This Is Not a Love Story
In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and clever, troubled The ...more
Keren David, a Dutch writer, has penned an uplifting tale about three teenagers set in Amsterdam in her book, This is Not a Love Story. This book explores the relationship of two individuals who move to Amsterdam and meet with another boy who changes their life completely. This book is going to remind you of The Fault in Our Stars a lot, as ...more
3 Reasons I Loved 'This is Not a Love Story':
The setting is beautiful
I absolutely loved the setting of This is Not a Love Story. It is set in Amsterdam and it was so immersive and gorgeous and has made me want to visit the city again as soon as possible! There are a lot of little authentic touches that make it so easy to picture the streets the characters are wandering through. I really can't praise it enough; I would recommend reading the story for the setting alone. But there are lots ...more
This Is Not A Love Story by Keren David was a really amazing read. I knew it would be. I've previously read and loved every book by Keren David and she has quickly become a favourite author.
Briefly, This Is Not A Love Story, is about three main characters. Kitty and THeo are both Londoners who have recently moved to Amsterdam and meet each other at school and meet each other and also, Ethan, this rather moody boy. This is a s ...more
I tend to do a lot of things backwards, so instead of going for the first novel Keren David wrote, I decided to remain true to myself and discover her by reading her 6th publication. This novel is also my next stop on my journey to read more UKYA this year, and believe me, it did not disappoint.
As the title indicates, this book is not a love story but rather the tale of ...more
the sweet joy of falling in love, the heart break over stupid careless love. what an adventure.
this book is about that bitter sweet. friends, family and.... young stupid careless love.
Firstly, this is a book made for those who loved Anna and the French Kiss, Girl Online and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
The title straight away makes me think that the author has tried to be clever and hide a love story. I thought it was cheesy and a bit blasé. But after reading it...oh my god! It was such a clever title! I applaud Keren David for this! The story is dived into ...more
About the ending: Of course it is fun that the ending is very happy for everyone and everyone is partying together etcetera. But, I would have loved the ending even more if some people could part from each other and that it is still alright. You don ...more
The first thing about this book that made me fall in love with it was the fact that it was set in Amsterdam. I have always been fascinated by Amsterdam so reading a whole book that was set there was amazing. Along the course of the novel, I learned a lot about the city and I felt like I was there in a way.
The next thing about this book that made me fall in lov ...more
I didn't go into this book with particularly high expectations, so I can't say I'm disappointed with it. The story sounded slightly dull, but I kept an open mind.
I liked the setting. I've always wanted to go to Amsterdam. I liked how Kitty was optimistic about moving. It certainly made a change from the typical "my parents are making me move to this wasteland and I miss my friends and my boyfriend and my spot in the posh cafe in town and HEY HES CUTE I ...more
I loved This is not a love story from the first page. for a variety of reasons.
Firstly it is one of those books that has made me to want to book a trip to the place where it is set for a holiday. This book is set in Amsterdam focusing particularly at the many British people that have made it their home. I ...more
Different cultures, LGBTQ+ characters, religion and different family lifestyles.. YAY FOR DIVERSITY IN YA FICTION :D And also a female protagonist who doesn't need a boyfriend to define her, booyah. I read this book in a day and really didn't want it to end. I love the characters. It also really made me want to visit Amsterdam again and appreciate the scenery :) I would definitely recommend this book to someone looking for a contemporary read.
But I am glad it wasn't.
My reason for not giving the book more stars is that I didn't really care for any of the characters. I thought they all overreacted quite a bit to everything and their reasons for their actions just felt unnecessarily overdramatic.
I liked the plotstructure though, the way we starts after the big event, then go back to see everything that led up to that moment and then back to after it all happened to figure out exa ...more
Written in a classic, ...more
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Thanks to Netgalley and Atom for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Sometimes a book will get a huge amount of love and you can see what everyone’s talking about. Sometimes everyone seems to hate it and yet you yourself absolutely loved it. And sometimes, everyone loves a book but when you read it you cannot understand what they saw in it. This is what happened when I read ‘This is Not a Love Story’. I ...more
'Most people went off to have a smoke or get a snack, but Kitty and I stayed in the classroom. She stood at the window, looking out at the sparkling canal, the dancing, shiny leaves on the trees, the rows of houses on the other side, each one so similar yet utterly different.'
✮✮✮✮ 4 stars!
Well this was a rollercoaster ride! A pretty rollercoaster with pretty houses and flowers and quaint folk riding bicycles. And the odd hooker. Kind of reminded me of the ser ...more
What I really enjoyed about this book is the description of Amsterdam. About all the places there and it really has made me want to go visit Amsterdam.
The story starts off with it being after, Kitty has disappeared and everyone is looking for her as something had happened between her and Theo. That is what got me intrigued by the book, what happened to her, what had gone on in earlier events...
We meet Kitty, her father had died when she was 5 because of ...more
I wanted to read this because it kept getting flagged up in chats for featuring bisecusl boys, and I'd been meaning to read things by Keren for a long time. Keren reading short story from Ethan's viewpoint made me want to know more about him and therefore I started on this.
It did seem a bit ...more
The novel follows Theo and Kitty finding their place in the world, in Amsterdam. The move from London both imposed from them, yet Kitty used the opportunity to re-invent herself, while Theo tries to escape his past. Early on the social awareness of the 16 year olds is clear on topics such as racism, as well as the almost blasé references to the use of social med...more
Also, it felt like the author was trying too hard to make this book about fighting for equality between races and genders b ...more
Spoilers from here
I spent majority of the book shipping Kitty and Ethan so was obviously upset when I first realised what was going to happen with Ethan and Theo. That being said I thought the ending was done really well and I did grow to the idea of Ethan and Theo. I liked how Kitty ...more
Love hurts. Love is a battlefield.
Kitty Levey is devastated by her fathers unexpected death. Kitty's mother had just got promoted at work and suggests to Kitty that they should move from London to Amsterdam.
While Kitty is at the Amsterdam school she meets Theo an English boy and falls madly in love with him. But Theo has his own secrets to why he has moved from London to Amsterdam. Will Kitty find out Theo's secret? And will their love be everything that Kitty expected? There are fabulous twist ...more
I really identified with the characters because I'm Jewish, I'm really interested in how Jews are alike and different all around the world. I'm not sure non-jews would feel the same way...
I liked how it didn't show social media as the fall of our generation but as a creative outlet and a way to bring people together
I liked how modern and in-touch with the time it is [but maybe I just tend to read books that are too old]
and I loved the set ...more
|YA Shot 2016: "This Is Not A Love Story" by Keren David - Buddy Read - Oct 21st - Oct 28th||4||5||Oct 24, 2015 02:53AM|