No one expected Marnie Fitzpatrick to be expelled from school… but the aftermath will haunt her forever. No one imagined she’d fall for the boy from the wrong side of town… until the day she saw him dancing alone. No one could know she had the one thing he needed to pursue his dreams… the courage to chase them. Love Notes For Freddie.
Marnie FitzPatrick is a reclusive sixth-former from Hertfordshire with a dysfunctional family, a penchant for Pythagoras’ Theorem and an addiction to doughnuts and gin. Julie Crewe is a disillusioned maths teacher who lives vicariously through the girls she teaches, yet who once danced barefoot through Central Park with a man called Jo she has never been able to forget.
This is the story of what happened in the summer of 1967, when the sun burned down on the roof of the Shredded Wheat factory, and a boy called Freddie Friday danced to the records he had stolen. This is about first love, and last love, and all the strange stuff in between. This is what happens when three people are bound together by something that can’t be calculated or explained by any equation.
This is what happened when they saw the open door.
I had heard such great things about Eva Rice before receiving this book, she has, had great reviews so I was excited to get started. The blurb also got me very intrigued, it sounded like my sort of book and I am a sucker for anything slightly romantic. I really enjoyed the way the book was written and the fact it alternated chapters, it keeps my mind stimulated and it interests me to hear two different points of view at the same time. The story line kept me going the whole time, there were so many little twists and turns, some I guessed some I hadn’t, however I took the time to appreciate all the characters separately and that made the whole plot a lot more enjoyable. I loved that characters within the book, had real depth, you were able to empathise and feel the story with them. The book covered some rather deep issues, yet had a lighthearted feel to it. It is one I thoroughly enjoyed and feel I will now hunt out the rest of her books. I was so pleasantly surprised reading the afterwards, and the fact that Eva had referenced places and people that I have heard of today. It brings the whole story even more to life.
GOODREADS CHALLENGE : 5/12
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