Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch

Book - 2017
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A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2017
Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501139260
1501139266
9781501139291
1501139290
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Close enough to touch : a novel

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clairemars
Jun 05, 2017

This is a heart-warming, "cutesy" story with an original plot and likable characters. Nothing too deep-- a light and fluffy read.

ehbooklover May 19, 2017

I really liked this book. It has a very unique plot and I loved the characters. It was humourous yet emotional. Bonus: I enjoyed the fact that a great deal of the book took place in a public library and that the protagonist loved to read.

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Newmommy09
Apr 29, 2017

This was such a heart warming, touching, funny, insightful book. Very enjoyable plot, I thought the characters were so alive and real. For a "romance" book, I laughed and even got goose-bumps a few times. I recommend this book.

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mjk236sb
Apr 17, 2017

This was a very enjoyable book. All the characters had their flaws, but it was filled with joy, love and discovery as each of them worked through the sorrow that was in their lives. The writing was easy and filled with caring. Caring about the characters and setting the environment for them to be and to grow. Even though Jubliee's condition was not real, her anxiety, loneliness , and fear were real. Loved the interactions with the different characters and the journey that they took separately and together. Just a delightful read.

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Reads_A_Lot
Mar 28, 2017

I really liked this cute book. Jubilee, Eric and little Aja each have their own struggles to overcome which they are able to work on together. There is good chemistry between Jubilee and Eric; and a fun, quirky bond between Jubilee and Aja. Filled with both tender and witty moments, this heartwarming story is a very enjoyable read.

cals_readers Feb 21, 2017

Contains some interesting discussion of books (especially The Virgin Suicides) between Jubilee and Eric.

JCLKariE Feb 16, 2017

Close Enough to Touch encourages the reader to suspend disbelief and go where the author takes you. Jubilee Jenkins, Eric Keegan, and Aja are likable, rounded, and hilarious characters. Jubilee is allergic to human touch and nearly dies after her first kiss. Jubilee's mother leaves her to marry a millionaire. Instead of going to college and finding a way to be around people, Jubilee decides to stay home and then slips into being an agoraphobic who cannot leave her house. Nine years later, Jubliee's mother suddenly dies and her step-father cuts off her allowance. Jubilee leaves her house and runs into a girl from high school who gives her a job as a circulation assistant at the local library.

This humorous novel is touching. The writing is conversational and engaging.Oakley again shows us how funny, touching, and quirky life can be.

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