You can say that much for it. And Eric Clapton owned it. You can say that, too. And say it they did. Over and over and over. Fascinating bit about James Bond the ornithologist. Impressive piece of fruit you have there, too. I must be find a famous musician to buy my art and give me some credibility…. Glad you like the salad. I love the behind scenes stuff. It brings it all crashing down to earth. He pilfered the name from a book on his shelf. Is that all. How ordinary. You need a gallery rep with a knack for talking bullshit. Nice banana segue, you scamp.
I was thinking the same fruit marvel the other day as I ate strawberries from Chili. Is that an actual Bond girl? Or did you come up with that? Because it sure could be. Fleming was no better than your average year old. I know those movies far too well, and so does my youngest child, making me either a terrible or pretty cool parent.
The things that I learn from reading your posts. James Bond. Well I can only say that Fleming was brilliant, if not original each time when giving names to his characters. But Pussy Galore is the capper of all times and just causes me to remember a certain politician who apparently had great affection for that name. I am a fountain of useless albeit, hopefully, amusing information. That one? Talk about a Bond villain! He even had a creepy look. Clapton had no insight. Oh yes, the soon to be leader of the free world- the Putin puppet. Voters were subtly brain washed.
I really believe that. Or could you say it is similar to the Stockholm syndrome? Really, think about it. God, I loved that book. Ian Fleming is featured in that, sort of historical fiction style. I really liked that dip you took into Bond there. Those books were important to me as a kid, growing up. But I think I learned to enjoy reading from those books. Any Human Heart by William Boyd. Just Googled it. Ian Fleming was played by Tobias Menzies. Not a familiar name to me. The Pan paperback Bond books were the first books I collected.
That got me started on a very slippery slope. You are correct about Mockingbird and a park bench. Nice memory, sir. Good heavens, you have a big brain. I liked the color combinations on the spines, I know that. And actually the fact I remember that scene with you on the park bench says more about your writing than it does me.
How long ago did this happen? Under no, and I mean NO, circumstances should you email those photos. Galore is still a pretty shocking name today for mainstream movies. I too have often wondered how no matter the time of year, I can go into a grocery store and find pretty much any kind of fresh fruit I want.
Weird magic. Can you believe he got away with that? According to Wikipedia, they wanted him to change it for the movie out of fear that U. Good that he stuck to his guns. How to you give up a name like that? That name is a year flood. Little shelf space meant few choices.
The meat was gray. The vegetables wilted. Then I moved to the suburbs. My GOD.
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What a difference! The cereal choices alone. A detailed comparison with a method based on moving lattices, which are added on top of a main static optical lattice, is provided. This study allows the identification of novel shaking schemes, which simultaneously provide uniform effective mass and magnetic flux, with direct implications for cold-atom experiments and photonics.
We consider the physics of an optomechanical cavity subject to coherent two-phonon driving, i. We show that in such a system, the cavity mode can effectively 'inherit' parametric driving from the mechanics, yielding phase-sensitive amplification and squeezing of optical signals reflected from the cavity. We also demonstrate how such a system can be used to perform single-quadrature detection of a near-resonant narrow-band force applied to the mechanics with extremely low added noise from the optics.
The system also exhibits strong differences from a conventional degenerate parametric amplifier: in particular, the cavity spectral function can become negative, indicating a negative effective photon temperature. Topological insulators TIs are theoretically believed to possess robust surface states SSs for any surface terminations. In reality, for TIs with non-conventional terminations, the directly experimental demonstration of this argument is somehow hindered, due to the difficulties in sample preparation and lack of efficient electronic structure characterization method.
Here, by using the state-of-the-art molecular beam epitaxy, we manage to prepare TI Bi 2 Te 3 thin film with non-conventional fractional quintuple layer FQL termination. Scanning tunneling microscopy reveals that the as-grown Bi 2 Te 3 thin film may not necessarily terminate at the van der Waals gap between two adjacent quintuple layers. The electronic structures of the FQL termination are studied in combination with quasi-particle interference pattern by scanning tunneling spectroscopy and SS calculations by tight binding method.
