Love & other carnivorous plants / Florence Gonsalves.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Nineteen-year-old Danny returns home after a disastrous first semester of college as a pre-med student and struggles with first love, grief, identity, and self-destructive behavior"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Freshman year at Harvard was anticlimactic: Danny is failing pre-med, drifting apart from her best friend, and losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is. -- adapted from amazon.com
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337).
    • Other Titles:
      Love and other carnivorous plants.
    • ISBN:
      9780316436724 (hardback)
      0316436720 (hardback)
    • Accession Number:
      2017018094
    • Accession Number:
      ocn995630075
      995630075
    • Accession Number:
      fay.575452
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GONSALVES, F. Love & other carnivorous plants. First edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ISBN 9780316436724. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452. Acesso em: 2 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gonsalves F. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452. Accessed July 2, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Gonsalves F. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2018. Accessed July 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452
    • APA:
      Gonsalves, F. (2018). Love & other carnivorous plants (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gonsalves, Florence. 2018. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452.
    • Harvard:
      Gonsalves, F. (2018) Love & other carnivorous plants. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452 (Accessed: 2 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gonsalves, F 2018, Love & other carnivorous plants, First edition., Little, Brown and Company, viewed 2 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gonsalves, Florence. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants. First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gonsalves, Florence. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants. First edition. Little, Brown and Company, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gonsalves F. Love & other carnivorous plants [Internet]. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 2]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.575452

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 February #2

*Starred Review* Danny and Sara had a plan—best friends forever, stretching from kindergarten to old age, with a stint at college in between. But when Danny gets into Harvard, the plan derails, and so does the girls' joined-at-the-hip status. However, this is only part of the reason Danny can't tell Sara the truth about her freshman year: struggling with classes, developing an eating disorder, and going through a treatment program that introduced her to the girl she just can't get out of her head—and who seems to pop up when she's least expected. Gonsalves' debut is a pitch-perfect take on what happens when the future you imagined doesn't live up to expectations, and every misstep seems to unravel the person you thought you'd become. A heartbreaking twist raises the stakes of Danny's transformative personal journey, but the struggle of holding on to an old friendship while discovering a new version of yourself should resonate with any reader. This genuinely funny novel about some harrowing topics manages to balance humor and pathos perfectly. Readers who connected with J. J. Johnson's Believarexic (2015) or Sam J. Miller's The Art of Starving (2017) will want this book, as will the many John Green fans who crave intelligent stories that occupy both shadow and light. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

A tumultuous first semester at Harvard forces nineteen-year-old Dandelion "Danny" Berkowitz to enter treatment for an eating disorder. A burgeoning romance with an older girl from rehab eases her transition home for the summer, but a sudden tragedy sends Danny into another self-destructive spiral. Danny's wry observations inject much-needed humor into sobering situations, and an encouraging it's-okay-to-not-have-everything-figured-out message will resonate with readers. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 March #4

In her YA debut, Gonsalves's wonderfully named protagonist, Dandelion (Danny), is at a moment of personal crisis. Following a disastrous first year at Harvard and time spent in treatment for an eating disorder, Danny is home for the summer. Her best friend is thrilled, but she is struggling with her own issues (substance abuse), and their relationship turns rocky quickly; the narrative veers toward the melodramatic as a way of amping up tension. Danny is also uncertain whether she's gay or straight, though she's definitely attracted to Bugg, a young woman she met at the treatment center. Just as Danny begins a romance with Bugg, tragedy upends her progress. Gonsalves realistically conveys Danny's wide range of emotions, especially her anger. As Danny finds her footing, her most profound realization comes through accepting that she can live her life on her own terms and that she need not have it all figured out quite yet. Ages 14–up. Agent: Danielle Burby, Nelson Literary Agency. (May)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.