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10 thoughts on “Becoming Ellen

  1. Melissa Melissa says:

    I loved this book as much as I loved Invisible Ellen Once again, Shari Shattuck has done an amazing job I laughed, smiled, and got teary eyed at times I wanted to hug this book multiple times and hope I get to meet Shari one day so I can hug her for writing these novels It s like a soothing balm for my soul, making me feel like I ate a bowl of my favorite soup I hope she writes another story about Ellen and Temerity soon Great story to end 2015 with and it s going on my favorites list, jus I loved this book as much as I loved Invisible Ellen Once again, Shari Shattuck has done an amazing job I laughed, smiled, and got teary eyed at times I wanted to hug this book multiple times and hope I get to meet Shari one day so I can hug her for writing these novels It s like a soothing balm for my soul, making me feel like I ate a bowl of my favorite soup I hope she writes another story about Ellen and Temerity soon Great story to end 2015 with and it s going on my favorites list, just like Invisible Ellen did last year If you haven t read that one yet, read it first before starting this one, as there are spoilers Bravo to Shari for her excellent storytelling skills


  2. WTF Are You Reading? WTF Are You Reading? says:

    Reviewer s Note Because book 1 of this duology provides readers with a detailed and very relevant backstory which is imperative to the understanding of both the characters and character motivations, which are the basis for book 2 It is strongly suggested that book 1, entitled Invisible Ellen, be read first Ellen Homes has come a long way from the reclusive shadow that readers were introduced to in Invisible Ellen Now living with her best friends, Temerity and Justice Ellen is slowly coming Reviewer s Note Because book 1 of this duology provides readers with a detailed and very relevant backstory which is imperative to the understanding of both the characters and character motivations, which are the basis for book 2 It is strongly suggested that book 1, entitled Invisible Ellen, be read first Ellen Homes has come a long way from the reclusive shadow that readers were introduced to in Invisible Ellen Now living with her best friends, Temerity and Justice Ellen is slowly coming to realize that she is ready to shed the self imposed cloak of invisibility that has been both her shield and her prison for the majority of her life.When the plights of two young children spur Ellen into action She is forced to confront the demons of neglect and abuse in her own tragic past Putting her sleuthing petal to the metal at work, also puts Ellen front and center with very illegal, and evendangerous goings on with some of hershady co workers amid the Costco night shift Becoming Ellen is not a book that is meant to be breezed through It is both emotionally complex and at times, almost painfully slow Readers must understand that Ellen is a woman who has made it through life without many of the social skills or the context for said skills, that most of us take for granted As a result, each attempt to participate in, or change things in her world is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.Surprisingly, there is love to be had amid all the chaos, self discovery, and Temerity inspired Nancy Drewing For Temerity, romance comes at the piano playing hands of her new downstairs neighbor Justice finds his happily with a sweet lady doctor, and Ellen makes three, with the equally shy and incredibly patient musician Rupert.This is a very compelling read, that draws one in and doesn t let go until its ending pages Please be advised that even though the sensitive issues of child abuse and neglect are handled with great respect and care these issues can serve as a trigger for some readers I was provided with a copy of this work as part of Penguin s First To Read program in exchange for the honest review provided


  3. Jaz Davison Jaz Davison says:

    I simply adored this book and the story of Ellen It s such a compelling story of her becoming comfortable in her own skin with the help of some wonderful friends and her helping someone who needs itBeautiful More


