R High Performance Programming eE as large as he possibly can given his limitations Archie is perfectly imperfect He accepts who he is with grace humor and peace His parents are so supportive loving and nurturing and allow him to grow into his own He is struggling to find his own way in life and meets Tallie who is charmed by his humor his acceptance of himself his gentlemanly and godly ways I too was charmed by Archie s ways This is just a beautiful simple story and is summed up by this uote Notvery life looks the same Different doesn t mean less significant or less potential If you want a uick read that will just make you feel good on the inside then take a chance on this one My very first dnfnot what I xpected Seriously YA ven though h and H are 20 and 21 Very spiritual and there were actually pictures I m not lying Probably a good book for tweens I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley for an honest review Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me an ARC in return for an honest review25 starsI m going to try and keep this review as brief as possible All I can say is that this story read at a middle grade level The writing was so clunky and forced The author is clearly not an xpert at writing There wasn t so much of showing as there was telling So I got pretty bored reading about the characters There are so many unnecessary details that reading felt like a chore because the pacing became slow At some point I just wanted to be done with the story The illustrations on the other hand were cuteAlthough I found the MC Archie to be rather uirky I felt the conversations and interactions to be very flat Even personality wise none of them popped out at me I thought the concept of the story was interesting and the worldbuilding was very peculiar and whimsical But the characters needed to be fleshed out with realistic scenarios and situations I felt
the characters were all so goody goody with no real flaws that made it hard to actually connect with characters were all so goody goody with no real flaws that made it hard to actually connect with on a deeper level which I would have likedThe only thing that I did like about this book was the mention of God As a firm believer in Christ I liked seeing some insightful life lessons interwoven in the novel The book speaks about how God has a plan for our
lives and trusting Him helps us find our passion as well as love I liked how and trusting Him helps us find our passion as well as love I liked how characters kept God central in their lives constantly seeking His guidance I found this refreshing However I was majorly disappointed because I would have liked to see passion flow through the pages specially when one is talking about a relationship with the Creator As an author who is using a novel as a platform to ngage and reach out to a "reader in a profound way this book missed the mark I would have liked a deeper glimpse into "in a profound way this book missed the mark I would have liked a deeper glimpse into s relationship with God This would have made for a richer xperience and the context of the relationship between Callie and him would have been Vermeer to Eternity engagingIn addition I found the plot twists and devices to be sub par to be honest The story took predictable turns I could see thending a mile away I also felt that character development was average with the MC and minor characters achieving some of their dreams but they weren t really pushing themselves I would have liked conflicts and struggles That being said it was an okay read I wouldn t recommend this book to all readers as there is the Heaven to Betsy element of spirituality Maybe if you are looking for a faith based clean read you could give it a go But I guess there s better material out there in this genre KIRKUS REVIEW In Kraft s romance two uirky 20 somethingsmbrace So B. It each other s weirdnessOutlandish is an idyllic whimsical beach town on the northern coast of California Cars aren t allowed leisurely bicycling isncouraged and fine dining is abundant Archibald Archie Plumby has spent the Cabaret ent. Ed to be living in the midst of the scenic beaches fine restaurants and charming attractions found in the town of Outlandish But when Tallie a photographer comes to town and introduces herself to Archie their connection is undeni. I don t think I havever read a romance story uite like Archie of Outlandish before and I absolutely loved it If I could give it 10 stars I wouldThe romance was so sweet The characters were so real and grabbed my heart right from the start Not only did I love Archibald and Tallie but the supporting characters both family and friends were so well fleshed out Archibald s mom and dad were so loving supportive and full of uote worthy advice I can see why Archibald had grown into such a special and contented 20 year old regardless of the phobiacondition
That He Had Been Living With For His Whole Life he had been living with for his whole life "you are looking for a sweet romance that will fill you "are looking for a sweet romance that will fill you joy and happiness this story is for you And you might ven start to look at circumstances in life a little differentlyBefore I nd I have to mention the colorful illustrations in the book ven the digital version which is what I read and the book soundtrack I have never read a romance story with ither illustrations or music and they both added to the reading Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice experience WowSex none and I think there were two romantic not offensive at all kissesLanguage reader was told that one curse occurred but no specific wordver givenViolence noneReligion Archibald his parents and Tallie all believe in God and make reference to Him being a part of their lives and to prayer a couple times throughout the book Nothing preachy though God is just part of their lives One unusual as stated by the characters in the story outdoor church service also takes place The service is held En plein coeur every week according to the characters but only described once in the storyNote I received a free copy of this book inxchange for an honest review I reuested a copy from the author whom I do not personally know after The Bookshop on the Shore enjoying the story preview Archie of Outlandish is an awesome book which I found very pleasurable Not only was the story well written but also clean full of kindness and love This is a great book for all ages of people to read and I highly recommend it to all I received a copy of this book from Netgalley inxchange for my honest review After reading the reviews that have been lavished upon Archie of Outlandish I felt that I had no choice but to reuest it and see what all this was about This book was just delightful I fell in love with the story and with Archie as well as his Dance Real Slow entire family This book was fun creative attention grabbing and heartwarming I am really glad I read this book and I highly recommend it Archie of Outlandish hasasily become my favorite book namely for the characters and the things they learn throughout the book I can hardly relate to many of the characters in age or relationship status and yet I still find myself understanding and relating to many of the points made in this book My other favorite thing would be Tallie s and Archie s love storyPersonally I think that it s the best love story ver been put in a fictional story Yes they have some relationship problems but the way they work them out and the way they started are so realistic and yet so sweet and understandable Whether you want to read a romance an inspirational story or just a fun book you should definitely read Archie of Outlandish Archie of Outlandish is one of my favorite books I ve ver read for many reasons It
Has Everything A Good everything a good needs Two of which are interesting characters that develop throughout the book and an appealing place in which the plot can The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life evolve The writing itself is descriptive which addsase to the reading xperience I ve read this book multiple times and have njoyed it thoroughly ach time This was a sweet njoyable read Our hero Archie is afflicted with a condition that doesn t allow him to look up without panic attacks But he hasn t let that keep him down No he has adapted and is living lif. At 20 years old Archibald Plumby has learned to accept his odd phobia of not being able to look up into open spaces without having a panic attack He njoys life under his umbrellas where he feels safe He knows he's a little spoil. .
