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Maybe in Paris

Maybe in Paris Keira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother Levi and high hopes Levi has just survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward he s ready for a dose of the wider world Unlike the

  • Title: Maybe in Paris
  • Author: Rebecca Christiansen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Keira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother, Levi, and high hopes Levi has just survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward he s ready for a dose of the wider world Unlike their helicopter mom and the doctors who hover over Levi, Keira doesn t think Levi s certifiable He s just quirky Always has been.Those quirks quickly begin to spoil thKeira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother, Levi, and high hopes Levi has just survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward he s ready for a dose of the wider world Unlike their helicopter mom and the doctors who hover over Levi, Keira doesn t think Levi s certifiable He s just quirky Always has been.Those quirks quickly begin to spoil the trip Keira wants to traipse all over Europe Levi barely wants to leave their grubby hotel room She wants to dine on the world s cuisine he only wants fast food Levi is one giant temper tantrum, and Keira s ready to pull out her own hair.She finally finds the adventure she craves in Gable, a hot Scottish bass player, but while Keira flirts in the Paris Catacombs, Levi s mental health breaks He disappears from their hotel room and Keira realizes, too late, that her brother is sicker than she was willing to believe To bring him home safe, Keira must tear down the wall that Levi s sickness and her own guilt have built between them.

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      Published :2019-02-20T13:20:29+00:00

    1 thought on “Maybe in Paris

    1. Well this was definitely a hot mess. And while I was actually wary going in because the blurb alone sounded problematicI wanted to be wrong??? Because I have a curious infatuation with Paris, which Kiera had too so I was like "SURELY WE MUST GET ALONG LIKE SISTERS". Haha. No. Except for the part where she'd sell her sole for chocolate crepes. Then, sister, we are twins. Other than that?? Please and no. Plus it had a horrible representation of Autism that was rather infuriating and depressing. I [...]

    2. 1 “Really?” StarsARC via NetGalleyThank you, Sky Pony Press!First of all, I don’t rate books one star on a regular basis. I really don’t. I feel horrible every single time I do it, and since I don’t like making myself sad, I try not to do this often. But I had a bad feeling about this story from chapter one, and I wish I could say I’m surprised I ended up disliking it this much, but I am not.Let me just quickly say I don’t feel qualified to talk about the representation of Autism i [...]

    3. Book: Maybe in Paris Author: Rebecca ChristiansenPublisher:Sky Horse Publishing/Sky Pony PressGenre:Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date:June 20, 2017Everyone, there were so many things I hated about this book.First, I want to preface this review by saying that I do not have a lot of experience with people on the Autism Spectrum. Therefore, I will not be commenting on the author’s representation of Autism. I will also not be commenting on the representation of mental illness because every [...]

    4. This is one of those books that will stay with you long after you close the back cover. It's the story of Kiera, a teenager who is trying to process her brother, Levi's, recent suicide attempt and subsequent autism diagnosis. The author wrote it from her own experiences of living with an autistic brother, and I think it's an important angle to consider. Just as there are readers with autism who need stories where they are the main characters, there are readers who, like Kiera, are siblings, and [...]

    5. So cliche and there were way too many negative statements about mental illness and autism. Also, there was so much about this book that was unrealistic. Obviously, there's usually a suspension of disbelief when it comes to fiction, but there was too much in this book I couldn't excuse.

    6. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!**Actual Rating: 2.5/5 Stars**Maybe in Paris was the kind of book that had a really strong premise, and I expected a lot from it.As a book that features a character on the Autism spectrum, I really hoped for the best here, because there aren't enough books out there that accurately portray autism.My almost eight year old daughter was diagnosed with Autism when she was three, so I get it, I do. And this was not [...]

    7. Now I really, really want to go to France. I meanat has always been a dream destination for me, but now I'm twitching because of how bad I want to go. AnywaysThe story follows Keira is an American girl who is addicted to anything French. She loves the language, the food, the culture, the history, the art, and Marie Antoinette. She is a girl of my own heart in a lot of ways. She reminded me a lot of High School Carole. Well, Keira has had a plan to go to France with the hot French foreign exchang [...]

    8. I was intrigued after reading the blurb for this book. The plot seemed very engaging and I am deeply interested in learning about Autism. I loved how the entire story wa centered on Keira whose younger brother Levi is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how their family comes to terms with this diagnosis.The bond between a brother and sister is so special. I have an elder brother and I really love him. I could feel the love Keira has for her brother and I related to the brother sister re [...]

