In the Age of Love and Chocolate

In the Age of Love and Chocolate

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All These Things I've Done , the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.

Still, it is Anya's nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life.

In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin's writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere . It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780374380755
0374380759
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Zevin
Characteristics: 286 p. --

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teddypawz Feb 13, 2015

As this is the 3rd and final in the series, I found it just ok. The other 2 were way better. I found this to be a bit on the boring side. 2 stars.

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emilyswartzer
Jan 12, 2014

This is a series that i love dearly, but was not completely satisfied with the ending. Though unique, it almost feel as if there is a fourth book, or at least an epilogue, to be written. Contrary to that, i have mixed feelings on this book. Anya made many mistakes, but where the ending left off, I'd assume that she got the chance to fix most of them. All in all, it wasn't a bad end. I do hope to see more from Zevin in the future.

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ABenoit
Jan 02, 2014

I love mrs. zevin's work. I am interested in her and hope she branches out to other genres as well.

JCLOctavia Nov 26, 2013

Final book in the series about Anya Balanchine. The twist and turns of Anya's life is never dull!

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aliciamarie
Nov 07, 2013

The second book is still my favorite in this series, but this 3rd and final book was amazing! It was so fun and interesting to see what grown up Annie got herself into and what trouble she managed to get into/out of. Very unexpected plot twists! I wish this wasn't the last book!

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