Flight Season
Back when they were still strangers, TJ Carvalho witnessed the only moment in Vivi Flannigan’s life when she lost control entirely. Now, TJ can’t seem to erase that moment from his mind, no matter how hard he tries. Vivi doesn’t remember any of it, but she’s determined to leave it far behind. And she will.But when Vivi returns home from her first year away at college, her big plans and TJ’s ambition to become a nurse land them both on the heart ward of a university hospital, facing them with a long and painful summer together – three months of glorified babysitting for Ángel, the problem patient on the hall. Sure, Ángel may be suffering from a life-threatening heart infection, but that doesn’t make him any less of a pain.As it turns out, though, Ángel Solís has a thing or two to teach them about all those big plans, and the incredible moments when love gets in their way.

Flight Season Details

TitleFlight Season
Author
ReleaseFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherWednesday Books
ISBN-139781250107015
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Flight Season Review

  • Morgan Smith
    January 1, 1970
    This book was absolutely beautiful. The novel follows three main characters: Vivi Flannigan, a college sophomore who is struggling in school after the death of her father, TJ Carvalho, a nursing student working at his huge family's restaurant, and Ángel Solís, an orphaned immigrant from Guatemala who has a life-threatening heart condition. These three characters are thrown together when Vivi gets a summer internship at a hospital- the same hospital where TJ cares for Ángel. What follows is a bea This book was absolutely beautiful. The novel follows three main characters: Vivi Flannigan, a college sophomore who is struggling in school after the death of her father, TJ Carvalho, a nursing student working at his huge family's restaurant, and Ángel Solís, an orphaned immigrant from Guatemala who has a life-threatening heart condition. These three characters are thrown together when Vivi gets a summer internship at a hospital- the same hospital where TJ cares for Ángel. What follows is a beautiful story about grief, loss, heartbreak, and healing.This book was amazing. It deals with some extremely tough topics with grace and beauty, putting words to the grief that many people must face every day. Vivi's father's death changes her and her family forever. She goes from being the girl who does it all- volunteering, sports, perfect grades- to not being able to go to class because she is so depressed. Her mother falls apart, neglecting her responsibilities and their financial situation. But somehow, in spite of all of the heartbreak, this isn't a story about sadness. It is a story about healing, about letting yourself hurt and then finding the strength to move on. It struck the balance perfectly between being realistic about the pain and loss that the characters were experiencing and not letting the book itself be depressing. For every moment of pain, there was a moment of joy.The relationships in this book were also incredible. As TJ and Vivi work together they grow closer, their feelings growing into something more. I'm a sucker for a well-written falling in love, and this totally did it for me. It was complicated, with Vivi's grief and their histories. But the writing came through and gave us a butterfly-inducing story. But the romance wasn't the only great relationship in the story. The friendship between Ángel and Vivi and TJ was also incredible. It was one of those really true friendships, the bare your soul and love each other flaws and all kind. This is the kind of friendship that I LOVE to see in books. I like books where the friendship feels as real as the romance, not just thrown in for convenience or as a prop. In this story, the friendship was beautifully and painfully real.I also have a total weakness for any book set by the beach. I love books where the setting feels real and connected to the reader, and somehow beach books always do it the best. The constant backdrop of the sea and all the birds in this story was really powerful, connecting it to the overall story of life and rebirth.I highly recommend this book to all of you. It has gorgeous prose and such honest characters. I laughed and cried right along with them through the summer, and watched as they battled their demons and came out stronger on the other side.My final rating- 5/5
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  • Cassandra
    January 1, 1970
    Solid 4.5 stars. (Half stars GR, get the memo!)Wow. I didn't expect this to be as emotionally moving as it was. I certainly didn't expect to love Vivi, TJ, and Angel as much as I did. There was nothing I didn't love about this book. Nothing.This review will be a struggle to write. I loved the characters that much.
