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Izzy + Tristan

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Izzy, a practical-minded teen who intends to become a doctor, isn't happy about her recent move from the Lower East Side across the river to Brooklyn. She feels distanced from her family, especially her increasingly incomprehensible twin brother, as well as her new neighborhood.

And then she meets Tristan.

Tristan is a chess prodigy who lives with his aunt and looks up to
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 12th 2019 by Poppy Books
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Chiara
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, want, recommended
Finished in one sitting. I want to go cry in a corner now.
Ankara
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,75 ⭐
It started out as a clichéd, insta-love, teen love story, but the ending was great.
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Michele
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Thank you @littlebrownyoungreaders for this free review copy! Izzy and Tristan is the most sought after ARC of our book club.

Izzy’s family moves into a neighborhood nothing like their old one. Tristan is trying to keep his head above water while playing chess for bets for his cousin. Tempers flare and clash, leading to the meeting of these two fated lovers. Are there cliché scenes? Yes. Do they work for the story? Yes.

Two teens who fight to stay together despite it all and then... ugh! Such a
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Alice in Wonderland
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I got this as an ARC copy at YALC back in July, and thought it would be interesting as it’s a retelling of the classic Tristan and Isolde story. I did enjoy this book, I loved the depth of all the characters and how they were all compared to chess characters, and I love a bit of romantic deception. However this who book felt rushed. The love story was at an okay pace but the last few chapters of the aftermath just felt empty and as the book reached its climax. The ending itself is powerful but t ...more
ItsNasB
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
This had potential but it fell short for me. The love story did not pull me in, which is surprising since the very first line in the prologue did and set high expectations. The language used felt over the top and yet not enough to deliver a believable insta-love romance.

There's a plotline that involved consent- lack thereof, actually- that was not sufficiently addressed or resolved. The way race was handled- avoided for majority of the book and tacked on quickly at the end- left much to be desir
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Will Dennison
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a retelling of the Tristan and Isolde story, there was a lot of opportunity to fall right into the cliche. However, the author was able to turn many beautiful and original phrases, and stir in plenty of social and political commentary to make this retelling unique.
Though I am not one to read many young adult stories, I felt that this novel made itself available to the young adult audience while taking a closer, unjaded look at society around us. It is a relevant and important book as well as
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