    9. Maybe in Paris by Rebecca Christiansen is about a girl, her autistic brother, and their trip to Paris. There are many different reviews for this book. Some say this book is horrible and that Keira is just a terrible person for feeling the way she does toward Levi. Others believe this is a wonderful story about a girl who learns to appreciate and love her brother. I am with the the latter. Yes, throughout their trip Kera gets frustrated and angry with Levi but this helps her to better understand [...]

    10. This was wonderful! Loved it!The story has humor and depth, and the characters are utterly realistic and believable.

    11. I loved this story about Keira, whose family life is strained by the mental health needs of her brother Levi. After a particularly harrowing incident, Keira decides to take Levi with her on her dream trip to Paris, both in hopes of repairing their relationship and of giving him an exciting experience. Paris is everything she'd hoped it would be, despite managing Levi's needs. They make local friends, and when she meets Gable, a Scottish musician, things really look up. But despite how things see [...]

    12. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewKeira’s younger brother Levi has tried to take his own life and which this leads to a new diagnoses of Autism or even the word schizophrenia was used as a possible diagnoses. Keira’s dream was to spend the summer in Paris with a boy but when that doesn’t work out and with the money she had worked hard to get still in her presence she decides that perhaps a trip would benefit Levi also. So despite her mothers constant disapprova [...]

    13. *Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review*This novel was an exercise in anxiety. Oh. My. Keira's younger brother, Levi, has tried to commit suicide. He's also been newly diagnosed as having Autism. All this happens just at the end of Keira's school year, during prom and then graduation. Keira and Levi have always been close, but to put it in Keira's own words: When something feels good, I got at it full throttle. When something feels the slightest bit bad, I completely wipe it [...]

    14. Maybe in Paris tackles the tough subject of what it’s like to have a sibling who is autistic and suicidal, with honesty, compassion, and humor. Keira loves her brother Levi but she also wants the things many teens want and need like love, adventure, and most of all the chance to become herself. It can be hard being the sibling ‘without issues’ and Christiansen beautifully captures the roller-coaster of emotions Keira goes through as she tries to balance her own hopes and desires against th [...]

    15. I honestly don't have much to say about this book. To be completely real with you, I didn't even get all the way through it. I read about half of it and skimmed the rest. In case you haven't figured it out yet, I did not like this book.Maybe in Paris was such a disappointment to me! I had such high hopes. The back sounds pretty good. However, within the first little bit of the book you find issue after issue Not good.Kiera is probably one of my least favorite book characters ever. She seems self [...]

    16. An adventure to Paris with her brother who recently tried to kill himself and is sick. Sounds like a interesting book right down my alley. At the beginning I couldn't put this book down. Once Keira got to Paris the book got really boring. It was just a lot typical Paris talk that any tourist would do which I do understand that Keira is a tourist but it wasn't necessary to only have that. I skimmed most of the book until the end until it got interesting. I knew something like that would happen be [...]

    17. T H O U G H T S:never mind the instalove and ridiculous plot. if your autistic brother has survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward, how stupid do you have to be to think that he's "just quirky" and that traipsing around paris without adult supervision is a good idea? very. our protagonist's attitude toward mental health and disabilities is alarming, if not infuriating. but what if keira's love for her brother overwhelms her ability or willingness to see how crippled he is by is d [...]

    18. This book is beautiful in any way.I love to read books taking place in Paris. Reading this one was like reading my own thoughts. All the enthusiasm Keira has I can understand it all.What I love about this book is that it combines a 'typical' teen story with some real life problems. It shows the struggle nd coping in day to day life.I really love the idea the author had and I really love the book.

    19. A sweet and moving story of a girl who has a simple dream - to visit Paris and to fall in love there - but whose life is anything but simple. This debut is a love letter to Paris, for sure, but more than that, it is also a wonderful tribute so the power of sibling love and commitment too.

    20. Ultimately cute. I had a few issues with the treatment of Levi, I'll admit, and with Kiera's view on meds. The writing is strong and descriptions are great, which really saved this book for me.

    21. Beautifully written coming of age story which doesn't flinch at the struggles between siblings but shows the power of unconditional love.

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