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Losing the Field

Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Cal Wembly
Series: Field Party, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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The fourth book in the number one New York Times best-selling Field Party series - a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pickup trucks - from USA Today best-selling author Abbi Glines.

Tallulah Liddell had been defined by her appearance for as long as she could remember. Overweight and insecure, she preferred to fly under the radar, drawing as little attention to herself as possible, so no one can hurt her. The only boy who did seem to ever notice her was her longtime crush, Nash Lee. But when he laughs at a joke aimed at Tallulah the summer before their senior year, Tallulah’s love dissipates, and she becomes determined to lose weight, to no longer be an object of her classmates’ - and especially Nash’s - ridicule.

Nash Lee has it all - he’s the star running back of Lawton’s football team, being scouted by Division I colleges, and on track to have a carefree senior year. But when an accident leaves him with a permanent limp, all of Nash’s present and future plans are destroyed, leaving him bitter, angry, and unrecognizable from the person he used to be.

Facing a new school year with her new body, Tallulah is out to seek revenge on Nash’s cruelty. All does not go according to plan, though, and Tallulah and Nash unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. But with all the pain resting in each of their hearts, can their love survive? 

©2018 Abbi Glines (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Jenny Lynn
  • 10-01-19

Love this series

This book was the most emotional one in the series but it didn't really fit on with the others. Lots of serious topics and seemed to be all over the place. The ending seemed very abrupt....no epilogue to know if they actually end up back together. Very disappointed.

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  • Linda
  • 24-08-18

Field Party

Such a good book. I love all of the field party books. I need more

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  • Christina Russell
  • 02-08-19

Narrative made me want to return the book


I love the series. This is the third book in the series but the narration of the 2 characters were
horrible. I wish I could return it because the voice of the girl is unbearable. I can tolerate the guy
narrative but girl narrative is awful, hard to listen to. Please listen to sample before purchasing.

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  • Bobbie-Lynn
  • 15-10-18

Love this series.

I love the Field party series but I'm confused with the narrator. Shows Candace Thaxton as the narrator who sounds just like Shayna Thibodeaux. are they the same person? not thT I mind. I like he voice and narrations. just confused because I like to search for other books by the narrators and this kind of threw me off a bit.

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  • Luz Greer
  • 08-10-18

Cryer

I love Abbi's books. However, I want to read a book where the girl or guy don't forgive that easy. It was great until Tallulah forgave Nash within 5 minutes of braking into her house. Other than that, the story was great. I cried from the beginning of the book.

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  • Lauren
  • 03-10-18

Narrator sounds like Marge Simpson

Story was ok, but the narration ruined it. It wasn't as good as the first book.

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  • Michelle
  • 01-09-18

Great Friday Night Read!

I really enjoyed this story of being lost, finding ones self, friendship, love, loss, heartache... it deals with so many things and it’s brought together beautifully.

The writing is great, the narrators (I purchased the audio and listened) were really good at bringing the characters voices to life. They did a great job.

Tallulah was a great character, she is the epitome of what some girls go through in HS. Being overweight most of her life, she’s no stranger to the snickers, harsh words, ridicule, heartache, loneliness, and feeling worthless and unloved. But she has a great spirit and tries to not let that get her down. I hated when she would put herself down because she really had some great qualities about her.

Nash was your typical jock, but he was always nice to Tallulah when she was invisible to everyone else, and she had went to school with this kids practically her entire life. Until an accident changed him. Everyone noticed, even Tallulah. He has a hard time accepting his fate and isn’t ready to face a life without his one main love, football.

Lots of lessons to be learned in this book, and how these characters handled these lessons (albeit they didn’t do so good at first, it took time, as with a lot of people. But they got there!) was great to see. Although I do think Tallulah could have been more forceful and adamant in a certain situation, but I know until her senior year and her weight loss, she was practically a wallflower and didn’t really know how to react to certain situations, not that it was her fault mind you, it wasn’t.

The only things I can “complain” about is that
1) she keeps saying how fat she was. But after one summer she went back skinny. She couldn’t have been too overweight that she went back after 3 months real skinny. And definitely wouldn’t be that huge of a transformation that kids at school wouldn’t recognize her. But then again, she was always a wallflower, blending into the background, not wanting to be noticed so that probably had more to do with it that her transformation. Lol

2) I WANTED AN EPILOGUE! Or at least another chapter or two. It seems we are left hanging just a bit there at the end. Not to spoil too much, but I wonder if she went back (those who read it know what I mea lol) and how others treated her after the fact. Truly, I really wanted more of these characters and hope maybe one day the author will do a bonus epilogue down the round for these two.

All in all, I really enjoyed the story and how things went. A great Friday night read. (Ironically I finished this on a Friday lol). Makes me miss HS football nights when my girls were in band.