Our results suggest that the topological nature of SSs be preserved on various terminations. Possible ways of achieving exotic topological SSs are also discussed. An inclusive search for a new-physics signature of lepton-jet resonances has been performed by the ATLAS experiment. An integrated luminosity of 3. First second generation leptoquarks were sought in events with two electrons muons and two or more jets. The observed event yield in each channel is consistent with Standard Model background expectations.
Upper limits on the aforementioned branching ratio are also given as a function of leptoquark mass. Compared with the results of earlier ATLAS searches, the sensitivity is increased for leptoquark masses above GeV, and the observed exclusion limits confirm and extend the published results. Granular material flowing through bottlenecks, like the openings of silos, tend to clog and thus inhibit further flow. We study this phenomenon in a three-dimensional hopper for spherical and shape-anisotropic particles by means of x-ray tomography.
The x-ray tomograms provide information on the bulk of the granular filling, and allows us to determine the particle positions and orientations inside the silo. In addition, it allows us to calculate local packing densities in different parts of the container. We find that in the flowing zone of the silo particles show a preferred orientation and thereby a higher order.
Similarly to simple shear flows, the average orientation of the particles is not parallel to the streamlines but encloses a certain angle with it. In most parts of the hopper, the angular distribution of the particles did not reach the one corresponding to stationary shear flow, thus the average orientation angle in the hopper deviates more from the streamlines than in stationary shear flows. In the flowing parts of the silo, shear induced dilation is observed, which is more pronounced for elongated grains than for nearly spherical particles.
The clogged state is characterized by a dome, i. The shape of the dome depends on the particle shape. Scanning probe microscopy is a fundamental technique for the analysis of surfaces. In the present work, the interface statistics of surfaces scanned with a probe tip is analyzed for both in silico and experimental systems that, in principle, do not belong to the prominent Kardar—Parisi—Zhang universality class. We observe that some features such as height, local roughness and extremal height distributions of scanned surfaces quantitatively agree with the KPZ class with good accuracy.
The underlying mechanism behind this artifactual KPZ class is the finite size of the probe tip, which does not permit a full resolution of neither deep valleys nor sloping borders of plateaus. The net result is a scanned profile laterally thicker and higher than the original one implying an excess growth, a major characteristic of the KPZ universality class. Our results are of relevance whenever either the normal or lateral characteristic lengths of the surface are comparable with those of the probe tip. Thus our finds can be relevant, for example, in experiments where sufficiently long growth times cannot be achieved or in mounded surfaces with high aspect ratio.
Sr 2 IrO 4 was predicted to be an unconventional superconductor upon carrier doping since it highly resembles the high-temperature cuprates. By comparing the intensity of white-line features at the Ir L 2,3 absorption edges, we observe remarkably large branching ratios in La-doped compounds, greater than that of the parent material Sr 2 IrO 4 , suggesting a strong spin-orbit interaction for Sr 2 IrO 4 -based system.
Moreover, extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectra demonstrate more regular IrO 6 octahedra, i. The idea that events are equipped with a partial causal order is central to our understanding of physics in the tested regimes: given two pointlike events A and B , either A is in the causal past of B , B is in the causal past of A , or A and B are space-like separated. Operationally, the meaning of these order relations corresponds to constraints on the possible correlations between experiments performed in the vicinities of the respective events: if A is in the causal past of B , an experimenter at A could signal to an experimenter at B but not the other way around, while if A and B are space-like separated, no signaling is possible in either direction.
In the context of a concrete physical theory, the correlations compatible with a given causal configuration may obey further constraints. For instance, space-like correlations in quantum mechanics arise from local measurements on joint quantum states, while time-like correlations are established via quantum channels. Similarly to other variables, however, the causal order of a set of events could be random, and little is understood about the constraints that causality implies in this case.
A main difficulty concerns the fact that the order of events can now generally depend on the operations performed at the locations of these events, since, for instance, an operation at A could influence the order in which B and C occur in A 's future. So far, no formal theory of causality compatible with such dynamical causal order has been developed.
Apart from being of fundamental interest in the context of inferring causal relations, such a theory is imperative for understanding recent suggestions that the causal order of events in quantum mechanics can be indefinite. Here, we develop such a theory in the general multipartite case.
