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By: Robin Benway Media of Going Rogue: An Also Known As novel EPUB/ MOBI eBook (Watermarked). $ starred review, Booklist on ALSO KNOWN AS. also known as robin benway ebook, also known as robin benway pdf, also known as robin benway doc, also known as robin benway epub also known as robin. Emmy's best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it.
Phone or email. Don't remember me. Paris Milano. Paris Milano pinned post 27 Oct Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether.
After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, whohas a lot to say about their newfound family ties. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off.
Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart? Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returnedto his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.
But is theirstory still written in the stars?
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Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together? Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion,and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story. All she wants to do is go to concerts, hang out with her friends, and maybe score a date with the cute boy who works with her at the ScooperDooper.
But now, her ex-boyfriend's song about their breakup is at the top of the charts and she's suddenly famous! The paparazzi won't leave her alone, the tabloids are trying to make her into some kind of rock goddess, and the Internet is documenting her every move! Will Audrey ever be able to have a normal life again? Get ready to find out, because it's time for Audrey to tell her side of the story. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, whohas a lot to say about their newfound family ties.
Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world's premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.
If it's three digits, why bother locking it at all? So they totally don't let her do anything and she has super strict schedules and aaaall the things. But her parents are still downright awesome. They have SUCH great banter with her! And it's really super sweet to see how much she loves them and how they have a good relationship. Caro and I are joining the circus? Caro and I decided to become neurosurgeons? Caro and I have decided to reimburse our parents for the eighteen years' worth of room and board that they've so lovingly provided?
And of course Emmy and Oliver were extremely adorable too. And they surfed together!! Lots of surfing in this book!! And they had hilarious banter and she was there when he was having meltdowns with re-assimilation issues. So what can I say?! It was easy to read, and so entertaining and there were NO dull moments.
My only quibble was how it ended. It didn't feel right for the rest of the tone of the book, but it still was a solid ending and it didn't detracted from how much I LOVED the book!! Nov 25, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it really liked it Shelves: Find all of my reviews at: If you or your teen is looking for a new twist when it comes Find all of my reviews at: If you or your teen is looking for a new twist when it comes to the story of the boy next door, this might be a winner.
It should make you feel all the feely feels of first love and paragraphs like this.
He was finally there. I guess the more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they're gone, and maybe it's that middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you're near enough.
So close and yet so far. Absolutely too cute for words. Deep , heartfelt , unforgettable. Sometimes I could slap myself for being so shortsighted. And, just to warn you, I'll probably even say that on tomorrow's review I just have this mental block that prevents me from taking a risk, taking c I guess the more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they're gone, and maybe it's that middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you're near enough.
I just have this mental block that prevents me from taking a risk, taking chances that might help me find some of the best stories ever-and this is one I almost missed out on. I can tout and say it's because I'm picky So, you know, this is my way of saying that, while I say I'm creative I'm really not.
And this book?? It was absolute perfection. Sometimes there just aren't enough words to fill the crack in your heart.
When I read the blurb for this, I passed it up multiple times I guess I didn't realize just how It seemed simple enough-Boy gets taken by his father.
Mother is devastated. Emmy and her friends are scarred for life, always waiting for him to return. Boy returns when he's Emmy and Oliver fall in love. Oliver looked up at me, his face solemn and pained, and I realized with a terrible rush we weren't playing anymore. Well, we don't technically know. He was gone, stolen away from all those he cherished and loved. One can assume that he was confused and missed his mother and friends, only to eventually fall into a rhythm with his dad and delve into his new life.
I guess this leaves you wondering- If you were stripped of your life, everything you knew-not just once, but twice-how would you fare? And then Oliver blinked again and it was like a shutter went off in his own eyes so I could see the picture of the anger, the hurt, the embarrassment. It was a private viewing just for me, gone a second later when he blinked once more and his face smoothed back into its normal, passive shape.
And I think that's the largest issue in this book-Finding your place, struggling to wrap your head around new people, leaving all you know behind.. And I think that's why I was so shocked-and yes, I was very shocked by the depth of this book.
Even from page one, which hooked me instantly by the way, it seemed light and funny and sweet. And, even with the darkness that creeped into the story sometimes, there was no lack of heartfelt moments and hilarious banter.
And hey! There was some cheese, I'll admit it. Wonderful, yummy, happy velveeta cheese-But only the best kind of cheese.
My favorite part- The relationship. Emmy was devastated by the disappearance of Oliver.
She might have even taken it harder than most even realized. They were partners in crime, best friends You know how kids are: So when he comes back with more height, a different head of hair, a new look to him, and a dark cloud hanging over his head New guy in school, mysterious past, being held back a grade. His laugh was deeper now, but still Oliver's, as unique as a double helix. Or a fingerprint. Emmy starts to reach out to him, this kid who made national news and is now a social outcast because of it.
