And We Call It Love by Amanda Vink

And We Call It Love

Clare and Zari are best friends. They write music together, go everywhere together, and they know everything about the other. At least they did before Zari started dating Dion. The more Zari falls for Dion, the less she has time for anything else. At first, Clare chalks it up to a new and exciting relationship, and she tries to be happy for her friend despite her loneliness. When Zari starts to show up to school with half-hidden bruises, Clare kn...

Details And We Call It Love

TitleAnd We Call It Love
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherWest 44 Books
GenrePoetry, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews And We Call It Love

  • Nicole ❤
    Some peoplepush for perfectionand they only end uppushing people away. 📖 BUY THIS BOOK : Amazon 📖Much thanks to NetGalley and West 44 Books for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.📚 Series: No📚 Genre: Young Adult Poetry⚠ Content Warnings: Domestic Abuse, Friendship Problems, Family ProblemsAnd We Call It Love is a story told through poetry/verse about two friends Zari and Clare. They ...
  • Alaina
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I loved, And We Call It Love. The friendship between Clare and Zari was pure and real. They definitely went through things that normal every day kids, or parents, go through. Their lives are sort of drifting in other ways but they still try to find time to see each other.They also both go through some hardships. Zari with her abusive boyfriend and Clare dealing with hateful ...
  • Julie Parks
    Very unusual storytelling, for me at least. Mainly due to the verse style, but also because of the narrator's voice. It's raw and somewhat naive, and yet very truthful and relatable.This felt like something someone had almost written entirely on their phones. Like a secret world of text messages by your older teenage sibling. Like stepping into someone's secret world of honest inner thoughts. I would recommend it to BFFs, siblings, dumped boyfrie...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AND WE CALL IT LOVE by Amanda Vink in exchange for my honest review.***3.5 STARSWhen Zari meets Dion, her best friendship with Clare suffers. Neither he nor her parents approve of Zari’s friendship with Clare, her pink hair or her creative spirit. When Clare notices bruises on Zari, she might be the only one who can help her friend.AND WE CALL IT LOVE, a hi-lo verse novel tackles i...
  • Manon the Malicious
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This 200-page book told in verse tells the story of Clare and Zari. They've been best friends for years when Zari starts an internship with a famous author and gets enamored with his son. Everything gets complicated from there.As much as I like books told through verses, I have to stop requesting books from this collection. I always feel like those are way too short and can't tr...
  • Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book.I really enjoyed this collection of poetry. Some of the poetry made me feel some feelings. The pressure from parents, and the domestic violence made me feel so much too. I didn’t connect with the poetry but I liked it because it caused me to feel a lot of things. I gave this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
  • Hristina
    And We Call It Love tells a heart-warming story about friends who drift apart under pressure from the people around them.I found the story interesting, the characters and plot compelling and well paced. The poetry was decent, written in a tone that reflects the characters' states of mind and experiences. The tone of the poems was used throughout to reflect on the development of the two main characters which I thought was smart.I really enjoyed th...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    Triggers: (view spoiler)[abuse - both mental and physical (hide spoiler)]Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a free eARC of this book.And We Call It Love is a short, but powerful story written in verse. There's really nothing more to say about this. It deals with abuse, with a toxic relationship and with the message that friendships are so, so important. Especially when things are going downhill for someone. Support is key when yo...
  • Jennifer
    Review to come
  • Ecke Brandt
    I recieved this ARC from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review. And We Call It Love is an important story told in a beautiful way. I really appreciated the author writing about abusive relationships in the high school years, because they happen often but they are ignored many times. I loved the story format, since it let us see the POVs of both the victim and the victim’s friend, which shows a side also often ignored in these relationships...
  • Yasmeena
    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Well. Dang. This book. Wow.This really hit hard in many ways. I'm such a sucker for books in verse and in two points of view. It reminded me a lot of Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry.If you like romance and friendship, you're really going to love this.
  • Tzipora
    I’ve read quite a few YA novels in verse. I know they’re not my favorite thing but I think some work better than others. This one, I’m not sure works. It does in the sense both Zari and Clare are writers and they write songs together (and I really wish we could’ve seen some of those songs, especially the one the title of the book is based on.) but the story this book tells, I think it could’ve been better told in regular prose. Or perha...
    Synopsis:Clare and Zari have been the greatest of friends since Zari moved to her hometown, inside jokes, and days filled with music mark their bond with plenty of love sprinkled in between.When Zari starts to fall for the wealthy grandson of successful author Irving Mallory her parents encourage her to build a relationship to further her writing abilities and make connections but Dion Mallory is a boy with dark secrets. When Zari becomes distant...
  • Brenda
