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Preview — LoveSick by Jake Coburn
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
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
I read this book in a single day and got super irritated any time that people made me do stupid stuff (like listen to a sermon at church) because it was taking time away from my chance to read. That's a pretty good frame of reference for this book.
So, here's the nitty-gritty. I liked these characters, all of them, a lot. Coburn did such a good job with getting their experiences and their reactions nailed down tight. Loved them. Loved the way he describe...more
I had a hard time getting into it and I usually like books that have different ways of telling the story like this book did with the email correspondence and the chatting with the therapist etc...
What I didn't like was the lack of chaptering, which made it hard to know when to put it down when other things had to be done.
I could tell personally that this was not really my kind of book because it...more
I also want to talk about Erika.Erika seems like a nice girl who always has her way to do things.I mean like in the book she told her dad she wanted nothing to do with him and she took like 1.3 billon dollor's a...more
The novel started out a little confusing, but it's very fast-paced. It was actually pretty enjoyable to read. Both of the main characters are extremely different: Ted is quiet, dedicated, and introverted. Erica is blunt, somewhat obnoxious, and complex. However, both chara...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