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New Paris U Andie Lollo

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Genevieve Pascal has lived in the French-American city of New Paris her entire life and is now ready to attend its prestigious university, New Paris U. Excited and feeling as if she's finally arrived, Vivi finds more than she bargained for in strange new friends, a sudden fall face-first into love, and the shadow that overcomes her as winter sets in. Andie Lollo's debut novel is a brutally honest look into the life of the new adult searching desperately for identity and belonging in a world no longer structured for a child. The fantastical setting of New Paris is a gorgeous and experienced amalgamation of New York City and Paris, France, populated with a cast of diverse and interesting characters surrounding the heroine on all sides - from a preteen prodigy to her famous author dad and the energetic RA who never accepts a frown.

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  • About 222 pages
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  • Tears

    9

  • Laughs

    8

  • Thrills

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12 comments on "New Paris U"

Riya Mangal on July 31, 2017, 5:07 p.m. said:

Riya Mangal


Genevieve is well-drawn, but I wonder if the book starts too early in the story.

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Andie Lollo on Aug. 6, 2017, 10:40 p.m. said:

Andie Lollo


That's very interesting feedback, I hadn't thought of it, but you're right. Perhaps Vivi's first day could be looked back upon from more solid footing within the story. Thanks!

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Anna Bowen on Feb. 12, 2017, 4:35 p.m. said:

Anna Bowen


Hey Andie!
I’ve just finished, so I wanted to outline some of my thoughts.
Firstly, I thought you captured the overwhelming sense of a college experience really well… The uncertainty, the feeling of being lost - that came through so well! I definitely felt some Stephanie Perkins vibes from NEW PARIS U (and not just because of New Paris being the setting). I thought the juxtaposition of her father’s success and Serge’s talents was especially well done… It can be so disheartening to see others find themselves, even when you mean to be happy for them.

I would have loved a few more scenes with Genevieve and Serge getting to know each other. Serge sounded so good and sweet, so a few more scenes of them together couldn’t hurt! It seemed like Serge had a lot of responsibility with regards to Friday - would the university really have heaped that on him?
I think the beginning might be strengthened a little if we get more of a sense that Genevieve desperately wants to find herself and what she wishes to do with her life. She’s very reflective of this in later chapters, and if the reader can get a sense of what she wants early on (which gives us a sense of agency) they’ll be rooting for her more easily. I thought your descriptions of the first few confusing days of college to be very on-point, but Friday and Burt sort of steal the spotlight a little.

I’m no expert at all when it comes to mental illnesses, and my heart broke a little for Genevieve once winter come to New Paris… Even though at times I felt like she treated Serge a little cruelly, I could tell it came from a place of despair, and I desperately hoped that somebody could help her. (And whenever Genevieve hesitated to speak with her father, oh my gosh, that got me right in the emotions).

College is tough, and doesn’t give us all the answers we’re looking for. I loved the honesty in this story!

Similar Stories : Like I mentioned above the story reminded me of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, although the romantic element is not as big of a focus to the plot. : )

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Andie Lollo on Feb. 14, 2017, 9:36 p.m. said:

Andie Lollo


Thanks so much for your feedback, Anna! Much appreciated :)

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Priscu on Feb. 7, 2017, 2:32 p.m. said:

Priscu


New Paris U is a contemporary, romantic, and extremely well-written novel that explores themes of anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and navigating a school in a richly imaginative setting - the city of New Paris - that perfectly reflects themes of the novel. Viv's introspective nature and her interactions with the well-developed supporting characters in the book make this a refreshing and extremely relatable read.

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Andie Lollo on Feb. 10, 2017, 7:57 p.m. said:

Andie Lollo


Thank you SO much, what an amazing review. I'm grateful to have you as a reader. Please share the story with others who might appreciate it!

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Priscu on Feb. 2, 2017, 1:50 p.m. said:

Priscu


I really like this book so far! The prose describing the city is nostalgic, romantic, and beautiful and the class descriptions were amusing and clever. I especially adored the way that Viv's keychain was described as an entire ecosystem and the description of her father's office really helped me visualize the setting. I'm looking forward to reading more.

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Andie Lollo on Feb. 2, 2017, 11:12 p.m. said:

Andie Lollo


Thanks Priscu! I'm so glad my descriptions helped you visualize Vivi's world, and hope you enjoy the rest of the novel just as much.

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vanessaDRUZ on Jan. 20, 2017, 10:33 a.m. said:

vanessaDRUZ


I like how it ended on a positive note, but not exactly a happily ever after. That Vivi found the strength to be independent and confident despite all the unknowns in her future

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Andie Lollo on Jan. 20, 2017, 8:44 p.m. said:

Andie Lollo


Thanks - I wanted to make the point that happiness is often trying your best despite the uncontrollable problems we encounter. Don't forget to give a full rating!

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