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(Le Garde #1)

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Aaron and Anna haven’t been friends for almost a year, not after he deserted her when she needed a friend the most. When Aaron approaches Anna for help with his homework, she can’t deny her former best friend or the way he makes her feel. Despite her reluctance to trust him again—not to mention how much their strange telepathic connection freaks her out—she gives in. ...more
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Published December 2012 by Emily Ward (first published November 21st 2012)
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Sadrina
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
The first halve of this was very confusing and too abrupt. I kept on wondering what happened between Aaron and Anna. Why their relationship just went down the drain. What happened between Anna and her ex Jordan. It doesn't really tell you much about their history, which kinda made it a bit shallow.

Then there's Anna and Aaron, the protagonists. While I do love them, I just couldn't 'feel' it. I couldn't relate with them. It feels unnatural. They seem fake, their reactions and personality a bit
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In the beginning of Connection, I was kind of distracted by some of the unanswered questions. Why weren't Anna and Aaron friends for nearly a year? How come Anna forgave him so quickly? And why did they share this powerful connection? The story actually wasn't slow-going at all. It did, however, take me a couple of chapters to warm up to the characters, which was why I wanted clarification on certain things quick. Thankfully as the story
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Emily Rachelle
Dec 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm just going to jump right in with this one, since I can't come up with an introduction.

The characters in this book were realistic and varied. Some of them were more irritable, while others were definitely lovable I enjoyed the spectrum of people shown, especially the siblings that you could tell were related but were still very distinct, different people.



The plot was okay. I love the premise of mind-reading kids who find out they're not alone at the same time they start having weird powers
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Kathy
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was interesting and different from whose I normally read. Anna agrees to help Aaron, a friend from way back, with his homework. He excels in one area of studies, while she excels in another. They get together and keep meeting up at various locations. Along with Aaron comes Jordan, a bad sort of guy who, it seems, in the past dated Anna and who is now into bullying her for this. To compound matters, there is a mysterious society, Le Garde, trying to recruit them. I found a lot of this ...more
Rachelle
This book grabbed me from page one, where one of the two main characters, Aaron, mentions that he and Anna (the other main character) have carried on conversations in French since the day they met, despite Aaron never having studied the language. This did seem like a random way to start a book, but a few chapters in it becomes an important fact.
The author does a wonderful job switching between Aaron and Anna's point-of-view, capturing Aaron's "harder" voice and Anna's "sweeter" one. This book
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Skye
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
The premise of this book grabbed me: Teens that were connected by supernatural powers, in this case the ability to control electricity, reading each others thoughts and feelings, telepathy. Sounds cool, huh?

Yeah, not so much. Because only about a tenth of the book dealt with that interesting premise. The rest was eaten up by really immature ramblings of the characters relationships ("I think I like my friend, but no I like my boyfriend, but maybe I like my friend, but wait...") until I wanted to
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Avry15
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Quick review:

Plot: Unique, it's the first time I heard about characters having a supernatural (unique gifts/powers) connection.

Characters: Not very memorable, just your significant high school, with love plus supernatural problems.Love aspect isn't insta, in fact, the girl has another boyfriend.

Writing Style: Didn't encounter typos...readable

Audience: I think, anyone may want to read this, sci-fi fans would love this.

Overall: Good enough, there are just some parts that drag the story, and there
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Jenn
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Overall it was a good read but I initially had a hard time getting into the book. However about 1/3 of the way into it I was enjoying the story-line and and the exploration of the two main characters paranormal connection with each other and what that means for their future. I think a lot of teens would enjoy this book for its paranormal attributes and relatable situations that the teens get into.
Heidi
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! It just flowed off the pages and every time I had to put it down I wondered what would happen next. Will definitely be looking for the next one to come out!
Cassie
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book starting from the cover, till the very lat page. I am going to read more book by Emily.
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Emily Ann Loveall is the author of Finding Fiona, Le Garde series, and The Protectors series. One of her first stories featured a young girl whose doll came to life. The rest is history. When it comes to fiction, she writes mainly young adult, contemporary, and fantasy. She also writes nonfiction, ranging from stories of her travels to thoughts on the Bible. Aside from writing, she loves ...more

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