  4. Rachel Rachel says:

    This review has spoilers for Invisible Ellen but not for Becoming Ellen Becoming Ellen is the sequel to Invisible Ellen I highly recommend reading that book first to really understand who Ellen is And Ellen is a very damaged individual She has a paralyzing fear of interacting with other people and has used food as an emotional crutch in the past, although not so much in this book.As with Invisible Ellen, there are several subplots that have Temerity and Ellen involving themselves in stic This review has spoilers for Invisible Ellen but not for Becoming Ellen Becoming Ellen is the sequel to Invisible Ellen I highly recommend reading that book first to really understand who Ellen is And Ellen is a very damaged individual She has a paralyzing fear of interacting with other people and has used food as an emotional crutch in the past, although not so much in this book.As with Invisible Ellen, there are several subplots that have Temerity and Ellen involving themselves in sticky situations to try and help people Some of these situations involved the foster care system and as foster parent myself, I was bothered by the inaccuracies of how the system works It s probably not enough to concern someone who isn t familiar with the system but I didn t like it.Ellen still struggles with anxiety and extreme shyness in the book but she is slowly coming out of her shell She lives with Temerity and her brother Justice now instead of living isolated and alone Her scar has been fixed for the most part and her relationship with food is healthier, although still not perfect We learnabout Ellen s childhood which is the reason she became the person she is now.I liked this book but I didn t love it like I loved Invisible Ellen I think it s because Invisible Ellen was mostly focused on Ellen and developing her character Becoming Ellen isfocused on action and plot If there is another book, I would like it to explore the character of Temeritydeeply in addition to following Ellen on her journey.If you read Invisible Ellen then I recommend Becoming Ellen I enjoyed checking in with Ellen, Temerity and Justice


  5. Tonya Tonya says:

    Returning in the bestselling tradition of Jennifer Weiner, Shattuck brilliantly illustrates the deep friendship between two absolutely unforgettable women in this touching yet funny novel.Ellen Homes is done being invisible Well, sort of Living with her closest friends, Temerity and Justice, has helped her step out of the shell of invisibility she once hid away in She still seeks refuge in solitary time and observing from afar, but she has pushed herself to open up to others in ways that bri Returning in the bestselling tradition of Jennifer Weiner, Shattuck brilliantly illustrates the deep friendship between two absolutely unforgettable women in this touching yet funny novel.Ellen Homes is done being invisible Well, sort of Living with her closest friends, Temerity and Justice, has helped her step out of the shell of invisibility she once hid away in She still seeks refuge in solitary time and observing from afar, but she has pushed herself to open up to others in ways that bring her unexpected happiness But when a terrible bus crash upends her normal routine, Ellen finds herself on a whirlwind crusade for the unseen and downtrodden Only this time, helping others including two young children with no one else to turn to will mean facing a pain from her past that she s long tucked away Picking up where Invisible Ellen left off, Becoming Ellen returns us to the touching, poignant, and compassionate world of Ellen Homes as she learns how to navigate the world she has decided to become a part of My thoughts This is not a stand alone book I really wanted to like Ellen, I really wanted to like all the characters and it is a good premise That being said, I just couldn t For twenty years, Ellen willed herself to not be a part of the world But she was feeling jaunty This is how the book started out It just didn t grab me I stuck it out, but I just wasn t thrilled with it She just seems disjointed and odd I wished and hoped for


  6. Patty Patty says:

    Becoming EllenByShari ShattuckWhat it s all aboutIt s all about Ellen She has a blind roommate named Temerityshe is working the night shift at Costcoshe is still a bit chubby but in this book she issocialized When I was reading this book I kept thinking that I read it before but after again reading the back coverI realized I read the first bookInvisible Ellen In that book her life was really sadin this book her life is less sadbut still sadthe Costco cleaning sce Becoming EllenByShari ShattuckWhat it s all aboutIt s all about Ellen She has a blind roommate named Temerityshe is working the night shift at Costcoshe is still a bit chubby but in this book she issocialized When I was reading this book I kept thinking that I read it before but after again reading the back coverI realized I read the first bookInvisible Ellen In that book her life was really sadin this book her life is less sadbut still sadthe Costco cleaning scenes make me want to cry She still has a scarshe is still quiet but in this book she seems to be saving and feeding childrenand she is very good at it Especially when she is in a bus crash with one of the childrenoh my My thoughts after reading this bookI did not like this book I liked Ellen but this book was not for me What I loved bestI loved learning that Ellen is better socially comfortable around people.What potential readers might want to knowI think you really need to read the first book to better understand Ellen Unfortunately I have now read both but I don t think I want to know where Ellen goes nextI am really not that into her


