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The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record.
And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness. With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Hannah Wagnor , Finny Boone. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Paper Valentine , please sign up.
My one question is why did it have to end? I loved this book, The mystery, the romance, and the supernatural part Lillian, other ghost. I highley recomend this book. See 1 question about Paper Valentine…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Paper Valentine.
Jan 08, Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves: young-adult. This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book, but it certainly will not be my last. I don't want to say too much about the story because I don't like giving away spoilers but I will say that I loved it.
The writing was fantastic, the story compelling and I had a hard time putting it down. It had ghosts, murder, romance and was creepy but in a really fantastic way. It's a murder mystery but doesn't read like you typical murder mystery.
I was really thankful for that. Grab it, read it, loan your book to This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book, but it certainly will not be my last. Grab it, read it, loan your book to a friend! Hannah's best friend has died and her ghost continues to haunt her. Her friend's ghost wants Hannah to investigate recent murders. Hannah just wants to be left alone. She also wants to stop thinking about a certain young man named Finney.
Hannah is quickly drawn in by the ghost girls, a murder on the loose and secrets. This was so good! See more of my reviews at www. View all 10 comments. Jan 08, Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing Shelves: young-adult , recommended. Aw, Brenna. Fair confession: she's my critique partner, so I saw this manuscript when it was just an infant. But it's lovely and creepy and you'll like it, too.
Serial killers a little , ghosts a little , and love a little. View all 4 comments. Jan 09, jv poore rated it it was amazing Shelves: survival-stories , realistic-fiction , library-book , mystery , young-adult , ghost-story , paranormal. Do not let this slip under your radar! Yovanoff is beyond brilliant in this gut-wrenching, heart-tugging; bad-ass, hopeful, fast-paced, murder-mystery-ghost story.
View all 3 comments. Dec 28, Maja The Nocturnal Library rated it really liked it Shelves: amazing-writing , cover-lust , young-adult , best-of , contemporary-fiction , favorites , i-see-dead-people , murder-mystery , own-a-dtb , reviewed-in Can we still be friends? Paper Valentine is a book about a serial killer. It is a book about the loss of a best friend to a long and horrifying illness. It is about ghosts, hauntings and very strange Ouija boards.
The quiet, subtle romance was exactly what I expected from one of my favorite authors. Only Brenna Yovanoff can come up with a name like that and really pull it off — she is the reigning queen of weird and unforgettable character names. Finny himself is just as memorable, though. She has a talent for writing silent types and I love her for it.
Hannah takes quiet to a whole new level. Her mind is always racing, but her mouth stays firmly shut. I liked that about her, her ability to keep her thoughts to herself even when other people would probably explode, even when the silence would become awkward and stiff.
When so few words are spoken, a lot of things get communicated differently and the reader ends up with much more useful things. I dread issue books, they make me feel claustrophobic and depressed, but Yovanoff wrote about anorexia without making me feel suffocated or overwhelmed.
She even went so far as to try and explain the hows and whys of it, but she never stepped onto a podium and started preaching. It was just a natural part of the story. Yes, Hannah had a best friend and yes, that best friend died of anorexia six months prior to the beginning of the story, but the illness itself never took center stage, and neither was it taken lightly or disrespectfully.
Then I cross to the bed and sink down onto the rug, pulling the sheet with me. On the floor, with the sheet over me, I sit with my knees pulled up and my head on my arms. I know I am. View all 7 comments. Oct 09, Giselle rated it really liked it Shelves: own , arc. Being my first Yovanoff book, let's just say that I now consider myself a fan.
I was terribly impressed with the writing: Brenna has a wonderful way with words that makes you feel all the creepy. There's murder, romance, ghosts, enlightening characters; this is a good one, folks!
This book has a lot going for it, as stated above, it's not just a murder mystery, it has substa Being my first Yovanoff book, let's just say that I now consider myself a fan. This book has a lot going for it, as stated above, it's not just a murder mystery, it has substance and emotions.
It even has a flair of contemporary when we learn of the way her ghost friend died from anorexia. Which, and for obvious reasons, affected Hannah a great deal as she's feeling both sorrow and guilt from her loss. We see this darker, depressed side surface regularly in the novel, giving a very realistic portrayal such a death leaves behind. Furthermore, we have a romance that is satisfyingly budding with the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, whom Hannah is drawn to even through her suspicions.
Suspicions that put a wedge between them even though they didn't always know it was there. Clever with a fantastic creepy flair, the mystery part of the book is great with a fairly unpredictable ending.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff- Review
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff. Goodreads Synopsis: The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness. With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets.
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