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Flat-Out Celeste

(Flat-Out Love #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  9,272 ratings  ·  1,205 reviews
For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation.

But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published May 22nd 2014 by Flat Finn, Inc.
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Aaaaaaaaaaaand I give up. At 60%

Okay, I get it.

Celeste is beautiful.
Celeste is a fucking genius.
Celeste is just sooooooooo fantastically awkward and eccentric.

Her parents are eccentric.
Her brother is eccentric.
They are all just sooooooooooo awesomely smart and eccentric.

Enough. Already.


Don't get me wrong, I thought Flat-Out Love was decent, I really like Celeste as a character, and the writing was mostly engaging.

But the blush is off the fucking rose people.

I get it Jessica Park, you are j
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

"Hey Celeste?"
"Hey Justin?"

Wow this was amazing!I can't even express how much I loved it!!It is one of these books that you will remember forever!Flat-Out Celeste was everything I hoped it would be and much more!!
Celeste is one of my favorite characters!!


Celeste is now 18 years old and she is a senior in high school.After years of being isolated,socially awkward, and feeling that she will never fit somewhere. Suddenly she meets Justin who is as weird as she is!!!At the beginni
Jennifer Kyle
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Jessica Park delivered a DELIGHTFUL young adult read.

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Celeste is lying to Matt and her family about being in the in crowd. The truth is that she doesn’t have any friends and is simply biding her time to embark on her college career. When Celeste clicks the campus life section for all the elite schools she has applied for she realizes that her social interactions have only just begun and she tries several things to fit in with what she considers the norm.


Justin Milano is a student li
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 #amazingstars!

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‘We all have something. All of us. Every single person in this world has a quirk.’

Flat-Out Celeste is an incredible story. Once again, this author was wowed me with her amazing characters and flawless story telling abilities. If you’ve read Flat-Out Love (and if you haven’t, you need to right away), you know and love Celeste. I think she was everyones favorite character in that book. I know she was mine. I love the way she talks, acts and carries herself.

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I read this book last year and loved it. Just recently I was given the opportunity to listen to the audio and I couldn’t pass up the offer. It provided a chance for me to to experience this with my whole family. Lately we’ve gone on a couple longer car trips which gave us plenty of time to listen to Flat-Out Celeste.

I love that this is in the young adult genre and it is rea
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
4,5 Flat-Out Stars.

Celeste isn’t the sweet and scared little kid you met on “Flat-Out Love”.
She is now grown up, close to go to college but she is too shy, too smart, too “not-normal” and still too broken by her brother’s death to be close with anyone. So she has no friends with the exception of Julie and her brother, Matt. And even they are going to some really bad things.
She just need to finish high school, go to college and everything will finally be all-right. It has to be.
One day she r
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

At last, we’ve come full Circle, seeing Celeste evolve has been truly satisfying and once again, Jessica stuns with vivid atmosphere, witty dialogue, and exceptional characterization.

Celeste is thee best YA heroine

Yup, I totally loved her. Celeste and her hero, Justin, were undeniably, beautifully weird.

I can't help but feel very meloncoly over the whole story. We join Celeste on her journey through the final months of High School. We see her grow. Watch her find acceptance with her peers and herself. And most of all, find her soulmate. The meloncoly feeling comes from the feeling that we are only just seeing the start of her wonderful life and not experiencing the r
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Quite Fabulous Stars ☆ ☆☆☆☆


Flat-Out Celeste is off the hinges AH-MAZZZING!!! Jessica Park has blown me away with this fun, quirky, sweet and lovable installment of the Flat-Out Love series. I am “quite” amazed and bewitched how beautiful and inspiring this story is. I laughed, swooned, cried, and laughed again and was left with a big fat smile on my face. In this unforgettable and touching book, Ms. Park reminds us all to LIVE, LOVE, & LAUGH. Flat-Out Celeste was more than finding l
Aestas Book Blog
I can't wait to start reading this!!!!

Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love.

For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside t
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**AWESOME price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US, 7/13/14!**

Jessica Park, how much do I have to pay you to write a M/M?? Your M/F stuff blows me out of the freaking water! I would die to see you write some gay romance... DIE.

