(The Possibility of Now) [E–pub] ☆ Kim Culbertson
Evealing shocking truths This author knows
how to spin a Young Adult story making it as realistic as you can get Ok to spin a Young Adult story making it as realistic as you can get Ok I can definitely appreciate the fundamental themes behind The Possibility of Now As someone who went to a competitive high school I saw than my fair share of academic incurred meltdowns similar to Mara s So I am all in favor of books that teach teens how to find a healthy balance between academics and having a social life But where I think Now struggles is through Culbertson s execution We re resented with a compelling set up Mara has a Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians public meltdown during an exam which is recordedosted online and goes viral As a result Mara feels like the only alternative is for her to temporarily move in with her estranged father in the seemingly relaxed and anonymous atmosphere of Lake Tahoe But Mara uickly learns that life isn t The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov perfect even in Tahoe and both her father and newfound friends have extreme challenges of their own Mara now has to figure out how to find her own happy balance and what she wants out of life both academic andersonal Compelling right Especially when set against the backdrop of winter sports cute boys and a beautiful setting Well yes and no From the backdrop of winter sports cute boys and a beautiful setting Well yes and no From get go Culbertson does a spectacular job
of showing the frazzled realities of a teen who has fallen rey to the exposed unrelenting showing the frazzled realities of a teen who has fallen rey to the exposed unrelenting of competitive academics and of social media Mara s horror upon realizing that thousands of The Polemical Works of Al Al- Abar people have seen her melt down and her fear that it s the only thing that will define her now is a real and relatable one Her newfound friends Isabel Logan and Beck are good distractions but Culbertson smartly reminds that their lives different as they may seem from Mara s have stressors of their own But with theroper set up out of the way the book basically zooms through any semblance of character or A Companion to Vittoria Colonna plot development Mara s life is basically on fast forward we get hints of her struggling with homework wanting to ski over homework getting mad at her dad Trick for being estranged and caught in the inevitable love triangle between Beck and Logan But even that s over so fast the triangle is basically resolved even before it had really begun Along the way Culbertson throws in some nicely worded sentiments including a beautiful tangent from new friend Isabel about the United States of Do It My Way culture in Tahoe and a sage reminder from a surprising new friend that the collective attention. Anting to show her face againMara knows she should go back but suddenly she doesn't know why she's been overachieving all these years Impulsively she tells her mom she wants to go live with her estranged dad in Tahoe Maybe in alace like Tahoe where eople go to get away from everyday life and with a dad like Trick McHa.
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Span of the Internet is a short one But Culbertson s sentiments only remain just that We understand that they re bits of wisdom that impact Mara s urview but we re never really given the opportunity to see how they work at a deeper level We don t see how they shape Mara s understanding of herself or what she s gone through and how she s going to conuer future stressful situations Part of that is like due to the relatively isolated setting as it s hard to expand on something when you basically only have five other La Partera: Story of a Midwife people for your main character to interact with Butart of that is also due to the book s lack of overall depth Eg Mara decides to confront Trick her estranged father for not making an effort to connect with her The blow up is abrupt the resolution even so Though the reasoning for lack of said connection and the resolution are all dutifully resented it ultimately just feels unfinished And while Trick makes a oint that helps further Mara s ersonal development the lack of any depth in their relationship makes her whole oint in going to Tahoe in the first Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings place feel very unresolved Ultimately while Mara may feel happy in the end I m not sure the reader will feel the same She may learn to live in the Now but at the expense of a true connection to the reader Final verdict I think The Possibility of Now has some important ideas including theoignant
reminder that it s not always greener on the opposite side of the fence You sometimes have to makethat it s not always greener on the opposite side of the fence You sometimes have to make with what you have and find your own ersonal balance as you do However I still couldn t help but feel that there was something missing from Mara s overall journey Though
appreciated the that she had a cathartic stay that led to a better understanding of who she is as a erson it all just seemed a little too easy for me One or two meaningful conversations with friends a few kisses and a few emotional reveals with a slight emergency thrown in for good measure does not euate to emotional enlightenment for me and ultimately took away from my satisfaction with Mara s overall character developmenti appreciated the
#While I think that some readers will appreciate Mara s eventual conclusion that it s important to #I think that some readers will appreciate Mara s eventual conclusion that it s important to balance and live for what works for you I m just not sure that this book worked for me I would recommend it to fans of contemporary readers with the caveat that this will likely only feel like a snapshot of the real life that is experienced by teen. Le a ski bum avoiding the real world Mara can figure things outOnly Tahoe is nothing like she thought There are awesome new friends and hot boys and a chance to finally get to know Trick but there is also still massive amounts of schoolwork Can Mara stopping Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 planning long enough to see the life that's happening right now. Super insightful The teenage girl could teach many adults a few lessons I shouldn t care what mosteople think of me But I think the thing to remember is most eople aren t Aren t what Thinking about you In my experience most eople are just trying to find their car keys Nice fairly wholesome YA book Great for teen girl who isn t ready for to much adult material Sweet story about a girl who has a meltdown in class and of course it is osted on You Tube So she takes a break from her highly competitive high school in San #Diego to stay with her Dad who she doesn t really know in #to stay with her Dad who she doesn t really know in area Nice setting story revolves around Mara and her discovery of herself Fun backdrop of the skiing environment 25 stars I had really big expectations for this book because I
her other Catch a falling star but this book wasn t as inspirational The book itself started a little slow The book went on to have a mysterious factor involving the asts of her mom and dad But it didn t draw me in as much as you would think I really hated her mom and dad the whole book They didn t seem to care about what she wanted in opposed to what they thought The end wasn t bad but it was lacking the romance factor this book kinda gives out They don t hang out that much It was okay Wow Talk about the stress you face in schoolthis oor girl has reached her limit Mara s total meltdown during her calculus exam is captured on You Tube and her life is changed forever The story unravels as Mara decides to take a break from her erfectionist life to visit theloved her other
dad that she only has a bit of memory of due to herthat she only has a bit of memory of due to her s let s keep it a secret attitude Yes Mara s family life at home with her brothers and stepdad is great but she feels a new change of Zheng Guogu pace and life style is needed to keep her emotions in check Mom s not crazy about the idea but agrees to let her go to Tahoe if certain criteria is metOnce there Mara tries to figure out how to connect with her dad Trick a laid back ski bum who lives life as easy asossible Mara makes do with the living conditions keeping up school work since she is suppose to go back after her break at Tahoe Friends are made and love is in the airbut which guy is going to win her heart as we are kept guessing who is the good guy in all of this Misunderstandings are sadly made but eventually the truth comes out about why Trick and Mom have split upThe ending was very satisfying tying up loose ends and Mara James has always been a erfectionist with a lan But despite years of overachieving at her elite school Mara didn't Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam Like a rip up the test and walk out kind of meltdown And she didn'tlan on a video of it going viral And she definitely didn't Forbidden Knowledge plan on never