Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah

The New York Times Bestselling duo behind Nick & Norah?s Infinite Playlist and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily return with twins out to throw the party of a lifetime?or at least the best party of high school! Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends?and now they?ve prepared their final blowout, just The New York Times Bestselling duo behind Nick & Norah?s Infinite Playlist and The Twelve Days of Dash &...

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Title:Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah
Author:Rachel Cohn
Rating:
Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0399553843
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:211 pages pages

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah Reviews

  • kelly {BookCrushin}
    May 11, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

  • Karyn Silverman
    Jun 29, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I received a review copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don?t think it?s any secret that I absolutely love David Levithan?s novels and his collaborations with other authors ...

    I was sent a copy of this book by Netgalley to review. I haven't read any Rachel Cohn books before but have read David Levithan and was a big fan of Every Day and Another Day; as well as Two Boys Kissing and Will Grayson Will Grayson. So, with that in mind I was interested to get st...

    This was... fine? I guess? It was short, and it had some moments, but it didn?t have any thing super special, and the characters didn?t have much depth, and the growth was all very fast. And also it?s rich white people with very first world problems and it felt a little irrelevan...

  • Alicia
    Mar 20, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

  • Kat
    Jul 27, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

  • Alexa L
    Apr 25, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

  • Trisha
    Feb 11, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

  • Kelly Proulx
    Jun 10, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

  • Jenna
    Mar 22, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I received a review copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don?t think it?s any secret that I absolutely love David Levithan?s novels and his collaborations with other authors ...

  • Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
    Dec 09, 2017

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

  • Fiona M
    Feb 28, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

  • Christy
    Apr 16, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

  • Emma
    Apr 24, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

  • Yvonne Olson
    Apr 02, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Mar 11, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

  • Kindling Micky
    Mar 23, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

  • Katelin
    Feb 19, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

  • Macarena Yannelli
    Jun 15, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

  • Lauren AKA randomreader
    May 16, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

  • Beth
    Apr 02, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

  • Katie
    Mar 01, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I received a review copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don?t think it?s any secret that I absolutely love David Levithan?s novels and his collaborations with other authors ...

    I was sent a copy of this book by Netgalley to review. I haven't read any Rachel Cohn books before but have read David Levithan and was a big fan of Every Day and Another Day; as well as Two Boys Kissing and Will Grayson Will Grayson. So, with that in mind I was interested to get st...

  • Kira DeSomma
    Jun 25, 2017

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

  • Kirsty
    Feb 14, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

  • Leah G.
    May 02, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

  • Katie Hurse
    Apr 27, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I received a review copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don?t think it?s any secret that I absolutely love David Levithan?s novels and his collaborations with other authors ...

    I was sent a copy of this book by Netgalley to review. I haven't read any Rachel Cohn books before but have read David Levithan and was a big fan of Every Day and Another Day; as well as Two Boys Kissing and Will Grayson Will Grayson. So, with that in mind I was interested to get st...

    This was... fine? I guess? It was short, and it had some moments, but it didn?t have any thing super special, and the characters didn?t have much depth, and the growth was all very fast. And also it?s rich white people with very first world problems and it felt a little irrelevan...

    I was first exposed to these authors in "The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily." I hated that book. This one, however, I did not hate. I looked forward to picking it back up to read. While the book follows a little of the Dash and Lily formula (one character is strong, one is weak and ob...

    Rachel Cohn and David Levithan come together once again to create the newest coming of age book for 2018. In Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah, two twins throw one final party together in their grandmother's grand apartment. They each invite three guests a piece, the other twin unaware of e...

    2.5 stars. This book was SO bizarre and random and manic, I can't even describe it properly. The plot, in theory, is really, really cool - I feel like it has SO much potential, but unfortunately the execution just wasn't the style I enjoy. I should say though that I did find this bo...

  • Ally (book__ventures)
    Mar 18, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I received a review copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don?t think it?s any secret that I absolutely love David Levithan?s novels and his collaborations with other authors ...

    I was sent a copy of this book by Netgalley to review. I haven't read any Rachel Cohn books before but have read David Levithan and was a big fan of Every Day and Another Day; as well as Two Boys Kissing and Will Grayson Will Grayson. So, with that in mind I was interested to get st...

    This was... fine? I guess? It was short, and it had some moments, but it didn?t have any thing super special, and the characters didn?t have much depth, and the growth was all very fast. And also it?s rich white people with very first world problems and it felt a little irrelevan...

    I was first exposed to these authors in "The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily." I hated that book. This one, however, I did not hate. I looked forward to picking it back up to read. While the book follows a little of the Dash and Lily formula (one character is strong, one is weak and ob...

    Rachel Cohn and David Levithan come together once again to create the newest coming of age book for 2018. In Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah, two twins throw one final party together in their grandmother's grand apartment. They each invite three guests a piece, the other twin unaware of e...

  • Holly
    Mar 29, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

  • Sylvie
    Jun 08, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

  • Vee â™”Under Mountain Booksâ™”
    Mar 07, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

  • Kayla
    Mar 24, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

  • Lizz Axnick
    Mar 05, 2018

    DNF at 43% I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm not even going to give this a rating because I just couldn't get through it. I went in wiith completely different expectations of what I thought it would be. Roughly at about 4% in I'd already had e...

