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Dedication By Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus Dedication Kate Hollis s ex boyfriend s face plasters newsstands and TV the Internet and the multiplex Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet and every song he s famous for is about K

  • Title: Dedication
  • Author: Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus
  • ISBN: 9781416540137
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dedication By Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus Kate Hollis s ex boyfriend s face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he s famous for is about Kate and their high school relationship For than a decade his soundtrack has chased her from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist s office to the bars Now thiKate Hollis s ex boyfriend s face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he s famous for is about Kate and their high school relationship For than a decade his soundtrack has chased her from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist s office to the bars Now thirty year old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special The moment she has been waiting for has arrived Dedication is a poignant, humorous tale about modern celebrity obsession and coming of age during the divorce boom With flawless depictions of the 1980s, a charismatic heroine, and their signature biting wit, McLaughlin and Kraus offer up another lively and hilarious tale of a smart young woman looking for satisfaction in the chaos of contemporary culture.
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    1. Kwesi 章英狮 on said:

      There are two ways to appreciate this book, either by giving 2 stars or 4 stars 2 stars because the protagonist of the story acts like 13 year old girl than 30 Well, that made the story interesting and it changed in the end She grow and so do her love to somebody else, if you believe to things that aren t we used to be we can get it like a falling star waiting to be catch by the dreamer 4 stars because I can t stop from reading the book, it was simple but the concept was far different to other b [...]

    2. Cristen on said:

      This book was not even fit for an MTV Lifetime movie It was juvenile, implausible, and absurd At NO time during the book did I ever believe that a woman of 30 years old would still pine for and be deeply affected by the boy she dated for a few months in high school, whether he s famous or not Maybe if they dated for an extremely long time, had an long passionate affair with each other subsequent to the high school break up, etc I could believe it a bit but not the way the story presented their [...]

    3. Laura on said:

      Well I m not exactly sure what to say about this one I liked the way that the book was laid out the chapters jumping to a different period in the past, and then back to the present setting, back and forth The authors are pretty good at writing novels that don t involve a lot of thinking, that are east to get through, compelling, make you want to keep going find out what happens next.Unfortunately, I had a really hard time relating to the main character, Kate I m younger 24 than she is 30 , but I [...]

    4. Amy Formanski Duffy on said:

      I wish I could say I liked this one as well as the other books by these authors It was cute, I guess The story alternates between 2005, when the main character is confronting her ex boyfriend in their hometown, and flashbacks to their high school years Her ex became a famous musician and his most famous song is about losing his virginity to the main character There are about ten zillion pop culture references to the early 90s, some of which are funny, but others just feel like they re trying too [...]

    5. Lina on said:

      This comes from the same authors who produced The Nanny Diaries, and I was really hoping that this book would capture the same light, witty charm the earlier book did Unfortunately, the excessive teenage angst iness and the awkward flashbacks make this read feel like you re being held hostage at a girls sleeopver that s 250 pages too long.I ve read great books that revolve around romantic relationships and their ensuing demise or success, but in my view, in order to be a good read, the reader ha [...]

    6. Patty on said:

      Loved this book Loved it As a child of the late 80s early 90s, the details Salon Selectives, anyone made this book completely believable to me I was expecting this to be just plain old pleasurable chick lit, but Katie, the heroine, is so likable I almost had to blink tears away during the very last page the last flashback Such a good story I liked it even better than The Nanny Diaries, and I wasn t expecting to.

    7. Debby on said:

      This is a ZERO star book awful Self centered rock star comes back to his roots where jilted ex girlfriend who swore vengeance years earlier confronts him Despite advanced degrees, great job, and good friends, Kate is stupid, Jake is worse and there is NO redeeming value to this book Language, sex, alcohol.

    8. Shannon Upton on said:

      Dedication is a sweet book about young love Even at the age where true youth is in the rear view mirror or perhaps especially because I m at that age I really enjoyed it.One of my favorite things about this book may also suit my contemporaries the flash back scenes through the main character s middle school, high school, and college years are perfectly timed to my own reminiscences I actually giggled when recalling the one hit wonder songs, stirrup pants, and blue mascara how I rocked blue masca [...]

    9. Kris - My Novelesque Life on said:

      3 STARS Kate Hollis s ex boyfriend s face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he s famous for is about Kate For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist s office to the bars Now thirty year old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special The moment she has been waiting for has arrived.On [...]

    10. Cindy on said:

      Wow, did I ever hate this book I didn t like any of the characters Not one made any sense to me The book jumps all over the place One chapter of the present, then you are randomly thrown into a chapter from the pasten the present picking up where the last one left offen random past sometime later then the previous one It s just a mess.Jake is an ass and present Katie is in love with him which I get in high school , but then there is 10 years where she doesn t see him, but pines for him still He [...]

    11. Krystal on said:

      I saw the book in the bookstored of course I had to read the jacket cover, and now am counting down the days until I get it and bring it to its new home I m such a bookjacket whore, I get sucked in by a well written synopsis Imagine my delight when the little teaser lives up to its name I m hoping this will be one of those times.Currently loving this book The characters, the storyI ve become invested in the ending, and am really hoping it doesn t disappoint I started reading this last night, and [...]

    12. Katelyn Amos on said:

      It isn t unheard of to be hung up on your first love, nor to want revenge on somebody who wronged you But come on This book is about Kate Hollis dropping everything in her life, a decade after her high school boyfriend Jake left her to become a famous rock star, to return to her hometown to confront Jake on what he did to her and her friends I read this book thinking it would be a cute revenge chick lit book where Kate comes out on top, but instead it s about her letting Jake walk all over her y [...]

