BOOK CLUB: The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away

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Author: Tonya Alexandra
ISBN: 9781489246950
RRP: $19.99
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away is the conclusion of a duology that began with The Impossible Story of Olive In Love and follows the young life of Olive Banks.

Olive is under a gypsy curse that rendered her invisible; she found love with Tom, who was the only person who could see her. Now that she’s been dumped by him she’s set herself a new mission – to have fun.

Her best friend in tow, Olive sets off to see the world despite her invisibility and along the way she discovers that there is another boy who can see her.

Olive has her work cut out for her on her travels between juggling her friends and sorting out her feelings for the boys, her biggest hurdle is trying to defeat her own self-loathing. This story is entrenched in magic and superstition that takes Olive all over; from the Himalayan peaks to New York City and an Irish shore where she just may find her freedom.

I am looking forward to this one, it sounds like a lot of fun. I’m not sure you could write a story like that without wit and a bit of intrigue.

The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away is published by HQ Young Adult and is available now through Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to HQ Young Adult 20 of our Beauty and Lace Members are already reading The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away and you can read what they thought in the comments below. Please be aware there may be spoilers.

19 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away

  1. What a fun book. A great storyline that is most definitely implausible but a whole lot of reading pleasure. Poor Olive will have you laughing and crying.

    An easy read that I really enjoyed spending a weekend with.
    I would absolute recommend it to YA readers and anyone after a healthy dose of escapism!

  2. I loved this book despite it being written for “young adults”. The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away is a story about a young adult named Olive Banks who is invisible thanks to a gypsy curse that was placed on her unborn mother back in Ireland. Somehow the curse has been passed on to Olive and the only person who is ever supposed to see her is her ‘true love’. This book is the second in a duology so the first story followed her romance with Tom who she is now no longer together with. Because of Olive’s invisibility very few people knows she exists so she gets up to a lot of mischief which I think we all would if we were invisible.
    This story is really a trip around the world from Asia to New York to Ireland and England as Olive tries to find her place in the world and accept herself for who she is. On her travels she meets another boy, who can see her which surprises her as she thought she would only have one true love. A rivalry between the boys ensues and it really is a entertaining story.
    As implausible as the story was it was fun to read and I enjoyed following Olive on her journey around the world and would recommend it to anyone who wants a fun light read.
    Thanks to HQ Young Adult and Beauty and Lace for another great read.

  3. The Implausible Story of Olive Far, Far Away by Tonya Alexandra is about a 19 year old affected by an old gypsy curse that makes her invisible.

    After a recent break up Olive decides to travel with her friend Jordan. During their exciting journey, Olive meets another potential.

    The book is the perfect mixture of romance and comedy. Along the way Olive has to deal with the dynamics of different relationships, as well as being on a path to her self discovery.

    I would recommend this book to young adults, as the figurative themes throughout are relatable.

    Thank you to Harlequin Publishers and Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to read this entertaining book.

  4. A big thanku to beauty and lace for letting me review The Implausible Story of Olive Far, Far Away by Tonya Alexandra.

    I didnt realise this was a sequel till after reading it and wish i had of read the first book to learn a bit more about tom, however u can read this without having read the first. Admittedly i have ordered the first book now and look forward to reading it.

    This book was great. Lots of funny moments and thouroughly enjoyed all the mischevious things olive go up to . I found the characters personalities of olive jordan and simon all very relatable and thouroughly enjoyed reading.

    I did question at the beginning weather or not olive was truely inbisible or just felt that way but found clarity pretty quickly. I found myself very curious as to what being invisible was like in her younger years growing up and for this reason i am lookimg forward to reading the first book.

    Overall it a great read about love
    Friendship and finding urself.

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