Alone more often than not, he's feeling angry, dejected, depressed that he is being thrown back into a life everyone remembers but him-all his old friends, the inside jokes, the memories they shared. But as Emmy begins to integrate him into her life, and her two best friends' lives they used to be a foursome , he starts to smile, laugh, joke, live They were so funny and realistic and you never felt like the conversations were fake or forced for the sake of being 'hip'.
This author made an authentic story with real conversations and real situations. I never once rolled my eyes or thought it was trying too hard. The friendships, the drama, the fights And, even more than that, I wanted to hug my poor little Oliver, who always felt lost and alone.
Tortured , lost , devastated , Oliver has never felt more alone. As he and Emmy become closer, we begin to see his playful side, his happy side-but he never quite knows what to do.
His mom searched for him for years, and now she has him He doesn't know where he fits and feels like he's disrupting her-and everyone else's-life. We see the emotional turmoil he goes through trying to find his place That's when I first learned about true frustration, that wrenching ache when the thing that matters most to you barely makes a ripple in other people's lives. This story is one that took me completely by surprise. It's not because I didn't think it would be good-from page one you could tell it would be fabulous-but I didn't realize just how many emotions I-or they-would feel.
I started this book during a terrible week.
And even at the worst of times, I'd pick this up and would immediately get butterflies, smile like a loon, and start laughing in the quiet of night-disturbing hubbs repeatedly. This book is wonderful, one to truly cherish and never forget. I only hope that others will give this fantastic book a chance. I swear it will make you feel as light as air. I have to say something I missed on the review: Oliver was always supportive for Emmy And he never got mad at her.
He was so adorable and supportive. Forgot that. Whoops again. For more of my reviews, please visit: View all 32 comments. May 31, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss. Emmy was a cute character, and she really went out of her way to be nice to Oliver, and to make him feel welcome when other people at their school treated him like an outcast. He had suffered so much heartache in his life that it hardly seemed to fair.
To have to spend ten years missing his mother, followed by years missing his father. I liked how Emmy and Oliver got to know each other again, and I liked how they made such a sweet couple. I did find the pacing in this a little slow though, which was a bit frustrating, but I do like books with a faster pace, so this might not bother some people. Ten years years later Oliver is finally home trying to get his old life back but soon he realizes nothing is the same. Those flashback from when they were kids were so adorable!
This book just snuck up me! It ended up being so much more than what I thought it would be. Those last chapters had me in tears with so many emotions these characters were going through. A really beautiful book about not just first love not just friendship, but the unbreakable bound between a parent and a child.
A mother who never lost hope and little girl who always waited for her Ollie. View all 33 comments. Dec 25, Keertana rated it really liked it Shelves: Emmy and Oliver are not only neighbors, they're best friends.
They've grown up alongside one another and for the first seven years of their life, they have shared everything, including their birthdays. When Oliver's father arrives to pick him up after school one Friday afternoon, no one thinks much of it. After all, Oliver spends every weekend with his father. When he doesn't come back to school on Monday, however, that's when Emmy starts worrying.
When he doesn't come back for ten years, it's a tragedy. At seven, Oliver is kidnapped by his father and, at seventeen, he is found in an apartment in New York City.
To Oliver, his life has been a series of adventures; him and his father against the world. Oliver was led to believe that his mother abandoned him and, grief-stricken and confused, he never attempted to contact her.
A curious Google search a decade later reveals that his mother has been searching for Oliver all her life. Oliver's absence has not only fractured his life, it has torn up the lives of their entire community. Emmy's parents, once carefree, have been strict, curfew-abiding jailers for much of Emmy's life. Their fear following Oliver's kidnapping has haunted Emmy her entire life and now, at seventeen, all Emmy wants is to surf and attend UCSD--dreams that will never be fulfilled as her parents have already planned that she will commute to college from home and instead of enroll her in dangerous sports like surfing, the most they have allowed her to do is have a car.
When Oliver returns, Emmy doesn't know what to think. She and Oliver were best friends ten years ago but can they still be best friends now? Is Oliver even the same person? Although Oliver hasn't been maltreated by his father, Emmy cannot even begin to understand his life or emotional state.
She, living in the same home and growing up with the same friends, Caroline and Drew, who also used to be friends with Oliver, is comfortable and happy where she is.
But Oliver, who has traveled around the nation and is coming all the way from New York City While Oliver's mother never stopped looking for him, she also refused to stop living. Now married with two twin girls who Emmy babysits every week, the world has gone forward despite the fact that Oliver has come back and the road ahead for Emmy, Oliver, and those closest to them is paved with hardships.
It took me awhile to truly immerse myself in this tale, primarily because Benway has to set-up the backdrop of this novel and Oliver's story is a sad, depressing one. Though he doesn't suffer from trauma and has been treated like a son by his father, he doesn't go out of his way to befriend students and his arrival in high school isn't the easiest of transitions. Yet, Emmy is a laid-back, easy-going heroine and her willingness to draw Oliver back into her life is what truly made me invested in this love story.
