Kim Pritekel , Alex Ross. When six-year-old Abel Cohen wanders off from her parents' cabin in the woods of Maine, she is rescued by Zac Lipton, a girl barely older than herself, who knows her way through the trees because they are where she has spent her entire life. That meeting sparks a summer-long friendship filled with laughter, stories, adventures and, of course, spinning. Fourteen years later they meet again, and after a rocky introduction, strengthen that bond of friendship formed so many years ago. Abel loves introducing Zac to the world she's barely glimpsed from her overlook in the woods, and Zac, in turn, shares her love of the outdoors. Together they explore not just their surroundings, but their fears, hopes and feelings.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — First by Kim Pritekel. First by Kim Pritekel. Emily Thomas is a successful New York attorney who has left her childhood back in Pueblo, Colorado behind her.
She lives well and is happy with her partner, Rebecca. All of that changes with a simple phone call from her brother. Beth Sayers was Emily's best friend from the time they were children until the day Beth left Emily stunned, confused, and alone in a college dorm Emily Thomas is a successful New York attorney who has left her childhood back in Pueblo, Colorado behind her. Beth Sayers was Emily's best friend from the time they were children until the day Beth left Emily stunned, confused, and alone in a college dorm room ten years later.
Emily must delve back into her past and into a friendship that had fallen apart, taking her love and trust with it. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about First , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of First. Jan 14, Lady Avalon rated it really liked it Shelves: lesbian. More than once I had to start reading the same paragraph again to be sure whether it was in the past or in the present.
She jumped back and forth with no "warning" at all, and sometimes it was kind of confusing. Other than that What an emotional journey!
It made me cry, it made think and raw feelings were resurfaced. If you are looking for a HEA, this is not your book View 2 comments. Jul 06, Ted rated it liked it. Very contentious between MC's. Twin story lines in two different time periods.
Insanely distracting. Sometimes after only a few paragraphs. It's a pretty painful book. Kinda not fun. Mar 07, S rated it it was amazing Shelves: reread. Though the book is filled with flashbacks I found for the most part they were well done and not confusing. Only a couple times I had to stop and think..
I should take a star off for keeping me up till way past my sleep time and then waking up early to finish it. View 1 comment. Feb 19, Jo reece rated it it was amazing. Fecking brilliant! Lots of flash backs but such a good book if you can get past them. I've never come across the story line in any other books, and it is so sad in parts and leaves you with raw emotions.. Jan 06, Dide rated it liked it. This is an emotionally laden story from beginning to end, it almost feels like a true life tale.
That said, many times I confused Rebecca with Beth Perhaps it is the way the story was written or perhaps the two names seemed to alike for me mentally hence the confusion. Anyways, I anticipated that this was going to be close to earning a 4star rating from the reviews but it came across to me as 3.
Nov 10, Milkiways rated it it was ok Shelves: , Perfect fan fiction turned novel. Can't say what exactly wrong with it perhaps, typical storyline or unrealistic scenes Definitely entertaining if you are looking for something simple and lots of feel good romance : 2. Aug 24, Jamie Barringer Ravenmount rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction. I have read more books set in New Delhi or Greenland than what I've read set in my own hometown. So, it was an interesting experience reading a book set in Pueblo, Colorado.
I would not say this book is the best I've read, though it was pretty good, but it sticks out in my reading for being so local without making a big deal of the fact. I thought a bit about the experience of colonialism in literature while reading this book, and how easy it is to think one's hometown and local experiences are boring and not worth examination when literature is ALWAYS about someplace else. The fact that so many Americans come from families that emigrated from somewhere else maybe means that we are a nation colonized by the rest of the world, absorbing everyone else's stories while discounting our own lived stories as unimportant by comparison.
In any case, this book was good, a story about a lesbian woman who returns to Pueblo to bury her childhood best friend. It deals with issues of identity, loss, and the nature of various sorts of relationships.
Jul 25, Kennedy rated it really liked it Shelves: to-some-exent-enjoyed. Emily and Beth, two very different people that made me think about my friends and how they impact my life. My need to have some friends in my life more than others. Most importantly, it made me think about my life partner and why she is a part of my life and how blessed and fortunate I am. This story is sad yet reflective.
Rebecca is steady and awesome. Aug 16, Michelle Holmes rated it really liked it. This book was pretty emotional but not really depressing at least not to me.
Mar 13, Erica rated it it was amazing. So sad. Still crying. Jan 30, Silvia Jasom rated it it was amazing. This book will always stay with me, in my mind, in my heart. I never ever cry after watching or reading a sad story. Nobody close to my heart has ever died or left me, either. Yet I cannot find the words to express my feelings after having finished reading it.
Man, you got to me. A huge thank you to the author. Love, Silvia. Jul 27, Ulla rated it really liked it. This one was very hard for me to read - so tragic! Oct 05, Dingsters rated it it was amazing. Loved it! Laura Jayne rated it really liked it Sep 16,
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