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Love Edy

(Love Edy #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  468 ratings  ·  112 reviews
When Edy Phelps falls hard for her best friend, she knows nothing can come from it. Forget actual chemistry, or the fact that she cherishes his mother more than her own; centuries of tradition say that Hassan will grow up, marry the girl his parents pick, and forget his best friend: the dancer with the bursting smile. Except he can't. In a world erupting with possibilities ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Razor's Edge
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Ian Thomas
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege to read this book prior to its release. First of all, I don't read romance. I mean, like, at all. So this was a new experience for me. The result? THIS BOOK MADE ME ANGRY. I gnashed my teeth at it, because I just wanted these two kids, Hassan and Edy, to be happy. They deserve each other. Ms. Pugh writes an amazing tale of teen romance and unrequited love that pulls you in and reminds you of the best (and worst) moments of the first loves of your own life. I will definitely b ...more
LaShanta Charles
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! Seriously, just whoa!

First things first, Shewanda Pugh, take a bow and everyone else, cue standing ovation. This book was so unbelievably amazing! The vortex of colliding emotions and raw beauty that comprise Love Edy is incomparable.

From the beginning there is a current, that only builds and builds leaving you absolutely no choice, but to drown in the plot. You want to know Edy, you want to grow with her, sympathize with her, and yet you want to give her that push she needs to realize he
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Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am not sure how I feel about the ending. I am sort of on the fence. The book overall is interesting. The writing is spellbinding and the issues that are brought forth are relevant in today's society.

I have aspects I love and aspects I am meh and on the fence about. Lets do the on the fence and meh and end with the bang of loved parts.


Edy's mom: she just didn't ring true for me. So cold and calculating. Not sure what to think but the ending just turned me off of this woman. It's hard to be
J. Nicole
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love Edy is heartwarming, exciting, intimate, beautiful, and everything that one could possibly want in a romance. From the very first page, the novel will captivate readers and keep them along for the ride. I could not put down the book until I reached the final page (and even then, I didn't want to, there was just nothing left to read).

There are plenty of traps to fall into with romances, but Pugh manages to avoid all of them. The plot never gets boring, and I always found myself needing to
Tayla Robichaud
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Oh em gee this book was wonderful! Stayed up until 4am because I couldn't put it down!

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Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
**Disclosure: I received a copy of Love Edy for an honest pre-release review**

Not all successful stories these days require a paranormal aspect. Sometimes just the true understanding of a person's mind can turn an ordinary tale into a story you don't want to put down. Shewanda Pugh exhibits this talent for understand young minds in her young adult romance "Love Edy."

Pugh is able to give her readers such an incredible glimpse into the minds of Edy, Hassan and Wyatt that the reader is left feeling
Samantha  Anderson
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of "Love Edy" for a fair and honest review.

I must say, that though this is categorized as a young adult novel, there is nothing young about it, it is not your run of the mill, boy meets girl meets teen angst meets love nonsense. There is real substance to this story, and it is so beautifully and powerfully written. It was a page turner from beginning to end, and I will gladly read it again.

The characters are well and fully developed leaving you wondering if, indeed they are ba
Allison Dickson
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the distinct pleasure of reading this book prior to its release. Shewanda Pugh builds character like nobody's business and infuses their worlds with culture and intelligence and amazing detail. Even if you're not a regular romance reader (like me), you want to add this one to your Must Read list. The story of Edy and Hassan's forbidden love will captivate you. ...more
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Original review here:

Love Edy is an interesting story about a girl named Edy. Edy is a 14 year old girl who is in love with her best friend Hassan. Hassan is quickly becoming one of the popular guys in school which means plenty of other girls have taken notice. Edy doesn't know what to do since she can't have him either. His family has already picked out his bride. Edy and Hassan start to notice their lifelo
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, arc
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When the author emailed me asking if I’d review this book, I was excited to see an African American girl on the cover, but was more than a little worried about the genre–I don’t typically enjoy contemporary YA romance. However, I’m glad I gave it a chance. Shewanda Pugh is a seriously talented writer, and I was sucked in by her beautiful language from the very first page.

Love Edy centers on a girl named Edy Phelps (short for Edith) who hails from an elite African American fam
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I got thus from the publisher for an honest review.
Edy Phelps is having it hard…between dancing, which she uses as an escape, and falling in love with her best friend/neighbor, Hassan Pradhan. Hassan lives in a world full of dreams of the NFL, the only downfall is that he can’t marry the girl of his dreams, Edy, which Hassan is quickly falling for. When a new person moves in down the road, Edy soon befriends the kid, against Hassan’s wishes. With both Edy and Hassan’s family are long
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love Edy is the most well written book I have ever read that I didn’t enjoy. Pugh is an absolutely marvelous writer. Her descriptions of people, places, and feelings are a thing of beauty. When she describes Edy’s feelings, for example, I completely fall in love with the poor girl. But when another girl comes around and describes how she perceives Edy’s actions, I turn on Edy as quickly as a hormonal teenager. Although the thoughts and emotions of the female characters are portrayed better, the ...more
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There were moments in this book that I wanted to just slap the characters, yell at them that they should just TALK honestly TALK to each other. But then if that happened there would be no drama and no book! HA! And beside have you ever known a high school student- boy or girl that didn't have a little drama in their life? I haven't met one yet! The story is a good one, there are moments when you think all hope is lost for these two, moments when you want to shout out in joy for them, and moments ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read a few of Shewanda Pugh’s books and have liked them all and I was really excited to read her new book Love Edy, I was hooked from the start.

