A Story of Now

A Story of Now

A Story of Now Nineteen year old Claire Pearson knows she needs a life And some new friends But brittle beautiful and just a little bit too sassy for her own good sometimes she no longer makes friends easily And

  • Title: A Story of Now
  • Author: Emily O’Beirne
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  • Page: 467
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  • Nineteen year old Claire Pearson knows she needs a life And some new friends.But brittle, beautiful, and just a little bit too sassy for her own good sometimes, she no longer makes friends easily And she has no clue where to start on the whole finding a life front, either Not after a confidence shattering year dogged by bad break ups, friends who have become strangers,Nineteen year old Claire Pearson knows she needs a life And some new friends.But brittle, beautiful, and just a little bit too sassy for her own good sometimes, she no longer makes friends easily And she has no clue where to start on the whole finding a life front, either Not after a confidence shattering year dogged by bad break ups, friends who have become strangers, and her constant failure to meet her parents sky high expectations.When Robbie and Mia walk into Claire s work they seem the least likely people to help her find a life But despite Claire s initial attempts to alienate them, an unexpected new friendship develops.And it s the warm, brilliant Mia who seems to get Claire like no one has before Soon, Claire begins to question her feelings for her new friend.

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    My first thought when trying to come up with a review for this book is, "I have no idea how to label it." This is a romance, but the romance doesn't really happen until the last third of the book. It's a coming-of-age story, but the main character's already 20. It's a coming out story, but the main character doesn't actually come out. The best way to describe A Story of Now is to say that it's a few months in the life of a character; these months include self-doubt, aimlessness, family difficult [...]

    Our protagonist is Claire a 21 year old Australian college student. Claire lives at home with her disapproving mother and workaholic father. Claire’s parents push her to become a lawyer following in the family footsteps. She of course has zero desire to do want her parents want her to do. Claire is super cool and refreshingly self-aware. She’s judgy, brash, unapologetic, kind and confident in who she is. Claire knows she is operating well below her potential, and she's totally aware that she [...]

    Talk about slow burn, I think this story has the slowest developing f/f romance I've yet to read. In this genre, that's not a bad thing and is actually quite refreshing. But, the possibility of romance isn't even in the equation until about 3/4 of the book is done because Claire and her to-be love interest are thought to be straight, like there's not even a hint of another sexual preference. 'A Story of Now' is more a story of burgeoning friendships and self-discovery with a romance as a bonus s [...]

    I tried, three times, and failed, three times. I really really wanted to read this book, due to the great reviews. However, few authors manage to woe me with present tense narration, as was the case here. This is fully on me, so take my non-review for what it is! Not a review, just my musings.

    3.5I gotta admit, I didn't like Claire at first. She was sassy, judgemental, rude, etc. I'm fully aware that was the point and she was actually supposed to be like that. Maybe that's why I didn't really like the book when I started reading it. I mean, it sucks when you're not a fan of the main character, right?But then boom, something happened and I really started liking Claire. I don't even know why, it was nothing specific, it just happened. She never stopped being this 'sassy, not really nice [...]

    This is a nice romance who deals with insecurity and inferiority complex.Claire and Mia, the two lead characters are both really nice, but both have to grow up a little in order to find their way to happiness.Claire is openly in a crisis state. She has relationship problems with her family, and she really doesn't know which direction to give her life. At the beginning of the novel we see her all grumpy and in a superiority complex mood masquerading an inferiority complex. So I agree whith what I [...]

    I received a copy via net galley.I absolutely LOVED this book. This won't be a review, more like gushing and random crying about how I need book two right now. This is a beautiful love story, frustrating but equally worth it in the end. I loved the characters, the writing style I found odd at first but soon I found myself completely blissful in the story I just kept turning page after page. I also really enjoyed how the author handled the romantic scenes as delicate vs. something overly erotic. [...]

    I don't usually read a YA novel so I was a bit sceptical when I started read it. Suprisingly I really like this book. A Story of Now is about the life of early 20s years old Claire Pearson. She's a college student that still doesn't know what to do with her life. I like Claire's character, actually I like most of the characters in this book and I also love the dialogues between the characters. The only flaw for me is I think this book is a bit too long. But, overall it's really worth reading.

    I really liked this story. A very easy 5 stars. It's sweet and I love both Claire and Mia, actually I loved all of the characters, they were written very well. I loved how the story started, with Claire meeting these two people at random in the dive bar she works and how even though she insults one of them a friendship develops. It's random and it happens naturally. It was really easy to get lost in Claire's world and how shes trying to figure out who she is and how shes supposed to fit especial [...]

    Sooooo this one is difficult for me. I enjoyed the story line. I enjoyed the cast of characters as well. The writing was good. However, I found it somewhat over descriptive. There are scenes that don't really lead you anywhere. Hence the 4 stars. It's a nice, angsty, coming out falling in love story.

    Reread: This story describes the time immediately after High School when one is newly minted as an adult, the future is nebulous and every decision one makes is fraught with power and possibility. This book is one of my favorites regardless of genre. I loved the character of Claire who bears the book's main focus with all of her all supposed toughness a protective cover for her frailty. The story is written in the unusual first person present tense which seems surprisingly ideal for this story o [...]

