Green Valentine

Green Valentine When Astrid and Hiro meet they give each other superhero names She s Lobster Girl and he s Shopping Trolley Boy Not an auspicious beginning But it gets better Then it gets worse Much worse Classic rom

  • Title: Green Valentine
  • Author: Lili Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9781760110277
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Astrid and Hiro meet they give each other superhero names She s Lobster Girl and he s Shopping Trolley Boy Not an auspicious beginning But it gets better Then it gets worse Much worse Classic romantic comedy girl meets boy, love blossoms, and is derailed Incredibly engaging, upbeat, funny and smart Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular She s a sWhen Astrid and Hiro meet they give each other superhero names She s Lobster Girl and he s Shopping Trolley Boy Not an auspicious beginning But it gets better Then it gets worse Much worse Classic romantic comedy girl meets boy, love blossoms, and is derailed Incredibly engaging, upbeat, funny and smart Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular She s a straight A student and a committed environmental activist She s basically perfect.Hiro is the opposite of perfect He s slouchy, rude and resentful Despite his brains, he doesn t see the point of school.But when Astrid meets Hiro at the shopping centre where he s wrangling shopping trolleys, he doesn t recognise her because she s in disguise as a lobster And she doesn t set him straight.Astrid wants to change the world, Hiro wants to survive it But ultimately both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself Can they find enough in common to right all the wrongs between them A romantic comedy about life and love and trying to make the planet a better place, with a little heartbreak, and a whole lot of hilarity.

    Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson Green Valentine is positively lovely A wonderful coming of age with a strong environmental conscious, that proves that friendship and falling in love really knows no bounds Astrid is a perfect student, her peers see her as part of the popular group, thanks to best friends Dev and Paige, with teachers hanging on her every word. Green Valentine Lili Aug , Green Valentine is not just a romance, but a social commentary on the high school experience I liked the way this tory was told the writing was great I loved all the little footnotes in Astrid s story Some of them were quite funny, though I also appreciated the environmental facts I blew through Green Valentine very quickly and really Green Valentine Gift Ideas Sustainable Baby Steps For your eco friendly sweetcheeks, coming up with green Valentine gift ideas is the only way to celebrate Because whether you think of Valentine s Day as a day to express our love for partners, friends and family, or a holiday created by Hallmark to boost How to celebrate a green Valentine s Day TreeHugger Jan , How to celebrate a green Valentine s Day The size of one s carbon footprint is not usually a major concern on this romantic holiday, but it can be mitigated with advance planning. Ways to Reduce Waste and have a Green Valentine s Day Think green this Valentine s Day Green Living Tips Jan , Think green this Valentine s Day Originally published February , last updated January Valentine s Day is an occasion celebrated on February and while it has a very long history dating back hundreds of years, the scale of the occasion we have today is largely thanks or no thanks to marketers. Green Valentine Home Facebook Green Valentine, Houston, Texas likes Series of events honoring Valentine s season and supporting local artists, restaurants, businesses and How to be a Green Valentine AustinTexas The Green is the new red this Valentine s Day While some opt to give flowers and chocolates, you know that your sweetheart deserves than that Below are five tips to help make this Valentine s greener, funner, and much memorable Green is the new red this Valentine s Day

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    About "Lili Wilkinson"

    1. Lili Wilkinson

      Lili Wilkinson was born in Melbourne, Australia, in the front room where her parents still live She is an only child, and loves it She was first published when she was 12, in Voiceworks Magazine After studying Creative Arts at Melbourne University, Lili was employed by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, where she manages insideadog, a highly acclaimed all about books website for teenagers She is an avid reader and writer of books for teenagers her most recent book is The not quite Perfect Boyfriend, for the popular Girlfriend Fiction series , but when she s not doing that, she s usually hanging out with friends, watching DVDs and making monsters out of wool.

    438 thoughts on “Green Valentine”

    1. I mostly enjoyed this cute, light environmentally-conscious YA romance. But there was something wrong about the story's pacing - romantic tension was developed in all the wrong places, the climax came sort of out of nowhere. Not the best Lili Wilkinson book.


    2. divabooknerd/2015/08/gThis is what Aussie YA is all about. Green Valentine is positively lovely. A wonderful coming of age with a strong environmental conscious, that proves that friendship and falling in love really knows no bounds. Astrid is a perfect student, her peers see her as part of the popular group, thanks to best friends Dev and Paige, with teachers hanging on her every word. But behind the popular facade of the environmental activist lies a girl who's life is falling apart. Her paren [...]


