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Vivian Apple … by Katie Coyle | Estelle Reviews

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle ( web | tweet ) Published January 6, 2015 by HMH Books for Young Readers Target audience: Young adult Pages: 272 Keywords: family secrets, cult, road trip, best friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: When Viv discovers her parents have disappeared in […]

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January 28, 2015 - 11:24 am

Bella - I have this one in my library pile, but I was planning to pass over it. Seeing your review and a few others with high praise, I’m thinking otherwise! It sounds so interesting. Great review! 🙂

January 23, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Erin @ The Hardcover Lover - I found an ARC of this in my mailbox, and was so glad because I loved it. I really hope more people pick it up because it made me think. It was so unique but good and strange at the same time. I’m glad that I’m getting an ARC of the second one in a few months because I need to know what happens next.

January 23, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Alexa S. - I wasn’t initially thinking of reading Vivian Apple…, but after seeing your review + Rachel’s review, I’m now thinking I should give it a shot! I love that you think the friendship is an integral part of this book, and that this potential love interest feels legit. Going to check this one out from the library soon!

January 23, 2015 - 10:31 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - What a unique story! I’ve never come across a story like this one. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. I am very curious about this book, although I’m nervous to read it too. It seems very stressful, despite the adorable cover.

Magan: Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (facebook | website) Publication Date: May 22, 2006 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Pages: 275 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: girl playing on male football team, milk farm, sports and training Format Read: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com Narrated by: Natalie Moore Summary: D.J. isn’t the smartest girl there ever was, […]

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September 25, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Rebecca - I heard about this series from Lori too and was interested enough to add it to my TBR but now I’m definitely sold. It sounds like a great first book and I hope the series is just as good for you! I’ve never listened to an audiobook right through (I normally only make it through a few minutes at the most) but I might look into Dairy Queen’s but also have the book on hand in case it doesn’t pan out well. Great review, Magan 🙂

September 25, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - I agree that D.J. isn’t necessarily book smart, but I think she’s still intelligent. She also just doesn’t prioritize the educational system because she has so many other things on her plate, I think. I enjoyed this trilogy a lot more than I thought I would and I hope you continue to enjoy it as you listen to the second and third installments! I don’t really listen to audiobooks, but I can imagine this one working well via the audio format.

September 25, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Ellice Y - Yay, I enjoyed Dairy Queen too! I read it for my Young Adult Lit class a couple of years ago. I didn’t realize that it was a series either until recently. Your review of the audiobooks makes me want to get the next 2 and listen to them on my commute to and from work every day! Great review! It made me remember how much I liked this book!

September 25, 2013 - 11:48 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’m so glad you liked this audiobook. I loved it, too. Like you said, Natalie Moore was spot on getting the character of DJ, and I think I laughed more listening to the audio than I would have reading the book.

September 25, 2013 - 11:27 am

Bonnie - So many of my blogger friends have read this series and loved it but I haven’t been able to get past the fact that it’s basically about farming and sports. lol Seems like such a strange combination but I really think I should give it a try, seems like one of those surprisingly good ones you never would have expected. And it’s funny too? I’ve heard this on audio is a must so I’ll be checking out my library, definitely. Great review, so glad you enjoyed it too!

September 25, 2013 - 9:23 am

Lori - I’m so, so happy that you enjoyed this! D.J. is one of my favorite characters ever. You’re so right, the audio is spot on! I could listen to them again and again.

I hope you love the rest of them just as much. Catherine Gilbert Murdock just released a spin off too. Curtis is in it, I think.