Crush

Crush

by Carrie Mac

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Overview

Because of a moment of indiscretion, Hope's parents send her to New York to spend the summer with her hipster sister while they travel to Thailand. Miserable, Hope ends up meeting Nat, and developing a powerful crush. The only problem is that Nat is a girl. Hope is pretty sure she isn't gay. Or is she? Struggling with new feelings, fitting in and a strange city far from home, Hope finds that love—and acceptance—comes in many different forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551435268
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Series: Orca Soundings Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: HL730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Carrie Mac's first novel The Beckoners won the Arthur Ellis YA Award, is a CLA Honour book. She is available for school and library presentations, and has been known to hold the interest of a couple hundred teens where others have failed. Maybe it's the tattoos. For more information, visit www.carriemac.com.

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Isn't she fazed by any of this? Does she do this all the time? Make unsuspecting, seemingly straight girls squirm? Or am I making it all up? But making up what? The butterflies are real. The fact that I want to kiss her is real.

Would kissing a girl be different from kissing boys? If all I did was kiss her would that make me queer? Are you queer just for thinking it? Or does doing it make you queer? And what if I don't want to be queer? Do I get a say in this at all?

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Crush 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
djsha17 More than 1 year ago
The book was too short to even build the characters and plot. Don't waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was too short, but it totally expresses the fact that lesbians, gays, and bysexuals aren't bad people. I think that this autor is good at telling the story of Hope and Nat. I just wiah this book wasn't so shot other wise this book wouldn't be so... If you know what I mean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was way too shorr of a book and seemed like it wasn''t really finished. The ending was vague. Its an ok book...i guess.u
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this book is a little short, it makes a good read. After reading this book, it makes you want to read it again. Just because it is  short doesn't mean that it cant be accepted as an interesting book.It has meaning and depth behind it and some of Carrie's other books  are just as great as this one, give or take. But non-the-less, it was worth reading. Maybe not worth buying to some people, but worth  reading. And for someone who doesn't like reading, like me, that says a lot. I would recommend actually giving the book a chance to prove it might be worth it.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was lovely, from the initial scene at the airport to the conclusion - for such a short piece, I was surprised how well Hope's character was developed. I think this would be an excellent coming-out novel to give to a reluctant teen reader, if they fancy girls or boys - it reads well as a romance, it isn't an after-schooly issue story. Maybe not one for boys, I think, though.While there is some mention of sex and drug use, nothing is graphic.
sumariotter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have been surveying YA lesbian literature lately and would like to rate this highly as a young adult lesbian novel but I didn't think it had much substance. It was not very believable (girl just happens to meet future employer who offers her place to stay and happens to be lesbian, then the first girl she meets turns out to be a lesbian and likes her) at all. I liked that she grew up in a commune and describes it positively but it was just too fluffy of a story for me to relate to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a true romance, not erotica.
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The story is short, but a good read during a little down time. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book but was short. Wish they would make a sequal or would have made it longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good but it was too short. I wish there was a longer sequel to develop the relationship more.
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It was a good story, kept me interested, but it ended far too suddenly. Had it ended when hope goes back to her home, it wouldnt have me so unsatisfied. If youre looking for a quick read, though, crush will suffice.
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Tiffany Cole More than 1 year ago
I just dropped $8 for 59 pages...I havent read it yet but unless this 'book' changes my life its getting one star. LAME!
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A_Farie More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea of this story and enjoyed reading it. Wish it had been longer, especially for $7.....
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