[Ebook] ➩ Anything to Have You By Paige Harbison – Buyprobolan50.co.uk

Anything to Have You Nothing Should Come Between Best Friends, Not Even Boys ESPECIALLY Not Boys.Natalie And Brooke Have Had Each Other S Backs Forever.Natalie Is The Quiet One, College Bound And Happy To Stay Home And Watch Old Movies.Brooke Is The Life Of Every Party, The Girl Everyone Wants To Be.Then It Happens One Crazy Night That Natalie Can T Remember And Brooke S Boyfriend, Aiden, Can T Forget.Suddenly There S A Question Mark In Natalie And Brooke S Friendship That Tests Everything They Thought They Knew About Each Other And Has Both Girls Discovering What True Friendship Really Means.


10 thoughts on “Anything to Have You

  1. says:

    Initial reaction This is the point where I completely and utterly understand the negative reactions taken to this book, as my own were quite strong In sum, I think this might be Harbison s weakest work to date for a number of reasons It s not just the handling of the themes in this book but also the presentation of the characters and the fact that the lot of it completely misses the mark for what it offers I didn t like the portrayals here, among other things Hopefully my full review will get into these measures and why this cast was one I found completely insufferable to the point where the narrative failed.Full review Writing this review guts me a little because I like Paige Harbison s works, and I ll admit that New Girl was rough for me as my first read from her, but I still liked it I think the biggest complaint I remember making was that it took a bit for the momentum of the story to get going, but ultimately, it was a valuable experience for the way things came toget...


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    Anything to Have You was a really surprising read Despite some obvious flaws, I whipped through this book in one day I normally don t do cheating books, but books which involve two best friends and one of their boyfriends I find highly addicting I blame my obsession with programmes such as Sunset Beach and The OC for this.Natalie is the stay at home type of girl, she prefers spending quiet time reading or knitting whereas her friend Brooke is always at parties and getting crazy drunk Brooke decided that this year would be different, it was their senior year at school and Natalie had to be a little spontaneous So Natalie agrees to go to Alexa s party and it does end up being a memorable party for a long time to come Natalie wakes up in bed next to Brooke s boyfriend Aiden she remembers kissing Eric that night so knows that she couldn t have slept with Aiden Also she d woken up beside him half decent, but she can t shake the niggling feeling that she slept ...


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    Oh my goodness, this book Sigh There were so many things wrong here So, so many This is the second book I ve read by Paige Harbison, and I m noticing a trend Apparently, this young author thinks that all teenagers spend their out of school hours at lavish parties full of sex, drugs, and alcohol Wow, I basically summed up the whole plot in one sentence Huh I cannot begin to express how annoyed I am with the way teenagers were portrayed in this book If they were young college students, I would be willing to accept the plot But these kids were 17 I know there are some pretty uninvolved and clueless parents out there, but I find it VERY hard to believe that a father would willingly let his only daughter sleep over at boys homes during parties I also find it hard to believe that that same father figure would give his consent to his underage daughter s drinking at said party Are you kidding me Am I really supposed to buy that I feel insulted because it s so far fetched So, daddy o irritated me But it didn t stop there There were some seriously messed up characters in this book For starters, let s exam...


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    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryThis book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and or violence.I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.SUMMARYNatalie and Brooke s friendship is put to the test when they and those they love keep secrets from each other.WORLDBUILDINGFor the most part I bought the contemporary setting of Anything to Have You The dialogue was almost hyperreal and the depiction of the landscape changing throughout the seasons made me yearn for snow The depiction of teen behaviour seemed over the top to me, but I know that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and I always have such a hard time believing that American teens get such easy access to alcohol and don t really suffer many consequences That being said, I don t believe this story was a typical teen story that it meant to represent every teen in America I believe the teens represented here are of privilege and wealth and this is their own special story and should not be taken to represent all American teens.CHARACTERS RELATIONSHIPSNatalie and Brooke were horrible to each other, but not in an obvious way and not in a way that made me dislike the book Similar to Wuthering Heights, where the two main characters treat each other and the other characters horribly but I still enjoy reading the book, I found...


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    This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea s BookshelfI requested this book for review before I went to Goodreads to check out if there are any reviews written already I just really liked the description and went ahead and requested it Then I went to Goodreads and saw so many negative reviews What was going through my head was, WHY did I request it But I ended up reading it and decided not to trust those people The first chapter was terrible I wanted to DNF the book I don t know why, but I continued reading it And I ended up really liking the book, can you believe it The first chapter in this book is actually just a really long and boring conversation that makes you want to throw the book into the trash can so you never have to see it again But if you manage to get past that first chapter, like I did, you may find yourself quickly engaged in the story We meet Natalie and Brooke, two best friends While Natalie is the quiet one, a girl who prefers to stay in and just watch a movie, Brooke is the wild one, always partying and the social butterfly One night she gets Natalie to come with her to a party, but what happened is that they get wasted and some of them even blackout Natalie ends up sleeping with a guy, but she doesn t know which one Is it Aiden, her best friends boyfriend with whom she woke up in the same bed with, or is it Ethan, a guy with whom she made out earlier i...


