Be Good Be Real Be Crazy PDF/EPUB ¼ Be Good PDF/EPUB

Be Good Be Real Be Crazy PDF/EPUB ¼ Be Good PDF/EPUB

Be Good Be Real Be Crazy [Download] ➽ Be Good Be Real Be Crazy By Chelsey Philpot – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Every love story has a few detoursHomer has never met anyone like Mia She’s the mystery girl with the fruit punch red hair She sees stories in the clouds She asks uestions he would never think to as Every love story has a few Be Real ePUB ↠ detoursHomer has never met anyone like Mia She’s the mystery girl with the fruit punch red hair She sees stories in the clouds She asks uestions he would never think to askAnd she’s leavingNow with their time together slipping through his fingers Homer volunteers to drive her all the way up the East Coast determined to convince her to stay with him Homer knows this might be his last chance to tell Mia he loves her Unfortunately his younger brother Einstein—who is certain the world is about Be Good PDF/EPUB or to end—is coming along And the only car they have is painted a hideous shade of yellow and smells like a combination of rotten fruit and burned coffeeIt’s going to be a long road trip.


10 thoughts on “Be Good Be Real Be Crazy

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss “The closer they got to Glory Be by the Sea the uieter Mia became” This was a YA contemporary road trip storyI felt uite sorry for Mia in this being pregnant and alone couldn’t have been easy for her and I understood her wanting to go and live with her friend for when the baby came Homer was uite a caring boy and it showed the sort of person he was that he wanted to help Mia even if it meant losing herThe storyline in this was about Homer driving Mia and his younger brother to the place where Mia was going to live with her friend and taking his brother to some sort of science lecture on the way home They met some odd characters along the way and there was a bit of unreuited love between Mia and Homer but the whole thing felt a little underwhelming reallyThe ending to this was okay although it wasn’t really a happily ever after type ending6 out of 10


  2. Chelsey Chelsey says:

    I'm a little bias on this one This book took a bit of my sanity during the writing process but through the struggle BGBRBC became a book of my heart


  3. Alexa Alexa says:

    I'm still not entirely certain how I feel about this story Did I think it was cute? Yes definitely Did I like the characters? Sure in the way that I like characters in romantic comedies I enjoy them while they have my attention Did I enjoy the plot? Yes but I also felt like there were a lot of unlikely things that happen in it which wasn't necessarily a bad thingBut unfortunately this novel never uite snagged my attention the way Chelsey's debut did The writing was still pretty solid and the plot moved along steadily and I did manage to finish it but I don't feel as if it made a remarkable impression on me


  4. Shannon (It Starts At Midnight) Shannon (It Starts At Midnight) says:

    You can find the full review and all the fancy andor randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Okay so this book is cute Very cute in fact The characters were sweet there are road trips and along the way they meet other uirky individuals with little life lessons to teach them Stuff likeYes Love The greatest man made disaster in a world that's full of themIt's full of little snippets like that that are both wise and endearing There was a lot of diversity which was refreshing And I genuinely liked Homer Einstein and Mia even though we really don't get to know them in an in depth way at all But the bits of them we do get to know were likable I also adored that there were little parables scattered throughout the book small chapters telling stories that related to the rest of the bookThe real problem I had was that everything seemed unbelievable and farfetched Like aside from Homer's dads letting him take his little brother on a car trip 10 states away a lot of the things that happened to them were kind of too over the top It was fun if you suspended belief but if you're looking for realism this isn't it Bottom Line  In all it was a fun story and charming characters and a uick pace made for an easy if unrealistic feeling readCopy provided by publisher for reviewuote taken from uncorrected proof subject to change


