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Allie and Bea

Allie and Bea


Allie and Bea

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (55 valutazioni)
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10 ore
Pubblicato:
May 23, 2017
ISBN:
9781536631845
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

An Amazon Charts bestseller.

Humor and heart move the fast-paced journey of an unlikely pair coming together to form a family of their own in this touching story from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat-on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

When fifteen-year-old Allie's parents are jailed for tax fraud, she's sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go-until fate throws Allie in Bea's path.

Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family-and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.

Pubblicato:
May 23, 2017
ISBN:
9781536631845
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of twenty-five books, which include Where We Belong, When You Were Older, Walk Me Home, When I Found You, Don’t Let Me Go, The Language of Hoofbeats, and Take Me With You, among others. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in various literary magazines. Following the success of Pay It Forward, Catherine founded the Pay It Forward Foundation and served as president until 2009. She lives in California with her dog, Ella, and their cat, Jordan. To learn more about the foundation and other forthcoming books, visit CatherineRyanHyde.com.

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  • (4/5)
    I really liked this book. (Thanks, Laura, for suggesting it.) Such great storytelling, such two endearing, wonderful main characters, and many other interesting and well-drawn characters. I read it quickly because whenever I could I read; I didn’t want to put it down, including choosing it over all other free time recreational activities.There were some unbelievable and unrealistic events, and a few large story/plot holes. And not just toward and at the end but from the start through the end, but I don’t feel like listing them all. The characters & story were so good that they didn’t matter to me as much as they probably should have.This book was made for me. Issues of financial troubles, homelessness, lack of family/support, etc. etc. etc. and mostly I loved that one of the main characters is vegan, and while she is definitely a health food vegan she is also an ethical vegan, vegan for animal cruelty reasons, and she sticks to her ethics, despite often being in many difficult to eat situations. In most books with vegan characters the books are message books and they’re not usually very good books. This is definitely not a message book and, despite its flaws, I think it’s a very good book.Pure pleasure reading but not at all dumb. It made me think, a lot. Is it chick lit? Maybe, but if so it’s sans romance, and I appreciated that.4-1/2 stars
  • (4/5)
    Bea has just been scraping by after her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she is forced to abandon her trailer and live on her van. When Allie's parents are arrested for tax fraud, Allie is caught in the world of Children's Services. She is sent to a group home where things get totally out of hand. She eventually runs away from human traffickers and runs into a very reluctant Bea for help. The two travel together and learn what it means to trust.
  • (4/5)
    Bea is a senior living on a very fixed income. She has always followed the rules. She has always paid her bills. One mistake and Bea finds herself penniless and homeless. Allie is a carefree teenager who has been presented with all the advantages of an upper middle class lifestyle. Imagine her horror when, through no fault of her own, she is thrown into child protective services and forced to exist in an environment which is dangerous and surreal.

    When their paths cross each is in for the adventure of her life. As they travel together they teach each other about life and what it means to become involved and care for each other. I loved this book. I loved the characters and the way their respective and joint stories were told and interwoven.

