Top positive review
Mesmerising - 5 stars undoubtedly
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017
Preparation for reading F. Love:
1. Remember Tarryn hurts you
2. Don't get attached to the characters
3. Happy ever afters are over rated
4. Tarryn eats babies for breakfast
5. When you think all is well, think again
6. Tarryn doesn't do rainbows and unicorns, she does diseases and freaky fairground rides
I had a dream once where David Beckham did some rather delicious things to me with his tongue. Wouldn't it be great if you could have an amazing dream and when you woke up it all started to become real?
Helena Conway is a beige biatch who isn't as pretty as her best friend Della.
Kit Isley, would you stop just standing there with your pretty hair blowing in the wind, looks mighty fine in a chilli pepper red chair, in suspenders and in a coat with the collar turned up.
I heeded my pep talk, I tried, honest I did, but Tarryn is an evil witch, definitely Slytherin and she lulled me into loving Kit and Helena. She made me do it with her siren's song and her fancy pants way with words.
Damn you Tarryn Fisher, I want a kitkat, an old wine cork and a box of socks and I bloody well want to go to a magic place where giant bubbles blow down Main Street.
My heart was in my mouth all the way through the book; at least there I could try to stop her from ripping it out of my chest with her bare hands and then stomping on it.
I made it to the end. I'm now on a hunt for blue crayons and David Beckham. I'm moving to Port Townsend where I will live in the old Cannery and wear lilac.
I loved this book. I just love how Tarryn Fisher uses words, sometimes like swords, sharp and hurtful; sometimes like birdsong, soft and lilting; always perfectly placed.
"When disloyal, seed-sowing scum buckets slept with other girls, why did women look inward to find fault in themselves?"
"I am just a muggle. A beige biatch muggle. It's a sad day in Helena land."
"The best kind of love is the love that isn't supposed to happen."
"Suddenly I know that people are what you truly need to be afraid of. People with eyes that communicate. People who can hurt you so hard you'd wish you were never born."
"I fold like wet paper. My will is soggy, and my morals smudged."
"Nothing worth finding is actually easy to find."
"I'll always find you. Even when you run."
"No one tells you that it hurts this much to be a grown-up. That people are so complicated they end up hurting each other to self preserve."
"Life is a carousel of four seasons. Unpredictable for the most part. Happy. Unhappy. Content. Searching. Mess up the order, and they still rebound at one point or another."