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Starting from a background-independent definition of causality, we derive an iteratively formulated canonical decomposition of multipartite causal correlations. For a fixed number of settings and outcomes for each party, these correlations form a polytope whose facets define causal inequalities. The case of quantum correlations in this paradigm is captured by the process matrix formalism. We investigate the link between causality and the closely related notion of causal separability of quantum processes, which we here define rigorously in analogy with the link between Bell locality and separability of quantum states.
We show that causality and causal separability are not equivalent in general by giving an example of a physically admissible tripartite quantum process that is causal but not causally separable. We also show that there are causally separable quantum processes that become non-causal if extended by supplying the parties with entangled ancillas.
This motivates the concepts of extensibly causal and extensibly causally separable ECS processes, for which the respective property remains invariant under extension. We characterize the class of ECS quantum processes in the tripartite case via simple conditions on the form of the process matrix. We show that the processes realizable by classically controlled quantum circuits are ECS and conjecture that the reverse also holds.
The search for candidates of spintronic materials, especially among the two-dimensional 2D materials, has attracted tremendous attentions over the past decades. By using a particle swarm optimization structure searching method combined with density functional calculations, two kinds of boron carbonitride monolayer structures B 4 CN 3 and B 3 CN 4 are proposed and confirmed to be dynamically and kinetically stable. Furthermore, based on their respective band structures, the B 4 CN 3 is found to be a bipolar magnetic semiconductor BMS , while the B 3 CN 4 is identified to be a type of spin gapless semiconductor SGS , both of which are potential spintronic materials.
In particular, carrier doping in the B 4 CN 3 can induce a transition from BMS to half-metal, and its spin polarization direction is switchable depending on the doped carrier type. Our findings successfully disclose two promising materials toward 2D metal-free spintronic applications. We examine the superradiance of a Bose—Einstein condensate pumped with a Laguerre—Gaussian laser of high winding number, e. The laser beam transfers its orbital angular momentum OAM to the condensate at once due to the collectivity of the superradiance.
Reorganization of the condensate resembles the ordering in the experiment by Esslinger and colleagues Nature We numerically verify that the critical point for the onset of the reorganization, as well as the properties of the emitted pulse, conform to the characteristics of superradiant quantum phase transition. Bremsstrahlung radiation emission is an important energy loss mechanism for energetic electrons in plasmas. We propose a highly efficient thermoelectric diode device built from the coupling of a quantum dot with a normal or ferromagnetic electrode and a superconducting reservoir.
The current shows a strongly nonlinear behavior in the forward direction positive thermal gradients while it almost vanishes in the backward direction negative thermal gradients. Our discussion is supported by a gauge-invariant current-conserving transport theory accounting for electron—electron interactions inside the dot.
We find that the diode behavior is greatly tuned with external gate potentials, Zeeman splittings or lead magnetizations. Our results are thus relevant for the search of novel thermoelectric devices with enhanced functionalities. Cat states are coherent quantum superpositions of macroscopically distinct states and are useful for understanding the boundary between the classical and the quantum world. Due to their macroscopic nature, cat states are difficult to prepare in physical systems. We propose a method to create cat states in one-dimensional quantum walks using delocalized initial states of the walker.
Since the quantum walks can be performed on any quantum system, our proposal enables a platform-independent realization of the cat states. We further show that the linear dispersion relation of the effective quantum walk Hamiltonian, which governs the dynamics of the delocalized states, is responsible for the formation of the cat states. We analyze the robustness of these states against environmental interactions and present methods to control and manipulate the cat states in the photonic implementation of quantum walks.
The viability of quantum communication schemes rely on sending quantum states of light over long distances. However, transmission loss can degrade the signal strength, adding noise. Heralded noiseless amplification of a quantum signal can provide a solution by enabling longer direct transmission distances and by enabling entanglement distillation. The central idea of heralded noiseless amplification—a conditional modification of the probability distribution over photon number of an optical quantum state—is suggestive of a parallel with weak measurement: in a weak measurement, learning partial information about an observable leads to a conditional back-action of a commensurate size.
Here we experimentally investigate the application of weak, or variable-strength, measurements to the task of heralded amplification, by using a quantum logic gate to weakly couple a small single-optical-mode quantum state the signal to an ancilla photon the meter. The weak measurement is carried out by choosing the measurement basis of the meter photon and, by conditioning on the meter outcomes, the signal is amplified.
