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Rich e Mad

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  584 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Um drama sobre problemas reais, a envolvente história do primeiro amor, da primeira relação sexual e tudo entre um e outro. Um olhar contemporâneo e sincero sobre o primeiro amor e a descoberta da sexualidade. Mad sonha em se apaixonar perdidamente e em meio a encontros e desencontros acaba descobrindo que sua cara metade é o amigo Rich.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 2015 by Galera Record (first published April 1st 2009)
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Amy Jacobs
I have had this book on my radar for a while now even though many readers have found this book less than great. Maybe the cover kept appealing to me, maybe the summary had me hooked, but I just knew I wanted to read this book.

First of all, let me say that a lot of people have had a hard time reading this book due to certain sexual scenes that can come across offensive. That is fine and I agree that some of it didn't really need to be in the book to make the point. What I will add to that though
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May 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-contemporary
This is a compelling and beautifully written novel about first love, first sex, and everything in between. Maddy Fisher has decided to fall in love. And not just any sort of love: can't-eat can't-sleep crazy in love. Rich Ross is after the same thing. He's set his sights high, and he's going to make it happen. The problem is, in life's messy whirlwind of friends and lies and sex and porn, the real thing can be hard to fine. But there's always a first time for everything... From Amazon UK

I am 23.
Katie - The Literary Files
When I came across Rich and Mad on goodreads the first thing I noticed was the steamy cover. I loved how the couple was inside a phone booth, it made me think of England, somewhere I always wanted to go. After reading the attention-grabbing summary I marked the release date on my calendar. Unfortunately Rich and Mad didn't live up to my high expectations.

I read the book in about a day because I was really interested in finding out what happened with the two main characters' love lives. Both Rich
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first came across this book when the author, William Nicholson came into my school to give a talk. A very good one I might add. He really knew how to communicate with the teenage audience. Not treating us like children but not like adults either. But I digress...
The characters in this love tale are incredibly strong. I thought they had real potential at the beginning of the book and Nicholson definitely utilized that potential.
I also found that the way Nicholson wrote was good. A brilliant lo
May 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone over 13
'Rich and Mad' is the story of two teenagers, both seventeen and both searching for love. Yes the book is explicit in parts but do not let this put you off; it is tackled sensibly and with great care and thought, ensuring the book is accessible even to younger teenage readers.

Nicholson deals with a whole range of issues that most young adult authors tend to steer clear of. These include porn, violence, bereavement and of course sex. It is hard to write a YA book about sex that is not patronising
Princess Bookie
May 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: I had really high hopes for this one. And, yes I did enjoy it. But it didn't get 5 cupcakes from me as I hoped it would. It has an interesting feel to it. We meet Rich and Maddy and of course they aren't interested in each other but people who they believe are unattainable. They've noticed each other throughout the years but just as friends would. Rich likes the popular girl who is kind of friends with Maddy and Maddy likes the guy who doesn't even really know she exists. Plus he al ...more
Jul 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maddie wants to fall in love, so deeply and madly in love that she can’t think. She’s even found the perfect candidate in Joe, who is incredibly cute and popular. Too bad he has a girlfriend, but if he’s dating Gemma, then why is he sending signals that he likes Maddie back? Rich had had a crush on Maddie’s friend Grace for the longest time. He knows there’s no chance Grace would like him back, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to win her over anyway. In the midst of all the lies and confusi ...more
I was expecting a love story filled with the romance of all that's involved. All the firsts but with a romantic twist but I was wrong. I felt like this was possibly a more realistic showing of relationships and navigating your way through them but the romance factor for me was small. And in retrospect I guess if it was such a neat and romantic process the whole way through your first experiences we'd all be married off before we graduated high school right? As much as I was hoping and expecting ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: virgins
Recommended to keeks by: other virgins
don't make fun of me for this but out of the 182738346 times i've read this book i didn't realize the setting was in the UK until now, basically:

1) i don't know why but i've always been in awe of this book. i think it might be because i first read it when i was a similar age to mad and everything (especially concerning boys) was so new and frightening. discovering this new world of sexuality and sexual experience is daunting and i feel as though this book captures this perfectly. the excitem
Oct 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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17 and never been in love? Then you’re not alone. Maddy Fisher is just the same. But that is all about to change; she has set a course for a great love. But some unexpected happenings arise, and she is swept away with a boy she hardly dreamed of falling in love with. But it is to late now; love has already caught her and is reeling her in, and before her lay many uncharted waters…

I’ve been a convert of William Nicholson’s works for a while
Leah Walker
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was confused about how i felt about this book until about two thirds through.

That's when i knew i bloody loved it.

Being 17 it's nice to have a character the same age because it is very uncommon ive found. I can compare lifestyles and perceptions of how you should act at this in between age of sweet sixteen and adult 18. I can also say i really relate to the characters, Nicholson has nailed pretty much every question i have about love and 'all that shizzle', i would say im pretty much in Maddie
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, ya, contemporary
I wasn't sure how I would feel about this contemporary/realistic book. I picked it up because I needed a break from the paranormal. I had read that this book was considered controversial by some due to sexual content. However, this turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

This is a story about firsts. The book follows seventeen year olds Mad and Rich as they attempt to navigate a whole list of firsts: first love, first betrayals, first sex, etc. You name it, it's in this book.

I fell in love with R
Mariana Maiz
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
I was expecting more. I'm not sure what, exactly, but as I finished reading, all I could think of was that there was something missing. This is the kind of story where things just happen and they keep happening, but there isn't a path, it just seems random. Rich and Mad tell their story, but you get to the end without so many answers about what was happening to the other characters. I still wonder what happened to Grace or to Mad's parents. All these conflits do not get a resolution and I fell c ...more
Huw Rhys
Apr 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I appreciate that I am not the target market for this novel which talks about teenage love, but it was still an absolutely dreadful, cringeworthy book.

