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  • Title: Grit
  • Author: Gillian French
  • ISBN: 9780062642554
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • His presence beside me is like heat, like weight, something I ve carried around on my back too long.It s summer in rural Maine when seventeen year old Darcy Prentiss isn t raking berries with her sister, Mags, and cousin, Nell, during the day, she s drinking and swimming with the boys in the quarry by night She knows how to have a good time, just like anyone else, but whHis presence beside me is like heat, like weight, something I ve carried around on my back too long.It s summer in rural Maine when seventeen year old Darcy Prentiss isn t raking berries with her sister, Mags, and cousin, Nell, during the day, she s drinking and swimming with the boys in the quarry by night She knows how to have a good time, just like anyone else, but when you ve been designated the town slut, every move you make seems to further solidify your trashy girl reputation.But the fun is what s been keeping Darcy s mind off the things she can t forget a disturbing secret she shares with Nell, the mysterious disappearance of her ex best friend, and that hazy Fourth of July party that ended with Darcy drunk, on her back, wondering how she let it get this far.Then someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess a cruel, almost laughable gesture that can only be the work of someone with a score to settle Everything Darcy has been trying to keep down comes bubbling to the surface in ways she wasn t prepared to handle and isn t sure if she can.
    Grit His presence beside me is like heat like weight something I ve carried around on my back too long It s summer in rural Maine when seventeen year old Darcy Prentiss isn t raking berries with her sist

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    1. I received an advance copy of this book for free Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss We may not have been friends any, but Rhiannon was my age, sixteen last summer, and one way or another, she never came home again This was a contemporary story about a girl whose ex best friend had gone missing the year previously.Darcy was an okay character, and I thought it was really unfair the slut shaming she had gone through Everyone seemed to think that she was sex mad, which wasn t the case at all, and [...]

    2. Primarily, this book disappointed me The book was a bit different than what I thought I expected conflicting mysteries, some sort of character insanities and mind blowing twists and turns.Instead of having read those, the author just showcased the daily life of the main character The story revolved around Darcy s journey, her continuous mention about the thing that happened on the fourth of July, the sudden disappearance of her former best friend, the problems that she s currently facing and the [...]

    3. I don t read many thrillers or mysteries and Grit by Gillian French made me ask myself why This book was pretty amazing I was hooked from the first page until the last.Grit is a small town story I ve lived in a small town my whole life and I can attest that Gillian French captured the suffocating feeling of a small town perfectly Grit is full of atmosphere You can almost feel the dusty heat and hear the whispered gossip as you re reading The setting and descriptions were one of my favorite parts [...]

    4. 1.5 stars I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending an egalley of this book I was buddy reading this with my friend Jayvee but unfortunately us being a bit critical about observing how the book was things turned out to be the least we expected it to be I was so excited to receive a copy of this book because when I saw the synopsis of it at I found it very interesting and promising also the positive reviews made me want to read it So that s why we gave this book I try.Grit was a di [...]

    5. Grit has a hard edge and a setting that is so significant it feels like a character all on its own I admire Gillian French s ability to set up an atmosphere There is something palpable here, something incredibly authentic in the dialogue and in the harshness of Darcy s reality that really sucked me in Grit takes place over one summer and provides a peek into the upcoming fall Summer is a particularly interesting time for a book, especially one this, to take place because there is just so much ti [...]

    6. Loved this book.once I picked it up I couldn t put it down What I loved most about this story was the ties and relationships between the Prentiss family Darcy, Mags, their mother, aunt and the innocent Nell All these women are dealing with some sort of sorrow in their life and it makes them all act out in different waysI found their relationships to be the most intriguing BUTI can t forget the relationship between Jesse and Darcyat was pretty special as well A wonderful, gripping debut novel tha [...]

    7. Wow Grit is a story most people want to sweep under the rug Kudos to Gillian French for writing about it There are many things going on in this novel but the underling issue is still in the forefront Darcy is the main character who you can t help but love She is who she is and she owns it She has so much love for her cousin who is in special education classes that she will do anything for heruntil she can t any .I really loved this book The true, raw emotion, the feeling that this was real, beca [...]

    8. What a perfect title for this text just a side note So I know Gillian French s husband, Darren, and my husband knows both Darren and Gillian My husband also wisely guessed that I would be excited to read a book by a fellow Mainer and one that I have connections with, so he purchased her debut novel for me for Christmas I was excited to dive into it, although admittedly nervous, as I wasn t sure if this would really be my kind of book It took a bit to get into for me , but I shouldn t have been n [...]

    9. Grit is a solid and intensely sincere story with a dark tale that s rugged and sharp The characters are all flawed Some so than others.The writer did a great job enabling me to escape to the small fictional town of Sasanoa near the Penobscot river, Maine A tiny community where everybody knows everybody else s business Your life and what you make of it gets to be heard by all, young or old At the heart of the novel is a missing girl Rhiannon was Darcy Prentiss friend up to a year ago Not necessa [...]

