Saturday, September 20, 2014

Celeste Fest

We're super excited to share our love for Flat-Out Celeste! 

Author: Jessica Park
Release date: May 22, 2014
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Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love.. 

For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation. 

But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe.
Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him. 

Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love.

  • "Hot yoga does not need to be for everyone.  But it will be for me.  I feel sure that I can become a yoga enthusiast...I do believe that I am well prepared, yes?  I have this yoga mat, a skidless towel that all of the online yoga sites say is quite the trend, and I spent the past few days hydrating sufficiently so that my body will not suffer when I sweat.  Of course, I also have this decorative water bottle.  My outfit is similar to yours, and I think that it is essential that I look the part as I delve into this new area of interest."

  • "I cannot believe I suggested that painfully extricating the entirety of one's pubic hair in any manner - not to mention such a barbaric one - is a requirement for garnering the commitment of a man.  No, no, I refuse to advocate that a woman do anything uncomfortable to her body simply because men have the perverse cultural expectation that all women come to them hairless.  Or worse, with assorted gems adorning their genitalia!"

  • "I'm completely dry.  It was an accident, so please do not fret over this.  One does not cry over spilt milk, and so one certainly does not feel even the slightest pang of remorse over spilt water."

  • "Good God, yes, there were clothes on!  It was my first kiss!  I didn't exactly fling myself at him and strip down after one kiss.  Granted, it was totally spectacular kiss, and, as I mentioned, I experienced some sore of primal sexual awakening, but that didn't mean I was ready for intercourse."

  • "You be the responsible adult, and I shall be the out-of-control teenager who is experimenting with alcohol consumption."

  • "...I had no idea that you had such good taste.  Given your wardrobe and general chintzy nature, I am entirely shocked, albeit delighted."

  • "I am choosing a love that defies boundaries and a life that defies boundaries.  That is the power of Celeste."
About Author Jessica Park
Jessica is the author of LEFT DROWNING, the New York Times bestselling FLAT-OUT LOVE (and the companion piece FLAT-OUT MATT), and RELATIVELY FAMOUS. She lives in New Hampshire where she spends an obscene amount time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations. On the rare occasions that she is able to focus on other things, she writes.

Please visit her at and on Facebook at and Twitter @JessicaPark24

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