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Friday, September 20, 2013

Review and Giveaway The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla

REVIEW:

When I saw the title "The Girl Next Door" (have been a while since I signed up for the tour and I forgot the book’s subject) I said to myself that’s OK, I was in the mood for something light, perhaps funny, because, isn’t it, usually this kind of title makes you think about that. How wrong I was! If somehow you’ll skip the dedication, the first lines will remove any doubt.
Jesse’s dying. The doctors are 96 percent sure of it. They even have a time line: seven months.
Ops! I wondered if I really want to read the book. The obligation to the tour compelled me to keep reading, but what made me read it to the end was the author.

The Girl Next Door is a book that arouses emotions. Not only awakens them, but simply shatters you - of course each of us perceive and process the information differently, but I do not think that are too many people who can remain indifferent to the emotions, feelings and tests that Jesse and Sam must go through. Selene Castrovilla has caught their essence and has convey them very well so, through Sam’s eyes and thoughts, you, the reader, will feel them all acutely: the desire to fight and the surrender, hope and despair, solace with the fate and revolt, the evolution from the friendship to love and the uncertainties that come with them, guilt and despair, and everything even the acceptance of the decision of the one you love.
“But you said you didn’t want to die—”“I don’t, but I’m going to. I know it, Sam. Don’t ask me how, but I know it. And that’s okay—I accept it. But I’m also grateful for each moment I have, and I want to enjoy them.”
Everything that happens between Sam and Jesse is not forced, it is motivated and gains legitimacy on the way. Sometimes it is so painful to read that only the shred of hope that the author manages to maintain to the end and you desperately hang on it will make you go ahead.

The Girl Next Door subliminal highlights the need and the importance of relationships within a family, gives back to the marriage the sacredness and the significance that seems to be lost in time, and will provide you the opportunity to re-evaluate your own life and make you not only live, enjoy every moment, but to cherish one and all.
I’ll love you from the heavensfor eternity,Evermore.
Read the book, cry for them, live and love for them and for you!

I received the book for review as part of Book Tour - Thank you!

Romanian: 
Când am văzut titlul „The Girl Next Door” (a trecut ceva timp de la înscrierea în tur şi uitasem subiectul cărții) mi-am zis bine, aş avea chef de ceva uşor, probabil amuzant căci, nu-i aşa, de regulă cam la asta te face titlul să te gândeşti. Cât de greşit! Dacă cumva săriți peste dedicație, primele rânduri o să înlăture orice dubiu.
Jesse’s dying. The doctors are 96 percent sure of it. They even have a time line: seven months.
Ops! M-am întrebat dacă chiar vreau să citesc cartea. Obligația asumată față de tur m-a obligat să continui să citesc, dar ceea ce m-a făcut să o citesc până la capăt a fost autoarea.

The Girl Next Door este o carte care trezeşte emoții. Nu doar că le trezeşte, ci pur şi simplu ajunge să te răscolească – bineînțeles că fiecare percepe informațiile şi le prelucrează în mod deosebit, dar nu cred să fie prea mulți cei care să poată rămână indiferenți la emoțiile, sentimentele şi încercările prin care Jesse and Sam trebuie să treacă. Selene Castrovilla le-a prins esența şi le-a redat foarte bine astfel încât, prin prisma lui Sam, tu cititor le vei simți acut pe toate: dorința de a lupta şi renunțare, speranță şi deznădejde, consolare cu soarta şi revoltă, evoluția de la prietenie la dragoste şi incertitudinile ce vin cu acestea, vinovăție şi disperare, totul până la acceptarea deciziei celui de lângă tine.
“But you said you didn’t want to die—”“I don’t, but I’m going to. I know it, Sam. Don’t ask me how, but I know it. And that’s okay—I accept it. But I’m also grateful for each moment I have, and I want to enjoy them.”
Tot ceea ce se întâmplă între Sam şi Jesse nu este forțat, totul este motivat şi capătă legitimare. Uneori e aşa de dureros să citeşti încât doar fărâma de speranță pe care autoarea reuşeşte să o mențină până la sfârşit şi de care te agăți cu disperare te va face să mergi înainte.

The Girl Next Door subliminal subliniează necesitatea şi importanța relațiilor în cadrul unei familii, redă căsătoriei sacralitatea şi semnificația pe care aceasta pare să le fi pierdut în timp şi îți va oferi ocazia de a îți reevalua propria viață şi de a te face nu doar să trăieşti, să te bucuri de fiecare clipă, ci să le prețuieşti pe fiecare în parte.
I’ll love you from the heavensfor eternity,Evermore.
Citiți cartea, vărsați o lacrimă pentru ei, trăiți şi iubiți pentru ei şi pentru VOI!

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I listened this song all over again these days
About the author:

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. She is the author of Saved By the Music and The Girl Next Door, teen novels originally published by WestSide Books and now available digitally through ASD Publishing. Her third children’s book with Calkins Creek Books, Revolutionary Friends, was released in April. She is also a contributing author to UncommonYA. Selene holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons.



Selene is pleased to team with the Anthony V. Mannino Foundation helping young adults in their fight against cancer.She will donate $1 for each book ordered during THE GIRL NEXT DOOR’s Blog Tour! Selene will also send a free autographed copy of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR to anyone who donates $25 or more to the foundation (click here to donate!). For your purchase to count and/or to show proof of donation, just send a screenshot or receipt of your order or donation, along with your shipping address if necessary, through “Drop me a line” in the “Latest News” section of her website, selenecastrovilla.com.

The AVM Foundation Mission

The Mission of The Anthony V. Mannino Foundation is to financially assist young adults in the age group of 18-26 while they are undergoing their cancer treatment. They also want to help development support programs to aid this unique age group, with their special needs, as they battle cancer.

AMVF has found that Anthony’s age group of 18 plus, doesn’t have the emotional or financial support that other age groups do. They are also aware of the unique situations that this age group faces and want to help those adolescents and their families.

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13 comments:

Andreea Ilie said...

Mi-ar placea sa o citesc.Sper sa am noroc si sa o castig!! :D

Christyna BM said...

Even if I've already read a heartbreaking book already and I've sworn that's enough for this year, your review made me rethink my resolution. I'd love to read this book!

Bia H. said...

I usually don't read this kind of books. I don't know, I just don't like crying :).
But this books seems worth, so I hope I'll be one of the winners.

Chaotic Karma said...

This book sounds tragically beautiful

~Veronica Vasquez~

alexa said...

I think it's a great book. I would like to read it one day.

Bookgirl said...

This looks like an interesting book. It looks dark and hopefully it has a somewhat happy ending.

Alexandra espinoza said...

By the synopsis posted i can tell this is going to be a book that will take the reader on an emotional roller-coaster. It looks really intriguing.

Yvonne Salazar said...

I haven't read a lot of books like this, but this books seems to have a really dark storyline that i bet is going to capture peoples attention and emotions.

Valerie R said...

Such an emotional story to be read.. I truly love this and thanks for sharing.. can't wait to read.

british rocking cow said...

This books looks kind of dark and i really like it.

Erika R said...

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joe hawk said...

Love the review book looks wonderful would love to read some time soon.

Anubha said...

The blurb sounds fantastic and from the reviews it seems like a wonderful read :)