Love Shack

Love Shack While Grace pines away for her housemate Justin Justin sets his sights on Kate and Kate wonders if Justin will ever forget how much she once hurt him

  • Title: Love Shack
  • Author: Katherine Applegate
  • ISBN: 9780061067938
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • While Grace pines away for her housemate Justin, Justin sets his sights on Kate, and Kate wonders if Justin will ever forget how much she once hurt him.

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    1. Kate and Justin are solid in this book, and I love how he gives her space to work out her feelings over her sister's suicide (and the realization that there really isn't a definitive answer to the why of it). Grace spirals down in this book, and it's shocking and horrifying to see such a strong person lose their identity and dignity to addiction. I'm also surprised by how unflinching Applegate was in writing the scenes where Grace bottoms out. While it's never spelled out in graphic detail, ther [...]

    2. Katherine Applegate, Tease (17th Street Press, 2001)The second book in Making Waves, one of Applegate's teen-romance-crack series, pretty much carries on the storylines from the first book. No one changes all that much, though they get deeper into their particular neuroses (in the most predictable of ways; the budding alcoholic must hit bottom, the illegal alien must have a brush with the cops, etc.). It's nothing you haven't seen before, but Applegate is very good at taking all these stock situ [...]

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