This Is Not a Love Scene
Tall, bearded, and always swaying, Cole Stone is everything Maeve can't be. An ...more
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I'm extremely happy I didn't have to pay for this book. God! I really wanted to love this book but I just didn't vibe with this one.
I know I'm suppose to fall in love with Maeve as she bravely lives with Muscular Dystrophy but God! she was so self absorbed. I tried I really did try to like her but Maeve didn't have one redeeming quality. She didn't want people to treat her differently beca ...more
Written by S. C. Megale
Genre – YA Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Rating – 1/5 Stars
Available for Sale 5/7/2019
Maeve is an 18 year old living with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, she is surrounded by friends and family who love her dearly. Like any young woman, she desires to love and be loved. Maeve and her friends are obsessed with filming. The group decides to join a filming course. It is here that she meets Cole. Her heart rate increases and her desire to explore sex ...more
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I was excited to read this book, because it didn't seem like anything I have read in my YA section. Sadly, I did not care for the story. I felt like a lot of the story was meant for shock value. I read the opening to my 18 year old, and he gave me a scrunched up face. When I was done, I showed him the last sentence, and he was dumbfounded. So was I! What could've been a great story was muddled with too many storylines and too much ...more
This book stars Maeve, a young girl who attends a film school and whose greatest life's ambition is to become a famous director. She's even completed few scripts and likes spending time buying props with her friends and shooting videos for various projects. She also suffers from muscular dystrophy and is weelchair-bound. One of her biggest concerns is how she's percived by the other sex, ...more
Obviously, S.C. Megale know ...more
I really wanted to like this book but I did not like Maeve at all. I would have given this just ONE star, but I did like her relationship with her parents and her love for filmmaking.
I really didn't like how KC's problem was just wrapped up and no further development happened between the two.
And the ending … was really upsetting.
FOUR stars and here’s why:
S. C. Megale nailed the gut-wrenching experience of a first love’s heartache. The title says it all: this book is not a love scene. It's an honest, realistic, and quite refreshing story about teens navigating school, friendships, and the dating trenches.
Life is not a bunch of roses. It’s filled with friends, ups and downs, and challenges that can either ...more
This book had so much potential, but it fell short for me. I can’t decide between 1 or 1.5 stars. In the first half or so of the book I might have said 3.5. The story on a whole just didn’t cut it though.
I love #ownvoices. There should definitely be more stories with that premise! So, I had high hopes for this story. However, the fact that Maeve, the main character, doesn’t let her differences define he ...more
Overall, I think the novel was pretty satisfactory and the plot moved at a decent pace. There’ ...more
I wanted to like this book, but it was just not for me. It felt like I was dropped into the middle of a story and then it ended abruptly so for me it was incomplete. I'm not quite sure how to describe it but I just needed more back story on this friend group or something. It really frustrated me and made it difficult to get into the story. Then, when I finally felt like the story was really going somewhere, it ended too soon. I think the bones ...more
Maeve has a rare form of muscular dystrophy. She's an eighteen-year-old girl who hasn't had a relationship yet and is dying to be in one. She wants it all. She wants marriage in the long run and nice little domestic household. It's everything she deserves. She's an amazing person.
Maeve and her ...more
Ok. This book was just ok. I’m so sad that I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. The characters were ok. I loved KC so much, I wish I could just give him a hug. I don’t really understand what Maeve saw in Cole, I don’t know if it’s because we really didn’t get to see him in story or what but I just wasn’t feeling him. Maeve deserves to be with someone who’ll be there for her *cough* KC *cough*. I wasn’t really a fan of Mags either ...more
Cute story about a girl with MS exploring love and friendship. Only part I didn't like was (view spoiler)[her crush on Cole who was a douche, which whatever its crush, but ends up getting with him at the end. i'm happy for a happy ending, but she could have gotten a better guy (hide spoiler)]
I'm also worried some of the slang with quickly date the book, like the use of fam.
This is Not a Love Scene is none of that. It's original, the characters are well developed, everyone is full of flaws, they make stupid decisions, and I didn't know what was going to happen. It's original. Yes, I said it twice!
I hope they make a movie of this book.
Look out for more from this new author. As David Baldacci said on the cover (yes, THE # 1 NY Times bestselling author) S.C. Megale is a terrific new voice in the world of YA... Rings brilliantly true from the first page to the last. Could not agree more.
Can't wait for a movie version -hint, hint Hollywood?
This was a fun, quick read, that I really enjoyed. It wasn’t perfect, I can’t say I was a huge fan of the romantic relationship, and I feel like some of it could of been fleshed out more. However, I did like learning about Muscular dystrophy, and all of the film directing. I love how the book didn’t just focus on Maeve’s disease; but ...more
Overall, I didn't enjoy this like I wanted too. There are aspects i really like and appreciate. And character moments that really standout. However, I didn't really enjoy the execution. The plotlines converged nicely but also seen too ridiculous. I wasn't really a fan of any of the characters and actually disliked most. At its best, the book was, for me, just good and averaged on feelings of indifference or disinterest.
Maeve is a senior in high school, has great friends, is passionate about directing, and relies on a motorized wheelechair due to her muscular dystrophy. The thing she wants the most in the world is...sex. A relationship would be nice, but much of the story revolves around Maeve's desire to get laid. Once you get past the raunch it's ...more
A major problem I had with this book was the romance between Maeve and Cole. Maeve really wanted the relationship, but Cole never seemed interested in her. Cole was unlikeable and uncaring. He seemed to be taking advantage of her at times, disappearing for days at a time and then showing up later when he wanted something. During most of the plot, I found myself wishing that Maeve would realize that Cole wasn’t the one for her or wasn’t interested in a ...more