A powerful debut novel about a girl living a not-so-glamorous life in a city that's all about glamour.
It always sounds way more glamorous than it is when Susie Shannon tells people that she's from Miami. But Miami's not all sunshine and hotties. It's endless zip codes and mega high schools where, if someone lost anything-including themselves-they just might not find it ag...more
The character development is so good and that's what makes this book and Susie, the protagonist, come to life for the reader. Susie is a 15-year-old girl who lost her mother six years ago and throughout the book she is still coping with her loss. Even though she's obviously emotionally screwed up and a lone ...more
Sí, muchos libros tienen personajes que jamás encontrarás en la vida real
Everything changed when Susie Shannon's mother passed away. Susie's once attentive father is now oblivious toward her, finding solace in his writing. Susie used to trust everyone, opening up to them, cracking a smile here and there, but now she doesn't trust her best friend or even herself. She used to love her life and everything in it, but once her mother passed away, keeping to herself was the way to go.
No boyfriend, one tr ...more
I usually give books that I "like" a three star rating. Because this book does not have any outstanding or unique elements, I can not give it a four or five stars. Plot wise, it kept me reading. I could relate to the characters emotions, and the main character, I feel, is rather realistic instead of being the angst-ridden shallow petty teenagers many writers like to portray us as. There are really sweet moments in this b ...more
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