  5. Stephanie A. Stephanie A. says:

    I'm not totally sure what to make of this book which at times seems to be playing Diversity Brownie Points Bingo and at other times had me wondering just how many weirdos one carload of people could meet on a drive up from Florida Many of the chapters are essentially self contained short stories providing the backstory to those people they meet on the road an interesting writing exercise that I think it was clever of Philpot to be able to weave into the finished text enhancing it for anyone who is taken by the side characters while also providing a break from the plot to enjoy lyrical writing on its own merit I do wish care was taken in character naming by which I mean if you're going to name your protagonist Homer he'd better sound a lot less dim witted and slow on his feet if you want me to picture him as anything other than a teenage Homer Simpson Especially given the prevalence of yellow on the cover I always appreciate lovelorn male pining but I could have bought into the beautifully subtle and understated love story a lot than I did That said I loved Mia at first sight including how she referred to her impending baby as Tadpole and if you think I did not scream for joy when this book gave me the old please lie down with me until I fall asleep chestnut followed in short order by fully clothed spooning prior to any overt romance I have not been talking up my favorite tropes nearly enough because this is my favorite passage of the year so far He was willing himself to slide out of bed put on his shoes and make his way back down the carpeted hallway when Mia sat up She wiggled her sweatshirt over her head tossed it on the floor and then shifted under the covers until her back touched Homer's chest Without saying a thing she reached for his hands and wrapped his arms around her and without saying a thing in return Homer pulled her close enough to feel her hair drift across his face Her shoulder blades pressed against his rib cage from the outside His wildly happy heart pressed from within Not long after they both fell asleepRating in flux because I might not have loved all or even most of the characters but I can't say they weren't memorable This might be a book that grows on me andor that I revisit down the line


  6. Lauren ✨ (TheBookishTwins) Lauren ✨ (TheBookishTwins) says:

    Disclaimer I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes Be Good Be Real Be Crazy was a book I reuested on a whim I had read some excellent things about Chelsey Philpot's debut Even in Paradise Yet I felt Be Good Be Real Be Crazy was an average read It was a uick light read but it was one that it did not leave a big impact on me Homer has fallen in love with Mia a mysterious girl who happened upon his fathers' shop in Florida But now Mia is moving away and Homer can't bear to see her go so he along with his brother Einstein drive her to her new destination hundreds of miles away In case you didn't guess it this book is a road trip book Yet it was one I felt didn't uite hit the markHomer was a bit of a dull character and I found that it was Mia that made this book worth reading along with other side characters such as his brother Einstein and his fathers and the people they met on their journey such as Renata I didn't feel connected to the characters at all even the ones that I rather enjoyed I didn't feel that there was much in the way of plot what exactly was the point of the story? I don't know Honestly Finding themselves? Homer pining over Mia? Though I did enjoy Philpot's writing and I enjoyed the style of it I just couldn't connect with the characters nor the story It was still a uick summer read and one I would recommend if that's what you're looking for but it was certainly lacking something that would have made this a memorable read Like I said I enjoyed Philpot's writing and I think she has talent but I don't think that this book was one for me


  7. Sai at theengineerisreading Sai at theengineerisreading says:

    RATING 5 starsTHIS IS A MASTERPIECEAnd yes I am screaming right now because how did it happen that I ignored this book for months when I should have read it the moment I got my hands on a copy of this Chelsey Philpot gem But before my emotion overflows I’ll write an honest review for this read firstChelsey Philpot’s Be Good Be Real Be Crazy is the whirlwind adventure read that will make its way to the heart of the readers A light read with realistic punch and take on friendship love and finding purpose her in this gigantic planet this book is a well crafted contemporary that will appeal to the fans of John Green’s Looking For Alaska and Adi Alsaid’s Let’s Get LostGenerally the story circles on the struggle of Homer Finn an adopted teen characterized as tall shy apologetic and gentle giant on confessing his hidden affection for Mia Maruez a beautiful stranger slash tourist who stayed in the small island in Florida The plot started with the introduction of Homer’s love to Mia—how it started and how it bloomed— and the adventure took off when Mia announced that she’ll be coming back to her orphanage bestfriend Dotts in a place called Glory to beWith this revelation Homer initiated to drive Mia off to her destination but Christian and DB Homer’s foster parents agreed with the deal that Einstein Homer’s younger brother who is a big fan of Apollo Aces and science particularly in the study of probable doom existential risks and apocalyptic possibilities on the significant dangers and slim rewards of the giant atom accelerators will accompany them in their trouvaille And there began the compelling story of wandering unexpected friendships and life altering decisions that changed be it good or bad the main characters’ view on lifeWhat I loved about this book is how light the entirety of this book’s storyline is I mean who would imagine that a simple plot like the abovementioned one together with an extra scoop of science theories and a whole lot of parables will create a book that has a huge impact on its readersThough the shy boy secretly loves the ueen bee trope seems a bit of a cliché Chelsey made her own way of adjusting the colors to create a wonderful masterpiece For example the addition of Einstein and his nerdy fondness with giant atom accelerators and the world’s end surely added a comedic punch to the Homer and Mia tandem I also noticed the introduction of diverse characters in the names of Christian and DB Renata and Sid and how it successfully complemented with the flavors of the MC’s character developmentAlso I also highlighted the inclusion of parables in each of every character introduced in the plot like it was a sort of a short story breather in every sub plot narrated in this bookOverall I enjoyed this book especially that last part where the gang attended the I 9 conference particularly that scene with Dr Az’ speech That heartrending scene will be one of the best scene in my entire reading experience this 2018 So before I spoiled with what happened with this book head off to the nearest bookshop or check their website and order a copy of this book because this book is literally life changing That’s it CiaoBEST UOTES“Most places aren’t like the island The real world isn’t as accepting of people who don’t fit its models May people see ‘different’ as danger This scares them And when people get scared they do stupid things”“If you believe in gravity you already believe in something higher than yourself”“It’s a beautiful desperation really to need to believe to actually believe that it’s right there just on the horizon and it will be ours someday”“Love The greatest man made disaster in a world that’s full of them Poets say love is forever Country singers that it’s something you drown in beer and cheap whiskey Meanwhile the men in white coats blame love on hormones evolution and chemicals in our brains You could ask every person here what love is and you’d get a different answer each time”“Human beings are like planets We have individual orbits that overlap in places but whether or not we meet at the overlaps is all about timing and chance But that possibility is enough to keep us spinning in circles”“Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps often than not suffering has no meaning and cannot be anticipated Perhaps the future the present and the past are all full of unknowable unknowns Perhaps this is not a problem we can solve It’s a paradox we need to accept”


