Ted's drunk-driving accident has ruined his life. it cost him his basketball scholarship, ended his plans for college, and forced him into AA. But just when Ted has resigned himself to his new life, Michael appears. The wealthy father of a bulimic Manhattan rich girl has a tempting proposition. He has agreed to pay for Ted's college tuition, but there's one catch. Ted has...more
one of the cool things is the description of people's responses to the fact he doesn't drink. Now I've had my hard drinking years, but I had quit drinking when I started college and I didn't smoke anything and the fact is people do look at you like you have four heads. Even today, I drink some, I use to ...more
The book is about this guy named Ted York, a high school graduate that had everything going for him. He played basketball and even had a scholarship for college. But he has a problem: he's alcoholic. And during one short trip to pick up a drink, he got into a bad car acciden ...more
This young author is the real McCoy. LoveSick tells the story of Ted whose talent in basketball promises to get him a full-ride scholarship to the college of choice. Ted, however, blows both by crashing his truck into a tree while drunk, severely damaging his knee. Ted's focus them becomes attending AA meetings instead of college.
Without scholarship or marketable skill, Ted can't believe his ears when he is offered a chance to attend college after all, courtety of a very rich man. So of course t ...more
Love Sick, Coburn's second novel, will suck you into his dramatic, fast paced love story. It is a read for one sitting, simply because it does not let you put it down. Although, being a short read it also brings a weaker story line, which results in the characters having little depth. That being said, I did highly enjoy the character Erica, who was unique and showed dozens of different personality traits, just not many of the other characters. This is a go ...more
It was a fun read and a nice change of pace fr ...more
This book was mostly meh.
Erica is finally going away to college with her father’s permission, since she’s supposedly recovering from an eating disorder. Ted is a recovering alcoholic starting college just out of high school, and he’s been hired to watch Erica.
Given this plot line, of course this book is going to be dark. I expected Ted’s problems, what with not drinking in general, let alone as a college freshman living in the dorms. I didn’t expect Erica’s problem, or the detail in which it ...more
Cautions: This book discusses tough subjects. Eating Disorders (Bulimia/Alcoholism), heavy on language.
Recommendation: Read with caution, not for most readers
I picked up this book mostly because of the cover and the subject matter for my plane ride to China last year.
It was labeled as a YA book, so I was surprised that there was so much STRONG language. I was also surprised to learn that this is based on a true story.
This book is about a girl named Erica who is ...more
Jake’s first novel, Prep (Dutton, 2003), is based on his teenage years, where he witnessed New York’s privileged offspring form some of the city’s most vicious stre ...more