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Because here is the thing about getting to open several presents at specific points in the book that are thing that are mentioned in the book at that point: It is awesome.
Presents are awesome. Books are awesome. Especially awesome? A READING EXPERIENCE ON THAT LEVEL OF IMMERSION, MY DEAR BOY.
I got this in a young ad ...more
4 charming stars
Charming: : ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ :adjective: charming: very pleasant or attractive. Synonyms: delightful, pleasing, pleasant, …
Well, this story is the epitome of charming. There is just this “little something” that kept me interested and immersed in this sweet story of coming of age.
Paintbrush is Hannah Bucchin’s first published work and I must confess I swooned over the pretty cover. ...more
I CANNOT BELIEVE this is a debut
Like....no. This author has to have more stuff published....
(^^^ an actual gif of me pouring tea while reading this book ^^^)
This was way too put together and awesome for a debut novel....
But alas. It is a debut. And I am blown away.
This book made me laugh and tear up and I stayed up all hours of the night to finish and I just have so many feels! What a fantastic story. It reminded me a lot of Running Barefoot, in that it had a such a sweet firs ...more
I'M DOWNRIGHT SOBBING THIS WAS SO GOOD.
Not the cute kind of sobbing with a couple of tears running down my face. Nope, none of that.
It's the ugly kind. The one where you get under-eye bags for days afterwards.
I didn't realize how much I've missed YA contemporaries until now. Because I honestly gave up on them after Jandy Nelson's books, I'll Give You The Sun and The Sky Is Everywhere, because every book I re ...more
"She made a choice, and it was a shitty choice, and now she has to face the consequences."
Thanks to Blaze Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange of a honest review!
This was amazing.
This book is a sweet contemporary (with kinda coming-of-age tendencies) and I really love good written and structured contemporaries.
I instantly connected with Josie, I loved Mitchell and sadly I have to say that I'm used to the si ...more
This was so adorable. I have been trying to read more contemporary books and romantic books, especially now that it's summer. And I have been enjoying them so much! They are always so cute, emotional and quick to read and this one was no exception!
Paintbrush is the story of Josie and Mitchell. They have known ...more
^ that was while I was reading the book. Read for the finished-the-book kind of review.
THIS BOOK WAS SO AMAZING I DID NOT EVEN TAKE NOTES. IT WAS NOT NECESSARY. I wish I could give it 62826288272 STARS IN HERE 'CAUSE IT DESERVES IT. I RECOMMEND IT 100%. The characters are just🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 The drama was🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 The whole thing was just amazing! I can't even!!! 555555555/5⭐️s
I just got so invested in Josie and Mitchell's relationship, and also the background stories of the other characters. I don't want this to be the end of their story :( I mean, yeah I'm really pleased ...more
The protagonists, Josie and Mitchell are your typical teenage friends-turned-lovers... but that isn't a bad thing! I loved their story as it developed and I was rooting for them every step of the way. Their love story was very comfortable and to be honest, that's the kind of r ...more
Life on the commune is peaceful, until on ...more
Paintbrush is a YA contemporary story that follows to teens, Mitchell and Josie, who live at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village. In their senior year of high school, both Mitchell and Josie are thinking about their future. Mitchell wants to get as far away from Paintbrush as possible. while Josie would rather stay. When Mitchell begins to get feelings for Josie, what will happen to his plans for ...more
It was such an easy read. It was definitely predictable, but most contemporaries and YA romances are. It was a thought provoking, feel good story at its heart though, and it moved me.
It was ...more
Vote: 🌟🌟🌟🌟,5/5 shiny bright stars.
Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin is what I call a genuine YA romance. It's set in a kind of hippie community and it's about two eighteen-year-old friends -but not really friends- who eventually fall in love with each other.
They both have lived in the Paintbrush community since they were children and grown up together. Until they started High School. They were still friends but s ...more
I usually prefer to read other genres besides contemporary because so many of them are similar. This one, however, blew me away. I really loved how the problems that the two main characters faced were so relatable to so many people. I went through the same thing that Mitchell faces, and while I reacted a completely different way, I understood him and related to him. I also had the same outlook as Josie for her life in high school and afterward. I cannot explain how much I loved these c ...more
This review was orginally posted on my blog.
**Thank you to Blaze publishing, who provided me with an e-ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I had high expectations for this book, mainly because it features one of my favourite romance tropes (friends to lovers). Aside from the romance aspect, it also promised a “commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina”. I was excited to read it, but, unfortunately, Paintbrush didn’t d...more
Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colourful characters tucked in the mountain ...more
I started reading Paintbrush on 06/07/17 and finished it on 12/07/17. This book is just beyond any description – I loved it so so much! Paintbrush is a beautiful coming-of-age contemporary novel told in the perspectives of Josie and Mitchell – two teenagers who live in a community village which resides on one of the mountains of North Carolina. I absolutely loved the setting of the novel and I appreciated how nature is one of the main aspects of the plot ( ...more
I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
Rating: 4 Stars
We follow Josie and Mitchell seniors a few weeks from graduating. They have spent their whole lives together and used to be the best of friends which is easy to see being the only kids at the time at Indian Paintbrush Community Village-AKA Paintbrush. Josie loves Paintbrush and is content to spend her time there while Mitchell is ready to get as far away as possible. The live separate li ...more
Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin is a book that surprised me in just how much it draws you in. I’m not one for contemporary, so I was very unmotivated to read this book (having requested due to the gorgeous cover). I was very pleasantly surprised by the great writing style that Hannah uses, and she way she drew me into the odd world of the Indian Paintbrush Community Village.
The plot ...more
I love the cover, I honestly want to take out my watercolors from the drawer and doodle something.
This is beautiful YA romance, I think the author has captured the essence of feeling and self-esteem issues that people that age might go through, at the same when anyone start relationship from the very start.
This is novel where two main characters Josie and Mich live in commune called Paintbrush with their families and man ...more