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This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story

This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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Budding screenwriter Nate, sixteen, finds his conviction that happy endings do not happen in real life sorely tested when his childhood best friend and crush, Oliver James Hernandez, moves back to town.
Film buff and aspiring screenwriter Nathan Bird doesn't believe in happy endings since his father died and his mom began to unravel. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And that someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend. But can Nate find the courage to pursue his own happily ever after? -- adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062820228
0062820222
Branch Call Number: YA FIC CALLENDER, K.
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 22 cm

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Budding screenwriter Nate, sixteen, finds his conviction that happy endings do not happen in real life sorely tested when his childhood best friend and crush, Oliver James Hernandez, moves back to town.

Aspiring screenwriter Nathan Bird doesn't believe in happy endings. His BFF-turned girlfriend-turned-BFF again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And that someone is Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend. (Also available in e-audiobook!)


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The_Zookeeper
Feb 16, 2020

This one took some time to get into, and I don't think I ever really fell in love with the characters, but it was an enjoyable short read.

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JacquelynBibb
May 02, 2019

I very much so disliked this story. It was great in the sense that every character is like something I’ve never seen. I love the portrayal of the uniqueness of everyone. However, the characters themselves weren’t all that amusing. They simply weren’t acting old enough to deal with the minimal “problems” going on in their lives. It would be difficult to think of one scene in this story that was actually entertaining or relevant to the story. There were about a thousand different minor conflicts that only took two pages to get resolved....and not a single one of those were rememberable. This is possibly going to be a waste of your time.

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rixonkj
Nov 20, 2018

About halfway through this book I decided that the title made no sense whatsoever. It doesn't really read as a romance, or as an epic--rather, this is the story of teenagers who feel like real teenagers muddling through problems that feel like real teenage problems. Some days things seem great and everyone is flirting and laughing and hopeful, and then the very next day everyone is fighting with each other and not saying why and there's all this tense bitterness and none of it makes sense or seems like it could be overcome. So, you know, like real life, which I actually loved a lot.

Then I finished the book and I decided that the title was perfect, so. I think some people won't like this book--people who are mad about all the queer and interracial relationships, but also people who want a tighter, more directional story with more 'heroic' characters. But I love its realness, and strongly recommend it.

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