  8. rachel ☾ rachel ☾ says:

    Some people find it easy to suspend their disbelief in works of fiction Unfortunately I am not one of those people and that is largely why this book didn’t work for me Be Good Be Real Be Crazy was meant to be a contemporary road trip story but felt like magical realism with all its crazy coincidences and serendipitous moments I could not believe a single word of it and conseuently found it really hard to get into the story It was obviously trying very hard to be uirky and modern but personally I found that incredibly off putting It felt way too forced and I just cannot stress enough how ridiculously serendipitous the road trip was It was so unbelievableThe characters did no favours for the story Homer our protagonist had no personality He said sorry a lot and was pining over Mia that’s about the extent of his characterisation Boring much? Absolutely I also could not stand Mia who was undoubtedly a Manic Pixie Dream Girl to the tee She was incredibly immature and spouted nonsense that Homer lapped up like a parched dog Their romance was so unnecessary and dramatised that it did nothing for me Einstein Homer’s brother was another missed opportunity He was meant to be this thirteen year old genius that was already working on his dissertation at college but I didn’t buy it for a second He acted like a goofball and showed no realbelievable enthusiasm for anything other than this band called Apollo Aces He also according to Homer rambled about science all the time and was socially awkward but we never saw him do any of this? He was socially capable than Homer Anyway I will concede and say that I liked Sid and Apollo a lot I wish we got time with both of themOverall?I really was not a fan of this story Philpot’s writing style felt really fake like it was trying incredibly hard to be modern and uirky The plotline was just ridiculous It was so unbelievable that it was almost nonsensical I wish I could elaborate but I won’t because spoilers I definitely do not recommend this book but I guess that if I had to I would pitch it as Signs Point to Yes meets the cast of Burning Midnight minus the sci fi stuff I’ve heard mixed things about Philpot’s debt too so I think I’ll give it a miss Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review


  9. Diane Ferbrache Diane Ferbrache says:

    Homer is happily living his life with his brother Einstein and their 2 dads in a small town in Florida Then along comes Mia – pretty independent self assured and pregnant There’s just something special about this girl and she uickly becomes like one of the family and Homer is falling in love So when she decides that it’s time to move on – to find an old friend who’s offered her a place to live – it’s not too weird for Homer Einstein and Mia to pile into an old beater car they call the Banana and head north Along the way they meet some pretty strange uirky people and discover that things don’t always work our as expectedI loved this book Homer Mia Einstein and Sid are great characters The story is funny and sweet and sad and tugs at every heartstring I laughed cried and sighed The roadtrip storyline alternates with “parables” that tell the backstories of each character that read like fairytales adding to the emotion of the story With little or no profanity only some kissing cuddling and a message of friendship love and being yourself this is recommended for all teens middle school and up


