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I lost my excitement over Love Story and could not get the anticipation back. I finally decided to read it for myself, and sadly, I agree with most of the reviews I read: Love Story is a good book but something was off.
Just a Love Story by Sable Hunter
Let me start with what I liked. I like the way Echols writes. I love her attention to detail. I love the way she builds relationshipsthey usually progress slowly, so that when the characters finally get together it means more to me. I especially like the way Echols writes teenagers.
The portrayal feels so realistic and her books really take me back to my teen years. To be perfectly honest, the first line of the story turned me off: I hate the name Captain Vanderslice and those initial feelings of dislike set the tone of the book for me. I know that's shallow and judgemental of me, but those are the facts. I never really connected with Erin and the "poor rich girl" act got old for me.
It felt like it took forever to get some chemistry between Erin and Hunteralthough I did enjoy their story, I just didn't love it. Something about the book as a whole felt lacking for me.
Now, that's a book I can get excited about! Love Story was a good read, but not her best in my opinion. TragicBy collegegirlI'm so sad.
This book had so much potential to be greateven with the character's unending flaws that they seemed to never overcome , the ideas between the history of the two main characters and the fact that their feelings were shared in front of their entire creative writing class. The ending was thrown together, as if her publisher wanted it finished NOW.
When I was nearing the end last 20 pages I kept checking how many pages were left because I thought, "there's no way this could wrap up so quickly. I'm not a "hater" of authors I'm one myself and very much support my fellow writers as much as possible. Erin's major ambition in the story is to apply for and win a publishing internship. When she mentions this to Gabe toward the end of the book, he says there's no way she would get it.
Why not? She's the best student in his class he has just told her as much , so why wouldn't she have a chance at the internship? We're never told because Erin never asks.
She just assumes it's because she got into one-too-many arguments in class regarding her work, and because she and Hunter blew up at each other. If those are really the reasons Gabe wouldn't allow her to get the publishing internship, that says more than I want to know about his personal integrity. To deny a qualified student the chance of a lifetime because she has an argument with a boyfriend in class after said boyfriend burst into the class screaming at her is something beyond petty.
Hunter Allen. What can I say? Echols didn't fail here, she once again wrote a male protagonist I like. The only problem I have with Hunter is that he's in love with someone as utterly disgusting as Erin. In this sense, he suffers the same fate as Forget You 's Doug; he's a great guy, why is he in love with such a horrid bitch? But it just wasn't very believable. The idea that something so petty could keep two people apart for so long is ridiculous. And if it really did happen, I would say that at least one of those people is one of the more pathetic human beings I've seen in my life.
To top it off, we find out at one point that Erin was a frigid bitch to Hunter throughout high school, never once standing up for him when people began making fun of him because he worked for Erin's family. But she was traumatized after her mother's death, so we're apparently supposed to give her a pass on the whole horrible person thing.
While I generally admire Echols' frank, honest portrayal of teens and sex, Erin having sex with Hunter despite her knowledge of his deception and her subsequent assertion that she "used" him was disgusting and infuriating. Throughout the entire story, Erin is constantly second-guessing Hunter, making assumptions regarding his motives, and accusing him of things he was neither doing nor planning on doing. Yet we're supposed to believe that this is the girl Hunter is in love with.
The reader can't help but ask, in exasperation, "Why?! To top it all off, this book didn't even really have an ending. Given this pattern, I think it's safe to say Echols is a hit-or-miss author. Love Story is definitely a miss. This is the story of Erin Blackwell, a college freshman on her own in New York City after a falling-out with her rich grandmother and legal guardian.
During one of Erin's creative writing classes, Hunter Allen, a boy Erin shares a past with, walks in and hilarity ensues. I wish hilarity ensued. What actually ensued was convoluted melodrama and infuriating plot points that were crafted and employed for the sole purpose of dragging the story out even though they made little-to-no sense.
Erin's first story submission for class is in the style of an historical romance, with characters Rebecca and David modeled after Erin herself and Hunter. Hunter reads the story and knows right away that Erin's romantic lead is based on him.
Erin is mortified, understandably.
What isn't so understandable is Erin's obsessive vehemence that her writing professor not find out that David was modeled on Hunter. She's convinced that he will think she isn't serious about her writing, but that she's nothing more than a silly schoolgirl with a crush. I'm still trying to figure out how that makes any sense since one of the first rules of writing is to "write what you know". I believe something similar is on the page describing this book!
True Love Story by Willow Aster
I suppose this is as good a time as any to discuss my feelings about Erin. Echols is usually fantastic at creating likable female protagonists. After reading Forget You , I had hoped that I would never again be subjected to a female lead as vapid and irritating as Zoey. My hopes were promptly crushed as Echols has managed, in Love Story , to not only create a character I cannot in any way relate to, but whom I genuinely dislike.
Erin is shallow, judgmental, arrogant, stubborn in a very, very bad way , jealous, rude, deceitful, and just plain uninteresting. She mentally writes all of her classmates off as "manic depressive" when they seem to like her stories crafted around her childhood more than they do her silly romances. When her writing professor tells her that she has more talent for dialog and pacing than any young writer he's yet seen in his teaching career, she doesn't even register the compliment because she's too busy focusing on the very helpful constructive criticism he offers afterward.
Reading her mental processes "he doesn't know what he's talking about! We all know at least one. The supporting cast is, in general, good.Erin is mortified, understandably. Shae St. Hale and his allies all travel to Switzerland and discover that this won't be a smash-and-grab job like they expected.
TragicBy collegegirlI'm so sad.
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When her writing professor tells her that she has more talent for dialog and pacing than any young writer he's yet seen in his teaching career, she doesn't even register the compliment because she's too busy focusing on the very helpful constructive criticism he offers afterward. Then, on the day shes sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in.
I'm giving it two stars because, despite my dislike of it, it wasn't horrible. Love Story is definitely a miss.