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Duw me weg, houd me vast

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Na de zelfmoord van haar moeder is het leven voor de zeventienjarige Ruby verre van zorgeloos. Ze ontfermt zich over haar broertje en past op haar alcoholische vader. Tijd om tiener te zijn is er niet. Ruby kan de dood van haar moeder niet verwerken en het leven is een strijd. Tot ze Byron ontmoet. De jonge muzikant draagt zijn eigen demonen met zich mee. Toch laat hij zic ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 2018 by Dutch Venture Publishing (first published August 13th 2015)
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Vanessa Garden
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hey guys!
It's the eve of Push Me, Pull Me's release and I thought I'd pop in to say hello and to let you know that I absolutely adore this story and hope you do too! If you love the idea of romance and tragedy set in a small town, involving a runaway musician and a girl who has lost everything, then this is the book for you! It's my first Young Adult contemporary and I'm already working on another as I enjoyed writing this one so much!
Oh, and by the way, I cried a lot while writing this story
Sep 14, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Het mooie einde, de ontwikkeling van Ruby en de onthulling over Byron maken goed dat het verhaal in eerste instantie nogal op de vlakte blijft. Het is interessant, maar niet zo heel goed geschreven. De romance is sexy en romantisch, maar een beetje too much en Byron is wel erg perfect. Leest vlot weg en het is niet saai, maar het is ook geen boek dat me zal bijblijven, denk ik. Uitgebreide recensie: ...more
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start? Well lets start with the fact that I started this book a few hours ago and I am already finished, sitting here writing a review. This has to be one of the best books I've read in 2015. Vanessa has really outdone herself.

After Ruby's mother commits suicide, her world falls apart. Soon she finds herself playing a mother to her toddler brother, Jay and a guardian to her alcoholic father. On the day of her mother's death, she happens to meet Byron. Just only a few minutes before sh
Lily Malone
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I purchased this book I hadn't read the blurb and didn't know anything at all about Push Me, Pull Me. I selected the book because I know this author and have read two of her other books set in the underwater world of Marin.
Having now read it, I think the blurb actually gives too much away.
Push Me, Pull Me is an intriguing read, with the story told in an engaging, captivating style that kept me turning the pages.
The last few books I've read have been 'did not finish' books for me, and it was
Cisz Geverink - Strasters
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Ze had ervoor gekozen om zonder afscheid bij ons weg te gaan. De kans om haar gelukkig te maken, om haar te laten blijven, had ze niet eens gegegeven. Ze was gewoon gegaan." ~ p16.

Knap als een verhaal je op de laatste pagina toch nog spontaan een traan weet te ontloken! Ik moest de brok echt even weg slikken en heb nog 10 minuten even voor me uit zitten staren na het lezen van de laatste bladzijde. Wat kan verdriet soms toch mooi zijn.

"Ik zou mam nooit meer zien, zou nooit meer met haar praten,
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Op vrijdag heb ik eigenlijk altijd zin in een wat dunner boek dat ik gewoon even op de heen en terugweg van en naar mijn werk kan lezen. Vandaag viel de keuze op dit boek van Vanessa Garden dat ik tijdens de garagesale van Dutch Venture Publishing gekocht had. Ik had het boek al vaker langs zien komen en als therapeut was ik erg nieuwsgierig naar de emoties in dit boek!

Net zoals bijna alle boeken van Dutch Venture Publishing leest het boek lekker en vlot weg. De vertaling is heel goed gelukt en
Monica Haak
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
een heel erg mooi einde, maar de rest van het verhaal vond ik erg zo-zo.

recensie binnenkort op myperfectbooklife 😋
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Vanessa and Grace! I really liked this book. Amazing to have your book translated in Dutch! Well done. I hope many more languages are to follow.
Wanda Wiltshire
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Push Me, Pull Me is one of those books that captures you by the soul and doesn't let go! Beautifully written and evocative, Ruby's story is undeniably heartbreaking. Ultimately though, it is a story of hope and loyalty and overcoming. Loved! ...more
Amanda Tuinstra ( Liefde voor boeken Amanda)
20 juni is de recensie op mijn blog.
Andi Loveall
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Push Me, Pull me is an interesting and well-written story about Ruby, a teen girl who is left to pick up the pieces after her mother's suicide. With a dad with a drinking problem, and a little brother to take care of, Ruby doesn't have much time to focus on her own social life, but that changes when the sexy and mysterious Byron comes to town. He appears to have his own secrets and demons to deal with, but the two are attracted to each other, and despite the fact that they both have a lot on the ...more
Amanda Woolley
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book it only took me a couple of days to finish during my baby's nap times. The characters really found their way into my heart, I felt like I really knew them and was there with them. Emotions were really there for these characters I felt the hapliness, sadness, loneliness etc right along with them. I would not hesitate to purchase and read another Vanessa Garden book the 3 I have read so far have all been excellent. ...more
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Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in an afternoon. So lovely, so sad.
Christine Forward

I really had no idea what to expect, having chosen this book at random from available Kindle Unlimited ebooks, and boy was I surprised. A very unexpected love story, with a surprising twist, that had me in tears. I'll definitely be checking out more books by this author.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Recensie volgt :)
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Push Me, Pull Me

This book was such an emotional roller coaster. You will need the tissues and lots of them. I would recommend this book.
Stefanie Van den wyngaert
Verhaal van een jonge meid die er alles aan doet om haar jongere broertje een beter leven te geven.
Ze probeert dit niet alleen voor haar broer, maar ook voor haar vader.
Ze werkt, leert, doet het huishouden alles voor anderen en ondertussen vergeet ze zelf te leven.

Tot ze Byron ontmoet. Deze jongen laat haar zien dat er nog andere dingen in het leven zijn dan zorgen voor anderen. Hoewel hij zelf problemen met zich meedraagt.

De liefde/vriendschap tussen hen is wel wat mysterieus. Tot ze ontdek
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