    10. Sometimes there is so much in a novelist s heart that their debut novel tries to do too much Perhaps that is what happened here I expected to enjoy Grit, and I tried to engage with the story, but every time I thought we were on our way, it turned out we were going somewhere else Regardless, my thanks go to Edelweiss, Above the Treeline, and Harper Teen for the DRC, which I received free in exchange for this honest review It is scheduled for release May 16, 2017 The novel starts out strong Darcy [...]

    11. For a debut author, Gillian French is going to be one to watch Darcy is a wild child, a teen who likes to drink and go with boys and she s got a reputation to match She works hard on hot summer days raking blueberries, competing with the boys and the migrant farm workers The specter of a missing girl is hanging over the town and the sheriff thinks Darcy knows than she s saying, plus she s been nominated for Festival Princess, which might just be a mean joke There s a lot going on, but French kn [...]

    12. wow I m definitely the odd person out I see all the 5 stars but I barely made it through this one Grit brings up a lot of issues and then never addresses any of them I hung in there for Darcy and the family dynamics, which were wonderfully written but the multiple plot lines went nowhere.

    13. I liked this SO much than I expected to Raw and fierce style, great and varied characters, complex female friendships and family relationships.

    14. You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This book was a bit different than I expected I don t know what I expected exactly, but something a little thriller like, a little mysterious But really, this is mostly a story of Darcy s journey, and the obstacles she has to overcome I liked how strong Darcy was, and how important family was to her, too But sometimes I wasn t really connecting to her, which was tough, but I liked her [...]

    15. Another fierce girl, alive in all ways Full of loyalty, lust, maybe pig headed determination, complex and human Just a great character

    16. Wow Grit is a story most people want to sweep under the rug Kudos to Gillian French for writing about it There are many things going on in this novel but the underling issue is still in the forefront Darcy is the main character who you can t help but love She is who she is and she owns it She has so much love for her cousin who is in special education classes that she will do anything for heruntil she can t any .I really loved this book The true, raw emotion, the feeling that this was real, beca [...]

    17. ARC Review 3 6 17, received from Sarah Prineas I feel like the odd little duckling out with this one The premise for Grit sounded like it could have been a winner, and the little positive review hype out right now made me excited, not gonna lie To me, this seemed like a The Female of the Species situation even Mindy McGinnis blurbed this , and although I went back and forth on whether to read this constantly, I caved and decided to read it immediately After all, I m all for interesting combinati [...]

    18. This book was different than I expected I thought it was a mystery about a girl whose former best friend goes missing, but got a contemporary filled with secrets instead Although the disappearance plays its part, I was surprised that where the story went and how everything came together.The story follows Darcy the summer after her former best friend disappears Darcy spends her days drinking, partying and is named the trashy girl Then she becomes nominated for the Bay Festival Princess, who she t [...]

    19. Different than I was expecting, but I still liked it Darcy was a character I won t be forgetting anytime soon She was head strong, tough, and fearless It wasn t really as thrillery or mysteryful as I wanted, but had a cool atmosphere about it Definitely will read from this author I ve been interested in this book ever since I first heard about it I mean, it has all the ingredients that make this something I would like town slut issues CHECK, secrets CHECK, beauty queen pageant CHECK, a missing [...]

    20. This review and can be found on Living for the Books4.5 StarsIt s books like these that make me wonder why I m likely to pick up a fantasy book over something like this Grit really surprised me, not only with the writing, but also the entire story did I guessed that there would be slut shaming based off the synopsis, but I didn t expect all the other components of the book It was just refreshing to read a contemporary book that had next to no fluff and also dealt with some important issues All [...]

    21. Gillian French stuns in this fierce contemporary set amid rural poverty and prejudice Toward the end of the novel, Hunt, my favorite close lipped, one word, sees all character no spoilers tells the main character, You re funny and you got some grit, which ought to count for than it does And it should French explores all the ways in which society condemns a girl for having curves, opinions, and desires With a mystery at its heart, GRIT peels back the layers of a dysfunctional patriarchy duh and [...]

    22. Disclaimer I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.Darcy Prentiss has long been considered to be the town slut Known for having a good time, Darcy knows that she does nothing that the guys haven t done But what no else knows is that Darcy does what she does in order to forget the disappearance of her best friend and a shared secret between Darcy and her cousin Nell And then someone, anonymously, decides to nominate Darcy for Bay Festival Princess, which Darcy considers cruel and [...]

    23. OMG I want to be Darcy, I want to be her best friend, part of her group, hang with her Could not put this book down until the fantastic end and thought WOW Loved this book The story, the atmosphere, the characters were all so real and intriguing The action kept me turning the pages, and the mysterywell, read the book You will only be sorry because it has to end as do all great reads I look forward to of Gillian French s work.

    24. This book was definitely a page turner The overall structure of the story was different from anything I personally have ever read There are a few different mysteries throughout the book, and each one of the issues that presents themselves are really only hinted i.e why does a car park outside randomly in the middle of the night Where is Rhiannon What secrets are Darcy and Nell hiding and you are left in the dark about some things for a while The way that French keeps these secrets from us reader [...]

    25. Oh gosh I feel terrible writing this, but I have to be honest I did not like this book at all I had to drag myself through it, and I wanted to DNF so badly I didn t connect to the characters or cared much The plot was all over the place I couldn t pinpoint what the core of the story was I was just confused.

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