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Call Me by Your Name
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel | Andr Aciman
Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in Andr Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.
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Bookworm54
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The dice have spoken.
Novembers #Roll100 is number 63 Call Me By Your Name
This was a gift, and I really should have gotten around to reading it. But that could also be said about half of my tbr!

PuddleJumper 😂 That is how the TBR was born 1mo
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Vansa
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#littenswanttoknow
Very unimaginative, just my name!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty !! 3mo
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Minervasbutler
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Bailedbailed

It's not often I bail but this was awful. Made it as far as page 84 but life is really too short.

Ruthiella Me too. I normally like slow reads but this was way too slow/dull for me. 4mo
Minervasbutler @Ruthiella and a bit icky too. Glad it wasn't just me! 4mo
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AliD73
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Revisiting one of my favorites today.

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GingerAntics
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Mehso-so

WTF was that?! I‘ve listened to the entire story, but I‘m still not sure I have a clue what just happened. How big is the age gap between them? Should they really be together? Is that peach thing even physically possible? I am so torn about this one. I want to like it. I want to hate it. I‘m just not sure what happened or why. What just happened here?
#AndreAciman #CallMeByYourName #LGBTQ

CarolynM I didn‘t like this (nor the movie) as much as a lot of people seem to. I think Elio is about 16 and the other one (can‘t remember the name - I found him a really flat character) early 20‘s. The peach thing - yuck!! 5mo
GingerAntics @CarolynM I mean, I grew up with a bunch of boys. I‘m the only girl in my generation so the peach thing is kind of 🤷🏼‍♀️ to me… I just don‘t think it‘s possible. Yeah, Oliver is at least at the university level, if not graduate level. I think that part was really off putting to me. It didn‘t come across as “coming of age” so much as statutory rape. 5mo
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GingerAntics
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I‘m really having trouble with this one. I‘m not sure what to think of it.
#AndreAciman #CallMeByYourName #LGBTQ

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GingerAntics
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One last pride book that came in yesterday. I figure I‘ll squeeze this one in before I start my July reads so the next person in line can have it.
#AndreAciman #CallMeByYourName #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

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Noveldrama
Call Me by Your Name | Andr Aciman
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Pickpick

Just sharing my book's bundle. 😍🤭

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RaeLovesToRead
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I think I've chosen the books I'm going to take with me to Italy 💚🤍🧡

Pickles has just slobbered all over Call me by your name 😠 but I think these are suitable reads!

#pop22 - a book with mirror on the cover
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Megabooks @Cortg @4thhouseontheleft @Laughterhp @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

If you can think of prompts that Evelyn Hugo & Call me by your name fit, even better! 😊

jenniferw88 I've put Evelyn Hugo down for #latinxauthor 8mo
squirrelbrain Can‘t think of anything for those two…. 🤔 8mo
The_Penniless_Author Nice! I've got to narrow down my Spain book list to a single choice, but I think I've done it. 8mo
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Branwen Those are GREAT choices! 😍 8mo
Soubhiville I really loved Evelyn Hugo! 8mo
Soubhiville When is your trip? I think Italy will be our main destination for our vacation next summer. 😊 8mo
BarbaraBB Good holiday reads I think. Where will you be going in Italy? 8mo
Cortg Oooh, have fun! Looks like great book choices! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 Thanks for the suggestion! 😊 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain I'm way behind on my #pop22 challenge because I keep getting distracted by other books 😅 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author What are you taking?? 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Thanks! I'm looking forward to them! 😊 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville I've heard great things about Evelyn Hugo! @Soubhiville @BarbaraBB I'm going on Tuesday to Milan & Como 😁 I've been to Italy a couple of times, but not these places yet! Have a couple of friends who live in Como so will be nice to see them! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Cortg Thanks! It'll be good to have something to read on the plane! 8mo
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead True Grit. I liked the movie, and I loved the one Charles Portis novel I've read (Masters of Atlantis), so it seemed like a safe choice. I'll only be reading in the plane, so one book should be good enough 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Oh nice! I haven't read many Westerns - just The Son (which was good) and The Sisters' Brothers (which was amazing because it made me feel like I was in Red Dead Redemption again!) I've also been recommended Lonesome Dove... 🤔 I probably won't need more than one book, but the others are emergency books... you know... just in case!! 🤣 8mo
Cinfhen Have fun!!!! Enjoy 🫶🏼 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen Thanks!!! 😁😁 8mo
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themonaisa
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Pickpick

