Reading Deadly Cool is like watching an elf eat syrup-drenched spaghetti in a Christmas movie -- it's the kind of funny that catches you off guard.
DeReading Deadly Cool is like watching an elf eat syrup-drenched spaghetti in a Christmas movie -- it's the kind of funny that catches you off guard.
Deadly Cool is about a girl named Hartley Featherstone who tries to solve a murder mystery in order to clear her ex-boyfriend's name. Obviously, it's not her brightest idea. But that doesn't matter, because Hartley is notoriously funny. And she doesn't even do it on purpose. It catches you off guard.
"How was it fair that I had to conduct a murder investigation and do trig?"
"I was awesome, and I deserved so much better."
And so on and so forth. You get the point. Deadly Cool is surprisingly hilarious, it catches you off guard, yada yada yada. It reminds me of the good ol' days when I could read lightweight fluff and not feel guilty or unintellectual. We all need to get back to those days sometime, and Deadly Cool is the perfect way to get there.
One thing I did realize, though, as I smirked at yet another romance in yet another summer with yet another sad tint (see TheUnashamedly predictable.
One thing I did realize, though, as I smirked at yet another romance in yet another summer with yet another sad tint (see The Summer I Turned Pretty), was that corniness and bad puns was not an excuse to brush something off. Surprisingly, I learned a thing or two from Second Chance Summer.
1) Don't run away from things when it gets hard. Life is about making bad things better, not about letting things go from bad to worse.
2) As if you couldn't piece it together from the title, give people second chances. It makes the world less sucky.
3) Raspberry sorbet and coconut ice cream. Must try sometime.
Those are my thoughts.
EDIT: There is this quote in the book. "You want to know something about gymnastics? . . . The things is that people only get hurt -- really hurt -- when they're trying to play it safe. That's when people get injured, when they pull back at the last second because they're scared. They hurt themselves and other people." Corny but deep....more
GLORY HALLELUJAH. SOME GOOD CHICK LIT. FINALLY. No whining girls. No pathetic pining. And absolutely no inane hysterical rants. YESSSSSS
Okay, so the bGLORY HALLELUJAH. SOME GOOD CHICK LIT. FINALLY. No whining girls. No pathetic pining. And absolutely no inane hysterical rants. YESSSSSS
Okay, so the blurb of this book left me kind of skeptical at first. A girl who decides to use self-help books to get her to stop hopelessly pining for a guy? It sounds sketchy, and cheesy, and overly . . . peppy. But the characters are surprisingly real. There's no set stereotype or generalization. Again, this is some hands-down good chick lit to add to my list (which already includes My Most Excellent Year, The Boys Next Door, Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys, etc.)
The surprising thing is that this book is less about falling in love. It's actually more about falling out of it. That doesn't mean that its any less charming, though. Getting Over Garrett Delaney is still the perfect book to kick off my summer. If anyone's itching for a more lighthearted fix, go read this book :D...more