In 1984, punk is rampant. Andy Warhol rules. And 20-year-old art student Jessica is sick of all the excitement going on without her. Hungry for the life she’s convinced is just beyond her fingertips, she sets her sights on an avant-garde study abroad program in London she can’t afford. Meanwhile, hometown boyfriend Drew wants to see other people if he’s not exciting enough to keep her stateside.
Jess and her buddies rent a beat-up apartment, trolling new wave clubs and waitressing double shifts in New Hope, PA, a cool and artsy restaurant town on the river, to scrounge-up tuition money. Then Jess meets Whit, a steamy daredevil guitarist who crawls through her window and makes her head spin like a record. The girls deal with cheating waiters, mystics, a military drag queen buddy, a Svengali bouncer, and the specter of AIDS. Before long, Jess has to decide if the men in her life will leave her as damaged as her cracked-glass mosaic art projects—and whether they’ll stand in the way of her dream semester in post-punk London.
Once in a Lifetime is an incredible and poignant book that stands out amongst its genre and one that captivated me from start to finish with ease! Once in a Lifetime was a phenomenal and moving read and an incredibly memorable one that I will struggle to forget for a long time thanks to the compelling story and extraordinary characters the reader meets along the way! That is why I already recommend that you lovely readers have a read of Once in a Lifetime, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Once in a Lifetime is a beautiful, captivating, and memorable novel that will follow the protagonist of the novel, Jessica on her journey. The reader will be thrust back in time to 1984 and will meet Jessica, a twenty-year-old art student who longs for more. Jessica wants more from life and wants to study abroad in London, there’s just one problem, she has no money and her boyfriend Drew wants to see other people. The reader will follow Jessica as she starts working in order to save for the journey of a lifetime, and along the way she meets many incredible people who she hopes will support her dream and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful Once in a Lifetime!
The story of Once in a Lifetime is quite simply sensational as well as heartwarming and moving! Once in a Lifetime is a book that deals with many poignant themes as well as uplifting themes and all of these topics are weaved perfectly together, and the outcome is a beautiful piece of literature that will stay prominent in readers’ minds for many weeks upon completion. To write I am astounded by Once in a Lifetime is an understatement, this captivating book captured me and held me captive until the very end!
Suzanne Mattaboni is a remarkable author and a genius; she is a genius because she has expertly woven numerous themes throughout her book Once in a Lifetime, in a flawless way in which all subjects blend perfectly together. Once in a Lifetime is an incredible book that has thrilled and amazed me; the gripping nature of this novel combined with themes of finding yourself, make Once in a Lifetime not only a stellar story but also a poignant one that should be read by everybody. If you do choose to read this book, then you will not be disappointed because it is a moving, compelling, and entertaining book that should not be missed!
Suzanne Mattaboni is an exceptional author, and her book Once in a Lifetime is the perfect read for me as books such as this one make for the perfect escape from everyday life! Mattaboni knows how to flawlessly transport her reader into the story as well as to the many places the reader is taken to and because her descriptions are glorious they will correctly paint a picture of the places the reader travels to in the reader’s mind which in turn keeps the reader captivated!
As I am madly in love with Once in a Lifetime and think it is a captivating and poignant novel with a moving and memorable plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars because it deserves this! Once in a Lifetime indeed is a captivating book, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should read this excellent book, you will not regret it!
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