By Jessica Park
Flat-Out Love is a hot and witty novel of family members love and disorder, deep heartache and uncooked vulnerability, with a little secret and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance. it is not what you know--or in the event you see--that issues. it is a couple of journey. Something is heavily off within the Watkins domestic. And Julie Seagle, university freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the most recent resident of this Boston residence, is decided to unravel it. while Julie's off-campus housing falls via, her mother's outdated collage roommate, Erin Watkins, invitations her to maneuver in. the oldsters, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, yet emotionally far away and academically pushed to eccentric extremes. the center baby, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a candy part ... and the social abilities of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly shiny yet freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls round a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother virtually far and wide she goes. And there is that oldest brother, Finn: humorous, attractive, shrewdpermanent, delicate, nearly emotionally to be had. Geographically? certainly unavailable. that is simply because Finn is touring the area and surfacing just for random fb chats, e-mails, and standing updates. prior to lengthy, via late-night exchanges of disembodied textual content, he starts to stir anything delicate and foolish and perhaps even just a little horny in Julie's unexpectedly lonesome soul. To Julie, the emotionally scrambled individuals of the Watkins kinfolk upload as much as whatever that ... good ... does not really upload up. now not till she forces a buried mystery to the skin, eliciting a dramatic war of words that threatens to rip the delicate Watkins kin aside, does she get her answer. Flat-Out Love comes whole with emails, fb prestige updates, and rapid messages. it is a real all-ages novel--very compatible for older young people, yet both enticing for adults.