This book is one of those books that hooks you and doesn't let you go. I literally could not put this book down. I laughed, I cried, I loved. One of mThis book is one of those books that hooks you and doesn't let you go. I literally could not put this book down. I laughed, I cried, I loved. One of my top 5 favorite books of all times!!! I seriously can't wait for book 2!...more
Crazy, I know right?!? I’m a married woman and found myself drooling over Noah…good grief! The bad boy peThis is what I looked like reading this book:
Crazy, I know right?!? I’m a married woman and found myself drooling over Noah…good grief! The bad boy persona turned major hottie had me completely shattered! All I can say is this book is like crack to an addict. I need rehab…
This book needs no review, it’s just that good. I really liked it from the beginning, but halfway though, I literally couldn’t put it down. Life went on around me but I wasn’t part of it. My kids are still alive though, so that’s what matters ;)
Age group…hmmm…if you know me I usually disclose all the dirty details. The book doesn’t have explicit sex but it may as well have it.
It was HOT HOT HOT! Reader beware of temperatures in the room fluctuating without warning.
I would say 17 ish for this book. A mature one at that. It does have language…like all the time. It does say the Lord’s name in vain (I just skip over it). However I really liked the depth of the story. It had good morals and ideals. Like a broken family turned back to good kind of thing. No paranormal element just a good story.
My tribute to Noah: (There just aren’t enough men like this in the world…)
This book wins the award for best copycat book in the history of literature.
I mean, I was seriously thinking that she sat Fifty Shades of Grey sid This book wins the award for best copycat book in the history of literature.
I mean, I was seriously thinking that she sat Fifty Shades of Grey side by side and simply changed the main character’s names. Right from the beginning I was going, “Wait, what book am I reading? Didn’t I read this EXACT same thing in Fifty?!?” Everything from the clumsy, clueless, pitiful girl; down to the powerful billionaire with the shady past. Oh yeah. It really goes there. I think I need a drink…
Now don’t get me wrong. The book wasn’t all horrifyingly mindboggling bad. Which is why I rated it the way I did. I found her writing style to be more blunt than Fifty and I kept looking around the room for Jesus because she kept using his name in one word sentences. I mean, when she wrote it was she looking for him? I hope she finally found him.
Okay, so let’s talk drama. I think this book is the poster child for people with codependency issues complete with Eva, the main character, constantly running away so Gideon, the other main character, could chase her. It was basically a book on how to play tag adult style and the prize for whoever catches the other one first was to blow their brains out with ridiculous sex… over and over and over and over again (to the tenth degree). It got so old that by the time I was halfway through I kind braced myself saying, “Ah, here we go again. Another fourteen pages dedicated to how Gideon was going to rock her world.”
This man must have super human strength because I’ve never heard of a man able to press the replay button six times over in one sitting. Maybe this book was meant to take on a paranormal element… I’m not really sure. Sparkly vampires anyone?
This book made me realize how much I love YA. I have to tell you that all this unrealistic sex that has been drilled into my brain makes me wanna detox.
I need a book that has a complete story line. Not two dysfunctional people that can barely stand on their own two feet and the only thing they have in common are found in their pants.
A story should have depth and mystery. It can be romantic without needing to blow Eva’s lady parts all over the pages. I mean seriously people, have some dignity!
I have to share this crazy sentence...never seen anything like it. I dare you to try and say it in a single breath. Ready...Go!
So here's how it went iI have to share this crazy sentence...never seen anything like it. I dare you to try and say it in a single breath. Ready...Go!
So here's how it went in God's heart: The six or seven or ten of us walked/wheeled in, grazed at the decrepit selection of cookies and lemonade, sat down in the Circle of Trust and listened to Patrick recount for the thousandth time his depressingly miserable life story--how he had cancer in his balls and they thought he was going to die but he didn't die and now here he is, a full-grown adult in a church basement in the 137th nicest city in America, divorced, addicted to video games, mostly friendless, eking out a meager living by exploiting his cancertastic past, slowly working his way toward a master's degree that will not improve his career prospects, waiting , as we all do, for the sword of Damocles to give him the relief that he escaped lo those many years ago when cancer took both of his nuts but spared what only the most generous soul might call his life. AND YOU TOO MIGHT BE SO LUCKY!
*blue in the face and passed out on the floor*...more
I have been eyeing this book for quite some time now. It's a short hard back and I wan't sure if I wanted to invest $17 when I can read it in one sittI have been eyeing this book for quite some time now. It's a short hard back and I wan't sure if I wanted to invest $17 when I can read it in one sitting. Well, lo and behold, my library just got it in so I snagged it. I did in fact end up reading this book in one sitting. I think the thing that struck me the most about this book is how easily I can relate to it. Having been a teen mother myself I knew what she was feeling. And even though she wasn't really pregnant, she still experienced the same humiliation that she would have if she was.
I find so much strength in Gabby's words as she pours her heart out between these pages. She has such a strong disposition that makes you really root for her. I couldn't imagine keeping a secret like she did for 6 months. However, I wished she would have carried the pregnancy longer. It would have been more real. I get why she didn't though. She did want to have some of her senior year with out being pregnant!
One thing I was very impressed with is her writing. It is very clean and doesn't have a lot of curse words. There are a few, but they are tastefully placed throughout the book. I would feel comfortable giving this to a mature middle school student with no thought.
Afterthoughts: All in all this is a good book to read. The underlying message of stereotyping is set forth very well. It is a book that makes you think about your life and how your actions affect others. The only reason I gave it four stars is because some of the times there is a bit of a random rambling that goes on. Almost like an inner monologue that presses on for longer than it should. Other than that, it is a great read. It isn't often that I will sit and read an entire book in one sitting!...more
So, It's a good book. However, I'm just not into Zombies. Had I have known, I probably wouldn't have picked this book up in the first place. Yet, I'mSo, It's a good book. However, I'm just not into Zombies. Had I have known, I probably wouldn't have picked this book up in the first place. Yet, I'm glad I did. It was a very clean read and a breath of fresh air. There was no cussing, no sexual issues of any sort and God was at the forefront. The girl does question her beliefs but in no way does it end with God being on the backburner for good. If you like clean zombie books this is for you! :)...more