My sister has been nagging me to read this for years and years, so when I saw it at the second hand shop for 20c I thought why not? From there it sat My sister has been nagging me to read this for years and years, so when I saw it at the second hand shop for 20c I thought why not? From there it sat on my shelf, gathering dust for about half a year, before I finally ran out of crappy books to attempt to read. Picking it up when I did was seriously perfect timing for me. Lately I’ve been stuck in an endless cycle of bad books, which has started to really think about why I bother reading any more. While this book is flawed, it’s still worth the read. The emotion that Andrews put into this book astounds me, it’s beyond words. The dialogue at times was corny and unrealistic, but at other times it perfectly set the scene. This book is so realistic, at points it was hard to distinguish fiction from fact.
(view spoiler)[My only two problems with this: 1) Chris and Cathy’s relationship. He raped you, you stupid girl, instead of running back into his arm, run as far away as you can, in the oposite direction. 2) The ending. I wanted both their mother and grandmother to pay for what they did to those poor kids. (hide spoiler)] ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I am seriously sleep deprived and have a headache, so I hope you weren’t expecting an intelligent well thought out review.
This would have to be one oI am seriously sleep deprived and have a headache, so I hope you weren’t expecting an intelligent well thought out review.
This would have to be one of the worst YA books I’ve had the miss fortune of coming across. None of the characters had any redeeming qualities, there wasn’t anything special with the writing style and the plotline was basically non existent
Belly would have to be the most annoying, bratty leading lady. Ever. She has no backbone what so ever, whenever the big bad Conrad picks on her, the best she can come up with is: ‘I’ll tell my mum’ last time I checked that one only works on five year olds. The only purpose for the flashbacks (which I skipped most of them) was to very clearly show that her brattyness was a lifelong thing. During the ones I actually read all she basically did was bitch about being left out of the boys’ games and pine after Conrad. I actually felt sorry for her parents especially her Dad. He tried so hard to make her comfortable in his new apartment, he even bought her a fricken’ piano! But no, it was out of tune, so she just stuck her nose up at it. She even complained about the sheets he’d gotten her. For me it was quite obvious to why Conrad didn’t hook up with her….
Though on the other hand I don’t see why anyone would want to be with Conrad, throughout the book he was just a plain old prick, he constantly used and abused Belly, if she had more of a backbone she would have given up on him a long time ago. I can’t really make much of a comment on Jeremiah from what I read he was one of those characters that was unrealistically happy all the time *gag* Ah Cam, I wanted to like him but he was just too darn perfect and worse than that, he liked to brag about it. I pretty much gave up on this mess after his and Belly’s brag fest. ...more