Now that I have that out of the way...

This book was quirky awesomeness. Truly awesome. How many times do I love contemporary M/F??? 1 out of 100, maybe. Jessica Park makes it look easy and it is almost enough to convert me to a more hardcore M/F reader (I said almost folks, nothin
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.5 Stars***

"Hey, Celeste?"

"Hey, Justin?"

"Are you all right?"

"Yes. I'm very much all right."

"Then I'm very all right, too."

There are so many great reviews out there for this engaging, sweet, coming of age book that there's not really much I can add. I've been a fan of Celeste since Flat-Out Love, and am so glad that she got her own story. Justin was the perfect guy for her, and watching her come into her own, face her fears and find love was so damn awkward and adorable and sweet
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I loved Flat-Out Love and Flat-Out Matt with is clever humor, unexpected romance and quirky family. So I was thrilled to dive back into this world with Celeste, the youngest Watkins, now all grown-up.

Celeste, Matt’s little sister was beyond her years smart, loveable, but socially awkward in Flat-Out Love. Celeste, as well as the rest of the family were on the verge of a total meltdown after suffering an unimaginable loss. Julie (Matt’s love interest) was instrumental in their road to healing an
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
5--I Flat Out Loved It--Stars!!!

Absolutely wonderful, beautiful, endearing, inspiring, emotional, and heartwarming love story.

“Hey, Justin?”
“Hey, Celeste?”

I met and fell in love with Celeste in Flat-Out Love. Celeste who was crippled by the loss of her older brother, Finn. Quirky Celeste who loves hard, who speaks a little different, who longs to feel feel wanted, to feel a part of something.

Celeste is a senior in high school. She's applying to colleges. Preparing to move on.
Robin (Bridge Four)
4.5 Only because of the Audio Stars

“You are who you are. Don't be ashamed of yourself. At all. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on.”

I think your enjoyment of this book will depend almost solely on how much you connect with Celeste. She was my favorite character in Flat Out Love because she had so many quirks and emotional connection issues. I like how naïve and sincere her character is and I was so excited to see her a few years later swimming through the waters of tryin

***Reader Beware: In order to understand Celeste and her story as whole, I strongly recommend that you read Flat-Out Love first. Then, I have no doubt that Celeste's book will have the same impact on you that it did on me, and plus it's just a brilliant as Flat-Out Celeste. For that matter, don't even read this unless you've read Flat-Out Love, because there are some spoilers in this review. ***

5++ Superb Stars!! The beauty that is Celeste and the awesome that is Justin, with a whole lot of quir
Some stories are achingly beautiful.

They reach deep into the core of your soul and they fill you with so much happiness! They break your heart a little bit and then wash away each tear with their beauty. Flat-Out Celeste is one of them (the series as a whole for that matter).

I don’t even know what should I start with.
♥ I loved Jessica’s emotional writing, full of humour but also tear inducing.
♥ I loved the characters full of life and love, of hope and fears. I loved their complexity, their
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
5 - Awkward is Awesome - Stars!

We originally met Celeste in Flat Out Love and she is a such a quirky character.

Celeste is very intelligent. She has always known she is different and socially awkward. She basically has a non-existent social life.

Now its becoming more apparent as she applies for different colleges. She is unsure how she will fit into different social situations given her current behaviors.

She of course has applied to all the prestigious schools since shes basically a genius. But
It's been TWO HOURS since I read the final line, & it's taken all of TWO HOURS to get my trembling, breathing & heart-rate under control. My hands are still shaking, so I'm going to need to keep this review short.... This novel SHREDDED me. It DESTROYED, SHATTERED, MANGLED, DEMOLISHED, & CRUSHED me to the point where my emotional pain manifested viscerally. In all honesty, it felt like someone stabbed me in the chest with a blade & slowly, tortuously carved out my heart. I spent the entire novel ...more
When I finished the last page of this book I cried. It wasn't because the book was sad, it wasn't because of how happy I was with the ending, it was because of how amazing this book was and how sad I was that it was over. I love this book so much and it is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read. Celeste is my favorite book character of all-time. I loved her in Flat-Out Love and Flat-Out Matt and was so excited she was getting her own book. Flat-Out Celeste was everything I hope ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flat-Out Celeste, I was so happy with this well written story. There were a few kinks on which who was speaking but, other than that the writing of it was great.