  7. Linda Linda says:

    Many thanks to Firsttoread.com for an advanced digital book of Becoming Ellen by Shari Shattuck in return for my honest review.Becoming Ellen continues where Invisible Ellen left off The characters are charming, quirky, and lovable Their friendship is protective and heart warming they are the best part of this novel However as extraordinary as the character development is, the story itself is lacking Like the first book, It is just too unrealistic These characters are able to move mountai Many thanks to Firsttoread.com for an advanced digital book of Becoming Ellen by Shari Shattuck in return for my honest review.Becoming Ellen continues where Invisible Ellen left off The characters are charming, quirky, and lovable Their friendship is protective and heart warming they are the best part of this novel However as extraordinary as the character development is, the story itself is lacking Like the first book, It is just too unrealistic These characters are able to move mountains Their plans are easily initiated Help is always available, and wrongs are righted It s a beautiful sentiment, and I wish the world worked this way, but unfortunately life is complicated and messy Although these characters have survived adversity, it is just too rosy to be believed.If you can suspend reality, then this is a must read, one to be enjoyed and savored But for this reader, with the exception of the characters, the story fell short


  8. Samantha Rada Samantha Rada says:

    I loved the return of these rich characters, but there wasn t really a strong storyline I kind of wish the author would have just written Invisible Ellen, because in Becoming Ellen, it seemed to me that Ellen had taken steps backward from the ending of Invisible Ellen I almost was getting annoyed with her creeping around and hiding all the time I will say the ending was cute and tied everything up nicely.


  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    This is the sequel to Invisible Ellen, which I read over a year ago Definitely read that first I really enjoyed being back in Ellen s world and seeing her continued progress Just like the last book, there are a lot of coincidences and references to Temerity s blindness, but I would totally read another book about Ellen s life


  10. Kim Schuler Kim Schuler says:

    Even better than her first Invisible Ellen


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Becoming Ellen ❮EPUB❯ ✽ Becoming Ellen ✸ Author Shari Shattuck – Polishdarling.co.uk Returning in the bestselling tradition of Jennifer Weiner, Shattuck brilliantly illustrates the deep friendship between two absolutely unforgettable women in this touching yet funny novelEllen Homes i Returning in the bestselling tradition of Jennifer Weiner, Shattuck brilliantly illustrates the deep friendship between two absolutely unforgettable women in this touching yet funny novelEllen Homes is done being invisible Well, sort of Living with her closest friends, Temerity and Justice, has helped her step out of the shell of invisibility she once hid away in She still seeks refuge in solitary time and observing from afar, but she has pushed herself to open up to others in ways that bring her unexpected happiness But when a terrible bus crash upends her normal routine, Ellen finds herself on a whirlwind crusade for the unseen and downtrodden Only this time, helping others including two young children with no one else to turn to will mean facing a pain from her past that she s long tucked away Picking up where Invisible Ellen left off, Becoming Ellen returns us to the touching, poignant, and compassionate world of Ellen Homes as she learns how to navigate the world she has decided to become a part of.

  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Becoming Ellen
  • Shari Shattuck
  • 24 June 2017
  • 0399167625

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10 thoughts on “Becoming Ellen

  1. Melissa Melissa says:

    I loved this book as much as I loved Invisible Ellen Once again, Shari Shattuck has done an amazing job I laughed, smiled, and got teary eyed at times I wanted to hug this book multiple times and hope I get to meet Shari one day so I can hug her for writing these novels It s like a soothing balm for my soul, making me feel like I ate a bowl of my favorite soup I hope she writes another story about Ellen and Temerity soon Great story to end 2015 with and it s going on my favorites list, jus I loved this book as much as I loved Invisible Ellen Once again, Shari Shattuck has done an amazing job I laughed, smiled, and got teary eyed at times I wanted to hug this book multiple times and hope I get to meet Shari one day so I can hug her for writing these novels It s like a soothing balm for my soul, making me feel like I ate a bowl of my favorite soup I hope she writes another story about Ellen and Temerity soon Great story to end 2015 with and it s going on my favorites list, just like Invisible Ellen did last year If you haven t read that one yet, read it first before starting this one, as there are spoilers Bravo to Shari for her excellent storytelling skills


