Title- Flat-Out Celeste
Author– Jessica Park
For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation.
But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe.
Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him.
Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love.
Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love.
‘We all have something. All of us. Every single person in this world has a quirk.’
This was the first time that I listened to an audiobook, and I am very happy that Flat-Out Celeste was my first. The story was truly a great one to both read and listen to.
Both the characters in this book were very easy to like, especially Celeste and Justin. They were both socially awkward and bonded over their awkwardness. The two of them met because Justin emailed Celeste about attending the college he attends, he was suppose to invite her to the college’s met ups and woo her, but through their email they began a friendship. They brought out so much out in each other and ended up helping each other grow.
Since I feel like this is a book about friendship as well as first loves, let me talk about two of Celeste’s friends. Dallas and Zeke, they were both so great and I would love to see a book about them. They really were some of Celeste’s first friends and help her grow too. Through them, she gained more friends and loved her college application lessons with them.
I also like that both Celeste and Justin may not have been the most popular kids in school and that they were awkward and had quarks. Usually in these books the main girl is attracted to the popular boy or the bad boy and I like that Justin was neither.
I can not wait to read more from Ms. Parks since this was my first from her.