  10. Levi Levi says:

    Two years after the release of her debut novel Even in Paradise Chelsey Philpot shows how her yarn spinning skills have been honed by the writing processIn Be Good Be Real Be Crazy we follow Homer and Einstein a pair of adoptive teenage brothers as they shepherd the entrancing Mia from their home in the Florida keys up the Eastern seaboard to New England Philpot maximizes the road trip motif by expertly weaving poignant vignettes into her protagonists' drive allowing a charmingly eclectic cast of characters to illustrate the texture of human life and experienceEven in Paradise introduced us to a writer fond of delicious toothsome language and detailed character development With Be Good Be Real Be Crazy Philpot complements her skillful prose and intimate character knowledge with a newfound level of plot mastery to provide turns both surprising and seamless I hated to put it down and can't wait to see what she writes next


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10 thoughts on “Be Good Be Real Be Crazy

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss “The closer they got to Glory Be by the Sea the uieter Mia became” This was a YA contemporary road trip storyI felt uite sorry for Mia in this being pregnant and alone couldn’t have been easy for her and I understood her wanting to go and live with her friend for when the baby came Homer was uite a caring boy and it showed the sort of person he was that he wanted to help Mia even if it meant losing herThe storyline in this was about Homer driving Mia and his younger brother to the place where Mia was going to live with her friend and taking his brother to some sort of science lecture on the way home They met some odd characters along the way and there was a bit of unreuited love between Mia and Homer but the whole thing felt a little underwhelming reallyThe ending to this was okay although it wasn’t really a happily ever after type ending6 out of 10

  2. Chelsey Chelsey says:

    I'm a little bias on this one This book took a bit of my sanity during the writing process but through the struggle BGBRBC became a book of my heart

  3. Alexa Alexa says:

    I'm still not entirely certain how I feel about this story Did I think it was cute? Yes definitely Did I like the characters? Sure in the way that I like characters in romantic comedies I enjoy them while they have my attention Did I enjoy the plot? Yes but I also felt like there were a lot of unlikely things that happen in it which wasn't necessarily a bad thingBut unfortunately this novel never uite snagged my attention the way Chelsey's debut did The writing was still pretty solid and the plot moved along steadily and I did manage to finish it but I don't feel as if it made a remarkable impression on me

  4. Shannon (It Starts At Midnight) Shannon (It Starts At Midnight) says:

    You can find the full review and all the fancy andor randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Okay so this book is cute Very cute in fact The characters were sweet there are road trips and along the way they meet other uirky individuals with little life lessons to teach them Stuff likeYes Love The greatest man made disaster in a world that's full of themIt's full of little snippets like that that are both wise and endearing There was a lot of diversity which was refreshing And I genuinely liked Homer Einstein and Mia even though we really don't get to know them in an in depth way at all But the bits of them we do get to know were likable I also adored that there were little parables scattered throughout the book small chapters telling stories that related to the rest of the bookThe real problem I had was that everything seemed unbelievable and farfetched Like aside from Homer's dads letting him take his little brother on a car trip 10 states away a lot of the things that happened to them were kind of too over the top It was fun if you suspended belief but if you're looking for realism this isn't it Bottom Line  In all it was a fun story and charming characters and a uick pace made for an easy if unrealistic feeling readCopy provided by publisher for reviewuote taken from uncorrected proof subject to change

  5. Stephanie A. Stephanie A. says:

    I'm not totally sure what to make of this book which at times seems to be playing Diversity Brownie Points Bingo and at other times had me wondering just how many weirdos one carload of people could meet on a drive up from Florida Many of the chapters are essentially self contained short stories providing the backstory to those people they meet on the road an interesting writing exercise that I think it was clever of Philpot to be able to weave into the finished text enhancing it for anyone who is taken by the side characters while also providing a break from the plot to enjoy lyrical writing on its own merit I do wish care was taken in character naming by which I mean if you're going to name your protagonist Homer he'd better sound a lot less dim witted and slow on his feet if you want me to picture him as anything other than a teenage Homer Simpson Especially given the prevalence of yellow on the cover I always appreciate lovelorn male pining but I could have bought into the beautifully subtle and understated love story a lot than I did That said I loved Mia at first sight including how she referred to her impending baby as Tadpole and if you think I did not scream for joy when this book gave me the old please lie down with me until I fall asleep chestnut followed in short order by fully clothed spooning prior to any overt romance I have not been talking up my favorite tropes nearly enough because this is my favorite passage of the year so far He was willing himself to slide out of bed put on his shoes and make his way back down the carpeted hallway when Mia sat up She wiggled her sweatshirt over her head tossed it on the floor and then shifted under the covers until her back touched Homer's chest Without saying a thing she reached for his hands and wrapped his arms around her and without saying a thing in return Homer pulled her close enough to feel her hair drift across his face Her shoulder blades pressed against his rib cage from the outside His wildly happy heart pressed from within Not long after they both fell asleepRating in flux because I might not have loved all or even most of the characters but I can't say they weren't memorable This might be a book that grows on me andor that I revisit down the line

