Room with lowered ceilings While dining alone in his mother s restaurant at his special table ashioned with a giant indoor umbrella he meets Tallie Greenleaf a young photographer visiting Outlandish with her boss My Wifes Affair famous photojournalist Gemma Perrelli Though Archie is shy and constantly at war with hisreuent panic attacks Tallie s warm demeanor puts him at ease and they uickly become Dîwana Jan friends As they grow closer however Archie suspects ulterior motivesrom Ms Perrelli after she discloses her ascination with young adults in love Kraft s Ingrid 2014 etc novel is a uick absorbing read ull of thought provoking dialogue and warm moments between not only Archie and Tallie but Archie and his parents as well Accompanying the text are ull 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 eel somewhat alienated rom 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 emotionally engaging and authentic Kirkus ReviewsINDIEPICKS MAGAZINE REVIEW Get ready or this new adult romance Naples! 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 enjoys a seemingly comfortable life with supportive parents and a job he enjoys He even makes 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 open expanse or even a very high ceiling causes myriad physical symptomsor 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 very expected life Archie is a lovely soul and the romantic tale here is a delightfully gentle read IndiePicks Magazine This was a sweet enjoyable 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 life 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 The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey 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 Not every life looks the same Different doesn t mean less significant or less potential If you want a uick read that will just make youeel good on the inside then take a chance on this one I received a copy of this book Itsuka from Netgalley in exchangeor my honest review After reading the reviews that have been lavished upon Archie of Outlandish I elt that I had no choice but to reuest it and see what all this was about This book was just delightful I ell in love with the story and with Archie as well as his entire amily This book was un creative attention grabbing and heartwarming I am really glad I read this book and I highly recommend it Archie lives in Outlandish a small uirky town that is popular with tourists Archie was born with a ear of open spaces and always carries an umbrella around Though he tried Ed to be living in the midst of the scenic beaches ine restaurants and charming attractions ound in the town of Outlandish But when Tallie a photographer comes to town and introduces herself to Archie their connection is undeni.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley or sending me an ARC in return No Strings Attached 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 andorced The author is clearly not an expert 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 elt 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 ound the MC Archie to be rather uirky I Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka felt the conversations and interactions to be verylat 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 Unbreathed Memories fleshed out with realistic scenarios and situations Ielt the characters were all so goody goody with no real laws that made it hard to actually connect with them 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 irm believer in Christ I liked seeing some insightful life lessons interwoven in the novel The book speaks about how God has a plan or our lives and trusting Him helps us ind our passion as well as love I liked how the characters kept God central in their lives constantly seeking His guidance I A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 found this refreshing However I was majorly disappointed because I would have liked to see passionlow through the pages especially when one is talking about a relationship with the Creator As an author who is using a novel as a platform to engage and reach out to a reader in a profound way this book missed the mark I would have liked a deeper glimpse into Archie s relationship with God This would have made I Love My Dad for a richer experience and the context of the relationship between Callie and him would have been engagingIn addition Iound the plot twists and devices to be sub par to be honest The story took predictable turns I could see the ending a mile away I also All about Us 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 element of spirituality Maybe if you are lookingor a aith based clean read you could give it a go But I guess there s better material out there in this genre Archie of Outlandish is one of my avorite books I ve ever read Noni Speaks Up for many reasons It has everything a good story needs Two of which are interesting characters that develop throughout the book and an appealing place in which the plot can evolve The writing itself is descriptive which adds ease to the reading experience I ve read this book multiple times and have enjoyed it thoroughly each time Archie of Outlandish is an awesome book which Iound very pleasurable Not only was the story well written but also clean Handbags and Gladrags full of kindness and love This is a great bookor all ages of people to read and I highly recommend it to all KIRKUS REVIEW In Kraft s romance two uirky 20 somethings embrace each other s weirdnessOutlandish is an idyllic whimsical beach town on the northern coast of California Cars aren t allowed leisurely bicycling is encouraged and An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) fine dining is abundant Archibald Archie Plumby has spent the entirety of his blissful but sheltered life within the cozy confines of Outlandish writingor a local newspaper and eating at his mother s upscale restaurant Born with a rare phobia of looking up Archie carries an umbrella with him everywhere and even has a crawl space like bed. 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 enjoys life under his umbrellas where he eels safe He knows he's a little spoil.
Herapy or years it didn t help and he has adjust life to his Wish Upon a Wedding fear Archie is also a writeror the local newspaper When a photographer comes to shoot Outlandish Archie and her assistance Tallie strike up a riendship 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 enjoy it as much I also got pretty bored reading about it It s just not exciting 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 riends with Tallie and getting his book published I do appreciate the effort behind the book though and just want to say that even though it s not Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other for me it was really adorable and I do think someone else may enjoy 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 experience of the book My veryirst dnfnot what I expected Seriously YA even though h and H are 20 and 21 Very spiritual and there were actually pictures I m not lying Probably a good book Richard Nixon: The Life for tweens I received an ARC of this book through NetGalleyor an honest review Archie of Outlandish has easily become my I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! favorite book namelyor 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 ind myself understanding and relating to many of the points made in this book My other avorite thing would be Tallie s and Archie s love storyPersonally I think that it s the best love story ever been put in a Puppet Master 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 aun book you should definitely read Archie of Outlandish I don t think I have ever 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 Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners from the start Not only did I love Archibald and Tallie but the supporting characters bothamily and Janae (Blacktop, friends were so wellleshed out Archibald s mom and dad were so loving supportive and ull 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 or his whole life If you are looking or a sweet romance that will ill you with joy and happiness this story is or you And you might even start to look at circumstances in life a little differentlyBefore I end I have to mention the colorful illustrations in the book even the digital version which is what I read and the book soundtrack I have never read a romance story with either illustrations or music and they both added to the reading 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 word ever 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 every week according to the characters but only described once in the storyNote I received a ree copy of this book in exchange or an honest review I reuested a copy rom the author whom I do not personally know after enjoying the story preview. Able and Why Diets Make Us Fat fearsor the Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., future begin to surface When Archie and Tallieind themselves on diverging paths only their Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, faith can help them cope with separation miscommunication and unspoken anxieties that could keep them apartorev.
Lynnette Kraft loves a good story—real or imaginary inspiring or hilarious She uses her own stories to entertain to illustrate lessons and to celebrate individuality crediting God as the giver of all inspiration When she’s not writing or telling stories she’s likely chewing on herbs and wild plants doing yoga in the sunshine admiring pieces of nature reading something light or wat