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Never date your best friend
Always be original
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be clichés so they even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.
Some of the rules have been easy to follow; But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green.
It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover they’ve actually been missing out on high school
And maybe even on love.
Praise for Adi Alsaid
'Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns' – School Library Journal
'Balances both the quirky fun and the harsh realities of adolescence’ – Entertainment Weekly
‘Let's Get Lost is an absorbing, beautiful novel we all need in our lives. Phenomenal!’- Pretty Little Memoirs
'a sweet tale with real heart – get in early before the rest of the reading world catches up’- Heat
'For readers of John Green' – Fresh Fiction
"Alsaid deftly handles Dave's complicated and longstanding feelings for Julia. The clever banter between the two best friends, along with pitch-perfect emotional resonance, makes this book more enduring in spite of its predictability. With all the fun of a classic teen movie, this one should fly off the shelves." -Booklist
"This fun romp will appeal to students looking to push beyond the edges of their own comfort zones." -School Library Journal
"Exploring universal feelings of friendship and love, Alsaid (Let's Get Lost) offers a colorful depiction of two teens discovering what they have in common with others. Their escapades and realizations will evoke laughter and empathy." -Publishers Weekly
"Alsaid's latest takes a really fun look at the question that romantic comedies have asked again and again: Can a man and a woman ever be just friends...the author takes an in-depth look at a fascinating pair of individuals and the messiness of a relationship that develops under dubious circumstances. Julia particularly is a fascinating character; her growth throughout the novel is truly remarkable." -RT Book Reviews
"An utterly charming and thoughtful meditation on love, friendship and all the territories in between." -Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything
"A refreshing novel about friendship and romance that defies cliché, Never Always Sometimes will win readers over with its hilarious musings and universal truths." -Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he packed up his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. Visit Adi online at www.SomewhereOverTheSun.com, or on Twitter: @AdiAlsaid.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00URUBSOU
- Publisher : MIRA Ink; 1st edition (13 August 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1217 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 321 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #443,099 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #6,366 in Fiction about Friendship for Children
- #6,847 in Children's Books on Friendship
- #16,128 in Children's Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)
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>I'd raised my expectations too high for this one.I shouldn't have done that.
>I ABSOLUTELY hated the ending.It wasn't to my liking at all.
I've got this huge thing in my mind that the Dave whom I know from the book wouldn't have preferred this ending.The author purposefully forced the ending on him.It was unlike Dave to choose it.
This book is written from both the character's POV.The characters-Dave and Julia feel real.Another thing I liked about this was the chapters' names.The concept of this book was new.Something refreshing for me and YA.It will give you 'summery' feelings.
This book broke my heart and I really do need a sequel but I'm 90 % sure that we are not going to get one.Having read Adi Alsaid's earlier work I'm familiar with his style of writing and I feel that I kinda know him.He is a really cool author.But I think he has a think against happy endings.Or I should say that he has a thing against 'cliche' endings.He wrote this kind of ending on purpose so that this book doesn't end up being a cliche.The ending of 'Let's Get Lost' was must better than this one.I reckon the ending was like that so this book succeeds in 'standing out' and not being a typical YA book or a cliche.It succeeded very well,but in the process it broke my heart.
When I read through Dave's POV Julia annoyed and when I read through Julia's Dave did.Having done all the bashing,I must really say that Alsaid has done a brilliant job of constructing the characters and the plot.THE JOKES,THE PUNS,,THE PRANKS AND ABOVE ALL the friendship of Dave and Julia was phenomenal.And I feel as if they both are going to say with me for a long time.
This book is for people who love John Green.And Rainbow Rowell fans would like it too.
Read it if you want something different or just read it for Dave and Julia's friendship.
the book is great itself
Top reviews from other countries
Never Always Sometimes is a clever commentary on the clichés and stereotypes that have emerged in high-school pop culture and the inevitability of finding yourself falling into some of those same stereotypes. As Dave and Julia consciously break the nevers list as a kind of social experiment, it becomes a will-they-won’t-they as the reader starts to grow exasperated with Dave’s seeming inability to tell his best friend how he feels.
There are strong supporting characters revolving around the main pairing also, like Dave’s brother and Julia’s dads. Another interesting character is an absentee one, Julia’s mother, a figure she worships, perhaps unwisely so.
To say any more would spoil a lot of the plot, but suffice to say Never Always Sometimes is a good read, with plenty of highlights, plenty of willing the main characters to act, and lots of funny dialogue, particularly Julia’s sparkling input.