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Not Famous by Matthew Hanover
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read 2019.

Matthew Hanover delivers a pitch perfect story in his debut novel. It’s a funny and touching story about learning to love and trust again. This story is filled with compelling characters. Alli is an incredibly loveable person. While she is naive and inexperienced when it comes to dating, she seems to be teaching Nick and his friends what being in a loving relationship is really all about. The dynamic between Alli and Nick is often times awkward, which lends itself to some of the more endearing moments. Nick is very relatable—especially as he tries to unpack his baggage.

At first, it’s hard to imagine how these two very different people are going to make a go of it. As they get to know each other, you start to believe, and it slowly becomes clear why Alli has certain attitudes about how Nick sees his role in the relationship.

As the villain in this tale presents himself, the more hardened Nick tries to protect his sheltered girlfriend, but she doesn’t understand why he’s being standoffish. Part of it is how his previous relationship ended. The other part is he recognizes this guy for who he really is.

Not Famous is a story that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it. I’m holding up my lighter, because I want an encore.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Kindle Edition)
2019 – Started Reading
2019 – Finished Reading
January 16, 2019 – Shelved
January 16, 2019 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)

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