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Video Review to seebookish things from me Check out my YouTube channel Video Review to seebookish things from me Check out my YouTube channel Dive is a truly poignant book about love and loss, friendship and family The story revolves around Virginia, a 15yo girl who is going through one of the worst times of her life And because personal tragedy is never enough, just about everything around her seems to be rising against her Isn t that the way it always seems to be in life This truly is what made the book so relevant to me as a reader, a person has been through their own fair share of loss and personal tragedy Perhaps because of Dive is a truly poignant book about love and loss, friendship and family The story revolves around Virginia, a 15yo girl who is going through one of the worst times of her life And because personal tragedy is never enough, just about everything around her seems to be rising against her Isn t that the way it always seems to be in life This truly is what made the book so relevant to me as a reader, a person has been through their own fair share of loss and personal tragedy Perhaps because of that, I read this a little differently For me, it was the feeling of not being alone.This is a book that is extremely character driven We spend the book inside the head of Virginia, feeling her confusion, her pain, and even her moments of joy and happiness Through her we get to know her parents, her siblings, and her friends And every one of them is a very different person Her mother is a bit of a drinker and that is getting worse by the day, putting Virginia in positions she should never have to be in at her age Her father seems to be a bit on the oblivious even before he becomes so sick Her brother Edward and I love the random use of rude takes on his name throughout the book is pretty apathetic most of the time But it is her little sister, Baby Teeth, that shines She is smart and quirky and, in some ways, the true heart of the book Virginia is understandably overwhelmed and I think she spends much of her time a bit emotionally And if all of her family problems aren t enough, her dog is run over and her best friend starts being unreasonably mean and avoiding her, just when Virginia needs her the most But then there is Jane, who unwittingly becomes Virginia s anchor.At the center of the story is Virginia s fear and sadness It is overwhelming and pervasive, just as it is in real life She is barraged with so many things, each one of them enough to take her down by itself But she is dealing with all of it all at the same time all by herself There were moments that this was not an easy read because of the depth of the emotions, but it is a powerful read It is also a read with unexpectedly funny moments and moments of happiness and joy It is a book that truly gives you the feels I gave this 4.5 mugs It s amazing to me that when I open a book, there is always a miracle somewhere on its pages An entire novel can be miraculous, but if not, a paragraph here and there, sometimes a single line, maybe even just the voice in the book is enough to slay me To send me off, to relieve me of my self and whatever predicament I happen to find myself in at the time 108 9.I wish I were friends with Virginia in real life She s 15 and finds her dog Lucky run over by a car right at the start of the book It s amazing to me that when I open a book, there is always a miracle somewhere on its pages An entire novel can be miraculous, but if not, a paragraph here and there, sometimes a single line, maybe even just the voice in the book is enough to slay me To send me off, to relieve me of my self and whatever predicament I happen to find myself in at the time 108 9.I wish I were friends with Virginia in real life She s 15 and finds her dog Lucky run over by a car right at the start of the book She s told it was a green Volkswagen and the question of who did it haunts her throughout We get to find out later, and damn Then her father is dying of a rare blood disease These things turn her into a different person where she s withdrawn and peers at school all know about it because of her best friend Eileen who is suddenly acting all weird and mean Then this girl Jane who is hot in a leather jacket and long hair and green eyes but also super friendly and smiling at the same time is new and everyone wants to talk to her Virginia just notices her, sort of, but doesn t make the same kind of eager effort like everyone else Turns out Jane was noticing her, too , like the fact that V is good at sports in gym Most of this book is preoccupied with questions about life and death I identify with V in the way she is confused about what s happening with friendships, relationships But when the realization of the meaning of things occurs to her, she describes it very clearly, insightfully I can t believe this book went out of print I m glad I got to read it I have post feelings of quietness and wishing to be alone Dive is a coming of age novel that begins when V s Virginia s dog is hit by a car a green car A nice man helps V get her dog to the Veterinarian where she learns that her dog Lucky s leg has been shattered Not wanting to pay for a high Vet bill, V s Mother opts to put the dog to sleep but V is able to work out a deal where she will work for the cost of her dog s treatment.Thus begins V s story Her dog getting hit by a car is just the beginning Her best fried is being allusive, her fathe Dive is a coming of age novel that begins when V s Virginia s dog is hit by a car a green car A nice man helps V get her dog to the Veterinarian where she learns that her dog Lucky s leg has been shattered Not wanting to pay for a high Vet bill, V s Mother opts to put the dog to sleep but V is able to work out a deal where she will work for the cost of her dog s treatment.Thus begins V s story Her dog getting hit by a car is just the beginning Her best fried is being allusive, her father is very ill and her Mother is drinkingthan ever Naturally V has a lot on her mind and