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  • Magdalena Deniz
    January 1, 1970
    THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD I CANT STOP CRYING. NOT ONLY IS THE LANGUAGE BEAUTIFUL BUT THE CHARACTERS FEEL REAL FEELINGS AND EVERYTHING IS SO WONDERFULIM CRYIG SO HARD DIVIDJVISJCHAHDAHVS
  • Tikaa
    January 1, 1970
    Such an incredibly important read. I can’t wait to review this ❤😭 Such an incredibly important read. I can’t wait to review this ❤️😭
  • Madison
    January 1, 1970
    Flight Season is a beautiful, heartbreaking book that had me smiling and laughing and crying, both despairing and rejoicing in humanity, and so happy just to spend a little time with these amazing characters.Vivi Flannigan has returned home from college for the summer to pull her life together. If she can stick it out at her hospital internship she might have a slim hope of passing her semester's courses. If she can help her mother get back on track, she might be able to save their home. And if Flight Season is a beautiful, heartbreaking book that had me smiling and laughing and crying, both despairing and rejoicing in humanity, and so happy just to spend a little time with these amazing characters.Vivi Flannigan has returned home from college for the summer to pull her life together. If she can stick it out at her hospital internship she might have a slim hope of passing her semester's courses. If she can help her mother get back on track, she might be able to save their home. And if she can avoid Old Town, she might have a slim chance of forgetting that one night she lost total control. TJ Carvalho has one last clinical placement to pass before he is done with his nursing studies. So when Vivi turns up in his ward, the girl who he witnessed have a complete meltdown, he does his best to avoid her. But when TJ and Vivi are forced to work together to care for heart patient Ángel, the three of them form a beautiful, if challenged, friendship, which just might change their lives in ways they could never have expected.I think less is more when it comes to reviewing this beautiful, beautiful book. If you are the sort of reader who likes to take a chance on characters, who enjoys simple details that pull together to make a powerful whole, and who loves a bit of everyday magic, then Flight Season is the book for you. I underestimated this book. I underestimated the depth of the story, the power behind its truths, and the way the characters would so quickly worm their way into my heart. Flight Season surprised and delighted me.Really, I could go on forever about all the things I loved about this story. The way it is told through alternating chapters from the perspectives of the three main characters. How the messages of family, grief, belonging, and home drive the story. How the romance (including some amazing chemistry, an enemies-to-lovers storyline, and a relationship founded on trust, understanding, and friendship) fits so perfectly into the whole of the story. Ángel, who deserves an entire what-I-loved list all to himself. The birds and Vivi's bird journal entires, which add another detail that works so well with this story. The characters, who are all so richly detailed that even secondary characters now feel like old friends. And my review copy did not come with illustrations, but I'm guessing they are only going to make this book even more beautiful. Flight Season is a book I am going to delight in thrusting into everyone's hands, saying 'you simply must read this book'. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and find yourself a copy of Flight Season. You won't regret it. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library.
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  • Gilly
    January 1, 1970
    Flight Season is a gorgeous tale of love and loss and the power of human connection to heal. This is a stay-up-way-too-late-because-you-can't-put-it-down kind of story.Main characters TJ, Vivi and Angel are strikingly drawn, so real and raw and fleshed out, I know them. More than that - I *was* them, we all were - young adults stumbling and fumbling through the transition into adulthood in all its pain and glory. I truly appreciate the focus on a slightly older set of characters. Young adulthood Flight Season is a gorgeous tale of love and loss and the power of human connection to heal. This is a stay-up-way-too-late-because-you-can't-put-it-down kind of story.Main characters TJ, Vivi and Angel are strikingly drawn, so real and raw and fleshed out, I know them. More than that - I *was* them, we all were - young adults stumbling and fumbling through the transition into adulthood in all its pain and glory. I truly appreciate the focus on a slightly older set of characters. Young adulthood doesn't end at 18, and the teens I know want stories about the years immediately following high school too. Marquardt's handling of this age and time is flawless.Other standout elements of this novel include the setting (Marquardt's exploration of our shared hometown of Atlanta in prior books was so spot on, I knew I was in for a treat with her portrayal of beach life on the Florida coast), and inclusion of images from Vivi's bird journal, which offer beautiful graphic interludes between chapters.It's a tough call, but Flight Season stole my heart so thoroughly, I think it might be my favorite book of Marquardt's yet! Don't miss it. Advance reader copy received from the author.
