For the first time in their lives, nineteen year old Nur De Dernberg and her younger sister Deirdre are leaving Seychelles, Africa They ve come to Boston for a year, but not to party with the college kids they re here to learn English Nur, trapped by her inability to speak the language and her sister s inability to speak in anything other than clipped wisecracks, findsFor the first time in their lives, nineteen year old Nur De Dernberg and her younger sister Deirdre are leaving Seychelles, Africa They ve come to Boston for a year, but not to party with the college kids they re here to learn English Nur, trapped by her inability to speak the language and her sister s inability to speak in anything other than clipped wisecracks, finds herself in a strange country with nobody to talk to she is dreadfully, existentially alone Until, that is, she goes to language class and meets Hyun Woo Despite sharing no common language, Nur feels something distinctly spark like between them Thus commences an awkward courtshipybe Is it a courtship Does he feel for her the way she feels for him Does he know how she feels Then again, does she Nur is beset by questions that would be easy to ask, if only she had the words Those words are coming slowly, though, while her feelings for Hyun Woo are thundering along at a breakneck pace.
The Year Of Uh For the first time in their lives nineteen year old Nur De Dernberg and her younger sister Deirdre are leaving Seychelles Africa They ve come to Boston for a year but not to party with the college
This book is recommended for readers looking unique stories about underrated characters It is also recommended for teens who may be considering college in the Boston area, due to its detailed and thoughtful depiction of the region However, some readers might be turned off by the thick writing style This book is not recommended for readers who prefer streamlined, fast paced writing.Read the rest of the this review at UndergroundBookReviews dot org
Snarky Touching I enjoy discovering new authors so when I found out someone I know is a struggling new author who has published his first novel, I had to check it out The Year of Uh is a intricately woven, coming of age tale involving two sisters who journey to America for a year to learn English Widing takes on the challenge of language barriers, cultural differences, teen angst and sisterhood and manages to pull off a compelling story My biggest disappointment however was the 3rd person anonym [...]
I liked the plot of this story about the female lead trying to learn english in this country When you add in a younger sister and a romance it makes for a very good read.
The Year of Uh tells the story of sisters Nur and Diedre and their year spent learning English in Boston Coming from Seychelles in East Africa, they are staying with relatives while attending English classes The story primarily focuses on nineteen year old Nur, who falls for a South Korean boy in her beginners English course Hyan Woo is sweet and charming and the two try to get to know each other despite their language barrier Meanwhile, Nur s relationship with fifteen year old Diedre is fraught [...]
tedious the writing was good in patches, but the story was tedious basically two sisters come to Boston, meet a boy each and figure out how to have sex with them Not much else happens and I really didn t care.
Nur, with sister Deirdre, from the Seychelles, have been sent to live with their aunt and uncle, in Boston, to learn English They have one year, as Crabshoe s school is expensive.They need to learn English, so they can then take over the family hotel business.Deirdre, fifteen, is your run of the mill sulky teenager Nur, however, is a different kind of heroine She is smart, hopeless at grasping the English language, and sexually forward At nineteen years old she has experience with boys, and when [...]