Beautifully written poetic symphony about first loves and suffering. I battled with my feelings about whether they truly cared for each other, which felt heartbreaking! What a gorgeous way to tell us love and longing are so much more complicated than what we know, or see, or read. They were complex and curious in this wistful, lovely, immersive story. Stunningly vivid descriptions and SO DEEP.

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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻💙 9mo
Eggs Perfect 🤩 9mo
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CassiopeiaK
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Mehso-so

The book was nice. However, I don‘t think it is my type of book as it was too explicit for me. The ending was heartbreaking and it made me sad. I would rate it a 6/10.

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Tripex

The tagged book is calling my name again. I don't know what is with me these days as it's only rereads I've been doing for a while now. The current book I'm reading is a reread and answering Aciman's call will mean I'll be reading the beautiful book a second time, phew!

BkClubCare I watched the movie a week or two ago and it was a faithful adaptation, imo. 14mo
Tripex @BkClubCare Hopefully I would watch it soon too 14mo
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BkClubCare
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Post from April 2020 with Esther in her Easter scarf modeling for my review of this read. I just saw the movie last night (Sept 2021) Beautiful cinematography! Much passion, a very “artsy” film (or at least compared to what we usually watch LOL) Certainly not a “book is better”; more like a solid balance of the two art forms. #Book2Movie #LitFilm

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Noveldrama
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Pickpick

Call me by your name.
Is my favorite book...I today also remember the start of the book by the word "Later". Elio starts describing Oliver by this word, and heartbreaking ending hold my gaze and call me by your name?
I was crying while reading and after the book ends tears were nonstop.

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MilesnMelodies
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Pickpick

"This is my spot"

Unfortunately, watching the movie is almost a waste without reading the book first. There is so much symbolism that references the book but is unexplained in the movie. It's kind of unfortunate how much they left out, including everything relating to the San Clemente Syndrome which is the entire point of the book. The movie ends up just being a nice little ode to this book which is actually intellectual and profound.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I've seen the movie without reading the book. By the time I read it, it'll be time to rewatch the film. 1y
MilesnMelodies @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I watched the movie again after reading the book.. Although I enjoyed it the first time, it was definitely better after reading the book. 1y
littlebunny19 I hated that fact too like many scenes that symbols ellio and Oliver in the san clement syndrom were deleted 13mo
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GatheringBooks
Call Me by Your Name | Andr Aciman
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#QuotsyAug21 Day 9: #Peach
This particular scene was erotica fatale.

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nat.cangayo

21/05/17

I think one of the main things I wonder the most after seeing the different rocky stages of their relationship is how they both end up in the future. I have seen some spoilers and I think that was the reason that built up more interest and questions while reading the book. I‘m just curious about how their relationship unfolds and progresses.

littlebunny19 Well in the 2nd book find me they get back together after 20 years I won't spoil more but you should read 13mo
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nat.cangayo

“What could possibly be wrong with liking someone everyone else liked?” This line can connect with individuals who tend to have a mindset of “Everyone else likes him/her, why would I be any different to them and to him/her?” We always want to be looked at differently, especially young teenagers. We can even apply this to celebrities we look up to, some may think we like these individuals simply because everyone else can, which leads to judgment.