We characterise the gain of the amplifier as a function of the measurement strength, and use interferometric methods to show that the operation preserves the coherence of the signal. We study the preparation of topologically ordered states by interpolating between an initial Hamiltonian with a unique product ground state and a Hamiltonian with a topologically degenerate ground state space. By simulating the dynamics for small systems, we numerically observe a certain stability of the prepared state as a function of the initial Hamiltonian.
For small systems or long interpolation times, we argue that the resulting state can be identified by computing suitable effective Hamiltonians. For effective anyon models, this analysis singles out the relevant physical processes and extends the study of the splitting of the topological degeneracy by Bonderson Phys. We illustrate our findings using Kitaev's Majorana chain, effective anyon chains, the toric code and Levin—Wen string-net models. By analyzing the time-dependent photoemission intensity of the pump laser excited population as a function of energy, we found that the relaxation times at are doping dependent and about fs shorter at optimal doping than for overdoped and parent compounds.
Analysis of the relaxation rates also reveals the presence of a pump fluence dependent step in the relaxation time at which we explain by coupling of the excited electronic system to a boson of this energy. We compare our results with static ARPES and transport measurements and find disagreement and agreement concerning the doping-dependence, respectively. We discuss the effect of the electron—boson coupling on the energy-dependent relaxation and assign the origin of the boson to a magnetic excitation.
Laser-driven ion acceleration potentially offers a compact, cost-effective alternative to conventional accelerators for scientific, technological, and health-care applications. A novel scheme for heavy ion acceleration in near-critical plasmas via staged shock waves driven by intense laser pulses is proposed, where, in front of the heavy ion target, a light ion layer is used for launching a high-speed electrostatic shock wave.
This shock is enhanced at the interface before it is transmitted into the heavy ion plasmas. Monoenergetic heavy ion beam with much higher energy can be generated by the transmitted shock, comparing to the shock wave acceleration in pure heavy ion target. Two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations show that quasi-monoenergetic ion beams with peak energy MeV and considerable particle number are obtained by laser pulses at intensity of in such staged shock wave acceleration scheme. Similarly a high-quality ion beam with a well-defined peak with energy MeV and spread can also be obtained in this scheme.
We show that cold Rydberg gases enable an efficient six-wave mixing process where terahertz or microwave fields are coherently converted into optical fields and vice versa. This process is made possible by the long lifetime of Rydberg states, the strong coupling of millimeter waves to Rydberg transitions and by a quantum interference effect related to electromagnetically induced transparency. Our frequency conversion scheme applies to a broad spectrum of millimeter waves due to the abundance of transitions within the Rydberg manifold, and we discuss two possible implementations based on focussed terahertz beams and millimeter wave fields confined by a waveguide, respectively.
Pronounced field-history dependent phenomena occur in the coexistence regime of the superconducting and antiferromagnetic phases. At low-fields, a phenomenological model of magnetic-flux entry well explains implying the dominance of bulk pinning effect. However, unless crystallographic quenched disorder is hysteretic, the asymmetric peak effect ASPE which appears at higher fields cannot be explained by the pinning of vortices due to material defects.
Also, the temperature dependence of the ASPE deviates from the conventional scenario for the peak effect. Comparison of our thermodynamic phase diagrams with those from previous neutron scattering and magnetoresistance experiments indicates that the pinning of vortices takes place at the field-history dependent antiferromagnetic domain boundaries.
In the present work we investigate effects of MeV heavy ions from 0. These nanostructures were produced by self-assembling growth using magnetron-sputtering deposition. From grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering measurements we have found that the used MeV heavy ions do not change the NP sizes, shapes or distances among them.
However, ions cause a tilt of the entire NP lattice in the direction parallel to the surface. The tilt angle depends on the incident ion energy, type and the applied fluence and a nearly linear increase of the tilt angle with the ion fluence and irradiation angle was found. This way, MeV heavy ion irradiation can be used to design custom-made NP lattices.
For the first time, the deformation yield in amorphous alumina was determined for irradiation performed at the room temperature. Using magnetization, conductivity and x-ray scattering measurements, we demonstrate that the giant magnetoresistance of the oxygen-deficient ferrite SrFeO 2. These satellites are shown to be due to incommensurate charge ordering with the high temperature delocalized Fe ions becoming localized with a charge disproportion forming an incommensurate charge-ordered phase.