  2. WTF Are You Reading? WTF Are You Reading? says:

    Reviewer s Note Because book 1 of this duology provides readers with a detailed and very relevant backstory which is imperative to the understanding of both the characters and character motivations, which are the basis for book 2 It is strongly suggested that book 1, entitled Invisible Ellen, be read first Ellen Homes has come a long way from the reclusive shadow that readers were introduced to in Invisible Ellen Now living with her best friends, Temerity and Justice Ellen is slowly coming Reviewer s Note Because book 1 of this duology provides readers with a detailed and very relevant backstory which is imperative to the understanding of both the characters and character motivations, which are the basis for book 2 It is strongly suggested that book 1, entitled Invisible Ellen, be read first Ellen Homes has come a long way from the reclusive shadow that readers were introduced to in Invisible Ellen Now living with her best friends, Temerity and Justice Ellen is slowly coming to realize that she is ready to shed the self imposed cloak of invisibility that has been both her shield and her prison for the majority of her life.When the plights of two young children spur Ellen into action She is forced to confront the demons of neglect and abuse in her own tragic past Putting her sleuthing petal to the metal at work, also puts Ellen front and center with very illegal, and evendangerous goings on with some of hershady co workers amid the Costco night shift Becoming Ellen is not a book that is meant to be breezed through It is both emotionally complex and at times, almost painfully slow Readers must understand that Ellen is a woman who has made it through life without many of the social skills or the context for said skills, that most of us take for granted As a result, each attempt to participate in, or change things in her world is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.Surprisingly, there is love to be had amid all the chaos, self discovery, and Temerity inspired Nancy Drewing For Temerity, romance comes at the piano playing hands of her new downstairs neighbor Justice finds his happily with a sweet lady doctor, and Ellen makes three, with the equally shy and incredibly patient musician Rupert.This is a very compelling read, that draws one in and doesn t let go until its ending pages Please be advised that even though the sensitive issues of child abuse and neglect are handled with great respect and care these issues can serve as a trigger for some readers I was provided with a copy of this work as part of Penguin s First To Read program in exchange for the honest review provided


  3. Jaz Davison Jaz Davison says:

    I simply adored this book and the story of Ellen It s such a compelling story of her becoming comfortable in her own skin with the help of some wonderful friends and her helping someone who needs itBeautiful More


  4. Rachel Rachel says:

    This review has spoilers for Invisible Ellen but not for Becoming Ellen Becoming Ellen is the sequel to Invisible Ellen I highly recommend reading that book first to really understand who Ellen is And Ellen is a very damaged individual She has a paralyzing fear of interacting with other people and has used food as an emotional crutch in the past, although not so much in this book.As with Invisible Ellen, there are several subplots that have Temerity and Ellen involving themselves in stic This review has spoilers for Invisible Ellen but not for Becoming Ellen Becoming Ellen is the sequel to Invisible Ellen I highly recommend reading that book first to really understand who Ellen is And Ellen is a very damaged individual She has a paralyzing fear of interacting with other people and has used food as an emotional crutch in the past, although not so much in this book.As with Invisible Ellen, there are several subplots that have Temerity and Ellen involving themselves in sticky situations to try and help people Some of these situations involved the foster care system and as foster parent myself, I was bothered by the inaccuracies of how the system works It s probably not enough to concern someone who isn t familiar with the system but I didn t like it.Ellen still struggles with anxiety and extreme shyness in the book but she is slowly coming out of her shell She lives with Temerity and her brother Justice now instead of living isolated and alone Her scar has been fixed for the most part and her relationship with food is healthier, although still not perfect We learnabout Ellen s childhood which is the reason she became the person she is now.I liked this book but I didn t love it like I loved Invisible Ellen I think it s because Invisible Ellen was mostly focused on Ellen and developing her character Becoming Ellen isfocused on action and plot If there is another book, I would like it to explore the character of Temeritydeeply in addition to following Ellen on her journey.If you read Invisible Ellen then I recommend Becoming Ellen I enjoyed checking in with Ellen, Temerity and Justice


