1. Poignant: Adj. - Keenly distressing to the feelings.
2. Influential: Adj. - Having or exerting influence, especially great influence.
3. Sophisticated: Adj. - Pleasing or satisfactory to the tastes of sophisticates.
4. Anemones: N. - Including several wild species with white flowers as well as others cultivated for their showy flowers in a variety of colors.
5. Juvenile: Adj. - Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable or intended for young persons.
6. Unbelievable: Adj. - Too dubious or improbable to be believed.
7. Hypochondriac: Adj. - An excessive preoccupation with and worry about one's health.
8. Reappearance: N. - The act or fact of appearing, as to the eye or mind or before the public.
9. Romance: N. - A romantic spirit, sentiment, emotion, or desire.
10. Doomed: N. - Fate or destiny, especially adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune.
10 Important Events
1. Doomed arrives at Cayuta High School and creates a newspaper called Remote. The newspaper creates a lot of attention and brings in the ladies.
2. Alan receives a letter from his dad. His dad is trying to get him to stay with him for a week. Alan has to decide if he wants to see his dad after he has been gone for sixteen years.
3. Every girl at school is wearing anemones on their shirts inspired by “Doomed”. Alan is getting tired of him changing the school and his girlfriend.
4. Alan talks to his dad on the phone and decides to go see him only for a little. He is still unsure of what to expect though.
5. After arriving in New York, he sees his dad and they go out to eat. Alan’s dad gets drunk many times during his visit and Alan eventually give up and goes home early.
6. Alan finds out that “Doomed” has been sending out love letters to his girlfriend. Also, that they have been going out on dates. He is heartbroken.
7. Leah sends him a note saying that she was sorry and that she was allowed to date other people. She then ends with, “If I love you, am I trapped forever?”
8. Leah and Alan break up. Leah then goes steady with “Doomed”. Alan realizes that he has been a bully and changes his attitude.
9. Alan’s dad sends him a note and a few gifts to ask for his forgiveness. Alan forgives him for not the gifts but knowing that he has been had on his dad.
10. Alan has a talk with his mom and he is no longer concerned with Leah or “Doomed”. He wants to take on his own life with no one persuading him to do things he doesn’t want to do.
I would give the book four stars because it was a great book that I could not put down. I would recommend thins book to anyone looking for a good book to read. I think the book would be appealing to people who have a romantic side because the book is about love and relationships failing or raising. My opinion on the book is that it would be great but I was not satisfied with the ending. This book really is a good book though. I am looking forward to reading it again.
Other Books By M.E. Kerr
1. “Hello”, I lied
2. Blood on the Forehead
3. Deliver us from Evie