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  • Lethmi
    January 1, 1970
    What a beautiful book. Frankly, I do not think the blurb does not do this book justice, and I'm finding it hard to find the words to express how poignant I think it is. I think I expected a typical romantic comedy with a slightly annoying sick person to bring the other leads together. Instead, the story introduces two complex stories of people struggling to find peace with the world and three characters I really loved. TJs story is underplayed but there are moments when the beauty of small actio What a beautiful book. Frankly, I do not think the blurb does not do this book justice, and I'm finding it hard to find the words to express how poignant I think it is. I think I expected a typical romantic comedy with a slightly annoying sick person to bring the other leads together. Instead, the story introduces two complex stories of people struggling to find peace with the world and three characters I really loved. TJs story is underplayed but there are moments when the beauty of small actions made me feel things were so positive in the sadness of themes of death, dying, loss and grief. Although the themes seem heavy going, this book offers hope and warmth. I really enjoyed the use of the birds and all the different ways they tied the story together; a clever and interesting theme. Even the notes from the author added to the novel and made me want to ensure that when it is released with illustrations, I add it to my copies of much worn books on the shelf! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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  • Tara Weiss
    January 1, 1970
    I fell hard for Flight Season. Loved it.Well-planned and engaging, the story is told from the point of view of three characters. Blending Vivi's birdwatcher's journal with the plot of the story, Marquardt matches various species of birds with scenes from the story, and it worked so well I actually cared about birds, which I so often overlook (Note to HS English teachers: good classroom discussion point . . . what's right in front of us that we don't see?). While I know nothing of ornithology, I I fell hard for Flight Season. Loved it.Well-planned and engaging, the story is told from the point of view of three characters. Blending Vivi's birdwatcher's journal with the plot of the story, Marquardt matches various species of birds with scenes from the story, and it worked so well I actually cared about birds, which I so often overlook (Note to HS English teachers: good classroom discussion point . . . what's right in front of us that we don't see?). While I know nothing of ornithology, I do know about a little about teaching literature and this text offers so much in the way of literary analysis I wanted to write a lesson plan on the spot. Also, the current themes of immigration and health care and social media are poignant. Social inequality is in there as well. The story has just enough of the juicy stuff to engage readers, but it is so much more. This title has major summer reading list potential.
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  • Maddi
    January 1, 1970
    (I received an ARC in a giveaway)This was such a good book and honestly I loved the characters so much! I feel like they came such a long way from the beginning and they didn’t change too quickly. I finished the book in a day and I don’t regret it one bit because I fell in love with these characters and the friendships formed. I cannot wait for the book to officially be released so I can get my hands on a final copy!
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  • Haniya (Voracious Bookling)
    January 1, 1970
    Original Post: http://booknauthors.blogspot.com/2018...Story revolves around 3 different people, Vivi, TJ & Ángel. Vivi loves birds and is pretty obsessed with them. TJ is studying in a community college becoming a nurse. Ángel is a heart patient whose life is at risk 24/7. When TJ discovers that Vivi is the same dancing girl from the bar, the real story gets started from here!!!This novel was one emotional piece of beauty. Vivi is an extremely courageous and strong willed girl handling her Original Post: http://booknauthors.blogspot.com/2018...Story revolves around 3 different people, Vivi, TJ & Ángel. Vivi loves birds and is pretty obsessed with them. TJ is studying in a community college becoming a nurse. Ángel is a heart patient whose life is at risk 24/7. When TJ discovers that Vivi is the same dancing girl from the bar, the real story gets started from here!!!This novel was one emotional piece of beauty. Vivi is an extremely courageous and strong willed girl handling her mother and tuition fee crisis after her dad's death. TJ's immense support to her was also *cough cough* really really gentlemanly :'). Ángel is a very nice humorous character. His constant teasing & witty dialogues were fun to read. It's a wonderful story about how a girl handles everything in her life alone after her father's death and how she grows constantly throughout the novel and learns stuff. Overall, a beautiful emotional read which will make you most definitely cry :')
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    What a beautiful story. I'm just at a loss for words.
