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Fourteen

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  387 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
High school is hard enough when you do fit in, but if you don't look a certain way or have the right friends, you'd better hope you grow a thick skin to defend yourself from the ones that do. Arianna Weller and Evan Drake are worlds apart, moving in different circles until they are forced together for a science fair project. Putting aside their differences from the past is ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by TWCS Publishing House
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)


Another special snowflake who thinks filing the VIN off of her mess of a fan fiction is appropriate or ethical. I gave it latitude as a fan fiction. It's utterly ridiculous to think this was appropriate to "publish" (outside of the whole taking someone else's characters and trying to profit, fucking ridiculous). The plot was not only improbable it was made impossible by the fact Edward changed his tune almost overnight (something like two weeks).

Missie
Nov 20, 2011 Missie rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, ya
As the constant target of ridicule, Arianna Weller isn't exactly thrilled to be paired up with the hottest guy in school, Evan Drake, for a science fair project (Really? Seniors in High School still have to do Science Fair project? I thought that was a grade school thing. The last one I did was a hot air balloon in the 5th grade. *shrugs*), and Evan is even less so. Doing their best to work with the situation, they decide to try to be friends...until Evan begins to see Anna in a different light. ...more
Aimee
Oct 02, 2011 Aimee rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
I really did enjoy this. It was thought provoking and eye opening. While at first, when reading, I wasn't sure if I really liked Anna. The victim of verbal abuse at school, she kept this shell around her and tried to let everything bounce off of her, being used to it since middle school all for being a plus size girl (and not that much more plus size). At first, this kind of annoyed me. I had wanted to see her softer side. It wasn't until I finished the book and actually thought about it that I ...more
Sandra Stiles
Dec 27, 2011 Sandra Stiles rated it really liked it
This was an awesome book. Bullying comes in all forms. Anna has been the butt of everyone’s jokes for as long as she could remember. The thing is she has done nothing to warrant it except being larger than they think she should be. Instead of retaliating she built a wall around herself. I like to say that the wall protected her from hurt but it is obvious it didn’t. As she and Evan become an item I was often exasperated with her responses to him. Then it hit me that she really had no reason to t ...more
Alix
May 22, 2012 Alix rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
2.5 stars I think...

Although dearly in need of an appointment with an editor for some major syntax issues and an over abundance of completely superfluous commas, I did enjoyed this quick read for what it was - a converted fan fiction. I didn't go into it expecting incandescent prose or an epic adventure worthy of J. K. Rowling, so I wasn't at all disappointed with what I got.

The story, while nothing new and certainly not entirely captivating, was fast moving (at some times to the detriment of ch
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leen
Aug 04, 2013 leen rated it it was amazing
I really liked the plot of the story. It gave hope to a fat person like me...(how I wish a guy like Evan notice me and we'll live happily ever after!!! whahahaahaa!) Anyway, the novel is short unlike others. The characters are not that many and the story, mostly, revolves around the main characters only...
Kei • lovelypagesreviews •
Jul 16, 2013 Kei • lovelypagesreviews • rated it did not like it
I find it hard to believe that a book can be published when there's clearly a huge need for editing. If you can see past that and still make sense then sure it could be readable and maybe, maybe enjoyable...
Colleenla74
Mar 25, 2012 Colleenla74 rated it did not like it
Didn't care for it in it's original fanfic form. Doubt I'd like it now
Deasy Rostianti

Fun-FUCKING-tastic !!!! God....I love the story. I wondered why it took a long time for me to finally read it. Now, I know why...it is because of the cover...I mean...come on... an orchid for a novel called ‘Fourteen’...what the heck...so uninteresting and dull...but as soon as I read the first word...It got me hooked up and I even believed that we shouldn’t judge anything from the cover, especially this C.M Smith’s masterpiece.

Fourteen.

It was not a bad number.

It was not that great, eith

...more
Julie
Aug 26, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
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Aliya
Jul 25, 2011 Aliya rated it really liked it
I began this book thinking the synopsis would be better than the actual book. I assumed Anna would be whiny and annoyingly self conscious. At first I thought she was, but as I got wrapped up in the story I noticed that she was not only acting the way I assumed she would, but it wasn't annoying. She sounded real. Wrongly hurt by people who don't understand her, and trying to get by with defenses up against everyone. But, the great thing is, she pulls it off without sounding annoying, and, instead ...more
Book Twirps
Oct 13, 2011 Book Twirps rated it liked it
Arianna Weller is a size fourteen. The kids at school bully her by calling her fat and generally humiliating her. It’s the end of her senior year, and she knows if she just holds tight, she’ll be out of there soon and never have to deal with these ignorant kids again.