It purportedly talks about 17 year olds falling in love for the first time - but it felt as if it gathered together every cliche that was ever written, threw them all into a pot, and it all came out as some sort of Stereotype Stew.

I didn't find any of the characters particularly believable or consistent, none were likeable (Rich was so floppy - no
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Francisca Raquel

William Nicholson decided to bet this time in the most important passage for all beings, the discovery of love and pleasures that are monitored.

In this novel we know Maddy Fisher. Mad is simple and smart and young. Being only 16 years is tired of being ' ignorant ', everything she wants most is to know someone to love, but she doesn't know anyone that interest, until it comes to mind that the young Joe Finnigan is the perfect boy. Being older know understand her and suprira your needs. But, ther
Jun 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Short Story? – A novel about first love, first sex and everything in between. Rich and Mad is a coming-to-age that deals with issues that teens face everyday. Lies, betrayal and the importance of love. A novel about first times for everything and taking risks, learning to trust and getting back up when knocked down.

The Long Story? – The first thing that caught my notice about this book was the US cover, the couple in the steamy telephone box. Then I noticed the title, Rich and Mad, sounds l
I'm giving this 2 stars, though I really feel like I mean 1-1/2 stars. It was okay. And in the end, I really didn't like it. But...I don't want to be too harsh. So, here's my review.

First of all, I need to say that this is a British author and though I feel that I am totally down with Britishisms, this book makes me feel like perhaps I'm not as cool as I thought. Either way, if I were a girl in the UK, I might have had a different view of this. I doubt it, but I thought I'd disclaim.

I picked th
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
IQ "The ideas came as the words formed in her mouth. What was so liberating about talking with Cath was that she could say things she maybe didn't really mean just to see how it felt saying them." Maddy, pg. 220

Isn't that ^ the sign of a real best friend? When you can throw out whatever comes to your mind, just to see if your friends think it sounds crazy too, or if by-george it just might make sense. One of the most realistic depictions of teenage relationships I've ever read. The quick, snapp
Literary Cravings
Love is something that mostly everybody wants, whether they realize it or not. To be wanted by someone, knowing that somebody other then family members, cares for you and wants to be around you. In this story we meet teenagers on a search for finding love. Maddie Fisher and Rich Ross have come to a point in their young lives where they want a steady relationship, wanting the real thing but searching in the wrong places. Maddie is your average semi popular girl who is used to being looked over an ...more
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ll admit it. I picked this book up at a book blogger party because I was told there was a hot sex scene in it and I was game for that. Well, I’ll go ahead and tell you, I was not at all disappointed in that arena! Quite blushing, really.

I was also very excited in this being my first British YA book. If you’re a Britophile like myself you’ll love all the quirky words and phrases and ponder over what a yum yum is (even a British friend of mine didn’t know!). The style is a bit unique and so
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
This review was originally posted at Fluttering Butterflies

I've been curious about reading something by William Nicholson for awhile, but I hadn't quite gotten around to anything of his before Rich and Mad. And if I'm honest, I had a few problems with this book, so I'm not entirely sure I'm convinced as yet to pick anything else up.

It is a shame, because I was quite looking forward to Rich and Mad. It's the story of two teenagers who have never been properly in love and they'd like to be. They w
Miss Page Turner

Two teenagers falling in love for the very first time. Doesn’t that sound like a romantic and potentially overwhelming story? I imagined Mad- Maddy- to be independent and strong and Rich-Richard- to be that reckless and sexy young man. They both were nothing like that though. Maddy is so gullible and somehow doesn’t get what’s really happening around her. And then Richard is compulsively insecure and clumsy with all things concerning girls.
Rich and Mad’s families as their friends and crushes pla
Feb 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was really hard for me to decide if I wanted to give this book three stars or four stars. I guess I'm in between liking it and really liking it.

When I first started reading Rich and Mad I wasn't quite sure if I was going to end up liking it or not. Some parts were kind of slow and other things just really made me want to roll my eyes. The way Maddy acted and the things that happen in the beginning just made me embarrassed for the characters involved. It's like when you see someone making a fo
Holy explosion Batman! Because that's what my insides did. They exploded. It was fabulous. This book does not pull any punches. It's the shiz. And I love it. And Rich, I love him too. Half-way through his first chapter, I was so in love with him. Okay, what I love about this book is that it tells both sides of the story. We get Maddy's point of view and Rich's. Usually with this type of book, young adult romance-y, you just get the girl's side, what she thinks and says and does, and all we know ...more
Oct 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Didn't like this book at all. Hadn't even got to chapter five before I basically slammed it against the wall.
It's meant to be about teenagers, friendship and love. Okay, I was captivated by the front cover and I thought it looked cute and I'm never the type of person to just judge a book by it's cover but it was positively this time, so it didn't count. Anyway, I gave it a quick scan and decided to purchase it.
It took me four days to get round to it and I started reading it last night before I w
The Readings of a Busy Mom Riaz

As it says on William Nicholson's website, 'this is a book written for girls and guys to show them what girls and guys think about love and sex.' Having read my fair share of YA novels that touch on the subject none of them came close to Rich and Mad, Its honest, genuine and out right ruthless not caring whats written William just gets down and dirty!

I was taken on a journey that not only I related to but that was undeniable truth...nothing comes easy when y
Bethany Miller
Jan 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: royal
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