Beatle meets Destiny

by Williams, Gabrielle (Young adult author)

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult Teen Fic Wil
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  Teen Fic Wil

Imagine your name is John Lennon, but everyone calls you Beatle. And then you meet your dream girl, and her name is Destiny McCartney. But you meet her on the world's most unlucky day-Friday the 13th-and you're very superstitious. Not to mention that you're already dating the perfect girl, who happens to be your twin sister's best friend.... Beatle can't imagine ever leaving Cilla, who supported him after the stroke that changed his life and left him with a limp. Still, he knows that the only thing worse than staying with the wrong person is missing the chance to be with the right one.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* He is Beatle because his name is John Lennon. She is Destiny McCartney. Their meeting is unexpected and intense and perfect and romantic. It's not until several chapters later that readers learn there's an impediment in the form of a girlfriend, Cilla, who happens to be best friends with Beatle's twin, Winsome. Oh, and even though they're twins, he was born 45 days early, so their sun signs are different. And BTW, Destiny writes a horoscope column. Williams, a Melbourne native (where this book is set), crosses continents with ease in a book that's deliciously plotted, crossing story lines as delicate as the chair embroidered by Wallis Simpson, which Destiny steals from her neighbor, albeit unintentionally. Although it does lead to the woman's death. In the hands of a less-talented writer, this might seem crammed. (Have I mentioned Beatle's stroke? The movie about twins?) Here, it's just the sort of jumble that can happen in the course of a year. Filled with superstitions and portents, and lots of fun.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This quirky Australian import is founded on the notion that an 18-year-old named John Lennon (and thus known as "Beatle") might find his destiny in a girl named Destiny McCartney. Highly superstitious Beatle, who already has a wonderful girlfriend, believes that his meeting Destiny on the night of Friday the 13th-when he normally avoids being out after dark-signifies they are meant to be together. Destiny, one of nine siblings all bearing meaningful names (Hope, Faith, Frank, Ernest, etc.), does not believe in destiny or in "signs," as her friends do, but is attracted to Beatle. The boy-with-girlfriend-meets-new-girl scenario is the only traditional aspect of Williams's quick-paced novel, set in the suburbs of Melbourne; she delivers a romance filled with highly original characters, multilayered plots, and idiosyncratic twists. The book's offbeat nature is established on the first page, when Beatle is introduced as a "nonidentical" twin with a "nonidentical" birthday: his twin sister was born six weeks after him, earning them a Guinness record. Clever, amusing, yet surprisingly thoughtful, the book will appeal to readers looking for something a little different. Ages 13-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dating -- Fiction.
Horoscopes -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Family life -- Australia -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Australia -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Marshall Cavendish,2010
Edition 1st Marshall Cavendish ed.
Language English
Description 342 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780761457237
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