    I received this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in return for an honest review.This was a difficult book for me to rate, because how I feel about the first half of the book is vastly different from how I feel about the second half of the book. But let me take things in order. First and foremost, I hate the POV in this book. I love the third person POV - it's my favorite! But I found myself extremely annoyed by the fact that it was written in the present tense. Now, at about 20% of the way into the [...]

    ~*This review also posted on Deanie Grrrl*~Source: NetGalley (Received in exchange for an honest review)Format: E-book (Kindle 2nd Gen)Rating: ★★★★★ (4.50 actual)Favorite Quote: “’And what prompted this radical makeover, if I may ask?’ ‘Well, Mia, I was running out of ways to disappoint my mother. And then it came to me.’”What I Liked: Oh wow. There are so many things I loved about this book. But first things first, I’d like to touch on the queer characters. Yes. Waiter, [...]

    This is one of the best books I have read. There are so many characters in it and every last one of them is well written and just really likeable. The way 'A story of Now' is written made me feel as if I was experiencing everything that happend myself instead of reading about it.While it is a really cute story it stays realistic. Not everything in life is love, peace and harmony.I want to add some triggers: There is slight talk about body images and a lot of alcohol; just a heads up. I got it as [...]

    The story is great not that powerful. Well written. It was kind of long but I like the relationship developement from strangers to partner in crime to close friends then to something.

    The story opens with an introduction to Claire, a somewhat apathetic character with an overbearing mother trying to get through university while tending bar with her friend Nina. From the start she is snarky and difficult: an acquired taste, if you will. She’s recovering from a breakup and has outgrown the friendships she cultivated in high school, now feeling adrift in a world she’s not quite sure how she fits into. This all changes once Robbie and Mia walk into her life, two fellow univers [...]

    --I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review--This is a wonderfully written story about a 19 year old girl named Clare, that falls for a girl for the first time. The story is written from the point of Clare, who comes from a very structured family with a very controlling mother (who, of course, drives her nuts). While her mother is pushing her to become a lawyer or to pick some other well-off professional field, Clare is still debating what she actually wants to do wit [...]

    Can a book be both enjoyable and frustrating to read? Because A Story of Now was just that to me. As one of the better New Adult books I've read, this is high on angst, cute queer feelings, and yes, sexy times. The main gripes I have about this book are the narration and pacing. The book is way too long for what it is, and there were random scenes that seemed to not progress the storyline or provide context or character development. I don't expect romance books to be high on character developmen [...]

    I loved, loved, loved this book! I felt instantly connected with the characters and following them on their journey together. Now I can be impatient at times when following the romance develop. In this book the romance definitely moves slowly and I think on this occasion the pace was perfect for the characters and their development. I can say the wait was definitely worth it! I thought it was written so beautifully well!You have to love the way Claire handles falling for another girl and not onc [...]

    Simple, sweet, and a perfect book to cuddle with when you need to feel fuzzy and romantic. The couple in the story are incredibly relatable, and the plot feels honest and realistic. Only thing keeping the book from getting a five is that the main character can become very self-centered and obnoxious at times, but the story overpowers her annoying tendencies. Can't wait to read the next one!

    Couldn't read the book word for word. I skipped through a few parts (bro's accident, kid rescue, so many of Claire's thoughts). I was interested in reading more about Claire and Mia but it seems so little of it occurs in this book.

    Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.Note: This ARC was provided by Book Enthusiast Promotions in exchange for an honest review.A Story of Now is a standalone novel somewhere between the young adult (YA) and new adult (NA) genres and is the debut of author Emily O'Beirne. This wasn't "just" a love story; it's the ongoing life story of nineteen-year-old Claire Pearson and how she tries to navigate her way through the expectations that people have around her and trying to come up w [...]

    This book was an emotional rollercoaster, it started quite slowly but totally relatable because Claire is a twenty years old looking for her way in life, clashing with her parents view of the world and specially the way they want her to live her life.“Well, it’s not as if there aren’t any other options. It’s just that Claire can’t figure out what fits with her idea of herself in the world” It’s focused mainly in Claire, her journey to find her place and definition of self separatin [...]

    Rating: 4 out of 5I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.I would call this a bildungsroman for the university student. A Story of Now follows Claire, who is not the most easily liked person you'll ever meet, as she starts to grow and become her own woman. So far, she's spent her life doing everything her parents don't want her to do, rather than doing the things that she wants to do, and at age nineteen has no idea what she's really doing with her life. [...]

    Four Stars: f/f contemporaryI was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.This is a very unhurried novel that appears to deliberately keep the emotions of the main two characters on a slow yet progressive awakening. Both young women have very different dispositions to one another. This carries over to their individual families and friends, in fact every aspect of each of their lives.The novel is really well written and one I feel that many can and will identify wit [...]

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I totally fell in love with this book!Usually, I read fantasy book, but I was intrigued by the story and I didn't regret it.Claire's story is totally amazing and truly realistic. She's 20, she doesn't know what to do in her life, what university pick, her mother is incredibly persistent and annoying, she can't related with her friends from high school and she feels alone and cranky.I love her nature; she's [...]

    The life of a nineteen year old is as complex as it could be. It's this awkward transition between being barely a teen and almost an adult. A Story of Now captured these complexities in Claire's story very well, which explains the lengthy masterpiece. The story took its time to show the process of finding one's self in every aspect of life. My favorite part is the author's take on falling in love. There's a good balance of newness and affinity to it. It's relentless, magical and unexpected. Same [...]

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