    3. I borrowed this book from work nearly two months ago, and then put off reading it because seriously? A young adult book about guerrilla gardening? Why on earth would I be interested in that?! Yeah, I just read this sucker cover to cover in a couple of hours because I was so engrossed in the story. At first, Astrid's a really easy character to dislike. She's sanctimonious and abrasive and looks down her nose at EVERYONE who doesn't do the things she deems necessary to save the planet. And we're s [...]



    4. Green Valentine is Lili Wilkinson’s latest novel. I’ve read all but one of her YA books (A Pocketful of Eyes is on my shelf but I’ve been saving it because I don’t want to be done with reading all her books) and it’s every bit as funny as her previous novel, Love-Shy (my favourite Lili book). Set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Valentine, Astrid Katy Smythe lives with her recently separated mother (her father cheated and has since moved out). She has two best friends, Paige (the m [...]


    5. After the disappointment that was Preloved, I was even more determined to get my hands on more Aussie YA. I picked up this new book by Lili Wilkinson and I was DEVASTATED (overacting but understandable) that once again, THIS BOOK AND I FAILED TO CONNECT.But first, I LIKED-That it was a Lili Wilkinson book. True, I have a love-hate relationship with her books but I like her strong characterization, her style of writing, the way her stories end up (except for Love-shy), etc.-THAT COVER. We all kno [...]


    6. So so very good - loved this. Readers of contemporary Australian YA will be very familiar with Lili Wilkinson who has had success with her previous novels such as Pink and The Zigzag Effect. Although the blurb makes this out to be a romantic comedy, and it is romantic and funny, this novel is so much more than that. It tackles some environmental issues that are of great concern to many in our community but it also shows that you can have a sense of humour about yourself and the beliefs that you [...]


    7. 'Green Valentine' was such a sweet and lovely novel! I really liked it and it seemed like the timing for me to read it was just right. Strangely, if I pick up a novel at the wrong time I may give it a worse/better review depending on my mood. Not this little fella! I loved the way the author approached the novel and her writing style as well as the characters which were diverse in personality, appearance AND nationality! This novel reminded me slightly of Pride and Prejudice in its romance and M [...]


    8. I feel so divided about this book, it calls for lists:Things I liked:* The writing was just so READABLE. I wasn’t buying the story, but I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN. * The gardening scenes in particular were like magic. * SUPERHEROES! COMIC BOOKS! YESSSS!!* The footnotes. Things I didn't like* The dodgy stats in the footnotes. * I totally don’t buy that what happened in this book could happen IRL. There would have been a massive public outcry if this happened here!* TERRIBLE YA PARENTS. * Astrid [...]


    9. SO despite Astrid being a little annoying, and there being a little too much angst for my liking, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK. It was so cute and I loved all the environmental themes and the footnotes and just was lovely. And so unique. I'll be reviewing it on my blog next week :D________________________________________WELL, this book was a breath of fresh air.Kind of literally.It’s so DIFFERENT and lovely and just nothing like I’ve read in YA before.Basically, we’ve got Astrid who really [...]


    10. This book had a lot of strengths and some weaknesses, but was still really fun to read. I'm going to do a like and dislike review because I can. But let's start with it's primary strength: it was excellent writing. The dialogue was snappy and gave me lots of feelings, the superhero element wasn't overworked, it was often hilarious. I never felt confused. The entire experience of reading it was pretty enjoyable, really. The kissing scenes were very sweet. The writing was as good as in Lili Wilkin [...]


    11. 3.5 StarsThis was such a cute little story with an imperative message outlining the importance of saving the environment. It upheld my eco-friendly values through incorporating them into a fun, lighthearted story. An entertaining read.




    12. ::Thank you Allen & Unwin New Zealand for giving me a review copy!::This is not my favourite Lili Wilkinson book, sadly. GREEN VALENTINE didn't pack the punch that Lili Wilkinson's other books had which is unfortunate considering what a GREAT author she is. I really love Lili's writing which is always sharp and dry but still light enough that it makes it really easy reading but sadly in here it just wasn't enough to smooth out the other problems I had with it.It's definitely Aussie YA throug [...]


    13. Gosh, I was really getting ready to totally scrap this book. But I got through to the end and I- begrudgingly- am obliged to say that it wasn't terrible. There are a few plot holes that I can address out of spite but who am I to find minute criticisms in a book that I actually had come to like in the end. It taught me the importance of listening, of seeing the world and other people beyond yourself and also about one's capacity to change the world (in this case, their community) one step/seed at [...]



