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Seventeen year old best friends Rachel and Riley are in forbidden love Their situation’scomplicated And their timing couldn’t be worse in just one month he leaves for California and she starts college in New York The absolute last thing they n. beautiful clever and so full of hope and love and crafty humor i am or less beside myself my esteem for jc lillis is a matter of public recordher absurdly good How to Repair a Mechanical Heart turned me into a fan our shared appreciation of jared leto as jordan catalano in my so called life turned me into a friend our completely helpless fascination with lady gaga turned me into her purple spandexed tambourine boybut thisthis bookthis wonder of diamond sharp observational comedy and boundless compassion for smart people making stupid decisions in defiance of immutable hearts and irreversible circumstance in language as effortlessly assured as it is playfulit has made me her creature heart and soulher writing makes me remember a younger me a confused and reeling with hurt me and as an author she s like that one friend in high school way back when maybe as i mourned my own jordan catalano who as lillis once said of the tv version with the lambent eyes and the long hair could like lean attractively on things and stuffa friend who could read the dispirited lines of my body in class slumped at my desk and just know the perfect exactly right time to pass me secret little notes to make me laughlike a poem about bjork singing the shit out of something dressed like a cybernetic vaginaor a definitive explanation of ethan hawk s snaggletoothed appeal in reality bitesor an incredibly accurate illustration of the back of my head because i d fallen asleep on the bus before my hair gel had fully dried that morning turning my hair into postmodern artthe kind of friend who could remind me to hope for a future somewhere outside of my own shitty so called young adult lifeand of all the ways i might express myself with flannel shirts and fastidiously half fastened overallsa friend who reminded me that i wasn t alone in my othernessthat i wasn t the only one to suffer despair at the tragic state of english grammar in supermarket circularsor whateverthatthat s how i feel when i read jc lillis and why i belong to her forever and everrecommended unreservedly and without any prejudicial assumptions of your own teenaged fashion indiscretions actual or implied

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We Wont Feel a Thing

Eed is a reckless secret love confession mucking up their perfect plansThere’s only one logical option scientific interventionDesperate for a uick fix they sign up for WAVES an experimental self help program led by mysterious scientist David A K. So I ve thought long and hard on this review but this is a special book If you ve read Lillis previous book I think you might be used to her style and hopefully adore it as much as I do She is a VERY visual writer to me In every scene I can always picture the setting characters and events right as if I was Patrick Swayze in Ghost Just picture me bringing a penny in the air to Riley the main male protagonist in We Won t Feel a Thing lol It s purposeful never feeling info dumpy or a string of endless unnecessary descriptions But it s not just the visual she excels in with writing She writes such profound ideas about life love and relationships while never coming across as preachy or a PSA Her characters have uirks they are memorable without being gimmicky When I finished this book I felt like I knew certainly Rachel and Riley the most but I still knew or better yet understood the Woodsons or David and TillyOf course there is humor I LAUGHED my ass off I just get this author s humor and throughout the book I was cracking up then hit with something thoughtful or a mixture of the two The WAITER The freakin cows MEN AT WORK nuff saidWhy this book along with her writing is so special to me is because she often writes these hyped up situations if you will but they are always super grounded Larger than life but relatable They are action packed lots of situations lots of characters and interactions but it all flows naturally smoothly and feels authentic Her books make me laugh and they make me thinkRight from the beginning I fell in love with Rachel and Riley They are both so uniue and in their head and creative Analytical but free Connected Riley is the artist presented with a can t pass it up opportunity in California Rachel the girl who dreams of an editorial job in NYC and is also presented with a can t pass it up opportunity But these two made a pact many years ago They ve been friends for years They create stories and finish sentences for each other They observe the special socks and the moods in a mosaic They belong together at least in this moment if only they d stop fighting itAlso the movie UP makes me cry everysingletime And there is this part you see The California story And it reminded me of those two kids in UP before life had really hit them One hesitant but excited One brave and ready to share adventures They fall in love with things together And it s there that 2 sentences broke my heart and gave me hopeWhat this book is about for me is honesty Being honest with others being honest with yourself and how much you are willing to risk with that honesty and what suppression can do to you how not feeling can alter your life This book centers around 3 pairings all in different stages of honesty and feelingsMr and Mrs Woodson Riley s frightening AND hysterical parents David a scientist guru that presents Rachel and Riley with a way to suppress their feelings and solve their predicament and his assistant Tilly and Rachel and Riley themselves I LOVE Riley I adore every breath that young man takes His moment with a clam and crab book made me freak out a bit And Rachel is ME I related so much to her and wanted to be like Bob and Althea watching over her as she grew up you ll get this reference once you ve read the bookMy biggest appreciation of this book though aside from what the author says about relationships in general is how she presented YOUNG relationships The author didn t present a young couple so obsessed with each other that they weren t afraid of the what ifs They were strong enough as individuals to be even better pieces of a couple but fine and whole either way I think it s a story young girls and guys need to read When you are that young everything is heightened times a billion and sometimes you think you ll never find anyone else that no one will love you again that you ll never feel that intensely again It s like this angst teen spirit emotion vacuum and it s nice that there s a story out there for peeps to read that says you ll be OK no matter what And that goes for people of ALL ages which the author presents in beautiful subtle ways Its a story within a story and one I truly cherished