Strong resonant enhancement of these satellites at the Fe L III absorption edge confirms that this charge ordering is occurring at the Fe 2 sites. This causes a jump in the charge order wavevector from an incommensurate value of 0. This first-order structural transition displays considerable hysteresis as well as dramatic reductions in the magnetization, resistivity and magnetoresistance. The transition also causes an antiferromagnetic spin-ordering with a doubled unit cell along the c -axis.
Well as observing new commensurate magnetic reflections at the Fe III edge we also observed resonant enhancement at the oxygen K -edge showing considerable hybridization between the Fe 3d and oxygen 2p states at low temperatures. Our results show that the formation of a magnetic long-rage ordered ground state drives the charge ordering from an incommensurate ordering to a commensurate ground state. This book contains three alternative points of view: two girls and one boy.
All three characters—Autumn, Logan and Shay—have lost someone they loved, whether it be a boyfriend, friend or family member. The latter also died under various tragic circum Books that deal with grief are hit-or-miss for me. The latter also died under various tragic circumstances. One loved one died from an illness, another in a car accident, and the third committed suicide. This means that the grieving process for each of the characters is different. Unfortunately, it takes a while for the characters to have even a very limited connection to one another other than the fact that they have all lost someone they cared about deeply.
And of what I know, they never interact with one another I admit I skipped some uneventful parts. Why not write three separate books that each contain one of these three characters instead? I think this could have been something. View all 8 comments. Apr 19, Warda rated it really liked it. So so good! Beautifully written story that follows three characters who are dealing with a loss of a loved one. The type of story that takes a seat in your heart. Three amazingly diverse and well developed characters with a distinct voice that you'll find a home in. Gosh, it was good. It felt fulfilling to read, to follow these characters on their journey of grief and what it does to you soul and the ways manifests in.
And as sad as it was to read, I felt whole and comforted by the end of it and just full of love for love and people and the connections human beings make. I'm on a high. I loved it wholeheartedly. View all 7 comments. Our hearts beating, our chests heaving, and the unbearable ache of you leaving" listen, I'm gonna be straight up with you here I only added this to my TBR because Alisha Wainwright narrates one third of this audiobook and I'm super gay for her.
I just.. That being said, this book was surprisingly addictive to me. I was surprised by how often I was reaching for this over other books despite it's content. Ashley Woodfolk definitely managed to get me invested in the characters and their development and the trajectory of their grief as they slowly come to terms with whats happened and that's a damn good feat.
The Beauty that Remains follows three different teenagers who are all connected through music, and especially the band Unravelling Lovely to which they are all connected. Logan has developed alcoholism and doesn't know how to cope with the loss, especially since he feels partly responsible. Shay doesn't know how to relate to her mum and what to do about the music blog her and Sasha shared. Shay is a fan of Unravelling Lovely and friends with the band members. Autumn feels guilty because she was secretly dating Tavia's brother and was with him the night she died.
Tavia's brother, Dante, is one of the members of Unravelling Lovely. The thing this book did best was make me invested in the characters growth I was definitely rooting for every single character and my need to know what happened to them next is what drove my interest. Shay was my favourite character to follow and Autumn my least favourite she was so bland compared to Logan and Shay?
I liked that each was a very unique character and I love that this book had a strong focus on their hobbies, especially music. This book did a good job at explaining the backstories of the characters and why their grief was especially palpable but I think that quickly wore off. While I was initially really sad, the grief aspect became a little bit repetitive, especially in Autumn and Logan's chapters. This book wasn't as emotionally impactful as you would have wanted in a book specifically about grief, but it actually kind of worked in this books favour since it meant I wasn't too sad to see what would happen next.
Bram cheats on both Logan and his new girlfriend which totally affirms the cheating bisexual sterotype. Also, Logan remarks how annoyed he is that "Bram isn't even totally gay" which is a really harmful thing to say about bisexual people since bisexual people are constantly fighting for their validity within the queer community. Logan also says this But yeah, I guess it added insult to injury that it was some basic bitch cheerleader and not another guy. How could I even compete with a girl? I found this line to be both sexist and also biphobic.