Emmy is frank and open about her life, showing Oliver her favorite spots to surf and immediately treating him as the friend he always was to her. The fact that Emmy accepts that Oliver was gone for ten years but acts as if he knows her is what enables him to leave his shell and slowly join her circle of friends.
Emmy and Caro are the type of best friends you always read about or see on television but Benway makes them even more realistic than the classic portrayal. Caro is the youngest of five siblings and unlike Emmy, who is an only child and under the constant scrutiny of her parents, Caro's parents could hardly care less where she is or what she does. She shares a room with her messy older sister, Heather, and Caro dreams of sharing an apartment with Emmy and attending college with her.
Drew, who has recently told his family that he is gay, struggles with the fact that his parents still love him and yet are disappointed in him. Their trio is a tight one and while Emmy grows and changes due to Oliver's presence in her life, her friends do too. They each have their own issues and the fact that they became so alive, despite remaining secondary characters, is a testament to Benway's skill. Emmy and Oliver's own romance is sweet and slow to develop.
You're almost not certain if they'll choose to remain friends but it's so very obvious that their feelings for one another run deeper than mere friendship and the support they give one another is incredible to watch. Emmy and Oliver have one another's backs and when they find it difficult to speak with their parents or other friends, they somehow have the right words to coax the truth from one another.
Reading about their relationship is heart-warming and swoon-worthy in all the right ways. Especially because, first and foremost, they will always be friends. I really enjoyed how this novel focused so deeply on family units and parental relationships. Whether it be the relationship Emmy sustains with her parents where she is forced to hide parts of her personality to please them or the one between Oliver and his mother where he feels unable to confide in her, Benway captures both the difficulties and joys of family.
Benway writes in a manner that makes even the darkest of subjects accessible and her trademark humor, combined with the easy sarcastic dialogue she imbibes within her characters, makes her novels fly by. Benway explores the idea of freedom in college, not to mention the harsh reality of leaving behind your high school friends, with such aplomb that I hope she returns to this older YA age group and explores more of those ideas in greater depth.
Having read her entire backlist at this point, I cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve next I'm keeping my fingers crossed for another Also Known As novel.
Whatever it is, though, it'll be worth the wait. Feb 07, Chelsea chelseadolling reads rated it really liked it. I adored this. Robin Benway's contemporaries are seriously under-appreciated.
If you're looking for something along the lines of Jenny Han or Huntley Fitzpatrick, look no further. So lovely. Apr 05, Kat rated it really liked it Shelves: Emmy and Oliver are best friends in second grade, when one weekend, Oliver leaves with his dad, and never comes home. A story of friendship and family. E Emmy and Oliver are best friends in second grade, when one weekend, Oliver leaves with his dad, and never comes home.
Entered on screen reader. Super sweet read!!! I liked the how wholesome and innocent the teenagers were. Their banter and camaraderie was very endearing. I got choked up several times during this book, lol, but that's nothing new. Aug 28, Maureen rated it really liked it. I think it was the perfect mix of sad backstory and current happenings and gah it was just great.
I enjoyed the characters a lot even though Emmy said dude too much for my taste, and it was really fun seeing them interact even though I could've done with a bit more development. My main qualm is that everything tied up a little too quietly, nicely, and quickly at the end.
Everything happened way too fast for me. But overall pretty freaking great.
Definitely would recommend. Jun 07, emily rated it really liked it. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you're shaking. An engaging and intriguing novel, not only exposing the everyday dilemmas of adolescence growing up by the sea, but also tackling more serious, mature problems, and skillfully intertwining a most compelling mixture of psychology, friendship, diversity and light heartedness, that definitely help classify Emmy and Oliver as a very good contemporary.
Ooh, I liked this. It's one of those books that An earthquake would have been better. It's one of those books that are just the perfect combination of fun, friendship and romance ,whilst also juggling a fair share of deeper subjects and psychological problems.
Plus, did I mention this book is set by the sea and there's lots of surfing?? It was one of those really cutesy kind of books think puppies and hot chocolate and daisies , but with a few darker aspects, which did not make it any less enjoyable.
I liked that Can I get a round of applause, if you please? Finally, I have come across a YA contemporary that not only focuses on the life of a teenage girl, but also, on the people that have raised or lived with her. I'll just be super blunt and openly say right off the bat that family dynamics are, unfortunately, so often neglected in YA, that finding a book that actually incorporates it, is like finding a gold nugget.
It's like finding a pot of gold. Or a room decked in pearls and diamonds. Okay, I'll stop with the comparisons, I think you get the gist of it. Family is such an important part of any young person's life - whether it is their biological family, their guardians or the people who have raised them - they have such an impact on everything.And then, one day, Oliver is found. The characters in this story deals with some very heave and emotional situations, but despite that, the author managed to keep the scenes light with cute and funny moments between the main characters.
Discovering it, and finding himself returnedto his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling. Sometimes I could slap myself for being so shortsighted.
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