  • Nina O'Daniels
    January 1, 1970
    I have read two books by Marie Marquardt and have unapologetically balled my eyes out in both of them for completely different reasons. The Radius of Us elicited my tears toward the hopeful ending but Flight Season was a constant trickle, sometimes stream of tears that didn’t finish until well after the book ended. Her writing is becoming some of my favorite. The relationships between her characters are believable, flawed, and painfully raw. She does a fantastic job of writing romance, in what c I have read two books by Marie Marquardt and have unapologetically balled my eyes out in both of them for completely different reasons. The Radius of Us elicited my tears toward the hopeful ending but Flight Season was a constant trickle, sometimes stream of tears that didn’t finish until well after the book ended. Her writing is becoming some of my favorite. The relationships between her characters are believable, flawed, and painfully raw. She does a fantastic job of writing romance, in what could be very cliche and cheesy but instead builds it in a slow burn that feels real and natural. Vivi and TJ come from two different worlds- Vivi lives, or lived, a very pampered life, drives a Tesla, and attends Harvard as a pre-med student. TJ comes from a hard-working family living in Florida. They help run the family restaurant catering to spoiled vacationers and are left to clean up after their drunken exploits. TJ also works at the hospital getting valuable experience as he finishes his last semester before finishing nursing school. When Vivi shows up to the hospital he works at, all he sees is the spoiled drunk girl he had to help at his uncle’s restaurant months ago. Vivi just wants to forget the most embarrassing night of her life- she never lets go like that, but there were some extenuating circumstances. Vivi’s life has changed dramatically since that night too- her father died, her mother informed her they have no money, and her dreams of doing amazing things at Harvard are diminishing- C’s in the pre-med program is not allowed. She’s not even sure she should or could be a doctor seeing as how she fainted on the first day of her internship. Despite his best intentions, TJ is drawn to Vivi and she to him. They don’t get along, but it’s clear to certain people that this “I hate you” is really “I think I might love you.” I promise- this is not insta-love or romance heavy- it’s just perfect. The one person who does understand what’s going on between the two is a patient named Angel, is from Guatemala and has a heart condition. Because he is here illegally, his time in Florida are numbered. He’s a bit of a pain in the butt to deal with, mostly because he can’t speak English- or can he? He watches TJ and Vivi interact and sneak glances at the other, and when he’s bored or just wants this game they are playing to hurry up already, speeds up their courtship with some antics of his own. His heart doesn’t let him do much else but his favorite part of the day is with them- even if he’s driving them crazy. As his heart condition stabilizes, (he’s not going to get better just stable) immigration has decided he is healthy enough to board a plane and go back to Guatemala where no one will be waiting for him. Vivi is heartbroken and hatches a plan to make the transition a bit easier. Angel steals the show in this book, absolutely steals it. His ability to perceive what isn’t being said just by watching is lovely. The theme of friendship throughout this story, with him being the catalyst, reminds me of what it’s like to really love someone and how to show them. I cannot relive the last few chapters of this book without starting to tear up again but know that this story and characters will stay with me for a long time. For the record, Marie Marquardt, I’d be totally fine with little bit more about TJ and Vivi.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I Loved this Book! It was such a beautiful story and very memorable characters.It's Definitely going to be a book I'll recommend to friends looking for reading suggestions.A solid 5 Stars!
