Monday, 2 June 2014

Mini Review - Flat-Out Matt By Jessica Park

Published: March 25th 2013

Matt is a junior at MIT. He’s geeky, he's witty, he's brilliant.

And he’s also very, very stupid.

When beautiful, cool, insightful Julie moves in with Matt’s family, why (oh why!) does he pretend to be his absent brother Finn for her alleged benefit? 

It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity. And until he falls in love with Julie, and Julie falls in love with Finn. 

But … Matt is the right one for her. If only he can make Julie see it. Without telling her the truth, without shattering them all. Particularly his fragile sister Celeste, who may need Julie the most.

Flat-Out Matt allows us to see parts of Flat-Out Love through Matt’s eyes. It is great to get into the mind of Matt and to find out more about his feelings and emotions because he is very guarded in Flat-Out Love and I found myself always wondering what he is thinking.

I love how Flat-Out Matt delves into the relationship with Matt and Finn deeper, it is nice to see the dynamic of the pairs relationship. I liked that not every chapter was re-written from Matt’s point of view and that only select ones where used, I find it frustrating when every second of a book is re-told, it becomes repetitive.

The added bonus of the last chapter in Julie’s Point of view was very welcomed. I liked to see how Julie and Matt’s relationship developed after Flat-Out Love and I think it was tastefully done.

Flat-Out Matt is a great novella, adding more to the story of Flat-Out Love!

Rating 4/5

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