The implication that a bi person can be swayed from their relationships is harmful, and also the anger directed at bi boys for dating women.
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Although Logan later becomes friends with the cheerleader, the biphobia itself in any of these examples is never challenged and I found it upsetting to read and I'm still unsettled by it now. I think that this trope, which is really prevalent and quite harmful needed to be more directly challenged on page. I would NOT recommend this book to bisexual people for the bi rep specifically, but I also want to note this IS ownvoices for black rep so by no means do I think people shouldn't read it. ADD ON: I discussed this book and the bi representation with the author, and I want to make a note that Bram is intended to be both bisexual and also polyam, and him falling in love with multiple people wasn't the same as cheating.
I don't have LOTS of strong feelings toward it, but I would totally read another book by this author and actually I would love a spin-off about Shay or Logan. View 2 comments. Jan 28, Fidan Lurin rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites , young-adult , galley-reviews.
Thanks goes to NetGalley, as well as the Delacorte Press for this advanced copy which is expected to be released on March 06, This is all that a contemporary reader looks for — LGBT awareness, suicide, depression, diversity. The expression and heartbreaking grief of this novel is breathtaking, as ironic as that may sound. Well, problem is, Octavia is dead. She died just little while ago in a car crash. And this is the only way Autumn knows how to cope with her overwhelming grief.
Now Shay finds her sister in her own reflection everyday and struggles to separate who she is from who her sister was. She finds short bursts of comfort in running and kissing Jerome at concerts. She feels herself fading into a dimness where as, just like Autumn, she feels that no one can understand how she feels or help her get through this period. Logan is a peppy and sparky musician with a love for the guys. With the suicide of his ex boyfriend, Bram, that sparkle in his eyes that once lit up every show is gone. It is replaced by an alcoholic and faded depressed teenager.
A boy filled with regrets, anger, unanswered questions and unexpressed feelings. And now? His grades are slipping. Each of these narrators lives are separate but together. Autumn tries to hold it together but breaks. However it is not until Autumnn is ready that any gestures of love from others has any effect. It is she that has to stop sending Tavia emails she knows Tavia will never receive.
And Shay also tries to hold it together but breaks. She has panic attacks in unexpected moments. She tries to set herself straight without help but falls down even deeper. Logan also tries to hold it together but breaks. Somehow, everything he tries to keep away from him is what gives him the strength in the end to pull through. Autumn, Shay and Logan are separate in their struggles but together in their grief.
As the story progresses the stories begin to come together and overlap. The real problem I had was the writing style. The sentence we short and seemed a bit choppy and out of place at times. In places where I would have expected some heavy description or evocative imagery was just flat and banal. I totally get that the writer was trying to leave the language simple and easy to comprehend, as the stories were each complicated in their own right. However, I really felt as though a bit too much was sacrificed for the cause.
The story itself moved and captivated me in every way possible, so far that I give it 5 stars. Jul 28, Rachel Strolle rated it it was amazing Shelves: reads , releases. Jun 29, Alice-Elizabeth marriedtobooks rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in The colourful cover really appealed to me, it is really pretty to look at and all of the colours featured go well together. All of them have faced a form of bereavement but one band's music suddenly brings them altogether as one. It was tough to read at times, you do need to be in the right frame of mind since grief is heavily used throughout the plotline.
There was prose and other methods such as emails and blog posts, which added a fresh insight into the lives of the young people included here. I really liked the writing style and the ending was an interesting conclusion and surprising, the best kind of feeling to experience as a reader! I'm really excited to read the author's next novel! Mar 08, Noha Badawi rated it it was amazing. This book spoke to the deepest parts of me. Feb 12, Sana marked it as need. I've heard there are gay, black and latino characters in this book, i'm already crying.
Feb 17, Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley , own , suicide , dark-edgy , arc-read , dark-fiction , high-angst , grief , depression , personal-growth. These are their stories, their reflections on the past, and their attempts to heal and give up the ghosts of guilt that haunt them. In the end, these seemingly individual struggles will find their healing through music and a band that, in a sense also died.
Ashley Woodfolk has given realism and life to her tale by not shying away from social issues that often carry stigmas, suicide, depression and LGBT awareness in an age group where hormones rage and emotional maturity has not been reached. Guilt also is a heavy them throughout this story. There is guilt of words said in moments of hurt and anger, guilt for surviving and guilt for not having done something, believing events would have played out differently.