When Arianna is paired up for a science project with super hot Evan Drake, the school’s most popular boy and the guy Arianna has had a crush on for years, she’s afraid of what might happen. Evan is one of the guys who humiliates her
...more
Bia
May 22, 2011 Bia rated it really liked it
I started this book yesterday night and could stop the crying. I'm a mess right now, so I'm going to start this review by stating the obvious: you will need lots and lots of tissues. Bring a whole box! And don’t read this one in public if you don’t want people looking funny at you because you can’t stop the floods from your eyes.

Fourteen is the story about a teenage girl that has "curves", as a friend of mine would say. She is a size 14 and doesn’t seem to get any thinner. Arianna is counting th
...more
Nu
Jun 30, 2015 Nu rated it really liked it
This Pg book was so difficult to read yet sweet as ever. I cannot imagine being bullied like that and still finding it in your heart to forgive time and time again. The things Evan said were so harsh and I know he was a changed man, but still, that was a hell of a lot to get over. The transition to dating was so quick... At that instance I didn't feel the connection between them. I mean, the connection was definitely there closer to the end, but I still felt that quick date was a 180 too quickly ...more
Beth
Jun 24, 2011 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-books
I felt like this story was deja vu'.... Oh, no, that's just my life I was thinking about. I really felt close to Anna- she was "real" and you could relate to her "pain". I think I was shedding tears at some point in each chapter. I also really liked Evan... he was very brave to "change". Fast read... because I just wanted to get to a HEA! ;)

(*Not sure, but I think this story may have been originally posted as a fanfiction... I just felt like I had read this story somewhere before... however, I s
...more
Donna Huber
Sep 05, 2011 Donna Huber rated it liked it
Shelves: mg-ya
This was a good book. It definitely would have been something I read in high school. While I wasn't bullied, I wasn't Miss Popular by a long shot. Smith did a good job of capturing the bitterness and the not being able to let go one feels when in Anna's situation. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads
Ang
Jun 02, 2012 Ang rated it it was amazing
Bullying is such a wide spread epidemic and almost every child has or will be effected by it at some time in their life. This book gave you a glimpse of what emotional damage can be had from cruelty from others. I'm not so sure most children are as strong as Anna in this book but I would hope they could be. I recommend this book to EVERYONE young and old.
A n n a
Feb 07, 2015 A n n a rated it really liked it
Tolle Geschichte aber Sie könnte viel mehr Charakter haben. Ich finde auch in so einer Situation kann man mit erhobenem Kopf zur Schule ohne sich runter kriegen zu lassen. Am Schluß ging es doch auch.
Ich war auch keine Superbeliebte. Aber wenn man mit sich im reinen ist ist alles genau richtig.
Oder man währt sich mit einer frechen Klappe ;)
Klaudyna Z.
Nov 17, 2011 Klaudyna Z. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books, romance
This book was excellent although I think a bit unrealistic. I don't know how many "popular" guys would just all of a sudden fall in love with someone who was constantly picked on in high school. That being said, I really enjoyed reading this book and am glad that it addressed bullying in high school and that kids are willing to stand up for each other.
Petra (Safari Poet)
It's similar to The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger, just a little darker.
Jill Fox
Jul 23, 2011 Jill Fox rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book.

I felt really sorry for the main character and you couldn't help but root for her.

I could really relate to the character and her situation.

And will read this story again at some point.

Amanda
Sep 12, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook, 2011, 2014, re-read
This was a great book that I read in one sitting. From the beginning it had me crying and sympathizing with Anna. I loved the conversations that Anna and Evan had and felt myself sitting there with them. It's a story about learning to trust, overcoming self-esteem issues, and forgiveness.
Charneen
Feb 13, 2013 Charneen rated it it was amazing
started it at 6 last night read till i was done a wealth of depth written in these pages. prood leapords do change thier spots
Barbara
Oct 07, 2011 Barbara rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book! I enjoyed it immensely !
Ally  Cakes
Feb 04, 2014 Ally Cakes rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Melinda Gray
May 06, 2016 Melinda Gray rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, reviewed
Was disappointed with the ending after having read online in the original format. I still like the story, but like the original better.
Bozhidara Krumova
Sep 12, 2012 Bozhidara Krumova rated it liked it
Nothing special, really. The ending was predictable, but overall it was okay.
Good way to lose a few hours.
abw05
Mar 02, 2014 abw05 rated it liked it
I loved this as fanfic.
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C.M. Smith doesn’t remember ever not writing or reading. Like so many young children, her mother and grandmother read to her every night before she went to bed and before long, she’d decided to try her hand at writing something of her own. She has spent the better part of her life writing short stories or novels that she’s only shared with a few select people. She finally took the plunge in late 2 ...more
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