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    READ & DOWNLOAD Holier Than Thou Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY Does literature need to be the mirror of our own selves in order for us to enjoy it? This is what kept running through my mind during the few

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    Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY 45 starsPerhaps it’s stating the obvious but I think there’s a direct correlation between a reader’s engage

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    Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY So normally when I dislike a book that is obviously a well written uniue and great book I normally say something along the lines of “Oh well

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    Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] The following review was part of a three way review on our blog The context can be found hereI spent a huge amount of tim

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    Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] 4 12 starsIt’s only rarely that I’ve encountered a writer like this who so skillfully encourages the reader to participate Laura Buzo’s writing in this book may appear simple and straightforward but it’s deceptively

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Holier Than Thou Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY This is how you start a new genre Holier Than Thou ushered in New Adult with a bang and I'm going as far as to say that thu

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    Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY As seen on The Readventurer25 starsIf I am being honest the most fun I had while reading Holier Than Thou was when I was contemplating if this new emerging genre of New Adult fiction would be for me If you are not familiar

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    Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] Well this is disappointing I was so certain I would love Holier Than Thou after enjoying Buzo's first novel but I found myself thinking it was neither as funny or as sad as the blurb would have you think It's basically the story of a young woman's day to day life from moving into a new home to being in love to

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    Holier Than Thou [E–pub/E–book] Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo I'm afraid I could never write a review that would do this book any sort of justice To me it's perfect Hands up if you thought of that sweet guy

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Holier Than Thou Laura Buzo À 1 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo Everything about this book feels super patchy too me patchy pacing patchy emotions and Holly’s voice which was the one thing that kept me r

