When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.
Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.
But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.
This is my first book by this author and she did a great job on writing this story. I really enjoyed reading this and I want to read more of her books. The writting style of this book is beautfuly well written. I fell in love with this story.
This is a story about friendship and love. Neruda falls hard for Callie but does she like him the way that he does?
The characters are very well done. I feel like I could connect with Neruda. The details of the writting you can imagine being in the book and seeing what was happening with Neruda and Callie while doing there English progects together.
Everything was good about this story. A job well done. Recommend to ya readers and readers who love a good story.
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1.) The best part of being a writer is creating.
2.) If I wasn’t a writer I would be an experience design artist.
3.) My favorite beverage while I’m writing is coffee.
4.) Of all the stories I’ve written, my next book is my favorite.
5.) The author who most inspired my writing is Toni Morrison.
6.) The best word to describe my writing is real.
7.) Sometimes, when I’m writing, I’d rather be outside?
8.) The Passage by Justin Cronin is the book I wish I’d written.
9.) If I could bring any of my fictional characters to life it would be Neruda.
10.) While I’m writing, I like to listen to The National for inspiration.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature for OUT OF REACH; her second novel is THERE WILL COME A TIME. CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL will be available soon. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more information, check out her website: carriearcos.com
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