Three deaths, the survivors left behind in pain and overwhelming grief, unable to move on as they rehash events, isolating themselves from both receiving and giving support. Certainly a book that will resonate with any reader who has loved and lost without finding a black and white road to closure, because just maybe, there is none, but life and love will go on as those lost will always be a part of those who survived.
Written in an edgy and slightly disjointed way, the atmosphere created seems to mirror the emotional turmoil being lived. Jan 18, alice arctic books rated it liked it Shelves: contemporary , read , edelweiss-netgalley , , romance , cover-love , debut , diversity-lgbtq , diversity-poc. The writing and plot really captured me on the first page, so much so that I finished this book in two sittings total.
The writing is incredible, and I loved the slow-moving plot and bittersweet nostalgia. I enjoyed reading about the three main characters' struggles after the deaths of their loved ones, and I also appreciate the diversity that was so flawlessly included within these characters. Autumn is adopted and Korean, Logan is gay, and there are also so m 3. Autumn is adopted and Korean, Logan is gay, and there are also so many other secondary characters that were from different diverse backgrounds as well.
I liked the different experiences that Autumn, Logan, and Shay went through, in terms of grief as well as romance. My only reservation I have is that the three voices sounded so so so similar that I had to go back and check who was talking because I couldn't differentiate between each of the characters' minds. Especially because characters start appearing across all three POVs so there was a lot of overlap.
However, I do want to point out that I liked how the three characters seem separated and their experiences seem distinct, but as the novel progresses, they come together to cope with the deaths of their loved ones. Thank you to Netgalley and Delacorte for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. Oct 26, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. So so so breathtakingly beautiful! Full review will be posted closer to release date, so hurry up because this books need to be in my hands NOW!
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an e-copy! Mar 19, Brooke — brooklynnnnereads rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-own. This book can simply be explained through one word in the title: a beauty. Except it's even more than solely beautiful. This novel was beautiful, emotional, meaningful, raw, honest, and realistic.
Even with that list, it isn't enough to describe the pure masterpiece that was this story. Or stories. First, this novel is filled with grief. I have to say that because as a reader, if you are in the midst of grief, it may not be the particular time to pick up this novel.
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It's an immensely hard and di This book can simply be explained through one word in the title: a beauty. It's an immensely hard and difficult read and although I'm not currently dealing with a loss it does bring those emotions back. However, with that being said, in opposition, I could understand how this novel could help a reader in the midst of suffering with a loss.
It could help with a reader processing with their emotions in addition to coping with them. Each story that these characters are going through are brutally honest and realistic. I could see any of these stories being an individual's reality and they probably are. Along with this being realistic in the accounts on grief, this is such a beautifully dynamic and diverse cast of characters. It's the perfect representation of the diversity in the world we live in whether it be through adoption, race, sexuality, etc. The author did an amazing job at integrating each character in their own story and I felt that it truly was a great job in different areas of representation.
If you are a fan of authors similar to Adam Silvera or John Green along with countless others that are currently not coming to mind who write beautiful and in-depth novels that truly leave an impact, check this novel out. I am very surprised that this is a debut due to the level of writing and the quality of the novel.
I know that I will be keeping my eye on what's to come next for Ashley Woodfolk in the future because this debut was an amazing success! Especially me. It was an obvious debut; well written and plotted but slow. It handles grief realistically and without rose-colored glasses. There was death in this book, but not to bring love interests together or to add dramatic tension although it did both of those things at some point.
It was painful and left you feeling the way the characters felt multiple times. I could say a lot about this book. Not all of the characters recover completely from the wound death of a loved one bestowed upon them. There was no happily ever after where the characters discover that teenage love fulfills all emotional needs. However, I want to make another point.
Ladies and gentlemen, watch out for this author. She has quality prose, obvious intimacy with feelings and emotions, and promising skills with building characters that remind you of all the best and worst of high school. It's rare that a debut author makes me yearn for more of their works. I would like more of Ashley Woodfolk's work. Oct 17, Danielle Life of a Literary Nerd rated it it was amazing Shelves: arcs , contemporary , poc-main-character , favorites , standalones , lgbtq.
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