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Paperback God-Shaped Hole Book

ISBN: 1492646946

ISBN13: 9781492646945

God-Shaped Hole

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" God-Shaped Hole will change you as a reader, writer and human. It is rare books like this one that remind me why I fell in love with the written word." -- Colleen Hoover When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone... When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies. Together they discover an escape in each other's creativity and insecurities,...

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5 ratings

The Hole in Our Souls

I can't begin to express how deeply this book effected me. I yelled at the text; I let my tears slide down my face to the pages below. Tiffanie DeBartolo has written an amzing work. The reader knows head on that the protagonist is headed for heartbreak and misery. Still, it's impossible to put the book down. The two main characters are plausible, and most people could relate them to others in their lives. These are characters that have a deepseated need for eachother, but for reasons unknown, must be seperated. We all search for someone or something to fill the Hole within us. This book takes a look at how another person can fill that space and leave a chasm when taken away.

Saving Grace

This is a love story. A true, dyed-in-the-wool love story for the twenty first century. This love story is depicted realistically, with the young woman protagonist making bad choices based on who she is and where she came from rather than a glossed-over, Hollywood version. For these reasons, this book rocks!Beatrice "Trixie" Jordan was only twelve when a carnival fortune teller predicted that she would meet her soulmate, only to lose him to tragedy. That portentious pronouncement follows Beatrice into adulthood. A jewelry-artist with her star on the rise, Beatrice meets Jordan Grace, a man two years her senior. It's immediately apparent that the pair's trajectories are following the same arc. And for the reader, an excellent tension-builder, for we know that this is Beatrice's doomed soul mate. Their lives together makes both of them more happy than they've ever been...and we know that a love like theirs happens rarely. That's why we want that long-ago fortune teller to be wrong, for their love to prevail over all.When a story is so well-written that it engages my emotions on an incredibly deep level, deep enough for me to get angry at Beatrice for being such a fool...I know the writer has me hooked. Tiffanie DeBartolo does an excellent job of making her characters believable and complex, with tough choices that ultimately affect their lives in profound ways. "God Shaped Hole" is one of those books that only comes along once a decade--but manages to remain in the hearts of anyone who is lucky enough to have read it. Buy this today!

you want love? read it

there's nothing like a love story to polarize reviewers. butto those of you who gave only one or two stars, i have to askyou: are you jealous? do you wish you were as cool as jacobgrace? or as sensitive and funny as beatrice jordan? i have to think so, because GOD-SHAPED HOLE is a superfly love hits it all: the laughter, the joy, the love, the feelingsof there-is-nothing-else-like-this-on-earth, the agony, thebitterness, the growth, the heartbreak, and then--finally,painfully--the feelings of loss and grief. it is a book that will make you exhilarated with the thrill of romance and the possibility of happiness. who doesn't want to hear about this? who doesn't want to hear about it from a writer who is nuanced and hip and totally, totally honest? i don't know. maybe you one- and two-star people out there will be happy waiting for the end of the world with a copy of BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL in your hand. maybe that will comfort your heart. but me, i'll take GOD-SHAPED HOLE.

Need a Fix?

I work in a major retail book store. My job is to open up all the boxes and sort them by subject matter. It's rare when a book catches my eye enough to stop me dead in my tracks. Let me just tell you that I'm one to revel in self-inflicted torture (you would too if you had my job), and the idea of a book where one's true love would die an early death seemed like just the thing I needed to entertain myself for a while.Plus the cover of the book had a hole in it.Tiffanie was able to grasp probably the greatest of all the emotions, force it into submission, and show what true love is really all about through the life and times of Trixie and Jacob. This is darkly humorous, rated right up there and even higher still with all the Chuck Palahniuk books on my booklist. Higher only because I can actually see this happening. It's so much more than what the catch phrase revealed. Sure, it gives away the ending, but this book isn't about tragedy. You will laugh. Cry. Hate. Love. It's about living in the now. It's about going after what makes the soul flow. It's about the carrot that life dangles infront of your face in a teasing manner. It's about finding the next fix to jam into our hungry veins to appease a universal craving of love.It's about time you read the book.

You Need This Book and It Needs You Back

This is all I have ever wanted in a comfy, curl up, read in the rain or shine book. It is like inviting friends over and reading their diary.If you've ever been madly in a love that you feel only you can understand, or if you have ever dreamed of being, the words will speak to you. The characters are real and their situations easy to relate to. The dialogue is that of any one in the 25-35 (give or take of course) age grouping and the plot flows so well that even the inevitable ending became a surprise for me.The biggest shock of all were the real tears that I shed reading . Why tears? You'll have to find it out for yourself. Read this book, pass it on to a friend (but get it back!)
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