Almost Like Being In Love: A Novel

Paperback | May 11, 2004

bySteve Kluger

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A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.

Flash forward twenty years.

Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing .... Travis is the first to figure it out. He's still in love with Craig, and come what may, he's going after the boy who captured his heart, even if it means forsaking his job, making a fool of himself, and entering the great unknown. Told in narrative, letters, checklists, and more, this is the must-read novel for anyone who's wondered what ever happened to that first great love.

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A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.Flash forward twenty years.Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing .... Travis is the first to...

Steve Kluger has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock 'n' roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.84 inPublished:May 11, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060595833

ISBN - 13:9780060595838

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it. This is my first review, so I'm sorry if it's a bit rough. I was initially drawn to this book by it’s title, not because I was familiar with the song that it was named after, but because I had a fanmix on ipod with the same title. When I read the summary I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the book was about a romantic relationship between two boys. ‘Almost Like Being In Love’ follows the lives of two guys named Craig and Travis, whom fell in love during their senior year of high school, but are then split apart due to the fact that the collages they were to attend were in completely different states. 20 years after their separation Travis decides to go out and find Craig, but is met with many obstacles along the way. The book is fun, cute, quirky, and and a real heart warmer. It was a really nice break from all the heart wrenching, soul crushing series that I’ve been into lately. - The Negatives The Format - Instead of the traditional format of most novels, Steve decided to write the book in a series of narratives, journal entries, articles, etc. The format can be a little hard to get used to and can sometimes be hard to understand. The Baseball and Movie References - The book starts in the year 1978, so a lot of their movie and actor references are from movies I’ve never seen, though I did understand some of them and it wasn’t really a major problem for me, the major problem for me was the baseball references. I’m Canadian, baseball is not my national pastime, so I’ve never felt obliged to grasp a complete understanding for the rules of the sport, plus I was never really good at baseball and have always held a certain disdain for the sport. They talk about baseball a lot in the book and it was hard to look past all the baseball talk. - The Positives The Format - Even though it can be hard to get used to, you eventually reach a point in which you can’t imagine the book being written in any other way. It’s unique, it presents a challenge, and provides you library with some diversity. The Characters - They are all so likable, you just can’t bring yourself to wish any ill will on any of them. They are all quirky and funny, and just so lovely. It’s Happy - As I mentioned earlier this book is a great break from the torment that comes with a lot of the series I follow. It’s fluffy and heart warming, a great book to read on a rainy day. - Overall Despite all the baseball talk that just completely flies over my head, I give this book a read. I enjoyed it.
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