(PDF/EPUB) [Paris Syndrome] à Lisa Walker
(PDF/EPUB) Paris Syndrome à Lisa Walker
Concept of Paris Syndrome I do think Walker does the Paris theme justice in her novel I loved all the subtle sketches provided of classic French films fashions cultural icons and of course the mouth watering cuisine It was a feast for any FrancophileLisa Walker presents her eaders with a well defined and charismatic character set In the lead protagonist Happy fantastic name we follow the character journey of a young woman on the very fringe of adulthood Over the course of the novel our lead negotiates some fairly tough feelings from loss separation starting over love and future aspirations This is a turning point in any late teen s life and Walker presents this stage of Happy s life with insight There is a fairly big plot twist that is linked to Happy s coming of age story and for me it sent me into shock as well as drawing me closer to Happy Supporting Happy are a band of secondary characters that add much substance to this tale I enjoyed Happy s interactions with the young French man Alex the female gardener Alex the wise Professor Tanaka her boss Kevin and mother Walker balances moments of fun with poignancy in the interactions that take place between her charactersFor a young adult book Paris Syndrome covers a number of moving themes Walker highlights the difficulties of moving into adulthood dealing with a change in location friendship sex and love preferences health crisis all within the one involving novel Most of all I think Walker does a very good job of capturing the innermost feelings and eservations of young woman with a convincing toneWhether you are a young adult eader or an adult eader I am confident Paris Syndrome will be sure to suit your tastes It is easy light hearted and enjoyable but also confronting at times For lovers of all things French elated Paris Syndrome offers one delectable slice of ParisI wish to thank Harper Collins Books Australia for providing me with a free copy of this book for eview purposesParis Syndrome is book 23 of the Australian Women Writers Challenge This was great Paris Syndrome is an entertaining fun ead The Paris Syndrome addressed the idea that Paris is idyllic in one s imagination but might not meet expectations i 45 StarsThe Paris Syndrome was a pleasant surprise There s something about Aussie books that just have a soft spot in my heart The writing is always extremely different than lots of the other US and UK titles I ead The characters are original and uirky and the atmosphere of the towns are well described and I always get sucked into whatever world they ve built That s why I always say Aussies have some of the best world building skills in literature because it s totally believable and you actually feel like you e somewhereThe Paris Syndrome was like when I had my first drink of Somersby. The girl Alex TwoAs Happy pursues her love of all things French Alex Two introduces Happy to her xylophone playing chickens whose languishing Facebook page Happy sponsorsBut then sex messes things up when confusingly Happy ends up kissing both of the Alex's Soon neither of them is speaking to her and she has gone from two Alex's to non.
Think it was just trying to do too much and trying too hard when a simpler approach would have been to me far impacting Syndrome got me hook line and sinker on the intriguing title alone As an enthusiast of all things Paris I was keen to see what Lisa Walker s latest novel had to offer Behind the cover of this young adult elease is a memorable coming of age story which is both spirited and in the same breath touched with moments of sadnessMoving from Sydney to Brisbane hasn t been easy for seventeen year old Happiness Happy Glass She has pretty much been a lost cause since her move three months ago The hopes and dreams she once shared with her soul mate Rosie seem like distant memories now A chance opportunity to eignite her old passion and love for all things Paris comes in the form of a French Tourism Board essay competition When Happy wins the competition her life is changed for the better Not only does the competition throw her into the arms of handsome tourism intern Alex Alex number 1 it also introduces Happy to a very different Alex This Alex is a girl who is as dubbed Alex number two Happy s connection to Alex number two contributes to the acuaintance of Professor Tanaka who together with Alex number two are fighting to combat a strange ailment called Paris Syndrome Happy learns that Paris syndrome is a fever that affects members of the population who have unrealistic and overzealous perceptions of the city of love Happy considers how she and Rosie s own obsession with Paris could be classed as a typical case of Paris Syndrome At the same time as dealing with the ecognition of this ailment Happy begins to develop a bond with both Alex number one and number two When she takes the plunge and kisses both it has far eaching implications for all involvedParis Syndrome marks a welcome eturn to the writing of Australian author Lisa Walker I ecall enjoying my experience of Walker s previous book Arkie s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing Walker examines familiar territory by focussing her story on the self discovery of her lead While her previous book was written for an adult contemporary fiction audience Paris Syndrome has been marketed as a young adult novel from ages 14 plus I will say as a thirty something that adults and young adult eaders will both appreciate this book It has broad appealI do have to confess as an addict of all things French or Parisian I will pick up any book that comes my way if there is so much as a small mention of Paris I simply adore the city and despite having made two trips to the city of love I have no doubt that one day I will eturn In the meantime I do like to fill my eading preferences with books that feature Paris I like the original spin Lisa Walker offers on Paris I know prior to this book I had no idea of the. She meets the eccentric Professor Tanaka and her girl gardener Alex who ecruit Happy in their fight against Paris Syndrome an ailment that afflicts some visitors to Paris Their uest for a cure gives Happy an excellent excuse to pursue a good looking French tourism intern also called Alex To save confusion she names the boy Alex One and.
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Thank you to Harper Collins for the ARC copy I eceived in exchange for an honest eview This was an amazing book that s both a conventional and unconventional omanceFull eview to come Yes Paris Syndrome is a eal thing who knew For lovers of all things French this novel is pure delight Well I am certainly cured of Paris Syndrome thanks to Happy AlexExuberant but with a sad thread unning through itDifferent The cover of Paris Syndrome by Lisa Walker totally caught my eye when the book was eleased earlier this year and I was stoked to finally get my hands on the book last week Paris Syndrome is a charmingly sweet ead aimed at young adult audiences but given its wide appeal three generations of female eaders in most families would enjoy this delightful storyVeronica Happiness Glass Happy moves to Brisbane in the summer before Year Twelve Happy and her mum have moved from Sydney after family breakdown and Happy dreadfully misses her best friend Rosie Luckily Happy s obsession with Paris sustains her during her loneliness When Happy wins The French To This is delicious Like a Mille feuille it s a multilayered ead from the sweet custard of 17yr old Happy lover of all things French an irrepressibly upbeat character to the crisp and flaky pastry of first crushes and life s harder moments Many laugh out loud moments genuine characters and ultimately as fulfilling as a whole slice of a Mille feuille just for yourself This is the third book out of four given to me by a friend a high school librarian who knows her books to ead over the summer holidaysThis book is set in Brisbane Australia so all the locations Roma St South Bank Milton St Lucia etc were eally familiar to me and I thought that would provide a sense of attachment The eality is though that for the first 12 to 34 of this book I was so disengaged I had no interest in the lead character Happy or in Alex 1 and his Appy or in the crazy Japanese professor story line or in Paris itself which is what this book is based on an irrational and blind love of all things Paris I was either going to DNF this book ha who are we kiddingme DNF a book or give it 1 2 stars But then about 34 of the way through the book changes and it becomes deeper and Alex 1 gets the flick and Alex 2 who I love and her talented chickens that I also love start to shine and the Sydney backstory emerges and I eally started to enjoy it It is just a pity though as I think it just came too late for me and I think the whole Alex 1Professor story line could have been given the flick and it would have been a much deeper and engaging story line if the focus has just been on Happy s elationship with Alex 2 and her mother so character development I usually love uirky but this just missed the mark for me and while it was well written Can omance only be found in Paris the city of loveHappiness Happy Glass has been a loner since moving to Brisbane and yet still dreams about living in Paris with her best friend Rosie after they finish Year Twelve But Rosie hasn't been terribly eliable latelyWhen Happy wins a French essay competition her social life starts looking up.