This story was an absolute page-turner!


Reading it was like a roller coaster, it started out slow, then the climb came, and a huge climb at that. Finally reaching it's peak, the story came crashing down with sadness.

Just as you don't believe it will ever level out again and it'll go crashing into the ground, it immediately turned around
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Damnit, I'm gonna need some therapy after that... This is one of the best books I ever read ! I loved Celeste so much in Flat-Out Love, I hurt for her and couldn't wait for her to have her own book and happiness.
She is the best female character ever written. Like ever. I do not know how in the hell Jessica Park came with theses ideas and this so much awesome character, but...

I cried for Celeste, Justin, Matt and Julie.

And Celeste is so right. Nobody needs a over tattooed alpha male when Justin
Jan 03, 2017 rated it liked it

“I am choosing a love that defies boundaries and a life that defies boundaries."

Such an adorable story! This tie in to Flat-Out Love was undeniably addictive and adorable. Of course, I had some annoyances with the story which couldn't be overlooked (aka the way Celeste spoke). I will hopefully do a full review tomorrow!
Oh, JP. You really played with my emotions with this one.

Hey, Justin?
Hey, Celeste?

I was extremely hesitant to start this book, but I knew that I had to read it because Park is one of my favorite authors. She wouldn't let me down - and she didn't. I just had this fear that this installment was going to take away some of the magic from the first book Flat-Out Love. To be honest, it did. I found myself being so frustrated with everyone. Celeste was a tad bit annoying. Matt was annoying and
Elizabeth (Liz)
Several years ago, when Flat-Out Love was very first released (*with* the original cover that I still see in my mind whenever I think of it!), I read it, had an intense emotional reaction to it, and proceeded to recommend it to every single one of my friends on Goodreads and in real life.

The connection to Celeste's character in particular, for me, was immediate and unbreakable. I worked to express that in my review, and I worked to express that in my communication with the author. I loved Celes
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥

3 stars

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Celeste is a social outcast at school and now preparing to go to college. Justin is a student liasion hoping to persuade her to choose his college. They develop a friendship, but would her insecurities get in the way of love?

Maybe I wasnt in the YA mood but I found myself a bit bored. I wasnt happy with Matt&Julie's situation. I thought the best part of the whole book was Matt&Julie's scene at the end. I dont have much to say about Celeste&Justin, I guess that pretty much sums up how
Wow, it was such a fun and sweet read! I love how Jessica Park brings these unique characters to life and makes them so lovable. Review to come!

Chloë Grace Moretz is perfect Celeste ♥

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Flat Out Celeste
Flat Out Celeste by Jessica Park
Mature YA. Can stand alone but part of a series.

It's been almost 3 years since I read Flat-Out%20Love" target="_blank">Flat Out Love. Before I ever started blogging. In fact, Flat Out Love by Jessica Park is one of the books that encouraged me to start Ana's Attic. I wanted to share these amazing, unique books with as many people as I could. In three years, I can still say that Flat Out Love is one of my favorite reads. Unique, quirky, smart, heart warming and he
Celeste and Justin have made me really happy! I haven't shipped a couple this hard in a while. I don't know if there are list anywhere of favorite book couples for each year. But so far their my favorite couple of 2014!!!!

Summary: Remember Celeste Watkins??? Well she's in high school now and she can't wait to be done with it. She can't wait to leave her high school life behind and start a new one at college. But until than she has to deal with school, her peers, and choosing which college she wa
Jacqueline's Reads
2.5 – 3 (I Don’t Get It) Stars

I’m not the norm here. I didn’t get this read and I didn’t think it deserved five stars. I like Jessica Park’s read and I know the Flat-Out Love series is geared towards more the YA audience, but again…


I was bored for the first 30% because NOTHING HAPPENED. Then finally Celeste gets correspondence from Justin and I’m like….

This is too cute!!!

So I read some more and Celeste and Justin meet over the holidays and they have their first da
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