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PDF ´ BOOK The Art of Lainey FREE Ð Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend Jason when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons no warning and in public no less Lainey is than crushed but with help from her friend Bianca she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back And that’s whenIt looks like her plan is going to work But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like than just a gameWhat's a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you're meant to be with if you're still figuring out the person you're meant to be Review originally posted at was hard for me to like this book I was really expecting a sweet and fun spring romance and this book ended up having a lot to it that thatwhich is actually a good thing But guysyou will kind of hate Lainey at the beginning of this book She's one of those perfect girls that you knew in high school beautiful a jock super popular dresses great has hot boys falling at her feet She has a perfect life and she thinks she's entitled to it So right from the start you're kind of not really on Lainey's sideEven when Jason her ex breaks up with her you don't feel bad for her because the things she believes about their relationship are so obviously SHALLOW And the thing is she doesn't mean to be and she doesn't see anything wrong with that It's an interesting take on a YA character and it's very clear that it's deliberate because the themes in this book being yourself and learning about who you are versus who other people wantexpect you to be were done REALLY well They weren't subtle but I believed in Lainey's journey And that's the thing Lainey's transformation throughout the novel is SO real it's slow steady and it takes uite a few twists and turns It's painful and hard for her to change and it takes a lot to force a moment of crisis with herand that is one of the best parts of the novel because it feels so true to life I'm honestly somewhat amazed that I did end up liking her and rooting for her at the end She really learns a lot about herself and that was a big and important part of why this novel came togetherIt did take a long time to come together Two things kept me reading 1 the writing which was sharp witty and superb in dialogue and 2 the secondary characters I'm pretty sure I would have put down the book if Lainey hadn't had great fleshed out friends who kind of balanced out her whininess Micah in particular saved this book for me His voice was so much like teen boys I remember without losing the sensitivity and uber cool bad boy ness See the bonuses for details If I have a criticism it's that the pacing of the book felt a little chaotic and it kept throwing me for a loop I had to stop reading a few times because I just couldn't connect with Lainey and with the actual plot Even though Lainey is doing something pretty universal trying to get back an ex I felt strangely disconnected with the plot and with her The pacing always picked up with Micah then would slow down again and I felt like Lainey that I was discovering her in fits and starts I'm not sure if that's what the author intended but it felt a little bit jarring to me Bonuses

The Art of LaineyIt looks like her plan is going to work But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like than just a gameWhat's a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you're meant to be with if you're still figuring out the person you're meant to be Review originally posted at was hard for me to like this book I was really expecting a sweet and fun spring romance and this book ended up having a lot to it that thatwhich is actually a good thing But guysyou will kind of hate Lainey at the beginning of this book She's one of those perfect girls that you knew in high school beautiful a jock super popular dresses great has hot boys falling at her feet She has a perfect life and she thinks she's entitled to it So right from the start you're kind of not really on Lainey's sideEven when Jason her ex breaks up with her you don't feel bad for her because the things she believes about their relationship are so obviously SHALLOW And the thing is she doesn't mean to be and she doesn't see anything wrong with that It's an interesting take on a YA character and it's very clear that it's deliberate because the themes in this book being yourself and learning about who you are versus who other people wantexpect you to be were done REALLY well They weren't subtle but I believed in Lainey's journey And that's the thing Lainey's transformation throughout the novel is SO real it's slow steady and it takes uite a few twists and turns It's painful and hard for her to change and it takes a lot to force a moment of crisis with herand that is one of the best parts of the novel because it feels so true to life I'm honestly somewhat amazed that I did end up liking her and rooting for her at the end She really learns a lot about herself and that was a big and important part of why this novel came togetherIt did take a long time to come together Two things kept me reading 1 the writing which was sharp witty and superb in dialogue and 2 the secondary characters I'm pretty sure I would have put down the book if Lainey hadn't had great fleshed out friends who kind of balanced out her whininess Micah in particular saved this book for me His voice was so much like teen boys I remember without losing the sensitivity and uber cool bad boy ness See the bonuses for details If I have a criticism it's that the pacing of the book felt a little chaotic and it kept throwing me for a loop I had to stop reading a few times because I just couldn't connect with Lainey and with the actual plot Even though Lainey is doing something pretty universal trying to get back an ex I felt strangely disconnected with the plot and with her The pacing always picked up with Micah then would slow down again and I felt like Lainey that I was discovering her in fits and starts I'm not sure if that's what the author intended but it felt a little bit jarring to me Bonuses

