Layover

Layover

Book - 2018 | First edition
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During a layover at LAX, fifteen-year-old Flynn Barlow, her older stepbrother Amos Abernathy, and their nine-year-old half-sister Poppy decide to ditch their family Christmas vacation in Bora Bora, where their parents plan to announce their divorce, and the three siblings instead spend three days in Los Angeles, hooking up with Flynn's summer camp crush, visiting Disneyland, reuniting with Amos's father, and confronting the simmering romance between Flynn and Amos.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524764876
Branch Call Number: ANDELSO
Characteristics: 265 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Meyer, Emily

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SurreyLibraries_Teens Mar 14, 2018

Layover is a book written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer. This book tells us about the bond 3 siblings share which results in them rebelling against their parents when they got to know that they are being separated. Flynn and Amos, the 2 older siblings have always been there for each other as th... Read More »


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Layover is a book written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer. This book tells us about the bond 3 siblings share which results in them rebelling against their parents when they got to know that they are being separated. Flynn and Amos, the 2 older siblings have always been there for each other as they both went through the same thing with their parents. Both of their parents divorced and married again, which is a struggle for any kid and a struggle which is very hard and can sometimes be depressing. Yet they always helped each other along the way, but when Amos leaves without any note or message, Flynn is disappointed and starts thinking that the one person she could trust before, cannot be trusted now. This story tells the story of the 3 siblings clearing all the misunderstandings and standing together as 1 united front. The relationship between Amos and Flynn was something which made me uncomfortable the whole time I was reading the book. The bond was unbreakable and that was amazing but the relationship should have just been closeness as a brother and a sister not as a stepbrother and stepsister who like each other. The siblings bond in this book would have made the book very cute and sweet, but now the relationship just made it awkward and put the focus on their relationship other than the amazing bond they shared. The irony in this story was that Amos really badly wanted Flynn yet instead of telling her, he actually went away from her, which resulted in differences between them, other than a meaningful relationship. I wouldn’t really recommend this book to someone who likes light reading as it is intense, but it definitely brings to light some of the things that actually happen in real life such as the relationship Amos and Flynn shared. As hard as it is to believe, these kinds of relationships do happen and they are normal for some people, but absurd for others. So, whether the reader is going to like the book or not completely depends on him or her, but in my opinion, it is a mature book and gives the message that if you love someone and care for them deeply, it’s not wrong for you to want them even if they are your siblings or family. But for me, family is important and having these kinds of relationships jeopardizes it. So to an extent of not judging people on race, color, or gender is alright but going as far as loving your own stepsister is just plain wrong. Nonetheless, I hope anyone who reads this book can see the amazing bond that the siblings shared which was something that everybody can learn from!
- Manraaj
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