Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McdonaldGetting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby Mcdonald

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

byAbby Mcdonald

Paperback | December 26, 2012

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“Inspirational and satisfying, offering genuine hope for the unrequited romantic.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. Garrett Delaney has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life two years ago and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deepblue eyes). A heartbroken Sadie has finally had enough. It’s time for total Garrett detox! Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of friends, and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.
Title:Getting Over Garrett DelaneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.37 × 5.52 × 0.93 inPublished:December 26, 2012Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763663328

ISBN - 13:9780763663322


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Read Doesn't seem like much from the outside but I definitely recommend this book. It leaves you feeling happy, a very uplifting and wholesome read.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES, this was perfect! I just loved all the characters, it was so well written and so put together!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This was such a cute story, I would recommend it to anyone who has ever liked/loved someone who didn't like you back. I would especially recommend it to tweens and teenagers as a guide to dealing with potential relationships. Sadie's plight is very familiar and she is written so realistically it is hard not to see her as a real person. This is one of the few stories I've read (and I've read many books) that has stayed with me. I could read it over and over again.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ugh This book is everything.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unrequited Love & a Summer of Self-Discovery I've enjoyed reading all of Abby McDonald's previous YA novels but Getting Over Garrett Delaney has easily become my new favourite of hers to date! It was a fun and cute contemporary novel that left a smile on my face, capturing the lightness of summer and all the aspirations it holds. For two years, Sadie has been in love with her best friend, Garrett Delaney, and during this time, she's watched him go out with different girlfriends while she can only secretly pine away. But when Garrett goes away to summer camp and calls her to say he's fallen in love with yet another girl, Sadie decides enough's enough and that it's time to crush her unrequited love for good. And when Sadie actively makes a plan to distance herself from Garrett's influence, you can't help but feel proud of her for trying to stop centering her world around a boy who doesn't feel the same way about her. I absolutely loved the support of Sadie's friend Kayla and her coworkers at her new summer job at a coffee shop. There was such a great group dynamic between them all with their easy companionship and fun personalities that made me laugh out loud. Sadie is a sassy, intelligent teenage girl who was always quick with a comeback... but her feelings for Garrett blinded her from seeing just how much she had changed herself just for a boy. Her friends were up to the task of keeping Sadie on track for her goal to get over Garrett, but they also didn't let her mope around either, making sure she was having fun and pushing her to open herself to new experiences during the summer as well. With each new release, Abby McDonald's novels seem to be only getting better and better. Getting Over Garrett Delaney is her best novel yet! The romance is light in the novel, but I didn't mind that all because it was still adorable to watch Sadie stumble and have own turn of being oblivious that another boy could possibly like her. But really, this is a novel more focused on self-discovery and of a teenage girl finding herself once again. I cannot wait to read Abby McDonald's next YA novel! You can also read this review at:
Date published: 2012-02-09

Editorial Reviews

This book is a hilarious, honest, and thoughtful look at being a girl, falling in love and trying to find the right balance between believing in love and sacrificing too much for it.—Justine MagazineIn this entertaining antiromance, McDonald turns the tragedy of unrequited love on its head as she traces her heroine's determined and often comical efforts to find herself and become more independent.—Publishers WeeklyGentle and humorous, GETTING OVER GARRETT DELANEY is sure to be a hit with fans of Joan Bauer and Meg Cabot.—VOYAA comedic and candid first-person narrative... Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance.—Kirkus ReviewsTeen girls will relate to the all-consuming love portrayed here, will root for Sadie, and may appreciate the reminder to put self before boyfriends.—School Library JournalMcDonald moves with sure-footed grace through Sadie’s heartbreak and recovery, adding in the perfect pinch of schadenfreude for readers when Garrett finally realizes what a great girl he’s been missing all along. Sadie’s self-work is quietly inspirational and satisfying, offering genuine hope for the unrequited romantic.—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books