doesn t really take too much notice of the new girl Jane at school However, Jane has noticed her and makes an effort to get to know V.V spends a lot of time in her head Thinking about her life, about death, about friendship, about being attracted to someone, about literature Basically we see inside the mind of a teenager girl who often acts in opposition to her own thoughts.The writing style felt a bit clunky to me Short paragraphs with an almost stream of consciousness thinking going on I found V s thought wandered and at times I had to re read sections I wish there had beenof the V and Jane budding relationship For me this book was a struggle I kept picking up other books to read while reading this one I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Seeof my reviews at www.openbookpost.com Donovan s words read like poetry throughout this brilliant coming of age YA novel An eloquent style and prose uniquely her own, she makes you laugh, cry and really think as the story s high school aged heroine, V, grapples with her father s sudden illness, her emotionally vacant mother s alcoholism, and her dysfunctional family s crippling failure to communicate all amid her own budding romance with Jane, the new girl in school So many things to say that I love about this critically acclaime Donovan s words read like poetry throughout this brilliant coming of age YA novel An eloquent style and prose uniquely her own, she makes you laugh, cry and really think as the story s high school aged heroine, V, grapples with her father s sudden illness, her emotionally vacant mother s alcoholism, and her dysfunctional family s crippling failure to communicate all amid her own budding romance with Jane, the new girl in school So many things to say that I love about this critically acclaimed book But especially appreciate the fact that neither lesbianism nor bisexuality are ever mentioned V struggles with her emerging attraction and feelings for Jane the way any person struggles with fledgling feelings of romantic love for another Concerns and external pressures relative to societal gender rules of the time for sexuality never seem to enter the melee, which is so refreshing I suspect this book was well ahead of its time when it was first released Wondering why this isn t required school reading or at least on Oprah s Book Club list yet This was a fantastic read It is one that truly brings to life the heartache, loneliness and even desperation that life can throw at us, leaving us feeling hollow, void of all ties, but it also brings forth strength, courage and hope, where many believe there is none to be had I loved V She is a teen who has had a really hard to of things recently She is prepared to pack it in and give up, but then she finds renewed strength and belief in herself, from an unlikely source From there, we follo This was a fantastic read It is one that truly brings to life the heartache, loneliness and even desperation that life can throw at us, leaving us feeling hollow, void of all ties, but it also brings forth strength, courage and hope, where many believe there is none to be had I loved V She is a teen who has had a really hard to of things recently She is prepared to pack it in and give up, but then she finds renewed strength and belief in herself, from an unlikely source From there, we follow along as she takes the plunge, allowing herself to grow emotionally and mentally, in leaps and bounds she hadn t thought possible.I thought this story had a great message For teens, for ourselves for people as a whole It shows that we are all fighting a battle, one that never ends Sometimes we must sink further into darkness and despair, before we can bathe in the light of happiness again Sometimes, we have to dive deeper, within our lives and ourselves, to truly find the path out of the darkness.Overall, this was a lovely read I found it interesting and uplifting, to see both strength and courage I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion .Free Epub ♾ Dive ♫ When V s life crumbles around her, she has two options let it take her down with it or dive straight in Virginia V Dunn is alone when her dog is hit by a car Lucky s back leg is shattered, and when she comforts him, his blood is wet on her hands Suddenly, the monotony of V s suburban life dissolves Lucky is in a cast her best friend, Eileen, is avoiding her her mot Up until somewhere around when I read Dive, I really only enjoyed books for their plot Then I met Virginia Dunn and it was like, wow, there I am in literary form There are all of the things I have been trying to say recently, without even realizing I needed to say anything.Plus this is one of the only novels containing spoiler a romance between two girls that didn t feel overdone to me er, it was at the time I stumbled across it in my town s public library, anyway.It s still one of my Up until somewhere around when I read Dive, I really only enjoyed books for their plot Then I met Virginia Dunn and it was like, wow, there I am in literary form There are all of the things I have been trying to say recently, without even realizing I needed to say anything.Plus this is one of the only novels containing spoiler a romance between two girls that didn t feel overdone to me er, it was at the time I stumbled across it in my town s public library, anyway.It s still one of my favorites This book isn t particularly well written I think she was going for a disjoined poetry style very popular in 1990s YA, apparently and it absolutely does not land There seemed to be lots of moments where she could have taken a metaphor further, or elaborated on experiences She spent a lot of time in the main character s head, which was a choice that I don t think paid off And the romance is unfortunately rushed. An excellent coming of age YA novel in which in quick succession the protagonist s dog is hit by a car, her dad is diagnosed with a rare fatal blood disease, and she falls in love for the first time Captures well the confusion and angst of the age without descending into tired cliche.