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Estelle: Intentions by Deborah Heiligman

Intentions by Deborah Heiligman Publication Date: August 14, 2012 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Pages: 272 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: rabbi, temple, fighting parents, distant best friend, first love Format read: ARC from NetGalley How I heard about it: Heard DH read an excerpt at NYC Teen Author Festival in March Summary: In […]

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November 1, 2012 - 8:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] by Katie McGarry 5. Skinny by Donna Cooner 6. Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell 7. Intentions by Deborah Heiligman 8. Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 9. My Life Next Door by […]

August 9, 2012 - 10:47 am

April Books & Wine - The premise of this sounds really good. I mean, I love books where teens question things like religion. Also I like when adults are hypocritical, because no one is perfect or anything.

Yeah, I’m going to have to check this one out of my library eventually!

July 14, 2012 - 6:48 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve never heard of this book or author so thank you for making me aware of it. Sometimes I steer clear of books about religion but I like that this book is about a girl questioning her faith because someone she’s looked up to is not doing as he says.

And I loved your description of Rachel, there is just something about flawed characters, they are so easy to relate to compared to perfect people, she sounds very realistic!

Great review, E!

July 14, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Krystianna - This book sounds awesome!

I’m glad to hear that you liked it.

Thanks for the review!

July 12, 2012 - 10:40 pm

elena - I actually said WHAAAT out loud reading the first lines of your review! I’m not really a religious person but I’m curious about this one, esp since it’s not preachy. I was not expecting that from the cover but I see the windows now. This sounds like such an intriguing book!

July 12, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Tara - I MUST read this one! I’m always intrigued about books that have a religion element but don’t preach at me and this perfect. Fabulous review Estelle!!

July 11, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I’d never heard of this book before I read your review, but I really want to now. Rachel sounds like the kind of main character I’ll love because she’s not flawless! Great review. 🙂

July 11, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - To be honest, this book is completely new to me. I had never heard of it before, but after reading your review, I’m completely intrigued. This book presents a situation that most people have to deal with – an authority figure teaching one thing and acting in direct opposition – so it’ll be an interesting read, at least to me.

Estelle: A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley

A Long Way from You by Gwendolyn Heasley ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: June 5, 2012 Publisher: Harper Teen Pages: 336 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: New York City, art, tourist, summer in the city Format read: ARC from Little Bird Publicity (thanks!) Summary: When Kitsy is offered a chance to spend a […]

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June 28, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Author Spotlight: Gwendolyn Heasley - […] so pleased to welcome Gwendolyn Heasley to Rather Be Reading. If you remember, last week I reviewed Gwen’s June release, A LONG WAY FROM YOU about a vibrant Texan who travels to New York to […]

June 24, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Shelve It: 6/24/2012 - […] Such a Rush last week and I can’t say enough fantastic things about it. – A bonus review of A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley set in NYC! – Magan raves about Something Like Normal by Trish Doller. Have […]

June 22, 2012 - 5:41 am

Daisy - It sounds like a cute read! And I love books set in NY! I’ve never been there, but it’s my dream to go and discover all the amazingness it has to offer! I’m not a big fan of the name Kitsy, maybe because the word ‘kits’ is associated with vomiting in Dutch 😉
But any book that has a character you’d want to hang out with in real life in it sounds good to me 🙂 Thanks for the review!

June 21, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love books set in NYC! This really does sound like a cute read, and I definitely want to check it out. Great review E!

June 21, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Magan - Elena! That was my favorite line of E’s review, too, though I may be biased… 🙂

June 21, 2012 - 11:04 am

elena - “Cutest Texan I’ve met since Magan.” AHAHA I LOVE THAT! Also oooh, cute musician boy? This seems like an adorable read! I wouldn’t have picked it up (the cover is misleading, it looks like a scene from The Little Mermaid except with blonde hair) but I might have to now!