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I didn’t know what to expect other than a YA romance when I started this book, but it exceeded all my wildest expectations and was so much more than that. Flight Season is about a lot of things: grief, unlikely friendships, discovering what you really want out of life, immigrant experiences, the treatment of illegal immigrants and deportation, and, yes, also falling in love. The book deals with more than just romantic love, though. It’s also about familial love and friendship and learning how to I didn’t know what to expect other than a YA romance when I started this book, but it exceeded all my wildest expectations and was so much more than that. Flight Season is about a lot of things: grief, unlikely friendships, discovering what you really want out of life, immigrant experiences, the treatment of illegal immigrants and deportation, and, yes, also falling in love. The book deals with more than just romantic love, though. It’s also about familial love and friendship and learning how to understand and care for the important people in your life without sacrificing yourself in the process. Vivi, a college student still mourning the loss of her father, is only one internship away from failing out of school. TJ works at the hospital by day, trying to finish up his nursing school requirements, and for his family’s Brazilian churrascaria the rest of the time. They meet at the hospital, and TJ almost takes an almost immediate disliking to Vivi, the rich Yale pre-med student who faints at the sight of blood. Vivi, for her part, is hiding things from everyone: hiding her failing grades from her mother, hiding the fact that this internship is the only thing standing between her and losing her place at Yale, hiding the fact that apparently her father’s medical treatments left her and her mother so broke she may not be able to return to Yale anyway. Along the way, Vivi meets Ángel, the Guatemalan teenager dying from heart failure and seemingly determined to make everybody else’s lives hell in the process. But Vivi and Ángel share a connection in their grief, and Ángel finds an unexpected friend in her. They , along with TJ, form an unlikely bond as Ángel tries to show the other two that they don’t actually hate each other—quite the opposite. But heart failure isn’t the only problem Ángel faces, and as much as TJ and Vivi would like to save him, they learn that sometimes all you can do it be there for the people that need you—even when doing so seems impossible. This book really captured me, and I flew through it. The characters voices were distinctive and strong, something you especially want in a multiple POV narrative. I grew to love Vivi, TJ, and Ángel and the relationship they shared. I liked that the relationship between Vivi and Tj developed slowly, and I also really appreciated that their relationship wasn't prioritized over the other relationships in the book-- Vivi's friendship with Ángel and her relationship with her mother or the budding friendship between Ángel and TJ. I think sometimes books with a romantic plotline forget that romantic love isn't the only kind of love. The book also deals heavily with issues of immigration in America—a particularly timely subject. Marquardt portrays the lives of people from immigrant communities with such care and depth, something usually only #ownvoices stories can really do without making a lot of missteps. But—and of course I’m not an immigrant or someone intimately familiar with that experience, so take this as you will—she really seems to capture some of what it’s like, at least for these characters and their experiences. Marquardt apparently has spent a good deal of time working with a nonprofit that helps illegal immigrants and their families, and her familiarity with and empathy for their stories comes through very clearly in both TJ and Ángel’s narratives in Flight Season. The book really captures a glimpse of the struggles illegal immigrants face, and I think anyone reading Ángel’s story would have to be sympathetic to how bureaucratic and unfeeling that system can be. Overall, this was just a really lovely read, full of hope and empathy, and I’d definitely recommend it for fans of YA realistic fiction and YA romance. **I received an ARC of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
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  • Delia Devin
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange of an honest review.I usually write down my thoughts as I read ARCs that are provided to me through NetGalley because I want to show my appreciation by writing a great review, but this time around I had a hard time doing that because I was so immersed in the story itself. I'd read for hours and look up from my phone and is hit with the disbelief and surprise that I'm not actually living the story.I easily connect Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange of an honest review.I usually write down my thoughts as I read ARCs that are provided to me through NetGalley because I want to show my appreciation by writing a great review, but this time around I had a hard time doing that because I was so immersed in the story itself. I'd read for hours and look up from my phone and is hit with the disbelief and surprise that I'm not actually living the story.I easily connected with all three of the main characters: Vivi, TJ, and Ángel in different ways. While all of their backgrounds felt a little vague and hazy, the delivery of their feelings felt real. And I loved how their stories were tightly knitted with each other. Flight Season to me was both heartbreaking and heartwarming and insanely beautiful.Here's an excerpt of the book that really hits home for me:"I guess it's moving forward, but it also seems to me like it's a process of working in reverse - you have to imagine something out of nothing. You have to keep that image in your mind and then slowly - piece by piece, dip by dip - build your way toward it. And if you make a mistake or two, you just keep going.But the amazing thing? That mistake - no matter how big or how terrible - melts right into the pattern of the canvas; it becomes an integral part of the art."I read that exactly when I needed it.