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Holier Than Thou

SUMMARY × Holier Than Thou DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo A layer of steel around her heart that is beginning to tarnish Just as she is reaching for a future she can't uite see Holly is borne back into the past by memories of her beloved father and of the boy who might have be. Well this is disappointing I was so certain I would love Holier Than Thou after enjoying Buzo s first novel but I found myself thinking it was neither as funny or as sad as the blurb would have you think It s basically the story of a young woman s day to day life from moving into a new home to being in love to dealing with her father s death When you write the kind of book that is about a normal person with a fairly normal life I just need to see a little drama some humour a touch of sadness something to stir things up a bit Holier Than Thou its story characters etc they all seemed to massively lack charismaBuzo s debut Good Oil is a fantastic book both heartwarming and sad There s a bittersweetness to it and that s long been something I can t resist bittersweetness can break my heart so much easily than tragedy when it s done right I m just like that Plus it would be hard to find someone who can t relate to Good Oil and perhaps this is my ultimate problem with Holier Than Thou Buzo s first book is about a teenage girl who develops a huge crush on her older co worker and honestly how many ladies here don t know how this painful story goesIn Good Oil I was Amelia I had been her before so many times I d obsessed over a number of Chris like characters and her story was my life a few years ago I think this is the book s strength that relatability which takes you back to all those fond but slightly cringy memories Holier Than Thou isn t my life the protagonist is unfamiliar and boring to me I thought I would be ready for this New Adult genre being twenty years old and hitting the top end of Young Adult but perhaps I am actually a little too young for Holly s story I am not yet dealing with a proper job or considering settling down with a long term partner or thinking about babies I m still just hoping I get at least a 21 in my degree Would this story have spoken to me if it had been familiar Shirley s review and Catie s status make me think that it might have doneI think Buzo might have a talent for writing stories that bring back the readers memories that remind them of first crushes first jobs first homes she certainly did in Good Oil This book fell a little short of the mark for me whether that s because of my age or because of the story itself it s hard to tell But this just didn t give me those warm and slightly sad fuzzies that Buzo s first work did In The Moonlight: MMF Bisexual Romance: (MMF Anthology Edition) disappointing I was so certain I would love Holier Than Thou after enjoying Buzo s first novel but I found myself thinking it was neither as funny or as sad as the blurb would have you think It s basically the story of a young woman s The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, 3) day to I quattro accordi. 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SUMMARY × Holier Than Thou DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo 'What do you want Hol' Abby looks into my eyes 'I I want to know that I'm using my powers for good and ' 'You want to make a dead man proud' 'Whoa''You want to put bandages over severed arteries that really need to be s. Does literature need to be the mirror of our own selves in order for us to enjoy it This is what kept running through my mind during the few hours I spent curled up on my couch having finished an unbelievably draining month of Inpatient Medicine with this book as my celebratory companion A nurse and a social worker took fifteen minutes out of their shitty thankless job in the roughest corner of town sat on a couple of milk crates drinking coffee flopped their real selves out of the cement and both liked what they sawIt seems that the whole point of young adult literature now is writing a protagonist that the reader should be able to relate to Actually scratch that It may be the point of most literature As I look through reviews of so many books that I ve read I keep seeing the sentiments expressed over and over again I SO could relate to the protagonist The heroine reminded me of myself during this time of my life and I could easily see myself in the character Perhaps this is why young adult literature is becoming so increasingly popular After all almost all of us have been through high school have met wonderful friends have fallen in love feeling that this is it had our heart broken a few times felt young and invincible and idealistic So many of us got the round two of this experience in college sheltering us for few precious years from what is waiting out there These are the experiences most of us can easily look back on remember rehash sometimes see through glasses rose tinted by the distance of a few years or sometimes a few decades The point is most of us had these and so most of us can RELATE On this note is this why so many YA heroines are the talentless idiots who magically turn into Mary Sues and are secretly the absolute BEST without even realizing that Is that the only thing that the writerspublishers think we can relate to Sadly I think we readers may have been patronized and underestimated But this is the conversation for another time and placeNow this book is what is apparently called the New Adult genre as opposed to the Young Adult and not Old Adult despite the unfortunate implications of this name Apparently these kinds of books are for the new young college grads who have been removed from the safety of high school and college and now are expected to sort their lives out in the outside world And it can be big and scary and uncertain and hostile and overall not exactly what you hoped for It s no longer sufficient to just have potential it is time to live up to that potential now That s the idea from what I understandBut from reading the reviews of this book before I even got my hands on it Thanks Catie I saw the pattern the lack of relatability so to say for many readers Apparently Holly s experience is not universal And what many of the people reading this book are not even at this stage of life yet They lack the distance and rosy tinted glasses of been there done it and survived that allow you to read this book with the level of enjoyability that it can carry If you haven t lived it yet can you actually understand it and see its flaws and non flaws Maybe you need to be a slightly older adult to enjoy it It seems that Catie thought that in the lovely review that made me want to read this book and I think this too from the overwhelming life experience of my twenty eight years of life that was sarcastically tinged by the way I my fug I had walked right past a police cordon erected because of a suicidal woman on the roof of the hospital I generally kidded myself that so much separates me from these people That s how I managed to come to work every day But one of these fine days it could be me These strong core muscles of mine the shiny steel it could all come crashing downWhat is this book about Well it s about the experiences of Holly Yarkov an Australian brand spankin new social worker who like an adult she s supposed to be has a real job but also IMPORTANT AND IDEALISTIC an apartment of her owncrappy as it may be a perfect live in boyfriend and a circle of high school and college friends I had been calm strong and compassionate for all the fractured souls and grieving families that were my daily bread at Elizabethtown I could feel my compassion seeping out my cynicism and hopelessness hardening baking themselves onto the panAnd then Holly gets to learn like all of us eventually do that even the most idealistic job can be a burden that perfect boyfriend has very human flaws that friends drift away family may not need you to be their pillar of strength any longer and that basically you are not as much of a center of the universe as you have been thinking You may be the hero of YOUR story but in the grand scheme of life you just may be a peripheral character an extra a face in the crowd And how do you make your peace with it How do you fit in this new mean world There was no script to follow for a friend who had gone MIA If you get dumped by a lover there is a script You grieve intensely you cry you don t eat for a few weeks you take a deep breath and you move on But the whole left by an absent friend never really closes over You never stop missing them or wondering what the fuck happenedIn terms of relating to Holly as a reason to like this book I do a bit actually but not entirely I stopped depending on my parents at a rather young age I tasted real life before heading off to college and so post college life was not a surprise But on the other hand having been to college and grad school for 8 years straight does give you a perpetual student mentality a way to remain at least partially in a somewhat protective bubbleAnd having gone to the medical school where I did I was taught to absorb idealism and altruism with every fiber of my body to be proud of the changes I can make in the world but having experienced medicine now as an actual MD in a busy county hospital no less I can easily see what Holly refers to when describing her less than glamorous moments of a life as a social worker for mental health services The frustration the understaffing the underfunding the lack of understanding the long draining days it s all there all taking your idealistic view and desire to help others and turning it onto its head It was making Holly lose her compassion It was trying to turn me into a tired and callousy person It was reminding me of trying to not break under pressure to preserve a bit of self that you like This much I can relate to This was what made this book feel real for me By then the paramedics were well and truly over it and I didn t blame them I d had nothing to eat since the honey toast Tim had made for me at 7 am and now it was 3 pm Neither had I peed in that time Dear Holly I will share a life saving advice that I received from one of the surgeons on how to survive residency Sleep whenever you can Eat whenever you can Pee whenever you can Follow these three rules and you re golden This has been my mantra since And this was also reminding me of what it was like being younger and less experienced and making mistakes and choices that may seem like too much compromises at the moment because life demands that It reminded me of how many of my friends have moved into their post college careers that included things I could not bring myself to care about all while I continued to keep trudging on the road to change the world in my rosy tinted view of the universe while my friends were dismissing medicine saying that it s not where the money is any and me looking at them incomprehensibly and going what money I don t care and feel at those moments wait for it wait for it Holier than thou I guess that was the relatability factor that I found in this book and it worked for me and did not work for others and it s all okay since the New Adult experience does not have to be the same for everyone Most things are not there for everyone to relate to and that s uite alrightThis book is one of those that do not have a real ending It s interrupted halfway through and we are not sure exactly what are the decisions that Holly will make And that s also was fine by me after all New Adults have uite a few choices to make once they figure out how to cope with this world and Holly leaves this story with uite a few of them open to her and I trust her to make the best choices for herself or else fail and start over because that is all a part of growing into the Old Adulthood after all 4 stars and recommend especially if you are a bit closer to 30 than 20 and have been down some of these roads before