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kaysworld1
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It is June 🥳🏳️‍🌈 #PrideMonth I'm going to be posting some of my own/ favourite #queerbooks I have read 📚😊
I hope you all have a safe and happy pride 🥰 💗
Todays book is Call me by your name by Andre Aciman
#pridebooks #queerbooks #lgbtq #librarybook #readingthelibrary #readyforthefuture #readathon #readingmyownbooks #loveislove #reading #read #booknerd #bookworm 🏳️‍🌈❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍

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Ast_Arslan
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1. Tuscany, I love Tuscany ❣
2. Sunny and warm (North Italy) ☀️
3. I love the sea and its sounds 🌊

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Join the fun 😉

MoonWitch94 Tuscany is on my bucket list. Love the pictures! Thanks for playing 🌷☺️🌳 2y
Ast_Arslan @MoonWitch94 Oh you will love it! It's a wonderful region ❤🌻🌸 2y
Vansa Tuscany is sooooo beautiful. And the food. Incredible. 2y
Ast_Arslan @Vansa I totally agree!! Regarding the food, is incredible everywhere in Italy 🤣 2y
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reading_rainbow
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Pickpick

Between Always and Never
☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️

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reading_rainbow
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when I tell you I have been devouring this novel since picking it up yesterday, i mean, slowly savoring it by the mouthful. already in remorse for the inevitable ending.

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Cazxxx
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jennbee
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One of my favorite quotes from Call Me By Your Name. I just finished reading it (again), and I like it more each time.

AlysonCB Such a beautiful book and one of my favourite quotes 😍 2y
jennbee @AlysonCE agreed! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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GatheringBooks
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#ShowSomeLove Day 14: #FaveLiteraryCouple right here. As I noted in my review: Aciman has written fearlessly here – and the reader simply can not help but be with him in this singular journey, the one that takes you to that parallel life that you have chosen not to live, then comforting you with the knowledge that it‘s fine. You‘d be alright. My full review: https://gatheringbooks.org/2018/04/12/call-me-by-your-name/

Suet624 Lovely post. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Axandre
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Goal of the evening! Finish the first one and starting the second!

#callmebyyourname #findme #aciman #books

littlebunny19 Splendid 😭😭😭😭 13mo
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thebeercolonel
Pickpick

A beautiful book, gorgeous prose and a heart warming and breaking plot.

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LadyCait84
Pickpick

A devastating portrait of both youthful longing and ageless intimacy.

themonaisa “Youthful longing and ageless intimacy” what a perfectly beautiful description (edited) 8mo
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Axandre
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A book i wanted to read for a long time!!
#aciman #callmebyyourname #appellemoipartonnom #grasset #metime

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nat.cangayo

Fiction: *Focus on Author* - Why do you think the author began or ended the story the way he did?

The chapters are quite long, they're divided into parts. I usually always get intrigued by the names of the parts. The author seem to always put some curiosity in your brain, on what will happen next or how their relationship would progress. I think the author does this to build some tension in the story and in your mind.

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nat.cangayo

Write a 2-3 sentence summary of what you read today.

The characters Oliver and Chiara‘s relationship ended near the end of July, which ended up with Oliver sleeping around with a bunch of women around time which made Elio always wonder where Oliver was most nights. The parts I read also showed Elio confused with the words “being“ and “having“ a desire towards Oliver. He isn't seeing Oliver as the person he is, but rather who he'd like to be.

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nathandrake1997
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Pickpick

I saw the highly acclaimed film adaptation at a film festival a few years back and almost immediately fell in love with it (especially those haunting final minutes) and as soon as the screening was over, it became one of my all-time favourite films.....