    Resenha em Português: We Call It Love is a book of poetry that brings us a history of friendship, toxic relationships and inner strength.Claire and Zari are best friends. They write songs together, they know each other better than anyone and they are inseparable.Claire is a girl with some difficulties so the money she earnes playing guitar on the street is to fill the needs that exist at home. Zari com...
  • Christiana Reads
    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated below are my own!*The book comes out on June 1, 2019.When I first saw this book would be entirely in verse, I was excited as I rarely read poetry books and I've been meaning to get to more. This book follows two friends, Zari and Claire, and revolves around the importance of friendship, family, as well as darker themes like abuse and mani...
  • Pallavi
    I received an A.R.C for this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is review is spoiler-free. I am a huge fan of prose-poetry myself, so when I heard about this book I was very excited. Not only was it a fresh read amidst proper prose format books that I usually read – but it also focused on friendship.That focus is one of the things I loved most about this book. Friendship, I think, is a severely underestimated trope in ...
  • Ankita Singh
    And We Call It Love was a story in the form of verses. It was a story of two best friends and how their friendship stayed strong despite all the people who were trying to keep them apart.I love this writing form because there's no lenghty descriptions and it keeps "happening". There's not a dull moment. The story itself was pretty beautiful and sweet. It portrayed Clare and Zari's friendship so nicely. The storyline was believable and something t...
  • Erin
    This book was an absolutely lovely look at a normal human life. Struggles, life, success, and doubt are all carefully and candidly portrayed in Amanda Vink's poems. Her style is freeform but still tidy, her poems are concise and heartfelt. You get a wonderful feel for everyone portrayed and find yourself attached to the people in the book quickly and fully. They come alive as real people rather than characters. Seeing her day to day life through ...
  • Kirsten Tattersall
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I love this style of storytelling and I love love love stories about female friendships. There aren't enough good stories about female friendship and this was one. It also does a really good job of discussing abusive relationships.
  • Mahi
    Thanks to NetGalley I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.This novel in verse was a story about getting lost in our way to find love and then find ourselves with the help of Love. Because there are feelings that we call love but we should not confuse love with self-distruction. Books find you when you need them And I needed this reminder so bad.And We Call it Love was everything I wanted in a novel in verse and more.
  • Laura
    I got an e-arc of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! I really enjoyed this book, it’s like a YA contemporary in poetry form. It covers all kinds of teenage (and adult) issues in a sensitive way and has a lovely female friendship in it.
  • Booksiren
    This was interesting to me I never read something like this. It felt like a book and a poetry at the same time. I would love to read more books like this. I am curious to see if Amanda’s Vink will write more like this.
  • Madi ~☆TheBookNerdDiaries☆~
    3.5I was pleasantly surprised by this one!(I will post my full review here and on my blog on release day,6/1/19.)
  • Auburn
    I felt as it didn’t really flow, the story line was hard to follow. You couldn’t really tell what character POV it was in other than that it had some loveable characters
  • DJ
    Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.And We Call It Love is a story about two best friends, written like poetry. It read beautifully. The stories are heartbreaking, and wonderful. Clare and Zari are relatable and flawed. Each of their stories are unique, they are navigating their own lives while trying to keep their friendship strong. I loved everything about this book. The way it was written made And We C...
  • Kris
    I thought this was a very gorgeous book of poetry. It dealt with some really tough situations that were portrayed in a very flowing, beautiful manner. It really told a story in a way that I found similar to Ellen Hopkins who is one of my all-time favorite authors. The story unfolds in this beautifully lyrically written way that makes you not want to put it down until you are done.I thought that the sensitive topics were really written in a way th...
  • Anne Oftedahl
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Notes taken while reading:- typo in title “Mom I’ a Sophomore” instead of “I’m”- wait… is this shifting POV’s? If so, it’s not very clear what poem is from whose perspective- it’s really hard to figure out who is who…- DNF’d at 10%- I just can’t… The story seems like it’s going somewhere, but despite it being written in ...
  • Shelby Beatty
    I received a e arc from netgalley inexchange for an honest review. I was excited for this one however, I hated the writing style. I was interest to see how it would go since verse is not something I typically read. I discovered it wasn’t for me. I had trouble keeping up with who was talking and it seemed very choppy. Unfortunately I did not enjoy.
  • Alanna Medina
    And We Call It Love is a story about two best friends Zari and Clare. It is told in verse and both of the girls perspectives. This story is perfect if you liked Dreamland By: Sarah Dessen Dreamland (view spoiler)[ Zari and Clare are best friends. Zari likes to write and her parents get her an internship with Irving Mallory. And that's where she meets Dion, Irving Mallory's son. Dion has bad anger issues and can't control it. Real quick it becom...
  • Alice
    First of all, thanks to NetGalley and West 44 Books for approving my request and sending me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.You have to know English isn’t my first language, so feel free to correct me if I make some mistakes while writing this review.3,5 stars.A book written in verse isn't my usual cup of tea. But I'm always searching for books about female friendships where I can see something in them about myself or my past and I thou...