MOBI ↠ The Art of Lainey ↠ Paula Stokes

The Art of Lainey Ñ Girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War With just one glance they're sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms So Lainey channels her inner warlord recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous After a few dates Hi GR I wrote this book in early 2011 at the same time as my first historical book As much as I enjoyed writing for Paper Lantern Lit this is different If those books are my writing trussed up in a corset and being all businesslike this book is my writing in scrub pants and a Soundgarden tee shirt This book and those that follow are much MESo if you liked the historicals and also read contemporary stuff I hope you like this one too And if you didn't like the historicals I hope you give my new stuff a chance because it's totally different If you're into books with heart humor hot boys and happy endings I think you'll enjoy THE ART OF LAINEY If fun and fluffy is not your thing hold out for LIARS INC Much darker Much twisty and unpredictable MOBI ↠ The Art of Lainey ↠ Paula Stokes

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Paula Stokes ↠ The Art of Lainey KINDLE Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend Jason when he suddenly breaks up with her no reasons no warning and in public no less Lainey is than crushed but with help from her friend Bianca she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back And that’s when the “Don’t talk about school” For a second I imagine going back as someone other than Jason Chase’s girlfriend My heart starts to race Who would that girl even be? This book would have been appropriately titled Overly Attached LaineyLove is a battlefield What could be better than an epic strategy of using Sun Tzu's The Art of War to get back a lost boyfriend? How could one possibly go wrong? For starters have the main character be the most pathetic clingy desperate 17 year old in the whole world whose only identity in life is that of being someone's girlfriend And then have her refer to said master Sun Tzu as Dead Chinese Warlord for the rest of the bookSun Motherfucking Tzu It's not a hard freaking name It's silly it's disrespectful It's like me calling George Washington as that Dead White General Sure you can do it sure it's technically correct it's entirely your prerogative to call the man who wrote one of the most famous manuals on war Dead Chinese Warlord Just don't expect me to fucking like you for itThis book had uite a few faults in my opinion The main character is the euivalent of the Overly Attached exGirlfriend meme She has no personality Her only identity is in being so and so's girlfriend in being so and so's friend and shadow The book is about 100 pages too long Almost nothing relevant happens in the second half of the book It mocks alternative lifestyles and makes a lot of jokes about whores and sluts There's no true female friendship Her one awesome friend tends to disappear until it's convenient for her to appear again Her other best friend is almost nonexistent for most of the book and only serves as a bitchy cruel slutty foil to the angelic if desperate main character There's a love triangle that is expected but is completely lacking in chemistry as in all of a sudden OMG I WANT TO KISS HIMThe Summary It’s not like my whole world ends every day”Micah glances back at me as he slides out of the office His face twists into a mixture of sympathy and disgust “That douche bag was your whole world? I feel sorry for you” Glinda Elaine Mitchell aka Lainey is a 17 year old whose entire world revolves around her boyfriend of 25 years Jason Chase At the beginning of summer Lainie gets unceremoniously dumped by Jason in front of her family's coffee shop Sobs force their way out of my throat I feel like I’m trapped in a disaster movie where everything is shriveling into darkness and ash Sunflowers are being uprooted Puppies are being trampled Whole cities are crumbling to dust Lainie's entire identity rests on being Jason's girlfriend She is a school soccer superstar she's good at school she's one of the popular kids but Lainie feels she is nothing without Jason Lainie can't stop thinking about him worrying about him making up imaginary scenarios about him A few days later I have a dream about Jason lying in a ditch calling out to me for help It’s four o’clock in the morning when I sit up suddenly in my bed positive he’s in some kind of trouble I should call him I mean what if he’s really hurt somewhere? Thankfully she's got a good friend Bianca sometimes Bee who tries to give Lainey some good advice “Don’t do it Lainey” Bee yawns “Nothing says pathetic like a middle of the night text message” With Jason life was bliss Lainey is nothing without Jason “It’s than that though I can’t imagine my life without him It’s like I try but nothing makes sense Everything was perfect and now everything is crap I need him back I need everything to go back to the way it was” Lainey goes crazy when Jason doesn't answer her texts Because that's sort of the point in breaking up with someone “You know what? I’m going to text him” Before Bianca can stop me I’ve got my phone out and I’m rattling off an “Is this about your dad?” textThirty seconds Forty five seconds A minute There is no way Jason is not going to answer me He always answers me Lainey wants to talk to Jason by any means necessary Including stalking him I know he has a ride along shift so I can catch him if I go by his dad’s place in the morning”Bee leans against a tree and starts stretching her hamstrings “You don’t think that’s a little stalkerish?”