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Friday, January 9, 2015

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Reviewed By: S.F.
Before Emi's brother departs for Europe to help out on a film crew, he loans his apartment to her for the summer under one condition: she must do something epic with it. While discussing what constitutes "epic," Emi and her friend Charlotte discover a letter from a dead movie star to an unknown woman. With her on-again-off-again relationship firmly in the "off" category, avoiding thinking about college, and still in search of something sufficiently epic, Emi and Charlotte decide to track down the woman in the letter. Between their summer jobs creating sets for local movies and the hunt for a truly awesome couch, Emi and Charlotte manage to fit in a little mystery and unconstrained excitement. Eventually, though, Emi has to decide what she loves more: the mystery or the people she meets along the way.
Why I Picked it Up: It was recommended on a book podcast and sounded interesting.
Why I Finished It: It was super fun! Emi has a really cool job I didn't know existed, so it was interesting to hear about set design and art management. I also really liked the characters and was rooting for them the whole time.
I’d Give this Book To: Anyone who wants a light, fun book. Bonus if you're interested in the story behind the movie. There is also a really cute love story, which I enjoyed a lot. A great antidote to reading too many dystopian books in a row!

**Librarian Side Note** This book has been on my "To Read" list since I ordered it for the Library! I'm so glad someone picked it up and reviewed it! If you like this author, you will be pleased to know she has other books out there, so make sure to check out her other titles, Disenchantments and Hold Still, too!

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