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  • Robyn
    January 1, 1970
    I felt like there was a lot that could have been explored that sort of fell flat. Vivi's ambitions, her love of birds, and her time at Yale could have been explored more fully, and I feel like the bird thing would have been more compelling if there were more hints throughout the story about the reason for her love of birds. As it is, the reveal felt lackluster. Furthermore, I felt like the revolving perspectives were a great way to build the three main characters, but not a great way to create e I felt like there was a lot that could have been explored that sort of fell flat. Vivi's ambitions, her love of birds, and her time at Yale could have been explored more fully, and I feel like the bird thing would have been more compelling if there were more hints throughout the story about the reason for her love of birds. As it is, the reveal felt lackluster. Furthermore, I felt like the revolving perspectives were a great way to build the three main characters, but not a great way to create empathy for them. The end of the book should have created more emotions, but I didn't feel more than general sympathy for the situation. Finally, the end of the book seemed like it was completely disconnected from the rest of the story. There is no other way to put it but to say that it felt like a scene from another book tacked onto the end.Saying all that, I did really like the book. I felt like the main characters were really well constructed and relatable and I thought the plot (though somewhat thin) was interesting. I would read more about Vivi and TJ and I felt compelled to keep reading their story. In spite of the flaws, this is a very readable and enjoyable book. I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
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  • Breeny
    January 1, 1970
    I was able to read an arc of Flight Season in exchange for an honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed Flight Season. It took me a few chapters to really get into the story and to connect with Vivi and TJ. However, once I did I felt very attached to the characters. Vivi's character arc is really wisely built, and I loved seeing her transformation within the story. While I felt that TJ's story was a bit lackluster and incomplete compared to Vivi's, and I still really enjoyed him as a character and thou I was able to read an arc of Flight Season in exchange for an honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed Flight Season. It took me a few chapters to really get into the story and to connect with Vivi and TJ. However, once I did I felt very attached to the characters. Vivi's character arc is really wisely built, and I loved seeing her transformation within the story. While I felt that TJ's story was a bit lackluster and incomplete compared to Vivi's, and I still really enjoyed him as a character and thought he was a great love interest for Vivi. I absolutely adored Angel, and I'd read a whole book from his perspective. The motif of birds in Flight Season, while a bit offputting at first, definitely comes full-circle and is relevant by the end of the story. While this book deals with heavy themes- particularly grief, loss, and death- it's also full of warmth and love. I also really liked how socioeconomic status played a role in Flight Season, as that's an aspect that's not commonly present in YA. All and all, Flight Season was a super solid read, and I'm glad I was given the opportunity to read and review an arc. 4/5 stars
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  • Michelle - Firstbooklove
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a honest review.Flight season is a beautiful and emotional novel about life, loss, regret and love.Vivi is a Yale student who adores birds and is about to start her internship at a nearby hospital. T.J., a nursing student is also working at the hospital and he definitely knows Vivi. As the story progresses, Vivi, T.J. and Ángel all face new problems.I personally did feel a bit confused when languages such as Portuguese and S I received a free eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Flight season is a beautiful and emotional novel about life, loss, regret and love.

Vivi is a Yale student who adores birds and is about to start her internship at a nearby hospital. T.J., a nursing student is also working at the hospital and he definitely knows Vivi. As the story progresses, Vivi, T.J. and Ángel all face new problems.I personally did feel a bit confused when languages such as Portuguese and Spanish are used since I’m not used to the language and don’t know much either.The pacing was slow (in a good way) which allows you to be fully immersed in the story and savour it.I loved the character build up for Vivi and Ángel, where we get to see their backstories, but T.J.’s background was left a mystery and I wanted to know more. I really enjoyed the story development and loved it.After I finished flipping the last page of the ebook, I felt my heart break, just a little.
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    ****4.5 Stars****I wasn't expecting this book to move me as much as it did (like several reviewers I noticed). I fell hard and fast for Vivi, TJ and Angel (Angel...man that character was my favorite in this book). Vivi is struggling; in all aspects of her life and when she has an opportunity to intern at a hospital for the summer she can't refuse. Enter TJ, an extremely hard working that has seen Vivi at her lowest point, a nurse's aide that is just shy of graduating with a nursing degree but wh ****4.5 Stars****I wasn't expecting this book to move me as much as it did (like several reviewers I noticed). I fell hard and fast for Vivi, TJ and Angel (Angel...man that character was my favorite in this book). Vivi is struggling; in all aspects of her life and when she has an opportunity to intern at a hospital for the summer she can't refuse. Enter TJ, an extremely hard working that has seen Vivi at her lowest point, a nurse's aide that is just shy of graduating with a nursing degree but who also works long hours at his family's Brazilian restaurant. Angel...I don't even know how to describe Angel...he is a young kid who has been dealt a shitty life hand but doesn't seem to let that break his spirit. When the three of the people get together all their lives will be forever changed...in the best way possible!Thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!