nathandrake1997 .....Since then, I immediately added Aciman's novel to my tbr and almost 4 years later, I finally got around to reading it and as soon as I flipped through the final pages of this stream-of-consciousness masterpiece, I was kicking myself for not having read it sooner.... 2y
nathandrake1997 ....Tonally, the book and the film are poles apart. While the book is a heady, almost unbearably intense, ramble about desire, the film is comparatively a lot more subdued and observant. In some ways I felt the film echoed the profound role of time in this story a lot more effectively than the book owing to its slower pace and on retrospect, I prefer the film's ending over the book's.... 2y
nathandrake1997 ....But aside from that one niggle, this is one of those rare book-to-film adaptations where none is inferior or superior and they in turn complement each other rather beautifully! 2y
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Suet624 Like you, I saw the film first. I think you‘re right - they managed to complement each other. 2y
nathandrake1997 @Suet624 Another aspect I loved about CMBYN was how the treatment of the story was in each medium. The book had a narrator's voice narrating the story from Elio's pov in a stream-of-consciousness manner, something that would only work in a book. Likewise, for the film adaptation Luca Guadagnino made a smart choice to omit the narration and instead attempted to tell the story through visuals and music, something that is only possible in a film.... 2y
nathandrake1997 @Suet624 .... Overall, I felt both the book and the film were interesting exercises in conveying the core essence of a story through the strengths of their respective mediums. Although the film scores extra points from me for Sufjan Stevens' exquisite music ❤️ *plays Visions of Gideon and Futile Devices on loop yet again* 2y
Suet624 Hahaha. The atmosphere of the movie was delicious. Swoony. Luxuriant. Sultry. I had a more visceral response to the movie. And the music. 💕💕💕 Stevens‘ music always moves me. 2y
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sam07
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01/22/20
In chapter 2 of the book, Elio dates a women named Marzai because he is unable to cope with his feelings for Oliver. Ellio soon confessed his feelings for Oliver, Olive kissed Elio. After they kissed they didn't speak to each other for a while, Elio feeling distress sends a note to Oliver.

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Tripex
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Just finished reading it and I immediately feel like rereading it.
Maybe I should just go watch the movie.

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Tripex
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PS: Still reading it
PSS: It's beautiful, very beautiful

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maich
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Tripex

I'm in love with this novel.

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nat.cangayo

Keeping Language in mind:
The author was very descriptive in the way of describing the events or the characters emotion. The way she express these makes a own little image on my head of the following event. The author sentences like “Almost a light ink, as glistening and smooth as the underside of a lizard's belly“ to describe or rather sketch out an image in your head.

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Tripex
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"Later!" The word, the voice, the attitude.

@ShyBookOwl

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sam07
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11/11-19-20
Fiction
The author described Elios thoughts and how he saw Oliver. The author describes meeting Oliver by using past tense so this happened in the past and Elio is just relieving these memories. The author narrated how Oliver looked at Ellio “ The steely gaze always returned“ expressing how Oliver looked at him once again.

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sam07
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11/16-11/20
Fiction
I chose this book because I wanted to know more about the plot and what people found interesting and sad about this book. The cover also intrigued my curiosity about the book. What I know is that this book is about a boy named Elio.

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Tripex

Yeah Andre Aciman is doing good. It was definitely my depression that made me dnf it earlier this year. I'm hooked, the decision to start reading e-books on my laptop again instead of my phone has saved my love of reading. I think I'll try books that can be touched again to see whether I still have love for the medium.
Hope your day is going great as mine has been ever since I rediscovered my love for reading.✌✌

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Oldschool_millenial
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Pickpick

Beautifully written tale about first loves and the strange emotions -- ugly and beautiful -- that come with it. Probably quarantine loneliness getting to me, but I kept putting of finishing it because I dreaded the end. The end is still a little sad but there was a hopeful bittersweet, too.

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reading_rainbow
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𝒩ℴ𝓋ℯ𝓂𝒷ℯ𝓇 𝓇ℯ𝒶𝒹𝓈 🌿

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Tripex
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"Later!" The word, the voice, the attitude.

DNFed earlier in the year. I think I'm ready for it now.

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nat.cangayo

Fiction: do you think the story really could have happened? Why or why not?
I think it can happen in real life because this story is about two teens falling for one another, but at the same time they come across these complications and I think that's a normal thing that can happen to any relationship. It may not be exactly like the book, but the whole, getting closer in summer then falling apart stuff can most likely happen between two people.

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Oli.reads
Bailedbailed

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3608639174 is where I put my review bc it‘s way too long to put here. But this book is so gross and I hate the writing. I didn‘t understand what was going on half the time and also the relationship is pedophilic and it‘s disgusting. I had to bail bc I felt so sick reading it once I found out they were 17 and 24

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nat.cangayo

Fiction:
Elio and Oliver got close because they built a relationship where everyday they would either go biking, jogging, or swimming. This arises because Elio's parents invite a young academic each summer for six weeks, I think that if this were to take place in winter Oliver and Elio wouldn't be able to do these things which could possibly affect how they go to know each other.