Forks, Knives and Spoons

A Novel by Leah DeCesare

Storyline: There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond. Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guys—from slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporks—all while trying to learn if the UCS holds true. On the quest to find their perfect steak knives, they learn to believe in themselves—and not to settle in love or life.

I thought the idea of the whole Utensil Classification System was so fun at first. It was a unique take on a fathers “boys only want one thing” talk… but the more I read it and the more it became a bit odd, and it felt wrong and started feeling really mean, to stereotype men into different and assumed categories. Without even knowing the guys or anything about the guys first. I wasn’t a fan of that. But aside from that, overall the story was cute, sweet, romantic, dramatic…It was a typical 80’s/90’s vibes romance movie story. The story –like many others– has three parts to it. Part one ends freshman year, but part two is two years later… what? I was so confused as to why we skipped two years of school?? Honestly it felt odd that it was such a big jump from one page to the next. I also felt like it skimmed over a lot of stuff at times. But overall it was a really good book!

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