    Thank you Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC.
  • (5/5)
    Just a delightful, wonderful, heartwarming story. I was impressed with how much we get to know about Bea and Allie to make each of them so believable. Will the ending continue to work over time? It was a good ending and one can hope that a further epilogue would show that it really did work over time. NOW, I will look for other books by this author who seems to be prolific but I have missed her!
  • (5/5)
    This has been my favorite book by Catherine Ryan Hyde so far. I will admit I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book when I first started. Bea was not that likable at the beginning. By the end, I was crying. Bea is a widower with not much money in the bank. Then she is scammed for what little money she has left. So she decides to pack up her toothless, old cat and live in her old van. Bea is not a friendly old woman, she is gruff and speaks her mind. Allie is a fifteen year old girl who finds herself in a group home after her parents are arrested for tax fraud. Allie has a with her roommate when she steals Allie's $30 socks. Allie runs away with Jasmine, but ends up in an even worse place. That is when Bea and Allie find each other. The best part of the book is they were what each other needed. Allie and Bea have their own adventure traveling up the west coast. I think the tears started when Bea showed up at the court hearing. I loved reading about them and I love how they ended up together at the end. Bea just wanted a large tub to soak in and Allie was able to provide it for her. I think their adventures will keep continuing, just with the addition of Allie's mom.I definitely recommend it. I loved, loved, loved it. Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, for a free electronic ARC of this novel.
  • (5/5)
    I would like to thank NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Catherine Ryan Hyde for the ARC of "Allie and Bea" by Catherine Ryan Hyde for my honest review. The Genres of this novel are General Fiction(Adult) and Women's Fiction. I love the way that Catherine Ryan Hyde describes the scenic Pacific coastline, beaches and quaint resting places. The characters are described as complex and complicated. The two main characters are portrayed as "victims" of rules set in place that are not working for their benefit. As a result, they are running away from their circumstances. The two character have some similarities, but many more differences. Bea is an over seventy year old widow who has been victimized in a scam and has lost all her money. She leaves with her 18 year old cat in an old van, with a sour outlook on life. Allie is a young 15 year old teenager, who is taken by social services, when her affluent parents are put in jail for tax fraud. Allie meets with difficulties, and runs away. Allie is frank, honest, naive, and feels lost. The unlikely duo meet and form an mixed friendship to survive. They go on adventures and both learn many things on their travels together. I love the way the author writes about family, friends, trust, betrayal, loyalty, love and hope. This is such a charming and endearing read, and I recommend this highly.
  • (5/5)
    I have only recently discovered Catherine Ryan Hyde. However, since that discovery, I have read about four of her books. I have not been disappointed by any of them. This book reaches right up there with the others.I loved these characters. Bea so grouchy and pissed at the world, her deceased husband and how she has ended up at her age with really nothing. And then there's Allie, so young and innocent, honest and trustworthy. Allie literally runs into Bea while she is driving her van and just jumps into the van. Bea is frantically trying to push her out thinking she's about to be carjacked while Allie is telling her that a man is after her and that Bea needs to drive away and do it fast. This is the beginning of the Allie and Bea story.This was such a great story, I absolutely loved it. Their bickering and fighting over what little money they have together as they decide to travel up the coast of California to the Puget Sound. You will definitely need tissues for this! And I guarantee you will love these characters at the end of the book. I know I did and was not even close to being ready to leave them when I read the last page. I want an Allie and Bea series! HA!! Huge thanks to Lake Union Publishing for approving my request to read this book and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
  • (5/5)
    A delightful journey!Allie and Bea is a charming story of two people in different circumstances coming together for both a road trip, and a journey of the heart.After losing her money to a scam, Bea packs up what she can and leaves her home in search of new surroundings.Allie loses everything when her parents are arrested, leaving her in the care of the child protective services. For her own survival, she ends up on the run.When their paths cross, neither knows what lies ahead. But both know they can't go back, and their road trip turns into an adventure of a lifetime.During their journey, they both reevaluate their lives and the events that led to their current situations. Bea the crotchety old lady, and Allie the runaway learn to trust again and begin an unlikely friendship amidst the uncertainty of their future.Well fleshed out characters, and the coastal highway backdrop, provide a rich and colorful storyline.Funny, heartwarming and a little suspenseful, this feel good novel leaves you wanting a sequel. I am looking forward to more from this author!
  • (5/5)
    What a story! Very touching and inspiring. Great storytelling too. I enjoyed it a lot.
  • (4/5)
    Nice pleasant read. Not sure it all made sense. Interesting issues. Like books about old people
  • (4/5)
    When I have been reading a lot of 'heavy' books and need to lift my spirit to remember that good things can happen in this world of trials and conflict, I am glad to have Catherine Ryan Hyde to turn to. Her newest book, Allie and Bea, did not disappoint.Hyde's books have a common thread: imperfect people with real life problems, often mired in anger or despair, are lifted through an empowering, healthy relationship.This novel begins with Bea, a widow in her senior years, living on Social Security that can not cover her basic needs. Scammed out of her meagre savings, she has reached rock bottom and becomes a homeless vagrant living out of a panel van.Enter Allie, a fifteen year old on the run for her life. When Allie's upper class parents opted for lifestyle over paying the IRS they ended up in jail. Allie is taken under Child Protective Service and placed in a group home for delinquents until a foster home opened up.Allie has high standards for herself and holds others to them. It brings her into conflict with a violent girl, and fearing for her life, Allie joins a runaway girl only to find herself faced with a human trafficker.Allie flags down Bea's van and forces her way into Bea's life, and in nine days together on the lam, Bea is brought to reevaluate her entire life and Allie finds someone who will stand by her when her family has failed her.I enjoy how Hyde takes contemporary social issues and through likeable characters elicits an emotional understanding from readers. Yes, her endings are neat and sweet, but that is why I turn to her books. Sometimes we all need a wish fulfillment tale.I received a free ebook from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
  • (4/5)
    The story was great I just didn’t like the voice of some of the characters
  • (4/5)
    Catherine Hyde Ryan writes beautiful books with relevant and important messages imparted to the reader without seeming preachy in the least. What a fabulous skill to have! As Allie and Bea begins, Bea, a tough woman in her seventies, has been fleeced of her remaining money by a con man. Left with few options, Bea decides to live in her van and make her way up the coast of California to try and find a place to reside. Meanwhile, Allie, a strong-willed teenager, has just been thrown into the CPS system because her wealthy parents have been arrested for tax fraud. Escaping from a harrowing ordeal, she and Bea encounter each other and eventually decide to team up and take an adventure up the Pacific Coast.Initially as I began reading this novel, I was unsure that Bea and Allie were very realistically crafted. As I continued reading, I decided that I was naïve and that sadly there are people are in similar situations to one or both of them; I just do not encounter them much in my life. As a parent of two teens and a pre-teen, the fate of Allie’s character significantly weighed on my mind. The options available to her were few, and I found that so depressing and somewhat scary. Likewise, with elderly parents thankfully still around, I also empathized with Bea as she struggled with her lack of income and resources and how she could make her way in today’s world. After I finished Allie and Bea, I certainly hope that I will be more sympathetic and open to seeing and helping those individuals I encounter day-to-day that may need a helping hand.My two favorite aspects of the book were Hyde’s focus on the thoughtfulness of humanity when people are given a chance to be kind and helpful and the relationship that Bea and Allie developed with each other. Family is not always those people who are related to each other but instead can be individuals who encounter each other along the path of life and connect. Allie and Bea’s relationship is the perfect example of the latter.Hyde has written an incredibly thought-provoking novel that will stay with me for a long time, and I definitely recommend Allie and Bea to everyone. Thanks to Lake Union and NetGalley for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.