Welcome to my tour stop for One Week Of the Heart!
I just finished reading this one yesterday and making an aesthetic for my tour stop so 😍 I hope you enjoy this post! One Week of You is a heartwarming coming of age story about first loves and hard truths. One Week of the Heart is a prequel novella to One Week of You that just released this week & it’s currently available for free on Kindle! And the covers for both are SO PRETTY.
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For Lizzy Winston, one week will change everything.
Fifteen-year-old Lizzy Winston has always been a good kid—and she sees the good in most everyone else, too. When she meets the charismatic Andy Masters, she starts crushing hard. He distracts her from other parts of her life that she’s trying to hold together. Her grades are slipping, she causes her mom to miss a new job opportunity, and her friends’ actions are making her question what’s right.
Andy seems like a great guy. He’s funny and charming, the Clown Prince of Lakeside High. He loves digging up news stories for the high school TV station, but he’s got some secrets of his own. As he and Lizzy get closer, she grows skeptical of his motives. When she does her own digging on Andy, she learns that everyone has secrets—no matter how good they seem.
Someone’s pulling pranks at Lakeside, and Lizzy thinks she knows who it is. When the pranks escalate and put students in danger, she must decide where her loyalty lies. She doesn’t want to get a friend in trouble, but if she keeps quiet, someone will get hurt. In one week, she learns that adulthood brings new, complicated responsibilities. Is she ready to do the right thing if it means losing her friends?
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Lisa Williams Kline was such a daydreamer as a kid that she once stopped to pet a dog while running from third base to home in a neighborhood baseball game. Fortunately, she ended up as a writer, where daydreaming pays off, and is the author of ten books for young people, including Eleanor Hill (Carus), winner of the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award, Princesses of Atlantis (Carus), Write Before Your Eyes (Delacorte), and the 5-book Sisters in All Seasons series (Zondervan). Her most recent book, from Blue Crow Publishing, is One Week of You, with its companion prequel novella, One Week of the Heart. She lives in North Carolina with her veterinarian husband, Jeff, and numerous spoiled pets. Their two daughters visit frequently with their dogs and as can be imagined they have a howling good time.
This is such a sweet and lovely reminder of what it is to feel young and industrious and ambitious.
And stressed. 🥰 The story is about 15-year-old Lizzy, who chronically forgets everything (she’d forget her head if it wasn’t attached) and is about to enter the most tumultuous week of her life. It’s the kind of book that’s full of school stress, and pranksters, and the anxiety of growing up. The learning curve Lizzy goes on is so swift, and it was great to see her growing as a person.
what goes down in that fateful week
It starts with Lizzy’s first crush on the new boy, Andy. Who is basically the class clown, self-appointed reporter, and flirts until she can’t stop smiling. Lizzy suddenly finds herself doing things she’d never usually do — all because of him. Plus there’s a malicious prankster at the school, setting off fire alarms, hacking the teachers’ laptops, putting everyone on absolute edge after all the danger alerts. Lizzy’s Health Class is also doing their Flour Babies week (take a bag of flour around with you all day, every day, as if you had to look after a real baby) and Lizzy is so forgetful and disorganised she’s terrified she’s going to lose her flour baby and fail.
All the things keep mounting up, higher and higher, and I found it so easy just to keep reading. There are plenty of suspects for the prankster, and it keeps you guessing.
Plus I felt so sorry for Lizzy 😩 she was so stressed and deserved better.
Lizzy narrates and she’s such an ambitious kid, she wants to be a doctor and do well in school, but honestly the overwhelm of this tumultuous week has her questioning if she’s even a good person. The book also has a lot of focus on Lizzy’s family! Her stressed and snappish mum, her lowkey but oblivious dad, her kind older brother who talks like Yoda and sighs at his sister, but still is there for her!
There’s lots of first-love feels between Andy and Lizzy…and Andy really is a dorky clown. He loves the spotlight on him, and Lizzy’s always just the Good Girl (though forgetful) and not paid much attention so she relishes that he suddenly has an interest in her.
I also appreciated the book talks about: how to tell if relationships are worth pursuing, the importance of not ditching your old friends, how you do not owe boys friendship especially if they’re angry at polite rebuttals. Boundaries are great and this talks a lot about them.
Overall it’s a sweet and taunt novel, one week spiralling out of control.
Lizzy is a winning protagonist and I kind of loved the nurturing, mothering bent throughout the book as Lizzy raises her flour baby and wants so desperately to be helpful to everyone around her. School pressure is real though, and just…poor kid. It’s perfect for younger YA readers too; the characters feel young and naive as they face new responsibilities.
Also the prequel novel (One Week of The Heart) is a quick glimpse at Lizzy’s experience at MedCamp, her fall out with her BFF, and how she starts realising she can love both cheerleading and medicine, despite the odds.
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what’s the last contemporary you read? let me know in the comments 😍🙌🏻and what do you think of this one?