    If you look up pretentious in the dictionary, there's a handy little picture of this book next to it. Honestly when I read the description I got that it was a party and there was eight random guests with two twin protagonists and that sounded awesome, I generally love contemporary with...

    Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 1/5 stars. Never in my entire life have I rated a young adult contemporary book this low. I can?t believe how two amazing authors wrote a book so horrible. This was my most anticipated book for this year, ...

    This was such a mess, honestly. The dialogue was so difficult to follow, and all of the characters felt like a test of how 'kooky' can we make them? One of the guys has a sock puppet. A sock puppet. Not enough time was spent on the relationship between Sam and Isla, which is supposed t...

    I?m going to be quite brief on this review because so much just didn?t click for me beyond the blurb. The book plunges the reader into an entitled and rather odd situation of teens hosting a dinner party in Manhattan and this dinner party is pretty much the entirety of the book. Wh...

    Not my favorite Rachel & David book but I need a novella on grandma. ...

    Lo leí mientras que esperaba en el aeropuerto y estaba en el avión. Es re lectura ligera de viaje. ...

    I'm usually a huge fan of anything David Levithan writes but this was a huge let down for me. Everything felt very underdeveloped and it was not well paced at all. Such a shame. ...

    Well, I don't hand out 1 star reviews often, but when I do I really have got to strongly dislike the book. This was one of those books. I tried so hard to like this. I've heard David Levithan is great author, and that him and Rachel Cohn were a dynamic duo. I'm going to respectfully...

    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! This book was very entertaining. I love books that are focused on relationships and friendships and this book definitely focused on it. ...

    Okay, so, I will either really like this or...not. I have mixed feelings towards this author duo. I love love LOVE Dash & Lily, but I was not a fan of Nioma & Ely. Here's to hoping this book will be like the former! EDIT: Based on the reviews... I think I'll pass on this one...

    ** I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review ** I have always enjoyed Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's collaborations, and I was excited for the opportunity to review this one (coming out in April). The book follows Sam and Ilsa, twins and high school s...

    This is one of the worst YA books I've read in a long time. I don't like to post bad reviews or ratings, but honestly this book was terrible. Do not recommend. ...

    *Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through netgalley in return for an honest review* Okay, so I did enjoy this book, but I also found it quite hard to follow, mainly due to the dialogue of this novel. I did enjoy how it was set over one evening but felt like I would like...

    I had no idea that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn had collaborated on another novel until I received an email about it from Netgalley. Whilst I rarely read young adult novels, I have always enjoyed their work in their past, and was eager to begin Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah. I have come...

    I read this book in one sitting after receiving an advance reading copy from the publisher. The authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist have done it again! This book is beautiful and absurd, hilarious and heartwarming, and it reminded me a lot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I l...

    Fast-paced, with a more serious undertone than previous novels by this pair. ...

    In this book, Sam, the protagonist, demonstrates the character strength 'self-control' because even though he gets very upset and anxious when he thinks about things that might be stressing him out, he calms himself down without having a complete panic attack. For example, before the p...

    I can?t put my finger on why I didn?t really like this one except that maybe it?s not that exciting to read chapters and chapters of people sitting around and talking at a party. Maybe especially when they?re privileged teens trying to figure out what to do with their lives. So...

    3.5 round down to 3. It wasn't a bad book but so many personalities to contend with. It was a fast quick read and overall it stressed me out a tad too much. Maybe I related to all the insecurities of these characters but not their privilege so it felt uneven to me personally. ...

    Ehhhhhhhh ...

    I'm sorry. I feel like I shouldn't even rate it because I didn't read nearly enough of it to warrant a rating, but I read the first chapter out loud, to my roommate, and we were both flabbergasted by how bad it was. I then flipped through to random pages and read bits and pieces, and ...

    Not buying it... the concept is far-fetched, the relationship between Sam and Ilsa doesn't do anything for me, and the concepts of how they live and this "last hurrah" are wholly unbelievable (even in the far-reaches of my imagination). It seems like this could have been deep, this cou...

    There are things I like and don't like about this book. I liked that is was short and an easy read. I read it in 2 sittings with several days in between. Some of the characters are very interesting and memorable. I like that Sam and Ilsa are twins, and are both similar and different at...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I received a review copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don?t think it?s any secret that I absolutely love David Levithan?s novels and his collaborations with other authors ...

    I was sent a copy of this book by Netgalley to review. I haven't read any Rachel Cohn books before but have read David Levithan and was a big fan of Every Day and Another Day; as well as Two Boys Kissing and Will Grayson Will Grayson. So, with that in mind I was interested to get st...

    This was... fine? I guess? It was short, and it had some moments, but it didn?t have any thing super special, and the characters didn?t have much depth, and the growth was all very fast. And also it?s rich white people with very first world problems and it felt a little irrelevan...

    I was first exposed to these authors in "The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily." I hated that book. This one, however, I did not hate. I looked forward to picking it back up to read. While the book follows a little of the Dash and Lily formula (one character is strong, one is weak and ob...