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Dedication [Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin, Ashley West] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kate Hollis’s ex-boyfriend’s face plasters. Find out more about Dedication by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. With over 6 million copies of their books in print in over 32 languages Newsweek declared McLaughlin and Kraus a ‘phenomenon.’ The Nanny Diaries is a #1.

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Kate Hollis has had to live with Jake’s songs for years–they’re number one hits, and they’re all about her and their high school romance. Pete Doherty is a great disappointment after all those hard work he just waste it because of drugs and alcohol. Well, that made the story interesting and it changed in the end.

I expected this to be something inspired by Persuasion by Jane Austen. It was someone who can comfort her forever and she thought that soulmate of her will last forever. Hardcoverpages.

Dedication — Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

Imagine if your high school boyfriend grew up to be a mraus musician and all his songs are about your time with him. Lists with This Book.

Unfortunately, the excessive teenage angst-iness and the awkward flashbacks make this read feel like you’re being held hostage at a girls sleeopver that’s pages too long.

She should have just dumped him forever long time ago! McLaughin and Kraus explore that mission in detail here, but this book is less about revenge than understanding the complex history that has formed the present moment. I’m skeptical of the joint writing process, the plot was about as implausible as they come, and it was nostalgia-heavy to the point of needing a forklift.

Kate struck me as whiny and, to be honest, completely obsessed with her first love, a young man who wound up betraying her, her best friend and his bandmates by stealing the bandmates’ music and claiming it as his own I don’t want to give anything away, but I found myself saying “That’s it?


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Andit’s been likehow long was that? But I hate this one. Dec 06, Kris – My Novelesque Life rated it liked it.

Apr 10, Darshan Elena rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Katie is in love with him which I get in high schoolbut then there is 10 years where she doesn’t see him, but pines for him still!

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Open Preview See a Problem? This is not their best, but I did enjoy it. This is a lovely novel, one I thoroughly bicola. But after eleven years of enduring protracted and far-from-private heartbreak, everyone in Kate’s life has a stake in how this plays out.

I stuck with the book because I had to see it through—too stubborn to give up! Okay, sure, that’s gotta be tough, but something like ten years had passed between the break-up and when the novel was set.

Such a good story. Also, Mizzes Kraus and McLaughlin evoke adolescent sexuality uncomfortably well. Please respect Everyone’s opinions. Definitely worth reading, but take your time. Ah, well, it can’t all be Kushiel.


Price may vary by retailer. I will say, the ending was quite satisfactory, I was concerned it was going in the opposite direction. Felt like three months.

There are about dedicatioj zillion pop culture references to the early 90s, some of which are funny, but others just feel like they’re trying I wish I could say I liked this one as well as the other books by these authors. Aug 26, Abriana rated it did not like it.


Toward the end, it almost felt like the authors’ editors had said, “You’ve got to wrap this up, so get it moving along,” which was unfortunate because I would have preferred a more emotionally well-rounded ending. But Jake has returned to their hometown for an MTV special. Nothing can go wrong. Jul 08, Colleen rated it really liked it Shelves: I also don’t think this book should even be published in the first place.


But the characters were so shallow and thin. Mar 02, Sheela rated it it was ok Shelves: As readers, we see the slow courtship and chances that bring Jake and Kate together in the first place, and we see the chain of hurt he leaves in his wake.

Far from what I expected and her last decision was the most outstanding thing ever happened between the reader and the protagonist.

Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Back in Croton Falls, Vt. But I didn’t think this book would be so light that it would practically float away. I did, however, like the switching back and forth between Katie’s point of view as an adolescent and her present time point of view. The F bomb is dropped more than several times, there are quite a few crude moments, and to be honest when I was finishing up the last hundred pages or so, I couldn’t wait to be done with it.

It can’t all be Krauss, Troung, and Chabon. It’s easy to finish the book because you want from it the same thing main character Katie ‘I go by Kate now’ wants from her ex – closure. There are about ten zillion pop culture references to the early 90s, some of which are funny, but others just feel like they’re trying too hard to bank on nostalgia. Their stories were more interesting than Kate’s, who despite having a good life, a job she enjoys, etc etc, is stuck in a rut over a boy.