Want (Want #1)
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When we sin again, I think I could be in love with the devil.
I tip my invisible hat to Stephanie Lawton for writing such a beautifully flawed book.
Dust motes float in the air, dancing it seems to the quiet energy of his music. I feel his sadness now more than ever. He says much, much more through the piano than he ever does with his spare words.
My blind assumption that this was just another student/teacher affair was completely wrong. This is not your run-of-the-mill Mary Kay Letourneau st...more
Want turned out to be much more then I expected.
As part of our new feature - Autumn Taboo, we are reading books about student/teacher relationships. This book, in its basis, it about that. Julianne Becker is a 17 year-old talented piano-player and is preparing for her audition for New England Conservatory. After her mentor gets sick, comes the mysterious Isaac Laroche who himself graduated in NEC. Who better to teach her?
So it started really g...more
First I have to congratulate the designer on the cover because it is not only beautiful but very significant to the story.
WANT was a real surprise...
Julianne is a southern girl of 17 years whose passion is music. When her piano instructor get sick, start taking classes with Isaac. As the days pass, the attraction between them becomes complicated by the age difference and the problems that each of them has.
While the beginning of the story is slow, the story is strong e...more
On face value, Julianne is an average girl with an above-average talent. Underneath, she is an insecure, confused girl,...more
Family dysfunction and age of consent are issues that seem to way heavy on ones mind when you finish Want. I like that it lingers in my mind well after the last page. For me the age thing was never an issue.
Juli's family situation is just horrid and I really wanted to kill her Dad. HOW could you?????
The main character in Want is Julianne, a complex, interesting and immensely talented seventeen-year-old. She faces a horrific home life, the psychological impact o...more
I'm not usually into teacher-student or age-difference romance but I was flipping page after page of Want like a lunatic.
Isaac WHY? I had so much patience and faith in you. Why must you break my heart and tear Juli's like that??
Juli, can I adopt you in my family and shower you with the love and care that you never had but deserve more than anyone else? Your psychotic breakdowns did very unhealthy things to my heart but I know...more
To be honest, the cover is what first drew me into to this book. It’s just beautiful. The story itself was intriguing, but within it, laid a much darker tale.
**Possible spoilers ahead**
This is not another typical YA. It dealt with a lot of difficult issues, and I do mean a lot. Our heroine, Julianne, has a horrible home life and leads a life full of secrets. Her mother has severe mental issues and often times, takes her anger and frustration out on Juli. She practically keeps...more
I couldn't agree more with other readers that this was beautifully written. Talent, madness, romance, hope..Stephanie Lawton made you feel every emotion possible.
I was hooked by the cover and the ending was the cherry on top. I recommend a tissue by the last chapters.
Every woman should have their own Dave. I secretly hope there is a book in the works that continues their journey. I would love to see where that goes.
Julianne (Juli)’s only wish is to get into New England Conservatory. When her old piano teacher has stroke and his job is transferred to his nephew, Juli thinks that this is a sign. Her new piano teacher, Isaac, is graduated from New England Conservatory. Isaac doesn’t show any emotional feeling at first, but as they spend more time together, he starts to smile and talk mo...more
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WoW! That was INTENSE!
I think this review will have a few confessions in it. For example… I confess that prior to this book being released I was drawn immediately to the cover. I confess that I passed on it because books like these are the reasons why I also hate to watch the news; hate to be emotionally and mentally beat up (the real world can be ugly). I confess that I hate...more
Guess what happened?
I botched the audition. And then threw up....more
I'll sum up my review to what I liked and did't like.
- Mr. Cline. He was family to Julianne and the only one who actually had some sense in him, besides being a really likable character.
- Dave. I connected with him from the moment he steped into Julianne's studio. He was there for her whenever she needed him and even when she didn't.
- The ending.(view spoiler)[I was actually glad that Isaac left. Who knows where, but he left. The asshole.
I liked that she...more
Juli seems to have a perfect family on the outside and that’s just the way her mother wants it, but there are unsettling things happening under the surface. It seems like Isaac might be the only one who can understand what Juli is going through, but Isaac has...more
Why was that so hard? Because this book is seductive and completely twisted. I wasn’t expecting this story to be so dark, but there wer...more
Trying to form a relationship with him could be the end to either him or her.
"Love can't always be based off of the heart. Sometimes you must use your head."
First off I have to say that 99.9% of the time I read paranormal...more
Just finished a few minutes ago, my god, it was so awesome, I can't even describe it. Maybe I should sleep first because after all it's 1am and hope tomorrow will bring clear mind for my review.
23.10.2012, 4.05 PM
First, I should warn you I'm still in the moment when I finished a book that I loved, I don't know how to describe it. So this review is all my thoughts and my feeling about Want.
I tend to taking turn book genre to avoid boredom, yet sometimes I can't decide what book I want t...more
Stephanie Lawton presents us with a southern world, steeped in tradition and dark secrets. The MC, Julianne is flawed and "real" and I was rooting for her from page one. What a wonderful departure this was from the usual perfect life, beautiful flawless MC's present in so much of today's YA...more
I finished Want in a day. Couldn’t put it down, much to my husband’s annoyance! I adored this darkly seductive story with its dysfunctional characters even though the violence, abuse, and self-harming were an excruciating read – at times. (But the book is about so much more than just...more
Wow, this book was really good!!Like really!!LOL…Want definitely takes your emotions on a ride. At first I thought I knew what would happen but towards the end I was intrigued because things weren’t panning out like I expected. I could not figure what in hell would happen next for the life of me, and Stephanie Lawton sure surprises us. But life is like that; you never know how your story will turn out or who will come out your hero in the end…. This story showed me that.
The ending was no...more
By the second paragraph, I was engulfed into Want.
The writing is exceptional. It flows like poetry.
It has a touch of forbidden lust, a damaged family, and one very talented girl.
Julianne is a brilliant pianist. When her instructor turns ill, he suggests that she employ the help of his equally talented grandson, Isaac Laroche. (view spoiler)[Good grief. Even his name is hot. (...more
OK I am gonna say few words no no more than that.
Very good,excellent,beautifully written , touching story for me. It was so filled with it . God I couldn't stop my tears while reading it. and yes, The unpredictable ending..
Characters so well developed. I could relate myself to the girl , her emotions ,her reasons.
I haven't read such a book in my life..will call it the best book of the year.
The girl ,Juliana ,Juli what soever wa...more
This book was so different; It was one of those books that even after I finished reading it I kept thinking about it and the characters. What I like most about it is that it is real, real in that it deals with real problems that happen to real people, it doesn't hold mystical creatures like vampires and such which was refreshing for a change. It dealt with real life issues like abuse and depression, and the struggle with what to do with your life when nothing goes your way and ev...more
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