Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Into the Wild

Read Down and Across Online Free - Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion.

With college applications looming, Scott's parents pressure him to get serious and settle on a career path like engineering or medicine. Desperate for help, he sneaks off to Washington, DC, to seek guidance from a famous professor who specializes in grit, the psychology of success.

He never expects an adventure to unfold out of what was supposed to be a one-day visit. But that's what Scott gets when he meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. When the bicycle she lends him gets Scott into a high-speed chase, he knows he's in for the ride of his life. Soon, Scott finds himself sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try--all while opening his eyes to fundamental truths about who he is and who he wants to be.

Title : Down and Across
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ISBN : 0425289877
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 329 pages


Adam rated it ★★★★★

November 20, 2017

Official blurb: "Arvin Ahmadi's voice will be a dynamic entry into YA literature. DOWN AND ACROSS is a thrilling game-changer that touches on the universal journey of self-discovery with a deft hand and riotous humor." I really love this spirited story of grit and self-discovery where failures ar...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

January 12, 2018

Across 1. Amazing 3. Wonderful 4. I loved it Down 2. Yes 5. You should read it 6. Thanks for asking

Lauren rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2017

When a book is blurbed by Adam Silvera, the man behind the spectacular, rip-your-heart-out They Both Die at the End, you know it's going to be, wait, I take that back...not just good excellent. As it turns out, Down and Across is indeed excellent. It's the kind of book that reminds me j...

YA rated it ★★★★☆

January 20, 2018

An outstanding debut novel. Can't wait to gush about it next week on First Reads Friday.

Hazel rated it ★★★★★

March 12, 2018

Visit Stay Bookish for more book reviews! Crossword Clues Note: All bold words with an asterisk* is a synonym of the corresponding word in the puzzle. "These days it feels like every step I take is setting me up for the rest of my life." Across 2. Down and Across is wonderful* and I absolutely en...

Shereen rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 20, 2018

2.5/5 (formerly 3) A solid, cute read! I loved the character development and sheer relatability of all the characters. I liked that each person clearly had their own unique personality traits, and even though some elements seemed overplayed (teenage kid in existential crisis is inspired by gruff m...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

I loved this book so stupid much. The characters are all so well-developed and the main character's struggle to find his future path is something all teenagers (and many adults) will relate to. Extremely necessary and timely and also laugh out loud funny.

Adeeb rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2018

It's truly a rare and magical moment when you come across a book that speaks to you not on a few levels but in so many ways that you can't even count (ha, see what I did there?). Down and Across by debut author Arvin Ahmadi is a true gem. It is a coming-of-age story that follows Saaket (Scott) Fer...

Marie rated it ★★★★☆

January 29, 2018

"Down and Across was a great coming of age story I'd recommend to everyone, really. Charming, witty and really fun to read, this is also a journey about trying to find yourself and why it's okay if it takes time. If it's a work in progress, because after all, we are never entirely finished here....

Emma rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2016

Can't wait to read the final version, but this book is a must read for anyone hankering for a growing-up/adventure story with...crossword puzzles. Trust me on this one. You'll be remiss if you miss.

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