  5. Tonya Tonya says:

    Returning in the bestselling tradition of Jennifer Weiner, Shattuck brilliantly illustrates the deep friendship between two absolutely unforgettable women in this touching yet funny novel.Ellen Homes is done being invisible Well, sort of Living with her closest friends, Temerity and Justice, has helped her step out of the shell of invisibility she once hid away in She still seeks refuge in solitary time and observing from afar, but she has pushed herself to open up to others in ways that bri Returning in the bestselling tradition of Jennifer Weiner, Shattuck brilliantly illustrates the deep friendship between two absolutely unforgettable women in this touching yet funny novel.Ellen Homes is done being invisible Well, sort of Living with her closest friends, Temerity and Justice, has helped her step out of the shell of invisibility she once hid away in She still seeks refuge in solitary time and observing from afar, but she has pushed herself to open up to others in ways that bring her unexpected happiness But when a terrible bus crash upends her normal routine, Ellen finds herself on a whirlwind crusade for the unseen and downtrodden Only this time, helping others including two young children with no one else to turn to will mean facing a pain from her past that she s long tucked away Picking up where Invisible Ellen left off, Becoming Ellen returns us to the touching, poignant, and compassionate world of Ellen Homes as she learns how to navigate the world she has decided to become a part of My thoughts This is not a stand alone book I really wanted to like Ellen, I really wanted to like all the characters and it is a good premise That being said, I just couldn t For twenty years, Ellen willed herself to not be a part of the world But she was feeling jaunty This is how the book started out It just didn t grab me I stuck it out, but I just wasn t thrilled with it She just seems disjointed and odd I wished and hoped for


  6. Patty Patty says:

    Becoming EllenByShari ShattuckWhat it s all aboutIt s all about Ellen She has a blind roommate named Temerityshe is working the night shift at Costcoshe is still a bit chubby but in this book she issocialized When I was reading this book I kept thinking that I read it before but after again reading the back coverI realized I read the first bookInvisible Ellen In that book her life was really sadin this book her life is less sadbut still sadthe Costco cleaning sce Becoming EllenByShari ShattuckWhat it s all aboutIt s all about Ellen She has a blind roommate named Temerityshe is working the night shift at Costcoshe is still a bit chubby but in this book she issocialized When I was reading this book I kept thinking that I read it before but after again reading the back coverI realized I read the first bookInvisible Ellen In that book her life was really sadin this book her life is less sadbut still sadthe Costco cleaning scenes make me want to cry She still has a scarshe is still quiet but in this book she seems to be saving and feeding childrenand she is very good at it Especially when she is in a bus crash with one of the childrenoh my My thoughts after reading this bookI did not like this book I liked Ellen but this book was not for me What I loved bestI loved learning that Ellen is better socially comfortable around people.What potential readers might want to knowI think you really need to read the first book to better understand Ellen Unfortunately I have now read both but I don t think I want to know where Ellen goes nextI am really not that into her


  7. Linda Linda says:

    Many thanks to Firsttoread.com for an advanced digital book of Becoming Ellen by Shari Shattuck in return for my honest review.Becoming Ellen continues where Invisible Ellen left off The characters are charming, quirky, and lovable Their friendship is protective and heart warming they are the best part of this novel However as extraordinary as the character development is, the story itself is lacking Like the first book, It is just too unrealistic These characters are able to move mountai Many thanks to Firsttoread.com for an advanced digital book of Becoming Ellen by Shari Shattuck in return for my honest review.Becoming Ellen continues where Invisible Ellen left off The characters are charming, quirky, and lovable Their friendship is protective and heart warming they are the best part of this novel However as extraordinary as the character development is, the story itself is lacking Like the first book, It is just too unrealistic These characters are able to move mountains Their plans are easily initiated Help is always available, and wrongs are righted It s a beautiful sentiment, and I wish the world worked this way, but unfortunately life is complicated and messy Although these characters have survived adversity, it is just too rosy to be believed.If you can suspend reality, then this is a must read, one to be enjoyed and savored But for this reader, with the exception of the characters, the story fell short


  8. Samantha Rada Samantha Rada says:

    I loved the return of these rich characters, but there wasn t really a strong storyline I kind of wish the author would have just written Invisible Ellen, because in Becoming Ellen, it seemed to me that Ellen had taken steps backward from the ending of Invisible Ellen I almost was getting annoyed with her creeping around and hiding all the time I will say the ending was cute and tied everything up nicely.


  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    This is the sequel to Invisible Ellen, which I read over a year ago Definitely read that first I really enjoyed being back in Ellen s world and seeing her continued progress Just like the last book, there are a lot of coincidences and references to Temerity s blindness, but I would totally read another book about Ellen s life


  10. Kim Schuler Kim Schuler says:

    Even better than her first Invisible Ellen


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