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SUMMARY × Holier Than Thou DOWNLOAD ✓ TRAMZ.CO À Laura Buzo Ewn shut You want the moral high ground'Holly Yarkov has a boyfriend who is a gift from the universe She has a job that fulfils her even as it wears her down She has a core group of friends from high school And she has. This is how you start a new genre Holier Than Thou ushered in New Adult with a bang and I m going as far as to say that thus far it s the Best Book of 2012I had mixed feelings about Laura Buzo s Good Oil now titled Love and Other Perishable Items in the States and nervously pre ordered Holier Than Thou I figured if I didn t like it I could pass it on to the Fishpond fearful Now You ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands Hello random people who came to this page expecting to see Charlton Heston Gotcha Now read this bookMy best friend just finished The Hunger Games and called me in a post reading wondrous daze What is it about YA What is it that appeals to so many people For me I find in YA what I m not getting in a lot of contemporary adult fiction a connection Sure I m technically an adult but I still think of myself as a girl and I m still trying to carve out my niche professionally and personally I don t care about weddings and babies and fertility issues I m sure I will in the future but as of right now those topics are irrelevant and unappealing One element missing from YA that I find in adult lit is the career aspect Laura Buzo examines all the elements I love about YA and the one I love about adult lit in Holier Than Thou Holier Than Thou is about Holly a 24 year old social worker The book opens with Holly and her co worker being called to a client s house They arrive too late Then we jump back to a year earlier when Holly and her boyfriend Tim sign the lease to an apartment and move into their very first place This is where the story starts on an exciting and hopeful note The first apartment without parents We jump back a little further to Year Ten when much of Holly s current social group was formed and the year that her father died Rather than be confusing I liked the structure and how we learned of the different people and events that influenced who Holly is now Who is Holly now She s most of the people I knowHow did this become my job my life I can t remember what I was supposed to be doing but surely this wasn t itHolly has a good but stressful job a solid relationship with Tim and lifelong bonds with her friends She s Wozza to them or Woman of Steel the girl who stoically handled her father s cancer and death even as her mother broke down So what s the problem This is where Buzo really shines This is a new adult someone who s just entered the work force who has to decide whether to stay on the path she s started on because she ll be on that path for the next 40 years She s someone who after barreling through high school and college and post grad is finally examining her motivations She s in a serious relationship but is this The One There s the guy who got away who she talks about to the guy she works withSpeaking of the guy she works it she finds she s talking to him a lot While YA deals very well with losing friends and friends moving away what it doesn t cover is how work affects those friendships you ve had forever While you re in school you re pretty much on the same level as your friends Being a student and studying is your career Once you graduate though that s when who you think you are is really tested Your ideals don t always pay the bills Or you find your dream job is of a nightmare Some friends flourish in their chosen field Some friends end up stuck Slowly a separation begins to form nothing major just little things like someone making money Instead of introducing your friend with who they hope to be This is my friend Kim She s pre law it s now who they are This is Kim She s a lawyer It s a subtle difference that can work its way into group dynamics Work colleagues are suddenly the group you encounter most and they re the ones who understand without explanation why you ve had a rough day It s telling that the title of the book refers to Holly s work nickname Hollier than thou and not Wozza Holier Than Thou is an amalgam of the best of YA and the best of adult lit I responded to it than any book I ve read this year and I can t recommend it highly enoughRating 55 starsFavorite passage A nurse and social worker took fifteen minutes out of their shitty thankless job in the roughest corner of town sat on a couple of milk crates drinking coffee flopped their real selves out on the cement and both liked what they sawRecommended listening Reynje created a fantastic playlist that was the perfect accompaniment to this book In addition I love Long Highway by The Jezabels This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous

  • Paperback
  • 291
  • Holier Than Thou
  • Laura Buzo
  • English
  • 20 October 2019
  • 9781741759983