Losing Gabriel

Losing Gabriel This emotionally charged novel about three high school seniors who in the midst of planning their futures after high school are instead faced with present circumstances that force them to grasp what i

  • Title: Losing Gabriel
  • Author: Lurlene McDaniel
  • ISBN: 9780375991554
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This emotionally charged novel about three high school seniors who in the midst of planning their futures after high school are instead faced with present circumstances that force them to grasp what it means to make choices, take responsibility, and truly become an adult Lani Kennedy has dreamed of becoming a nurse since her cousin Arie died of leukemia Nothing will stopThis emotionally charged novel about three high school seniors who in the midst of planning their futures after high school are instead faced with present circumstances that force them to grasp what it means to make choices, take responsibility, and truly become an adult Lani Kennedy has dreamed of becoming a nurse since her cousin Arie died of leukemia Nothing will stop her from getting into the local nursing program.Dawson Burke hasn t dealt with his mom s death, and he s angry at his dad for moving them to Windemere right before senior year He grudgingly accepts that he must wait till graduation before he leaves.Sloan Quentin can belt out a song and knows that her band is her ticket to fame and fortune When she discovers that her boyfriend the band s lead guitarist is cheating on her, she finds comfort and revenge in someone else s arms.When the lives of Lani, Dawson, and Sloan become entangled in unexpected ways, reality hits harder than anyone could have imagined.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. 1.5 Stars I guess. Watch out world, I got my truth telling sassy pants on. This is going to sound awful, especially given the content, but this is one of the most boring things I've ever read. It felt so incredibly monotone and uninspired, plus I didn't actually get any emotion or heart. It was uneventful and completely one dimensional. And this is a romance? Or love story? LOL, really? Where was that part? I missed it. There's too much back and forth and the narrative changed so quickly, you ca [...]

    2. I feel like it’s best to go into this story blindly in order to get the full impact of the emotions that this novel will evoke from you. This contemporary novel follows three vastly different characters as they struggle through their own personal problems that soon intertwine and gripped my heart in a way that I did not expect. I assumed this was going to be a somewhat fun summery novel to read and instead this story took me on an emotional ride that I sped through in one day. Losing Gabriel i [...]

    3. 3.5 starsDespite its majorly predictable plot twists I found that I really enjoyed this book. Losing Gabriel is told from three points of view… Lani, who has lived in Windemere her whole life and upon the death of her cousin, knew that her calling was to be a nurse. Dawson, newly arrived to Windemere and unhappy that he has to spend his Senior year of high school in this tiny town and Sloan who’s one love is singing and performing. The story itself spans about four years or so and the three [...]

    4. Lurlene McDaniel has a new bookG!!!!!I grew up bawling my eyes out to books like How Do I Love Thee, Angel of Mercy, Dawn Rochelle series, and the Angels Trilogy, just to name a few!

    5. LOSING GABRIEL is an incredibly realistic contemporary novel about what it is like to be a young adult facing real-world challenges and having to take responsibility for your actions. It is also about love, loss, mistakes, and miracles.The novel immediately introduces you to three protagonists: the studious and good-natured Alana Kennedy, Dawson Burke, who has a chip on his shoulder, and Sloan Quentin, a girl who was arguably dealt a bad hand in life. Each character has his or her own unique cha [...]

    6. This is the first book I have read by Lurlene and it will not be the last. This book is amazing in so many ways. You have young teenage love, cheating, parents who don't care, rock band, guilt, hurt, pain,and finally redemption. This is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you have read it.In this story you have three teens Lani, Dawson, and Sloan. They are in their senior year of high school. Lani is determined to become a nurse so she can help others. She has watched one of [...]

    7. Thank you Penguin Random House for sending me a finished copy--which is gorgeous, btw--to review. This was nothing like I expected. The summary isn't joking when it says this is an emotionally charged story. I cried more than once, starting with the dedication. This is told in alternating POVs and follows the lives of Lani, Dawson, and Sloane from their Senior into the first few years of adulthood, so it's not a typical YA. This is not a love triangle. (view spoiler)[Lani has a mad crush on Daws [...]

    8. It is no secret that I have been a fan of Lurlene McDaniel's work for over a decade. I am proud to say that I've read nearly all of her printed works from her career, which has spanned for multiple decades, and to say I was excited for Losing Gabriel would be an injustice to the emotions I feel when McDaniel publishes new work. At all defining moments of my life, there have been a few authors whom I adore as much as I do her. Even in her weakest points, even when the stories feel lackluster or f [...]

    9. I wanted to read this one because I love Lurlene McDaniel, and have since I was preteen. She is an automatic buy for me and she delivered in Losing Gabriel. I def wondered how these three could be so connected, but I got lost in their stories and personalities and the changes of life that brought them all so intertwined.I read this in one sitting, it had me glued to the pages, and I didn't want to stop.This was hard core emotionally charged, and there was so much in in that made me want to cry. [...]

    10. McDaniel, Lurlene Losing Gabriela love story, 317 pages. Delacorte Press, 2016. $17.99. Language: PG-13 (38 swears, 0 'F'); Mature Content: R (sex, drinking, drugs); Violence: PG.Sloan and Dawson were just in a typical teenage relationship when Sloan gets pregnant and is not ready to face the challenges of motherhood. After she skips town, Dawson is left to raise his son, Gabriel, with just the help of his father and eventually Lani--a local nursing student who hires on to be the child's caretak [...]

    11. If you have students looking for tear-jerker books, give them this one!What's a YA book without a love triangle? In this book, it is Dawson, Lani, and Sloan. Dawson is newly arrived to Windemere, TN and he instantly garners lots of attention with his smarts and good looks. Sloan has a terrible home life and just wants to play music and get out of Windermere. Lani wants to be a nurse and help people and is willing to work as hard as necessary to make it happen. Their stories become inextricably b [...]