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  • Charlotte
    January 1, 1970
    My librarian once told me there are to many good books out there to force yourself to read one you aren't interested in, which is why I gave up on this one. I gave this book a neutral 3 stars because I didn't complete it and I wanted to be fair. I read to page 197 and this is my thoughts; this book starts very slow. I kept reading hoping for something interesting to happen, it just never did. Vivi lost her dad and has problems getting back into the swing of college. Her grades anf college depend My librarian once told me there are to many good books out there to force yourself to read one you aren't interested in, which is why I gave up on this one. I gave this book a neutral 3 stars because I didn't complete it and I wanted to be fair. I read to page 197 and this is my thoughts; this book starts very slow. I kept reading hoping for something interesting to happen, it just never did. Vivi lost her dad and has problems getting back into the swing of college. Her grades anf college depend on an internship. She wants to be a doctor, but passes out at the site of blood and gags at body fluids. It is just a story about her life, blah! Sadly, this one was boring and completely uninteresting to me.
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  • Ashleigh
    January 1, 1970
    **Arc received from the publisher via Netgalley**This book was so different from what I usually read and not what I was expecting at all. It's a pretty quick read with a slow start, but as the story was being built I became more and more interested in the characters. I felt there was a lot of story that could have been told (more about TJ and his family, for example) but other than that the characters were pretty well rounded.In spite of the pretty heavy themes..loss, grief, and sickness, this b **Arc received from the publisher via Netgalley**This book was so different from what I usually read and not what I was expecting at all. It's a pretty quick read with a slow start, but as the story was being built I became more and more interested in the characters. I felt there was a lot of story that could have been told (more about TJ and his family, for example) but other than that the characters were pretty well rounded.In spite of the pretty heavy themes..loss, grief, and sickness, this book wasn't overly sad. It's different from most contemporary YAs and definitely worth picking up.
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  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    ***Won an arc***I enjoyed reading this book. I liked being inside all three main characters heads and seeing what they thought about the same things. It was hard to connect to the characters in the beginning, so having their pov helped with the connection. I thought the relation between the bird journal and what was happening in Vivi's life was unique and fun. All in all, this was great, heartfelt read.
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  • Book
    January 1, 1970
    This is a really lovely book. The characters were so well done and the ending nearly made me cry (which is saying something, because I'm not a book cryer.) I'm calling it now: this book will be a favorite of mine in 2018.Note: I'm not sure if this is being classified as YA, but some of the blurb authors are. All the main characters are over 18 and two of them are in college. While it's super-light on the elements that would classify it as NA, it definitely doesn't feel YA.
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  • Sandy Korom
    January 1, 1970
    Totally enjoyable
  • Renee Cowdery
    January 1, 1970
    At the beginning I didn't think I was going to like this but I was in for a very big surprise. As I read I got further invested and liked it that much more. It was a very engrossing story
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    4, 4.5? I'm torn. Review to come!
  • Kylene
    January 1, 1970
    The last few YA books I had read made me feel done with the entire genre. I'm very glad I gave Flight Season a chance. It's what a contemporary YA should be.The main character, Vivi, is not silly or whiny (unlike a lot of the female YA protagonists I've read recently). Sure, she's made some bad decisions while suffering from the loss her father, but she's trying to pull her life together and realizing how strong she is.TJ pretty much is the perfect guy. He's hardworking, respects women, responsi The last few YA books I had read made me feel done with the entire genre. I'm very glad I gave Flight Season a chance. It's what a contemporary YA should be.The main character, Vivi, is not silly or whiny (unlike a lot of the female YA protagonists I've read recently). Sure, she's made some bad decisions while suffering from the loss her father, but she's trying to pull her life together and realizing how strong she is.TJ pretty much is the perfect guy. He's hardworking, respects women, responsible... That makes him sound a little boring, but he's not. Then there's Angel. I'm not going to say too much about him, because I don't want to give anything away, but I adored Angel, too.One thing that bothered me--but in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book--was Vivi's mother. As a mother myself, I couldn't relate to her actions or her decisions. I wanted to tell her to pull herself together for her child.Also, I love birds.
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