  6. Lauren ✨ (TheBookishTwins) Lauren ✨ (TheBookishTwins) says:

    Disclaimer I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes Be Good Be Real Be Crazy was a book I reuested on a whim I had read some excellent things about Chelsey Philpot's debut Even in Paradise Yet I felt Be Good Be Real Be Crazy was an average read It was a uick light read but it was one that it did not leave a big impact on me Homer has fallen in love with Mia a mysterious girl who happened upon his fathers' shop in Florida But now Mia is moving away and Homer can't bear to see her go so he along with his brother Einstein drive her to her new destination hundreds of miles away In case you didn't guess it this book is a road trip book Yet it was one I felt didn't uite hit the markHomer was a bit of a dull character and I found that it was Mia that made this book worth reading along with other side characters such as his brother Einstein and his fathers and the people they met on their journey such as Renata I didn't feel connected to the characters at all even the ones that I rather enjoyed I didn't feel that there was much in the way of plot what exactly was the point of the story? I don't know Honestly Finding themselves? Homer pining over Mia? Though I did enjoy Philpot's writing and I enjoyed the style of it I just couldn't connect with the characters nor the story It was still a uick summer read and one I would recommend if that's what you're looking for but it was certainly lacking something that would have made this a memorable read Like I said I enjoyed Philpot's writing and I think she has talent but I don't think that this book was one for me

  7. Sai at theengineerisreading Sai at theengineerisreading says:

    RATING 5 starsTHIS IS A MASTERPIECEAnd yes I am screaming right now because how did it happen that I ignored this book for months when I should have read it the moment I got my hands on a copy of this Chelsey Philpot gem But before my emotion overflows I’ll write an honest review for this read firstChelsey Philpot’s Be Good Be Real Be Crazy is the whirlwind adventure read that will make its way to the heart of the readers A light read with realistic punch and take on friendship love and finding purpose her in this gigantic planet this book is a well crafted contemporary that will appeal to the fans of John Green’s Looking For Alaska and Adi Alsaid’s Let’s Get LostGenerally the story circles on the struggle of Homer Finn an adopted teen characterized as tall shy apologetic and gentle giant on confessing his hidden affection for Mia Maruez a beautiful stranger slash tourist who stayed in the small island in Florida The plot started with the introduction of Homer’s love to Mia—how it started and how it bloomed— and the adventure took off when Mia announced that she’ll be coming back to her orphanage bestfriend Dotts in a place called Glory to beWith this revelation Homer initiated to drive Mia off to her destination but Christian and DB Homer’s foster parents agreed with the deal that Einstein Homer’s younger brother who is a big fan of Apollo Aces and science particularly in the study of probable doom existential risks and apocalyptic possibilities on the significant dangers and slim rewards of the giant atom accelerators will accompany them in their trouvaille And there began the compelling story of wandering unexpected friendships and life altering decisions that changed be it good or bad the main characters’ view on lifeWhat I loved about this book is how light the entirety of this book’s storyline is I mean who would imagine that a simple plot like the abovementioned one together with an extra scoop of science theories and a whole lot of parables will create a book that has a huge impact on its readersThough the shy boy secretly loves the ueen bee trope seems a bit of a cliché Chelsey made her own way of adjusting the colors to create a wonderful masterpiece For example the addition of Einstein and his nerdy fondness with giant atom accelerators and the world’s end surely added a comedic punch to the Homer and Mia tandem I also noticed the introduction of diverse characters in the names of Christian and DB Renata and Sid and how it successfully complemented with the flavors of the MC’s character developmentAlso I also highlighted the inclusion of parables in each of every character introduced in the plot like it was a sort of a short story breather in every sub plot narrated in this bookOverall I enjoyed this book especially that last part where the gang attended the I 9 conference particularly that scene with Dr Az’ speech That heartrending scene will be one of the best scene in my entire reading experience this 2018 So before I spoiled with what happened with this book head off to the nearest bookshop or check their website and order a copy of this book because this book is literally life changing That’s it CiaoBEST UOTES“Most places aren’t like the island The real world isn’t as accepting of people who don’t fit its models May people see ‘different’ as danger This scares them And when people get scared they do stupid things”“If you believe in gravity you already believe in something higher than yourself”“It’s a beautiful desperation really to need to believe to actually believe that it’s right there just on the horizon and it will be ours someday”“Love The greatest man made disaster in a world that’s full of them Poets say love is forever Country singers that it’s something you drown in beer and cheap whiskey Meanwhile the men in white coats blame love on hormones evolution and chemicals in our brains You could ask every person here what love is and you’d get a different answer each time”“Human beings are like planets We have individual orbits that overlap in places but whether or not we meet at the overlaps is all about timing and chance But that possibility is enough to keep us spinning in circles”“Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps often than not suffering has no meaning and cannot be anticipated Perhaps the future the present and the past are all full of unknowable unknowns Perhaps this is not a problem we can solve It’s a paradox we need to accept”

