I am Comet Caldwell.And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That shell be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She cant wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks shes got the bad boy figured out. Until theyre thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comets ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowdand none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate waysor take a risk on something extraordinary....
|Title||:||The Fragile Ordinary|
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|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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The Fragile Ordinary Reviews
It's been months since I skipped a whole blogging day just to read but that's what happened here!
You know the feeling when after some sentences you just know that a book was made for you? Well that's what happened to me with The Fragile Ordinary.
Is it because of an exceptional and intricate plot? No.
Is it because of an out of this world penmanship? No.
Is it because of badass and fearless characters? No.
It is because I felt a deep soul bond with Comet. She was me at a younger age. And ...more
Comet Caldwell lives a fragile existence. Separated from total loneliness only by her two best friends and her books, she sits on the fringes of total obscruity in school, and at home is dimmed under the brilliance of her artist mother and writer father.
With a name like Comet one would envisage a trailblazer. A loud and outgoing individual whose mantra would be to seize the day. In actual fact Comet is a girl whose teenage insecurities are compounded by the knowledge the friendship sh ...more
Well hell, The Fragile Ordinary didn't dazzle me like I'd hoped it would and given all the great reviews it's definitely a case of "it's me".
I loved the idea of the story, I really felt for Comet but was in no way enamoured of the rest of the characters, even Tobias. Maybe if I'd gotten a little something in his POV I could have warmed to him a little because he was downright cruel to Comet at times. I so didn't believe in their romance and was quite happy with the HFN because I couldn't see a H ...more
There is something special in a young adult romance. That angst from the uncertainty of being not quite a child but not quite an adult either. That bit of childhood innocence resonating through the story. That trip down memory lane it takes to those teenage years, sparking good and trying times. The glue that usually cements YA stories—with tough topics, frustrating feelings, smoldering and sweet scenes, and lots of depth—together is hope. Who doesn’t need a little hope in their life?
”How do y...more
Nothing much to say. I LOVED IT!
It was an amazingly sweet and adorable and beautiful
and heartbreaking young adult romance.
I want my own Tobias to walk along that beautiful scottish beach with!
I wouldn't mind getting a 2nd one about those two one day - college romance! ☺
4.5 Beautiful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
Samantha Young can write charming relatable characters like nobody else.... I know any time I pick up one of her books I am in for a treat.... she also has done an amazing job with the transition to young adult books... both books I have read from her in this genre have been wonderful and true to the genre.... Samantha writes beautiful emotional books filled with remarkable characters living relatable lives...
This book is aboutComet an intelligent, delightful, introver ...more
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Despite being a huge fan of Samantha Young's new adult and adult romances, I'd yet to make time to read any of her young adult books. I'm so glad I started with The Fragile Ordinary. What a beautiful book. Now, I know I absolutely need to go back and binge her YA backlist ASAP. This book gave me all the feels. Holy cow. I swear, I start to get emotional just thinking about these characters and everything that happened during this book.
I should p ...more
"No matter what was happening in my life, in my room, I had over eight hundred worlds to disappear into, and over a thousand on my e-reader on my nightstand."
Meet Comet, a sixteen year old bookish daughter to indifferent and inattentive parents. She wants to make herself invisible, or perhaps give a reason for feeling invisible, and escapes her own reality into the world of books. Her home life broke my heart into pieces, and I can relate to her quite a bit.
The voice of the book (first person ...more