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THE YEAR OF LUMINOUS LOVE
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult
The Year of Luminous Love is vintage McDaniel, as she expertly pulls at readers’ heartstrings and wrings emotion from this stirring tale of three teens on the cusp of adulthood. Readers will cringe, weep and laugh in sympathy as Ciana, Arie and Eden deal with it all: abusive boyfriends, jealousy and serious illness. The evocative settings — of both Tennessee and Tuscany — bring the reader right into the story. This is new adult done right.
High school is over and best friends Ciana, Arie and Eden must deal with life — real life. Ciana’s running her family’s land, and she’s falling for a cowboy she just met. Only that very cowboy is Arie’s crush — Arie, who is dealing with her cancer the best she can. Eden, meanwhile, is desperate to escape her controlling, drug-dealing boyfriend. What are three girls to do but escape for a trip of a lifetime to Italy? (DELACORTE, May, 384 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780385741712, HC, 14 & Up)
Reviewed By: Marie Bongiorno
Published: May 2013