    14. did not finish, and not because it was bad; it was cute and fun but i was really not in mood for this. so no stars and off to a fantasy book and i would probably would avoid cute and fun ya for a while



    15. There’s something seriously refreshing about sitting down and reading an entire book in the space of an afternoon after you’ve been in a reading slump. Having read only one book in its entirety in December so far (a reread of Persuasion), I was well and truly bogged down in a reading slump, and Green Valentine was exactly what I needed.There’s something really charming about the premise of this book. Or I think so, anyway. Astrid is a straight-A student intent on saving the world from ecol [...]


    16. Actual rating: 3.5 stars.Lili Wilkinson has done it again. She produced a well-written, all-round enjoyable text. And I did enjoy it - I just enjoyed some of her other works more. Not that this one is lacking in any way, the topics of other novels Wilkinson wrote are just more appealing to me. This was still quite a good, quick and easy read.There were a number of important issues raised within this book, and with varying levels of radicalism regarding the care and maintenance of the environment [...]


    17. "I thought you didn't believe in changing the world.""I didn't," said Hiro, with a smile that made me melt inside. "But then I saw your face. And now I do believe."It's been quite a while since I've come across a book that has impacted me as much as Green Valentine has. I regret not reading it earlier, but this book is amazingly amazing. Lili Wilkinson manages to intertwine together romance, high school, being a teenager, life, and current social issues all into one great book.Green Valentine is [...]


    18. I must confess. I have done the unthinkableI've hit rock bottom and I know I deserve no forgiveness.I skipped to the end of the book. Oh, what blasphemy. Ok so this was more of a 3.5 stars book for me. It started out really cute and interesting. I was very tense for this first part, but I really enjoyed how we got see an example of the different masks people wear depending on who they're with. Exhibit A: Hiro. With hints of Pride and Prejudice. I also have to say I really enjoyed the overall the [...]


    19. I was sent a copy of Green Valentine from Allen and Unwin New Zealand to review. I've never read a book by Lili Wilkinson before but I might have to see if the library has any of her other books.From the sounds of the synopsis Green Valentine is a girl meets boy, from different worlds, break up kind of story, but it's so much more than that. It's funny, enlightening and kind if empowering all at the same time. I really liked all the superhero references through the book. I'm like Astrid, I don't [...]


    20. I feel as if this book started off really strong, but then it just sort of withered awayAs a huge contemporary fan, I feel obliged to say that I really appreciate the cultivation (I'm trying to use terms related to gardening, hahaha) and creation of such an original idea, but I believe that what let down the story was the characterisation and character development. I was overjoyed in the beginning of the novel, when I was introduced to a bright young girl, Astrid who was a environmental activist [...]


    21. I’m glad other people seem to like this book, because I had soooo many problems with it. From the very beginning I just didn’t get why Astrid was so interested in Hiro. He could be so horrible, and his nicer side mainly came out when he was flirting. Who would trust a guy like that? I know he turned out to be great, but she shouldn’t have hung around to find that out. Astrid’s double identity at the beginning made me cringe too; why would anyone sane think that could end well? I just did [...]


    22. Trying to read some YA for work. This was fun and written brightly with warmth and humour. A few niggles in the plot/character development but loved the themes of empowerment and activism in this book.Astrid Katy Smyth is popular, pretty and capable. She is also an environmental activist wanting to green the suburb where she lives, Valentine. While canvassing a petition to save the Margaret River Hairy Marron at the local supermarket dressed as a lobster (near enough to a yabby!) she mak [...]


    23. Actual rating 3.5While nothing special, Green Valentine is a cutesy read with some educational stuff splashed in. I wasn't the biggest fan of the relationship that developed (view spoiler)[ and honestly I think Astrid should have ended up with that sweet as sugar strawberry-guy!(hide spoiler)] but it was understandable and really evoked the teen angst it was supposed to. While it may be aimed at girls (largely due to the cover) I think some of the more sensitive young boys out there may enjoy it [...]


    24. This is a great YA novel with a little difference; it's environmentally conscious! The author has used this book to relay a strong message of effecting change and it mostly works. The teen characters are written well; they're from opposite sides of the tracks and you get a serious sense their future will be ultimately doomed. There's a lot of back story into other characters that play into the story and add layers. I really enjoyed it but you need to keep in context that this is written for teen [...]


    25. I enjoyed this book. I found it very fast to read and was able to relate the main character to someone that I know in real life. I did find Astrid annoying at times when she ignored/forgot about important things, but I was able to look past that again. It was a really quick read and I did thoroughly enjoy it.


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