by B.T. Gottfred
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: July 7th 2015
When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they’re together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, that will break what they thought was unbreakable. Both will wish that they could fall in love again for the first time . . . but first love, by definition, can’t happen twice.
Told in Carolina and Trevor's alternating voices, this is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.
There's never a manual to help us find the right person or letting us know the perfect moment/event/situation where to fall in love with someone. But I think we can describe the feeling of it if we have experienced it. And I think that the better way to start is with a quote:
“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
Falling in love is something not everyone achieves and I think that if you find it with someone you're one of the lucky ones. So let's talk about the famous states you feel when you start falling in love with someone.
Feeling Hormonal. Yes, people. We usually feel like the other person is the only one you see. You want to spent all the time with him/her and while you try to deny that you this is not love and there's no way you're falling in love with that person you forget about everybody else. And when someone says something about him/her you go all moody.
The Butterflies. The all so famous butterflies in your stomach. That or that you're so nervous that you're about to fart (try to avoid that if you can - not cool). It's the sensation of expectation, mixed with the euphoric feeling of meeting with that special someone and some nerves.
Feeling Comfortable. I think the best indication that you've fallen in love is when you're comfortable with the person you are with. You can be yourself no matter what and you accept yourself, because that special person made you see that you're beautiful and what makes you special: your nerdiness, your flaws, your attitude, etc., is what makes your relationship interesting and alive.
Feeling Confused. Falling in love for the first time is confusing. You're not used to what you're feeling and like I said it's not like there's a handbook in how to feel when you're falling in love or top ten symptoms of falling in love. Every person is different and can fall in love in different ways. The only advice? Just embrace it.
Listening to sappy songs. All-the-time. Since you're falling in love and the love flows all around you and your partner you're allowed to listen to those sappy songs we all love.
When you accept it. You'll be super happy to the point you'll want to yell it to everyone, grab your boyfriend/girlfriend and start kissing them in front of everyone so they know how in love you two are and probably grab his/her hand all the time like you're super-glued to the other person.
Love will make everything perfect, but the euphoria will fade and all you'll have left is the person you have found that have the potential of being your best friend, partner and lover for the rest of your life. But leaving the euphoria behind doesn't mean you have stopped loving this person, it means that you're in another stage of your relationship and the period of falling in love has ended.
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