    13. Colleen on said:

      I really liked this book I admit it took some time to get into, but once you get passed the first few chapters, it starts to pick up speed I really enjoyed the 80 s and 90 s references throughout the book as well since I was also in school at that time Katie Kate had a crush on Jake since the 6th grade They finally become a couple in high school each other s first true loves I think most women can relate that their first true love especially if it was in high school holds a special place in thei [...]

    14. Jasmine on said:

      This is just one of those books that s a quick read The F bomb is dropped than several times, there are quite a few crude moments, and to be honest when I was finishing up the last hundred pages or so, I couldn t wait to be done with it It was enough to keep me distracted for 3 hours tops, but I won t find myself pondering the meaning of life over this book anytime soon The 30 year old main character, Katie, acts like a 13 year old with hormone issues her I love him now, no I don t, yes I do, [...]

    15. Sheela on said:

      I don t know why I continue to read their books so far, I ve only liked Nanny Diaries This one is about a girl whose high school sweetheart turns into a major rock star and returns to her hometown to try to rekindle their romance can we say cliche I hate the authors style of writing It s so confusing and I had to read and re read several sentences, which is a waste of time for a book that s meant to be a fast read I think they re trying to make the conversations between the characters seem real, [...]

    16. Nan on said:

      What does it take to make one s ex regret his entire existance McLaughin and Kraus explore that mission in detail here, but this book is less about revenge than understanding the complex history that has formed the present moment.Kate Hollis has had to live with Jake s songs for years they re number one hits, and they re all about her and their high school romance Instead of being flattered, Kate is mortified and has even moved several states away rather than be in the same town with her high sc [...]

    17. Claire on said:

      I got this as a clearance book at Books a Million I d had it sitting on the shelf for over a year, and almost got rid of it without reading it, but then I noticed it was written by the same authors who wrote The Nanny Diaries , and I decided to give it a try Verdict I d probably be upset if I d paid full price for this book It was okay, but just okay There were times I found myself wanting to hit the narrator her high school boyfriend has become a big rock star, by writing songs about her very i [...]

    18. M on said:

      I think i forgot to add this one not a very good sign, but it was about four books ago so i think that is why anyway, very much a 3 star er the nanny diaries ple, so there is a lot of witty stuff in here, tho at times she was annoying in a jodi picoult sort of way everyone has the same sense of humor, everyone magically has these pithy lines at the close of each chapter but it was light with enough momentum to keep me interested, and the ending, which was really what earned it three stars, was a [...]

    19. nina on said:

      The third book from the authors of The Nanny Diaries does not hold up to the high standards set by their first book.The book jacket reads great a girl returns to her hometown to make her high school sweetheart who s now famous regret capitalizing on their intimate relationship through his chart topping songs However, the back story is told in a series of flashbacks that try too hard to be shocking e.g backstabbing, infidelity, mental illness.It s easy to finish the book because you want from it [...]

    20. Sarah on said:

      New plan cranium candy cardio sleek Sarah Nothing can go wrong.Update did not do a lick of movement while reading this I m a little ashamed of liking this book I m skeptical of the joint writing process, the plot was about as implausible as they come, and it was nostalgia heavy to the point of needing a forklift However, the girl opts out of the guy at the end, which in itself is worth noting, and perhaps respecting, chick lit wise, and withing the characters world that seems like a plausible, d [...]

    21. Darshan Elena on said:

      I ve come to realize that I need novels of nothingness, not just novels of note, to get through the hard times Simple in structure and mundane in plot, this book was an insomniac s obsession for two days Perfect for start of new quarter reading doesn t tax the brain but it didn t do much else either As I think about it, I am aghast at my reading selections Ah, well, it can t all be Kushiel Teasing It can t all be Krauss, Troung, and Chabon.

    22. Shawna on said:

      Maybe it s just because the main character in this book was in high school college at the same time that I was, but this book really struck a chord with me I literally could not stop reading it I loved all of the 80s 90s references the music, the hair, the clothes, etc some of which were obscure and that I had long forgotten or blocked from my memory.

    23. Amy on said:

      This is not their best, but I did enjoy it Imagine if your high school boyfriend grew up to be a famous musician and all his songs are about your time with him THAT is what this book is about and it was fascinating.

    24. Ginny on said:

      Read the first couple of chapters and could not go further I appreciate all the early 90 s references and everything, but it s justh I understand holding a grudge and all but good lord move on Life is too short to read books that you re not really enjoying, so on to the next one.

    25. Carrie on said:

      Better than Citizen Girl but perhaps not as good as the Nanny Diaries I really liked the premise of the story and the back and forth storytelling between the present and past Good beach read.

    26. Kloe Yeung on said:

      To the fans of this book please don t read this review if you don t want to be upset with me I just want you to know that everyone has a different opinion and taste for books Please respect Everyone s opinions And I hope I won t get hate for this review I m so sorry to say this but I m going to give this book a one star I hope whoever love this book won t be offended And also , the writers I m so sorry to say this because I have never given any book a one star I also don t think this book should [...]

    27. Kerri on said:

      I love a good chick lit book every now and again It s a nice break from the serious books I read, and it kind of resets me So as far as chick lit goes, this was enjoyable and pretty much exactly what I look for Romance, heartbreak, friendship, family Done.

    28. Abriana on said:

      This book was so bad that I didn t even want to finish it I never thought I could actually hate a book But I hate this one.

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