He was funny, sweet, kind, and just a great, great guy. I liked Priya too although we understand less about her as it's Sam's voice that tells the story.
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They are two really likeable characters who find themselves in a really difficult situation. They aren't stupid - they know about contraception, they look after each other, but one time they take a risk and get caught out.
I felt so sorry for them. Did I mention that I loved Sam? He stood by Priya through it all. He accepted that it was her body, her decision, and he did everything he could to support her. The whole time he was trying to make things right for her. It really brought back to me how helpless it can feel to be a teenager. I guess I'd forgotten that at sixteen years old you don't always get to make your own decisions - you just don't have the resources to do so. Love, love, loved it: May 18, Hamza Shafiq rated it it was ok. So much cliche, I can't..
Jul 09, Sisilia Teu rated it it was ok.
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I chose to read this book because I needed one that fit the category ,book with a male main character, on the Bingo Board. When I read the title, I predicted that it was about young love because of the word 'sixteen' and the book cover. My prediction was right. The book is about young teenage love. Boy meets Girl and they fall in love material, in my opinion.
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Sixteen year old Sam and his friends rave on about their successful love lives Losing I chose to read this book because I needed one that fit the category ,book with a male main character, on the Bingo Board. But Sam is the only one left in his group of his friends who has not yet reached that stage. Then he meets Priya, the girl of his dreams, and girls are no longer just sex objects to him. The two instantly click and are deeply in love.
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They talk about "doing it" but they decide to wait till it's the right time. That time arrives very quickly and unfortunately, Priya winds up pregnant. The two are then forced to make a big decision whether to keep their baby or not. This encountered a LOT of problems for the couple of sixteen year olds and they really struggled.
Sadly, in the end, Priya lost the baby but the two learnt a very good lesson: Never have unprotected sex or be pressured into doing things you don't want to do. My favourite quote in this book is "Let sleeping dogs lie" because it's a very well known and wise saying. If someone is told to "let sleeping dogs lie", it means that they should not get involved in a situation they're not needed in because they'll only cause trouble.
Sam said this to one of his friends about a girl who everyone in school didn't like because they thought she was a 'slut'. My favourite character in the book is Priya because she is very strong willed, strong minded and never backs down from a tough situation without a fight. I thought this book was ok. I didn't like it but I didn't hate it. So overall, it was just ok.
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This book contained quite an assortment of stories in terms of plot and genre. A few were dull or preachy, but most were interesting and I enjoyed the book enough to grant it three stars.
Jul 18, Dorothea rated it it was ok. Probably the nice railroad baron character in Clover indicates that I don't really want to know what Coolidge thought about labor unions! Instead it rings another change on a theme Coolidge liked: In this case the protagonist supplements her income by dusting rich people's nice porcelain, and soon becomes a sort of expert specialist housekeeper, greatly in demand. I would very much like to know whether Coolidge or anyone close to her had ever managed to thrive with this sort of strategy. I agree with Emily's review which calls this story the "stuff of nightmares"!
Apart from the descriptions of the island, the story is about how the people of Sark once had notice that the queen would visit them briefly; how they prepared; and how they were rather relieved when she didn't come after all. I like it; it's a sort of fairy tale for introverts. She contemplates starving herself to death so everyone will be sorry for mistreating her, but decides against it when she really does get hungry.
Don't work so hard to make everything about your party perfect that you're too tired to enjoy anything yourself. Oh, corn subsidies, how you have changed the world. She chooses the gold coins and is horribly exploited by her family when they find out. Unspoken moral of the story: Spoken moral of the story: An Idyll of Christmas Eve" -- A tall ancient fir tree falls; lovers who met under the tree and then quarreled reconcile.
I won't say anything more because I don't want to spoil who Colonel Wheeler is. This is a story entirely about interior decoration , which rather amazes me -- but it's actually not bad. Both girls are redecorating their bedrooms on a fixed budget, and one makes more sensible choices than the other. They are suitably chastened, but they do figure out how to escape. She can't talk and has trouble walking on her feet, which are more like flippers.
They adopt her and she learns to spin, but never to speak. The strange thing about this story is its realism -- some of the characters think the girl is a mermaid, but some think she's a human with disabilities. Coolidge maintains the uncertainty to the end, when we can't tell whether view spoiler [she returns to the sea, or commits suicide hide spoiler ]. Either reading is pretty grim! Another old-fashioned book from 'What Katy did' and 'What Katy did at school'.
Made up of short stories, its innocence and purity will appeal to children. A rather uneven story collection. Favorite story, "A Little Knight of Labor" impoverished genteel woman shocks relatives but finds contentment by becoming a housekeeper. Least favorite story, "Snowy Peter" A snowman built by children comes to life and climbs up the walls of the house in order to spy on them wistfully through the nursery window -- the stuff of nightmares!
Sep 23, Amy Griffith rated it liked it Shelves: Collection of short stories. It's a perfectly fine book but nothing particularly special. Mostly feminine interest with some romances. Susan Cowling rated it liked it Dec 17, Alison Matika rated it it was ok Jun 17, Betsy rated it really liked it Apr 16,