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4.5 Beautiful Stars🌟 The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young @authorSamYoung @HarlequinTEEN @InkSlingerPR #BookReview

The heat is on! It is supposed to be 114°F today in lovely Southern California!☀️ good thing reading is an indoor activity!

Delighted to be on the blog tour and share my review for this emotional book from Samantha Young😍

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Impossible Vastness of Us and the On Dublin Street series comes a heartfelt and beautiful new young adult novel, set in Scotland, about daring to dream and embracing who you are. Order your copy of THE FRAGILE ORDINARY today!

About THE FRAGILE ORDINARY:

I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.

People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.

 

My Thoughts

4.5 Beautiful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Samantha Young can write charming relatable characters like nobody else…. I know any time I pick up one of her books I am in for a treat…. she also has done an amazing job with the transition to young adult books… both books I have read from her in this genre have been wonderful and true to the genre…. Samantha writes beautiful emotional books filled with remarkable characters living relatable lives…

This book is aboutComet an intelligent, delightful, introverted girl that would rather be home reading a book then at a party with college boys… now Comet and my teenage self weren’t terribly alike (I would have preferred to be at the party with the college boys) but whether or not you can see yourself in her doesn’t matter, you will find her engaging and somebody you will absolutely want the best for…. her struggle to figure out who she is will pull at your heartstrings and remind you of being a teenager…

This book was more of a coming-of-age story than a romance, but of course there is a boy… Tobias is the stereotypical hot new boy… A little bad boy, a little tragic, just begging to be saved…. even though Tobias was pretty cliché I found him perfect for Comet… he really had a soft sweet side that I found so endearing… also the relationship between these two was perfect… just the perfect blend of friendship and romance… and bonus it was slow burning always love that! Comet also had two delightful BFFs… what I really liked about this friendship was the girls were all there for each other and yet they all were typical selfish teenagers and so sometimes they weren’t the best possible friend they could be….

Comet also had some pretty dreadful parents… seriously, I try not to judge, but these two should not have been allowed to have children…. not sure if Samantha Young had some parent issues, but the parents in both this and her previous young adult book were pretty darn selfish…. some of the things said to her by her father in particular left me wanting to reach through the pages and give her a big hug… indifference not a good quality when it comes to parenting! But the good news is that Comet was a remarkable young lady in spite of it!

A beautiful emotionally charged character driven story that I recommend to people of all ages… now if you are a parent considering whether or not your child should read this book it does touch on some pretty heavy subject matter… including bullying, drug use, sex, teenage drinking, so perhaps it is a better fit for your more mature teenager 15+….

*** many thanks to Harlequin Teen for my copy of this delightful book ***

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“Endearing and relatable, Comet-the girl who is searching for her place in this world-will shoot through the sky and into your heart.”

— #1 New York Times bestselling author Erin Watt


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Samantha Young’s’ THE FRAGILE ORDINARY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

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June 29thAli’s Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

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Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt

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Pervy Ladies Books – Review & Excerpt

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KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

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The Coffeeholic Bookworm – Review & Excerpt

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Naturally Nerdy Books – Excerpt

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Spellbound Stories – Review

The Book Dutchesses – Review & Excerpt

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About Samantha Young:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.

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Thank you for stopping by and stay cool! Berit☀️✨

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We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books 💕📚

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