Author: Gayle Foreman
Publisher: Dutton / Random House
Date of Publication: January 2013
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*****FILLED WITH SPOILERS. READ AT RISK****MY FIRST GAYLE FOREMAN! I borrowed this because I was about 12th on the reservation list for If I Stay (now 4th!!) and I wanted to read some of her writing.
And... GAH. I loved and hated it so much.
I loved the romance and the characters and the food and the little themes and the writing and just omg *flails*
WHO WOULD GO TO PARIS WITH SOMEONE THEY HAD JUST MET, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY WEREN'T FROM THE COUNTRY THEY WERE CURRENTLY IN.
Allyson wasn't a stupid character. I mean she was pre-med. Before she didn't want to be. And she was very good in the Shakespeare classes and generally, she wasn't a stupid character.
I JUST... NO.
But it was the cutest thing in the world <3
I really loved the Shakespeare theme running through it; the little references and plays (especially when I understood it all!).
I read it in two sittings and I adored it, but I couldn't get over her going to Paris.
And then, even after KNOWING HE GODDAMN LEFT, she was obsessed with this guy she knew BARELY ANYTHING ABOUT, and had to try and find him. JUST NO.
AND I REALLY LOVED THIS GODDAMN BOOK BUT ALLYSON... REALLY? HE COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO YOU. Yes he was a great Sebastian BUT ARE YOU THAT STUPID!
Also, well done for standing up to your parents eventually.