    12. I did not know much about this book before I read it. I thought it would be a light and fluffy read. Well not so much. It starts off with a girl named Lani and how she is shy and crushes on a new boy in town, named Dawson. Then Sloan enters the story, she is a girl who can sing and is in a band. Dawson notices Sloan right away because she is pretty and can sing, only problem is that she is dating a boy in her band. This does not last long when Jarred cheats on Sloan. Then Sloan starts dating Daw [...]

    13. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!Actual Rating - 1.5 StarsI have spent a really long time trying to figure out what to say about this book. Well, to be completely fair, I kind of went into a reading and blogging slump shortly after reading this, and I think for lack of better understanding as to how a 2 month slump happened, I'm going to blame it on thisOkay, here's the thing - I'm a huge Lurlene McDaniel fan.I've probably read every one of he [...]

    14. Losing Gabriel by Lurlene McDaniel is a story full of love, loss, and hope. The book follows the lives of three main characters, Lani Kennedy, Dawson Berke, and Sloan Quentin, who begin the novel as seniors in high school. However, their lives are about to change for better, worse, and most of all, unexpectedly. The story unfolds over the course of about four years, with the book jumping forward in time quite a bit. These time hops give the characters space to grow and really come of age. Additi [...]

    15. DNF. I just couldn't bring myself to care. I don't think I'm in the mood for this type of book!!

    16. I know my college students will completely disagree with my review and absolutely adore this book because it is cathartic. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a good cry or with becoming emotionally invested in characters so please don't take this the wrong way. I'm glad the book exists for those who enjoy this sort of thing. But perhaps I am just too old and cynical to enjoy books like this one. While some reviewers mentioned that there are a lot of twists and turns, I didn't find that to be [...]

    17. Thank you Penguin & Random House Kids for the ARC! Losing Gabriel wasn't at all what I expected. I think in the back of my brain I expected the cliche contemporary read with a roller coaster romance and an immature plot. However, McDaniel gave us a complex story with twists and turns, emotional turmoil, life struggles, and heart ache. The premise felt very mature and the overall outcome was quite beautiful. Lani, Dawson, and Sloan They all went to school together yet never knew how much thei [...]

    18. Set in the rolling hills of Tennessee, Losing Gabriel tells the story of three young adults whose choices as teens force them to become adults before their time. Sloane, escaping her past through music, tries to find the love she’s never experienced with Dawson. In turn, Dawson hopes to salve the grief of his mother’s death through Sloane and her music. And, finally, Lani, a student studying nursing after the death of her cousin Arie (in The Year of Luminous Love), becomes intertwined with t [...]

    19. I literally gulped every book of hers I could in school. I still have a few books (newer ones) to read.Yes I cried.but I loved the book like all of her others.This emotionally-charged novel about three high school seniors who in the midst of planning their futures after high school are instead faced with present circumstances that force them to grasp what it means to make choices, take responsibility, and truly become an adult.Lani Kennedy has dreamed of becoming a nurse since her cousin Arie di [...]

    20. I originally purchased this book for my daughter to read and felt that I should read it first. I have to say the characters can really hit home with real life situations. It was a little difficult to follow along as in the book it did skip several months and years often. However, I was able to keep pace after figuring out what each characters place was within the book. My daughter however just couldn't get into it. And I was disappointed in the ending I don't know if this book was meant to be a [...]

    21. I used to love Lurlene McDaniel when I was a teen. I gobbled every book of hers that came out. So when I saw I had to read this as part of the tour group, I jumped on board.This book seemed to be more of a "new adult" (I know they used that terminology for a little while but not sure it stuck." It wasn't quite YA--the first part was but the second part was a little older. Anyways, it had more of a mature feel that her other books do.And I quite enjoyed it. It had the usual combination of sadness [...]

    22. Lurlene McDaniel is a writer that caught my attention at a young age. I did not like many authors but every time she has a book that has came out or that I do not have on my book shelf I would check it out just to see if the book is any good . I have read many and I have started to recollected all of her books. yes some are sad but yet some have a happy ending. I love how her books have romance, things people deal with. This is a must read book. In fact all of her books are a must read. well I h [...]

    23. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from my local library, and I'm so glad that I did! I especially connected wih Lani in the novel because like her, I am a high schooler who dreams of a nursing career. The plot was unpredictable and exciting. There was new twists and turns at every chapter. If you are looking for an emotionaly charged story of love, loss, and coming of age, you should definitely read this novel!

    24. I really enjoyed this book. When I read the book title it didn't click with me what it meant. It was kind of slow in the beginning but then you know how it goes, you get to an interesting part and just can't seem to put the book down. Definitely a boo-hoo book. The book should have had a warning label on it telling you, you would need tissues!

    25. This was the saddest book that I have read so far this year. Lurlene McDaniel writes stories that pull at your heartstrings and her latest novel is no different. It is about an aspiring singer named Sloan and a high school boy named Dawson who fall in love. One night they make an choice that will change there life forever.

    26. I grew up reading Lurlene McDaniel. She always knows how to make you get invested in dying characters. She also taught my younger self about love, loss, and new beginnings. This book did all of that, and I liked how long it spanned, the story building, and even though everyone dislikes the ending (I am included in this), the ending was not that terrible.4 stars

    27. I have been reading Lurlene McDaniel ever since I picked up Til Death Do Us Part back in the 90s. I still love her. I am so sad that this was another book about losing a baby, but it's such a good one.

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