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The Forever Girl

McCall Smith, Alexander (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"From the author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series--a stand-alone, big-hearted, and often heartbreaking novel about unrequited love and the unexpected places it takes us. At age 4, Thursday chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love with her best friend, James, with whom she happily spends all her time. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: at the same time that Thursday's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, she realizes that James's father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well: James drifts away from Thursday, but she keeps him in her sights: she attends the same college in Scotland and then follows him to London, Sydney, Singapore, rebuilding her life in every city, hoping each time that James will see what he is missing. As Thursday and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realized tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life"--
Authors: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Title: The forever girl
Publisher: New York :, Pantheon Books,, [2014]
Edition: First United States edition.
Characteristics: 316 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "From the author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series--a stand-alone, big-hearted, and often heartbreaking novel about unrequited love and the unexpected places it takes us. At age 4, Thursday chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love with her best friend, James, with whom she happily spends all her time. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: at the same time that Thursday's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, she realizes that James's father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well: James drifts away from Thursday, but she keeps him in her sights: she attends the same college in Scotland and then follows him to London, Sydney, Singapore, rebuilding her life in every city, hoping each time that James will see what he is missing. As Thursday and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realized tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life"--
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ISBN: 0307908259
9780307908254
Statement of Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith
Subject Headings: Families Fiction.
Genre/Form: Humorous stories, English.
Love stories, English.
Love stories.
Humorous fiction.
Topical Term: Families
LCCN: 2013038944
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Apr 19, 2014
  • jhcole rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I agree, a major disappointment. On its merits, rather than McCall Smith's well-deserved reputation for outstanding stories and characters, any self-respecting publisher would have rejected it. It reads as if it was something he threw together to pay for a Grand Cayman vacation. Or maybe he got bored lying on the beach and wrote it to while away the time

Apr 14, 2014
  • ambra rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A big disappointment,as I am a fan of Alexander McCall Smith.Nothing to recommend it, especially the characters.

I read everything by McCall Smith with great joy but this story might be better suited to young adult fiction. Simple teen love story without much depth and the setting is just as flat.

Mar 09, 2014
  • readmorebooks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Not what I thought a McCall Smith book would be about, but very good just the same. The twists and turns the story takes are very Interesting and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good story. Try it!!

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