Edy and Hassan are best friends that live next door to each other. They are 14 at the start of the book and they both have feelings more than friends about each other but are both scared to tell the other. Each from different religion, it will never work. Hassan will be married off soon enough anyway .

How long can they last denying their feelings
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this ebook in order to facilitate a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I love a good book series, and Love Edy promises to be a good one. I felt the plot was a bit rushed in this first installment, but that really isn’t that big a deal for me. If a book’s content is good, I can very easily overlook a small issue such as this, especially when (over-all) I enjoy the author’s writing style so much. I am excited to read Book Two. While I was not gangly or plai
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fantastic!!!! This was a great YA book!! You have everything with it!! Teen angst, jealousy , anger, love and more!! Edy finds herself and a situation between making her best friend happy ( who she like likes but can never have ) and the new kid in town who is completely different then the kids she is normally around! Now let it be said I WANT HASSAN AND EDY TOGETHER!!They are so great for each other even though tradition threats to keep them apart. And Wyatt is sooo sweet around EDY!!! Oh and I ...more
Theresa Needham fehse
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
free book for honest review.

When Edy Phelps falls hard for her best friend, she knows nothing can come from it. Forget actual chemistry, or the fact that she cherishes his mother more than her own; centuries of tradition say that Hassan will grow up, marry the girl his parents pick, and forget his best friend: the dancer with the bursting smile. Except he can't. In a world erupting with possibilities for the boy with a body of steel and dreams of the NFL, everything
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shewanda Pugh crafts an intriguing and detailed story as she documents a year and half of young Edy Phelps' life as a teenager in the affluent suburbs of Boston. It weaves multicultural and socioeconomic issues with a coming of age story, creating a unique reading experience.

The characters are exquisitely drawn and come across as real people. All of us have had the feelings and urges that Edy, Hassan and Wyatt face as they grow to adulthood. The pressures of family, peers, and society are depict
Jennifer Rollins
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
First time ever reading a book from this author and I'm not disappointed. I can't wait until the next book as this book enchants you and takes you back to the good ol' days of high school.

Mixed with high school drama, love, culture and adventure this book has a little of everything. Edy is a typical teenage girl going through many typical issues that girls go through. Most girls at that age have the issue of always longing to have what they can't have. Edy has everything she could possibly want
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book from the author for a honest review.

This was a interesting book. I have to be honest and parts of it were a little confusing. For example, why did Edy's mom act the way she did. She was so cold and indifferent to Edy but it never really said what was going on there. And why was Edy so mean to everyone at school who was not in her little circle? And I found myself confused and wanting more with Wyatt. I liked his character and just didn't feel like the readers really got to k
Tiffany Hathorn
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice young adult novel about coming of age, the strains of tradition and family expectations, and true/young love. Good character and plot development (especially that ending!). I could relate to the idea of having feelings for a friend and not really wanting to go there, lol! It also reminded me of some of the things I felt as a teenager, though my personality was way different than any of the characters. Lots of emotions that many people could probably relate to.Would love to get my hands on t ...more
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This wasn't my first book by this author and I couldn't wait to read this new series. Love Edy opens up with Edy and her best friend Hassan. Edy feels like she doesn't measure up to all the other girls wanting Hassan attention. Edy feelings for Hassan are growing more every day. Hassan sees Edy as his best friend until someone else enters the picture and starts to show an interest in Edy. Hassan finally deals with his feelings for Edy. I loved it and I was surprised by the ending and I cannot wa ...more
Tina Young
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shewanda Pugh had me on pins and needles and wanting to read more of "Love Edy" once I got to the end!!! This was a Great Read and I can't wait until the Fall to read the continuation of this story! Edy and Hassan definitely belong together. There is absolutely too much chemistry flowing between them for anything otherwise. I love the Dyson Boys as well and can't wait to see what's up with Cam and Rebecca! ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author. What a lovely surprise. The book is well written and once I started it, I could not put it down. Such an intricately woven story of relationships of one girl to her friends during childhood into adolescence. Although all are American, they come from different cultures and the story exposes cultural expectations and taboos that the youngsters in this book have to weave through. I cannot wait for the follow up book. A job well done indeed.
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story had me from the beginning. I hoped that Edy and Hassan would get together and when it finally happened I almost threw a party. The love triangle was intense at times but it didn't end the way I would've thought which was good. An unusual relationship their families have but Edy's mom should have been smacked across the face. I never understood Moms being jealous of their daughters. The cliffhanger at the end. I yelled...seriously the sequel needs to be out. ...more
Brynette Turner
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The characters come to life in a story that is expertly crafted and 100% believable. I love when I can feel what the characters are experiencing and find myself pulling for one over the other at various points in the plot. I enjoy the back-and-forth of uncertainty. Shewanda Pugh's writing style is clear and realistic and powerful. I can hardly wait for the next book. ...more
yolanda williams
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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loved loved loved this book. It made me laugh, kept me on the edge of my seat. Felt engrossed with the characters. Can't wait to read part 2.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book was cute! It is about teen love. I wasn't ok with the way it ended even though it looks like it was going to be a sequel.
Teona Faircloth
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! So glad I came across this book. I will definitely be reading more of the author's work ...more
Olivia Leach
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review"

this book was very well-written.. had great plot... but this book more for highschool teens. I still liked it and so going to read more about edy and whats going to happen next. very powerfully feelings between edy and hassan!!
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Shewanda Pugh's a tomboy who's been writing romance since an inappropriate age. While she's been shortlisted for a few awards and snagged a bestsellers list or two, there's nothing she enjoys more than hearing from her readers.

In another life, she earned a BA from Alabama A&M University and an MA in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Though a hardcore native of Boston, MA, she now lives i

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