  6. says:

    Parliamo questa volta di uno Young Adult autoconclusivo di una giovane autrice americana.Devo dire che io ero molto curiosa di leggere questo romanzo, per vari motivi, la trama mi attirava, l autrice era nuova per il mercato italiano, e non per ultimo il fatto che dividesse il pubblico di lettori Molte recensioni su Goodreads infatti non erano affatto positive.In questo libro si parla soprattutto dell amicizia, c la storia d a certamente, e anche molto intensa, ma il tema attorno al quale ruota tutto il rapporto tra le due protagoniste, la storia d a non altro che un mezzo che l autrice utilizza per parlare del tema fondamentale.Un amicizia tra due ragazze, con dei caratteri diametralmente opposti, ma questo lo avevamo capito dalla trama che in realt non ci svela molto, anzi che definirei abbastanza ordinaria.Sono stata veramente colpita da diverse cose in questo libro, innanzi tutto parliamo del tipo di narrazione, che io definirei fuori dai soliti schemi.La scrittrice utilizza il punto di vista di Natalie, e fin qui nulla di strano, una cosa che al momento va molto di moda, funziona e crea empatia con i personaggi Ma qui entra in gioco quella che io definirei la novit , tutta la prima parte del libro raccontato con POV di Natalie la brava ragazza e quindi noi viviamo solo i suoi pensieri le sue emozioni e non ci dato di sapere quello che passa nella...


  7. says:

    Rating 2.5 5 I usually like Paige Harbison books They have a realism and edginess that authors can sometimes not quite nail Unfortunately I didn t connect with this one at all and was still trying to figure out the message the book was trying to convey.Natalie and Brooke have been BFF s since a young age When a new, hot guy arrives at school Brooke is the one to take a step out with him, although Natalie told her to put in a good word for herself Brooke, who is a little jealous of her popular but introvert friend appears to take this as a challenge and soon enough Brooke and Aiden are dating One year on, Natalie is still popular and quiet, Aiden is the nice, kind boyfriend, but Brooke isn t happy with her life This is where the book picks up from.The characters are very real Brooke is obsessively jealous of her best friend and boyfriends friendship and thinks the only way to try to be popular than Natalie is to drink and party She seeks attention, craves it, wants guys to ogle her even though she has a boyfriend Her jealousy soon gets mixed with antagonism She hangs out with like minded people who are not like Natalie She begins to see how Natalie and Aiden are suited as a couple but she refuses to give him up.Natalie h...


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    You can find of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.2.5 stars I was really looking forward to this read A boy coming between two friends is quite common in the teen years, at least as far as I remember and from my personal experience In fact, I m surprised it doesn t come up in YA books often, to be honest Needless to say, I was looking forward to seeing how these characters handled the delicate situation in Anything to Have You The result in 2 words HOT MESS.I literally have a whole page of notes on issues I had with this book and I apologize now that this review might be a tad spoiler y to get my thoughts across The overall plot, like I mentioned above, was good A girl goes to a party with her best friend and fears she might have made a mistake and slept with that BFF s boyfriend And honestly, I was enjoying the read for the most part for quite awhile It was around the 40% mark, right when things were getting interesting, that the book took a terrible, HORRIBLE turn.The book starts out from the POV of Natalie Natalie is a quiet girl who prefers to stay in and watch movies with her dad than go out and party like her best friend, Brooke I HATED Brooke from page one Seriously Brooke is selfish She wants everyone s attention to always be on her Even though she has a long term boyfriend, Aiden, she wants to be wanted by e...


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    When I first read the synopsis I was intrigued, but also wary because books of betrayal like in this one are a complete turn off for me I avoid them as much as I can But a lot of people were raving about the author, so I thought to give it a shot as well However, I went back to being wary when I saw the reviews recently out, and I can t say I blame them This is a rant that quite possibly may contain spoilers I m very angry and need to vent Now why this book rubbed me the wrong way Well, for a second there, let s ignore the parts where there was betrayal and whatnot.Let s focus on the valentine party, rager, whatever It reminded me so much of Veronica Mars, but at least there Veronica herself has dealt with the whole situation rather magnificently, she understood what it meant With Natalie it didn t feel like that at all, and I m not sure what kind of message would that be sending She was so drunk out of her mind that she passed out, whoever slept with her in that state has pretty much taken advantage of her It wouldn t be wrong to consider it as actual rape, she wasn t conscious of the fact, and the way Aiden dealt with it made me hate him so so muc...


  10. says:

    Originally posted at read Paige Harbison s other book, New Girl, I knew I had to get my hands on Anything to Have You So, I jumped at the opportunity to be on the blog tour and have the chance to finally read it I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one, because there are so many negative reviews I actually found myself really engaged by the story even though I thought it was a bit too long but I really thought that while this had the same bones of many contemporaries in YA, Harbison s latest novel had a spark There was something different and something unique about this story it s clearly not a fluffy read, but has some darker elements to it It reminded me of Elizabeth Scott s The Unwritten Rule, but had a different twist of events at the end.A lot of the negative reviews had problems with the characters, and I could kinda see why I liked Natalie because I could relate to her I would honestly rather stay home and watch movies than go out Sometimes I wish that she had of a spine, but otherwise, I did love her character because I could see where she s coming from and it was easier to empathize with her in contrast to Brooke Brooke just straight out annoyed me Throughout Natalie s narrative she annoyed me, but it was only when the perspective shifted I could kinda see why she acts the way she does Nonetheless, I still disliked her immensely until the end of the book Aiden was probably the only character I whole heartedly LOVED His character is an absolute sweetheart, al...


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