we forget about our past, and it's lovely to see these twenty-six authors dredge up old memories, think about their lives, and promise us that no matter what we've dealt with in the past, we do still have a future.
The quality, however, really does vary. There are a handful of great stories (In particular, "Consequently Yours" by Laurie Faria Stolarz really caught my interest ...more
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I thought this was a really cute book. I really enjoyed all the different types of first loves, from mere crushes on celebrities to full out romances. Heterosexual, gay, fantasy, it was all in there.
Some of the short stories made me laugh, some made me sigh with nostalgia, and some were those that I couldn't relate to personally but I enjoyed reading it all the same.
I guess what st ...more
When you read a collection of short stories by various authors, not all will resonate with you. That sentiment is true in this collection. Still, a fun read.