Irety of his blissful but sheltered life within the cozy "confines of Outlandish writing for a local newspaper and ating at his mother s upscale restaurant Born with a rare "of Outlandish writing for a local newspaper and Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography eating at his mother s upscale restaurant Born with a rare of looking up Archie carries an umbrella with himverywhere and The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, even has a crawl space like bedroom with lowered ceilings While dining alone in his mother s restaurant at his special table fashioned with a giant indoor umbrella he meets Tallie Greenleaf a young photographer visiting Outlandish with her boss famous photojournalist Gemma Perrelli Though Archie is shy and constantly at war with his freuent panic attacks Tallie s warm demeanor puts him atase and they uickly become friends As they grow closer however Archie suspects ulterior motives from Ms Perrelli after she discloses her fascination with young adults in love Kraft s Ingrid 2014 tc novel is a uick absorbing read full of thought provoking dialogue and warm moments between not only Archie and Tallie but Archie and his parents as well Accompanying the text are full color illustrations and an original soundtrack of dramatic instrumentals These imaginative add ons work to create the uniue atmosphere of Outlandish While the narrative of young love between two people who feel somewhat alienated from normal life is tender what stands out is the insistence of Archie s parents that his condition not be seen as a disability but rather as a special and defining character trait that should be celebratedOffbeat motionally ngaging and authentic Kirkus ReviewsINDIEPICKS MAGAZINE REVIEW Get ready for this new adult romance full of twenty something angst uirk irony and very witty banter Archie of Outlandish is a sweet perfectly clumsy love story Archibald Plumby is a young man living in a seaside tourist town called Outlandish He njoys a seemingly comfortable life with supportive parents and a job
He Enjoys He Evenenjoys He The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl even regular trips to the beach However he does have one major obstacle to contend with He can t look up No really He can t look up One glance skyward into an openxpanse or Exile and Pilgrim even a very high ceiling causes myriad physical symptoms for Archie Thus he lives his life always under a low ceiling or at the very least never without his trusty umbrella to stave off vertigo and panic Archie manages life with his condition well That s all until one day he meets a young woman who really loves that umbrella Tallulah Z Greenleaf is a photographer and the unexpected thing in Archie s otherwise veryxpected life Archie is a lovely soul and the romantic tale here is a delightfully gentle read IndiePicks Magazine Archie lives in Outlandish a small uirky town that is popular with tourists Archie was born with a fear of open spaces and always carries an umbrella around Though he tried therapy for years it didn t help and he has adjust life to his fear Archie is also a writer for the local newspaper When a photographer comes to shoot Outlandish Archie and her assistance Tallie strike up a friendship The writing was good and the illustrations in the book were adorable The whole concept of the book itself is really uaint and cute I think it s targeted at a younger audience than me though which might be why I didn t njoy it as much I also got pretty bored reading about it It s just not xciting to read about other people s lives and aspirations when they do normal things like I do normal things to and it s just tedious to me to read about him being friends with Tallie and getting his book published I do appreciate the Hannah Montana: The Movie effort behind the book though and just want to say thatven though it s not for me it was really adorable and I do think someone lse may njoy it a lot I was thinking about looking at the soundtrack but then I got lazy so I can t say how that was but I m sure it only adds to the xperience of the book. Able and fears for the future begin to surface When Archie and Tallie find themselves on diverging paths only their faith can help them cope with separation miscommunication and unspoken anxieties that could keep them apart forev.