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Erning He swears his Forbidden Love Module can turn passion back to safe platonic friendship in “six easy steps” But when you arm yourself with an untested program side effects are unpredictable And sometimes when you fight love love fights ba. I do not know if this review is spoilerish so if you intend reading this book immediately you might like to read my thoughts after you read itThe thing is I do feel a thing or two in fact I FEEL LOTS This was a surreal uirky magical uest story with writing so visual I felt like I had a film rolling in my head It s not a story with just two main characters but the whole cast is precious with different story lines capturing you in their midst Nobody should miss the mud fight or the beautiful waltz or David s poignant examples I felt as if I was part of the uest as Rachel and Riley s story apart from being their own is also universal Like any proper uest theirs touches upon life themes which touch us all in one way or another Duality themes such as Feeling vs Not Feeling Truth vs Lies Self vs Us Control vs Chaos Feeling vs Not Feeling When I started reading the book I wanted to knock there heads together to try and knock some sense into them As I read on and the writing kept tripping off my wires things got introspective for me And when I read People who flipped ahead and saw goodbyes at the end and decided the book wasn t worth it Stupid people thought Rachel I was knocked sideways and everything settled into place in my heartmind Because I am a flipper in life I do not allow myself to flip to the end of books but I so totally do it in life Always looking for the ending always thinking of worst case scenarios And this so totally ruins everything for me in the way that I never let myself savour the moments and live them This fear of feeling is so binding so depressing such a bloody waste So yes this book will remain with me in my uest to conuer this to let myself live because it stands up as a bright shining light telling me that it s OK to live the moment to feel to live Yes that is totally OK Self vs Us If we subordinate the self to Us are we lost forever The insights I got from this are treasures I should hold in my hands turn over and over to see well Should we sacrifice the Us moments so that we can do the Self ones or because we are afraid of feeling lonely when we are alone Or should we use the Us moments to help us in the lonely Self ones We can be ourselves we can do our stuff without being obliterated by the Us The Us is there to help us be our Self This perspective is precious and I want to hold it in my heart forever Because connections whether platonic or not are gifts I should treasure and use as a bolster for those other times when desperation sinks in They are the buoys that will keep me afloat Truth vs Lies Secrets so loud they deafen you There is always a price to pay You pay if you let it all hang out and you also pay if you keep it all in Which is the better way I don t know Being the overcautious being that I am I feel so constrained so locked in and then so angry because I can t be myself Then I come across books such as this that free me in some way and my tongue is no longer tied and little pieces of me appear and I m not afraid and I don t care if people do not like what I say it s totally okay to be me in these moments And I find that the connections I make in these moments are food to my well being Because I m me and somebody saw me and we connectedControl vs Chaos Can you control pain by knowing by doing Maybe the feeling in control helps you to cope but it does not eliminate pain So it s ok to admit not knowing Pain will always be part of our lot in life the I accept this the easier it will be The less anger I feel the less I fight this the I m able to enjoy the other stuffThese are just a bit of the thoughts feelings I had while reading this As you can see it was uite a ride I totally recommend this book to those who like to read a uest story which is apt to throw your feelings and thinking into a tumult I m totally putting Ms Lillis on my to read list because I need doses of her writingrecommended by Julio


10 thoughts on “We Wont Feel a Thing

  1. says:

    beautiful clever and so full of hope and love and crafty humor i am or less beside myself my esteem for jc lillis is a matter of public recordher absurdly good How to Repair a Mechanical Heart turned me into a fan; our shared appreciation of jared leto as jordan catalano in my so called life turned me into a friend; our co

  2. says:

    The gazebo joy had curdled into a brew of awkward moments in his mind She’d gotten a splinter in her elbow She’d said “ow—can you move up a little?” at least twice Near the end he’d actually bitten her ear—why

  3. says:

    8 April 2014No rating from me this is just not my bookI actually really like Rachel and Riley I dig their banter and I believe in t

  4. says:

    45 StarsOkso I waited a bit to write this review1because I read it pre release and 2because I wanted to read it AGAIN before I put my thoughts down I very rarely reread booksbut this one has SO MUCH to absorb that it's easy to not even appreciate all the goodness big and small in it with only one readNow before I tell you about the story I also want to address that yes this is technically a MF YA book And for

  5. says:

    So I’ve thought long and hard on this review but this is a special book If you’ve read Lillis’ previous book I think you might be used to her style and hopefully adore it as much as I do She is a VERY visual writer to me In every scene I can always picture the setting characters and events right as if I was Patrick S

  6. says:

    o disappointment we meet againidea 1010characters 1010dialogue 1010plot lmao who needs a point to a story amiritebuddy read with my favorite youtuber 💕

  7. says:

    This is deliciously madcap over the top uirkiness And it's all fun and games until someone gets hurtThey both do Not so much fun anyI often fe

  8. says:

    I do not know if this review is spoilerish so if you intend reading this book immediately you might like to read my thoughts after you read itThe thing is I do feel a thing or two in fact I FEEL LOTS This was a sur

  9. says:

    I received “We Won’t Feel a Thing” as a Christmas gift from a not so secret Santa and like all gifts inspired by that jolly old elf this one was magicalHonestly I didn’t hold out much hope for the story The premise seemed for lack of a

  10. says:

    I wasn't sure if Lillis could top her wonderful debut I worried she was going to suffer from the second novel curse I was wrong We Won't Feel a Thing feels like a wonderful Wes Anderson film where the adults act like children the chil