AH ROMANCE. NOT MY CUP OF TEA. THE FIRST HALF WAS JUST TOO SAPPY FOR ME BUT I READ THROUGH IT QUICKLY. YOU KNEW DAWN WOULD GET PREGNANT THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME THEY MADE LOVE. THEN SHAWN IS, OF COURSE, BANISHED FROM THE HOUSE AND FROM EVER SEEING DAWN AGAIN. I DID THINK THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY FIND A WAY TO BE TOGETHER. I DID NOT EXPECT DAWN TO FALL FOR ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS HER MOTHER MADE ABOUT SHAWN – THAT HE PAID FOR THE ABORTION AND ABANDONED HER; THAT HE WAS JUST USING HER TO SNATCH HER VIRGINITY; THAT HE HAD A DIFFERENT SKANKY GIRL WITH HIM EVERY TIME HE CAME HOME FROM COLLEGE! DAWN REJECTS HIM WHEN HE COMES BACK FOR HER ON HER 18TH BIRTHDAY AS PROMISED WHICH THROWS THEIR LIVES ONTO SEPARATE PATHS. BOTH SIDES NOW DOES GET A BIT BETTER AFTER THE FIRST LOVE CRAP IN THE BEGINNING. IT IS AN EASY, FAST READ THAT WILL THROW YOU A FEW CURVES AND, IF YOU LIKE ROMANCE, THEN YOU WILL FIND THIS A GOOD READ!
When Dawn moved from Southern California to rainy, rural, Washington state in 1976, love took a backseat to worries about fitting in at her new school. Over time, her friendship with the boy next door grew until she realized she had found her first love without ever looking for it. Their sweet romance turned sour in 1979, and she said good-bye to that first love, apparently forever.
Twenty seven years later, a chance run-in led Dawn to question whether or not first love can really last and if she can find her own happily ever after. If you remember your first love, what it was like growing up in a small town where everyone knew your secrets, or the simpler times growing up in the seventies, you will find much to relate to in Both Sides Now.
Both Sides Now is a standalone true story that is a companion piece to the best-selling memoir Feels Like the First Time. They can be read separately or in any order.
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