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Althea & Oliver - Cristina Moracho
Althea & Oliver
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What if you live for the moment when life goes off the rails—and then one day there’s no one left to help you get it back on track? Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six; she’s the fist-fighting instigator to his peacemaker, the artist whose vision balances... show more
What if you live for the moment when life goes off the rails—and then one day there’s no one left to help you get it back on track?

Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six; she’s the fist-fighting instigator to his peacemaker, the artist whose vision balances his scientific bent. Now, as their junior year of high school comes to a close, Althea has begun to want something more than just best-friendship. Oliver, for his part, simply wants life to go back to normal, but when he wakes up one morning with no memory of the past three weeks, he can’t deny any longer that something is seriously wrong with him. And then Althea makes the worst bad decision ever, and her relationship with Oliver is shattered. He leaves town for a clinical study in New York, resolving to repair whatever is broken in his brain, while she gets into her battered Camry and drives up the coast after him, determined to make up for what she’s done.

Their journey will take them from the rooftops, keg parties, and all-ages shows of their North Carolina hometown to the pool halls, punk houses, and hospitals of New York City before they once more stand together and face their chances. Set in the DIY, mix tape, and zine culture of the mid-1990s, Cristina Moracho’s whip-smart debut is an achingly real story about identity, illness, and love—and why bad decisions sometimes feel so good.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143572244
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
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Closet Geeks and Slow Mo
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4.0 Watching the clock for the release
A friend had read the ARC of this, gave it five stars and a fabulous review, which made me take note of the book. Hence I scrambled to get a review copy. BUT sadly I only got an excerpt. NOW I am not a fan of those really. But I thought to myself, I might not like the writing style or I might not li...
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5.0 A gorgeous heartbreak of a read
I want to stand on a rooftop with a bullhorn and proclaim my love for this story. Then fling said bullhorn to smithereens on the ground at how this gorgeous tale broke my heart. It's a funny, sweet, sad story about best friends - one of whom wants more and one of whom just wants life to go back to n...
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0.0 Althea & Oliver
**I received Sneak Peek: Althea & Oliver from NetGalley via Penguin Young Readers Group (Viking) in exchange for an honest review.** 3 stars - This is based off of what I've read (aka, it's going to change)!!What a lovely and interesting sneak peek! Althea and Oliver has definitely sparked my inter...
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