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Find Me by André Aciman

starboysdiary's review against another edition

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4.0

it stirred something in me as i read about these probably unrealistic yet somewhat charming loves which came with nothing short of sweet fantasies. passion, awkward moments and how unbearable lingering and all-consuming romance is.

lucybeever's review against another edition

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1.0

1.5*

lalilu15's review against another edition

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emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.5

madeleinemoe's review against another edition

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medium-paced

3.75

marysienka_'s review against another edition

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1.0

this really makes cmbyn feel like a literary masterpiece (which it’s not)

vanessayeung's review against another edition

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No
THIS BOOK IS SHIT. neg star. 

Aciman really be showing all his kinks. giving PEDO, incest, huge age-gap (around 20), and promoting cheating. The timeline is incorrect but that's honestly a minor flaw if u compare to other things. 

2/3 of the book, 2 storylines out of the 4, is about an old guy (around 60) acting reserved and worried about their age gap with the younger partners, but keeps hitting on them and wanna fuck them. And the younger partnert is always the one who initiate stuff. both of the old men be like "oo our generation is so different. im too old for you, are you sure u dont mind?" and the young people be like "stop saying that. age doesnt matter."

why is half of the book about the love life of Elio's father??????

btw all partners' name start with M. aciman just dont give a shit and be fucking w us.

- spoiler - 

half of the book, 1st storyline, is about samuel's obsession with miranda (young woman). Oh yea, samuel (elio's father) is divorced, and cheated on annella (elio's mother) before he marriage. The things sami think is fucking gross and Miranda is fucking wierd. Miranda said she wants to have a relationship + fuck with his brother. And Sami thinks it's fine. also, she fr WANTS A BABY with him after meeting him for 2 day. And Sami said he wants it too. As you can tell, sami got no personality. 

2 storyline, elio with michel (old man) . why does michel talk so much????? at one point i was flipping thru the pages and was like " wait he's still talking??". The only good part of this story is at the end michel let elio go. 

3 storyline, oliver. he's just horny. At one point he's imagining a threesome-ish with Micol (his wife) and Elio. the thing is yea, out of nowhere, it says "The kid kisses well", just ick. Later he's just having a monologue, convincing himself that he should cheat. He didn't even have the decency to say "no i have responsiblity and i love micol". And i quote: 
oliver's mind "you've been disloyal"
oliver "To what, to whom?"
mind " to yourself"

4 storyline. oliver and elio. sami is dead after 7 years being with miranda and had a son named Oliver. appearantly oliver broke up with Micol, which is not supprising. What is supprising is that Oliver said he hadnt had sex with a man for ever since he left elio... but yea happy ending, they oli and elio are tgt.

iona8's review against another edition

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2.0

''She reminded me of someone who storms into your life, just as she'd done in her father's living room, and right away fluffs your pillows, tears open the windows, straightens two old paintings you've stopped seeing though they'd never budged from your mantelpiece for years, and with a deft foot flattens the ripples on an ancient rug, only to remind you, once she's added flowers to a vase that's been standing empty for ever so long that, in case you were still struggling to downplay her presence, you wouldn't dare ask for more than a week, a day, an hour of this. How close had I come to someone so real, I thought. How close.'' (p.69)

jeparillo's review against another edition

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emotional reflective relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

brycefumia's review against another edition

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1.0

Well, if you've read Call Me By Your Name, I definitely do not recommend this book. It literally destroyed any sense of attachment I had to the characters because this book was so lifeless. There was literally no plot and what I assume to be the story just jumped around different people's perspectives and time? I thought this was going to be about Oliver and Elio finding it each other, which it actually was, but that was introduced when 20 pages remained, so clearly nothing happened there. Just a boring sequel to such an astonishing novel.

johanceballos5's review against another edition

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emotional relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0