by Therese Gilardi
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Therese Gilardi
Pub Date: April 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Book Links: Goodreads
Narvla’s life is as precisely choreographed as the routines that have made her a national step-dancing champion. She has a loyal best friend, a devoted boyfriend, and a lock on admission to her dream college, the University of Notre Dame. Until her mother is named U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, and her life unravels. First Narvla receives a disturbing picture of her boyfriend and her best friend. Then she struggles to qualify for the Irish elite step-dancing squad, and her grades plummet.
But the biggest obstacle in Narvla’s new life is Dublin Boy, a cheeky musician with a disdain for academics and a distrust of Americans. Although Narvla is upset when she’s paired with Dublin Boy for the most important semester of her life, her real concern is the growing attraction she feels toward him. As the Celtic New Year unfolds, Narvla is pushed to abandon her lifelong need for control and embrace the charm of the unexpected
My Review: Narval is an amazing character. She has her life planned out, focuses hard on her work, and just has a good head on her shoulders. So she moves to Ireland and decided to explore a bit. She finds a guy singing and goes to compliment him. Despite what he said, she kept things positive. Well I'm so happy to see a character to confidant and stays positive through a lot. And there were points where I wouldnt even kept cool.
Overall I really enjoyed this book! It was just amazing and so was the writing and details. I loved the way it ended. I can't wait to see what else the author comes out with!