Aug 10, 11
Read from July 25 to 26, 2011
Flat-Out Love was awesome. I loved it. 18-year-old Julie moves to Boston to begin her adult life at a small college. When she arrives, she finds that the housing her mom secured and paid for through Craigslist was, in fact, a scam. Homeless, Julie is lucky that her mother has an old friend in Boston. The friend sends her MIT-attending son Matt to rescue Julie and her suitcases from a life on the streets.
The romance in Flat-Out Love is lovely. The family dysfunction is original and well-written, pitting Julie against a huge secret that has something to do with why the youngest sibling, Celeste, carries around a life-sized cardboard-backed photo of her older brother, globe-trotting Finn... and why no one in the family will reveal the reason for Flat Finn, even middle child Matt, whose friendship Julie comes to depend on.