  8. rachel ☾ rachel ☾ says:

    Some people find it easy to suspend their disbelief in works of fiction Unfortunately I am not one of those people and that is largely why this book didn’t work for me Be Good Be Real Be Crazy was meant to be a contemporary road trip story but felt like magical realism with all its crazy coincidences and serendipitous moments I could not believe a single word of it and conseuently found it really hard to get into the story It was obviously trying very hard to be uirky and modern but personally I found that incredibly off putting It felt way too forced and I just cannot stress enough how ridiculously serendipitous the road trip was It was so unbelievableThe characters did no favours for the story Homer our protagonist had no personality He said sorry a lot and was pining over Mia that’s about the extent of his characterisation Boring much? Absolutely I also could not stand Mia who was undoubtedly a Manic Pixie Dream Girl to the tee She was incredibly immature and spouted nonsense that Homer lapped up like a parched dog Their romance was so unnecessary and dramatised that it did nothing for me Einstein Homer’s brother was another missed opportunity He was meant to be this thirteen year old genius that was already working on his dissertation at college but I didn’t buy it for a second He acted like a goofball and showed no realbelievable enthusiasm for anything other than this band called Apollo Aces He also according to Homer rambled about science all the time and was socially awkward but we never saw him do any of this? He was socially capable than Homer Anyway I will concede and say that I liked Sid and Apollo a lot I wish we got time with both of themOverall?I really was not a fan of this story Philpot’s writing style felt really fake like it was trying incredibly hard to be modern and uirky The plotline was just ridiculous It was so unbelievable that it was almost nonsensical I wish I could elaborate but I won’t because spoilers I definitely do not recommend this book but I guess that if I had to I would pitch it as Signs Point to Yes meets the cast of Burning Midnight minus the sci fi stuff I’ve heard mixed things about Philpot’s debt too so I think I’ll give it a miss Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review

  9. Diane Ferbrache Diane Ferbrache says:

    Homer is happily living his life with his brother Einstein and their 2 dads in a small town in Florida Then along comes Mia – pretty independent self assured and pregnant There’s just something special about this girl and she uickly becomes like one of the family and Homer is falling in love So when she decides that it’s time to move on – to find an old friend who’s offered her a place to live – it’s not too weird for Homer Einstein and Mia to pile into an old beater car they call the Banana and head north Along the way they meet some pretty strange uirky people and discover that things don’t always work our as expectedI loved this book Homer Mia Einstein and Sid are great characters The story is funny and sweet and sad and tugs at every heartstring I laughed cried and sighed The roadtrip storyline alternates with “parables” that tell the backstories of each character that read like fairytales adding to the emotion of the story With little or no profanity only some kissing cuddling and a message of friendship love and being yourself this is recommended for all teens middle school and up

  10. Levi Levi says:

    Two years after the release of her debut novel Even in Paradise Chelsey Philpot shows how her yarn spinning skills have been honed by the writing processIn Be Good Be Real Be Crazy we follow Homer and Einstein a pair of adoptive teenage brothers as they shepherd the entrancing Mia from their home in the Florida keys up the Eastern seaboard to New England Philpot maximizes the road trip motif by expertly weaving poignant vignettes into her protagonists' drive allowing a charmingly eclectic cast of characters to illustrate the texture of human life and experienceEven in Paradise introduced us to a writer fond of delicious toothsome language and detailed character development With Be Good Be Real Be Crazy Philpot complements her skillful prose and intimate character knowledge with a newfound level of plot mastery to provide turns both surprising and seamless I hated to put it down and can't wait to see what she writes next

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