“I think he shouldn’t have given me his schedule for all of June if he was going to break up with me at the beginning of the month” I say And despite all this she doesn't think she's clingy Is she? You need to stay away from him at least for a few days give him space don’t be clingy”“I am not clingy” I snap At least I don’t think I am Crap now I’m having doubts about everything Bianca tells Lainey to stay away from Jason It's a good strategy Give him some time to think things through miss her want to get back together with her Lainey can't stay awau because Jason is her life A strangled sound works its way out of my throat “Three weeks without any contact from Jason would seem like several lifetimes No way Because of her breakup with Jason her summer is absolutely ruined Hell the next year is ruined The only thing that’s kept me sane without Jason the past couple of weeks is all the plotting and scheming in the name of getting him back I try to imagine what my life would be like if it doesn’t happen Days spent watching him from afar in the hallways agonizing about whether to run toward him or away from him Nights at home alone wondering who he’s with Finally Bianca has a brilliant idea All's fair in love and war therefore it's perfectly reasonable to use war strategy to win Jason back Enter Sun Tzu's The Art of War She will use the book and the strategy within and recapture the enemy Jason “It’s by a Chinese military strategist named Sun Tzu It’s mostly about war but people have applied it to all kinds of scenarios—business law college sports relationships”I suint at the cover It figures brilliant Bianca would turn to some dusty schoolbook for advice “You think a dead Chinese guy can help me get Jason back?” Yeah apparently dead Chinese dude can help She employs the strategy while finding an unexpected ally in Micah the mohawked bad boy who works in the coffeeshop He wants something too Micah has recently been dumped by his girlfriend Amber They're going to pretend to date each other to get their exes backAnd they absolutely have to succeed because Lainey can't imagine a future without Jason How am I supposed to explain to him I won’t be okay if our plan doesn’t work? That without Jason I’m not even sure who I’d be any But in the process will Lainey fall for Micah instead? Fighting off the Mongol hordes is easy by comparison to the battles of the heart1111 Har har harLainey There’s nothing wrong with my life Well there won’t be once I win Jason back Most girls would trade places with me in an instant Pathetic Desperate Sad Lifeless No self esteem Her entire fucking identity is caught up Jaaaaaaaaaason and this book was so painful to read For half of the book it's JASON JASON JASON then all of a sudden BOOM Jason Micah Jason YayLainey is annoying She doesn't stop talking She's the kind of girl who talks nonstop and feels the need to constantly fill in the silence People fall for her and I just don't get it This is one of those cases where I look at Jason who dumped her and I roll my eyes and give him an understanding nod saying You got yourself out of here just in time man that chick is craaaaaazyShe is a good student she is a soccer star She is awesome And yet Lainey sees no other identity to herself besides that of being a popular guy's girlfriend She makes fun of people She mocks the gothpunkalt kids at the coffee shop and at the other venues she goes to She constantly calls people hookers and sluts and she thinks the sun shines out of Jason's anal sphincterJASON JASON JASON I purse my lips “Jason isn’t a dick He just found some other girl he likes better”Micah runs a hand through his mohawk The humidity has mostly flattened it “And then he dumped you at your job in front of your friends”“He probably figured it was the one place I wouldn’t make a scene” Oh do tell me again how Jason's not a dick? Jason is a fucking loser He's a handsome guy but he's a douchebag He starts sleeping around the second after they break up He ditches class He's a terrible student But Jason could be a serial killer and Lainey would still excuse him for it Jason is a bad boy poster child Cheats on tests Skips class whenever he wants as long as it’s not soccer season” She pauses “Gets caught with weed in his locker?”Okay so maybe Jason is a little rough around the edges but it makes him interesting than someone who follows all the rules And knowing that Jason is such a motherfucking douchebag just makes me despise Lainey even for being such a doormat for himThe Romance “You’re like this punk rock baker” I say shaking my head While Lainey is busy trying to win back the elusive Jason she's finding time to fall in love with Micah Micah the asshole mohawk wearing chain smoking juvie convict coffeeshop hipster pierced gangsta who listens to music that sounds like a bunch of cats being crushed by a steamroller Who naturally has a heart of gold Their attraction is so completely lacking in chemistry and I cannot understand Micah's attraction to Lainey unless it's one of those opposites attract thing and even then WHY MAN? “You’re about as alternative as skim milk Lainey” She's clearly obsessed with a guy who's no good She's an idiot who has no appreciation for anything that's not mainstream pop culture She's an idiot and their attraction to each other is so completely out of the blue for meAnd Micah? He's not exactly Prince Charming he's a douche in disguise “Does he think I’m a hooker?”Micah’s eyes flick momentarily to the hem of my miniskirt He coughs into his hand “Why would he think that?” HOOKER HOOKER HOOKER There is a whole lot of slut jokes in this book and I found it completely unacceptable People casually refer to each other as whores sluts hookers they make references to pimp Lainey calls people sluts and in turn is called a slut for the way she dresses “Nice dress Lainey” She rolls her tongue ring across her lower lip “How are things on the corner?” Final notes The book mocks people with alternative goth lifestyles One of her coworkers is shamed by Lainey for her baldness a choice People with an interest in dominatrixpunk lifestyles are mocked and they refer to everything in submissivedominant vocabulary Pretty girls are assumed to have fake boobs and hair It's altogether an offensive portrayal of anything that's not main stream pretty