I want to start out by saying that the writing itself was great. She's a great writer. She kept me reading even though I found myself hating how the sI want to start out by saying that the writing itself was great. She's a great writer. She kept me reading even though I found myself hating how the story felt way too dragged out, the boy part not the wedding part. And I didn't know what the hell was going on between her and her long time boyfriend, Janssen. I still don't think I do. The book is almost over before you learn the reason for the break. It seemed like there wasn't enough interaction with the other characters to me, with the exception of her mom and her brother. Everything with anyone else felt very superficicial, like you barely scratched the surface. I like my books to cut deep, I guess. I loved the stories about Janssen and I even liked him. I think...it's hard to tell though because it's like he was never actually introduced. Like I only ever he about him from second hand conversations I overheard from another room so everything was muffled. It drove me eff-ing batty! Because I'm pretty sure I would have loved him. I liked Cricket. I got all her issues and everything she was trying to sort out. I understood the pull she felt towards Ash and liked how she handled it. But it felt like nothing ever freaking happened. Ever. And then it was over.
Ok this part might be kind of spoiler-y, so watch out.
And I don't even know what happened or what will happen. Or who she ends up with. If anyone. That last paragraph felt so God damn vague I wanted to scream and instead of trying again and figuring it out, here I am typing this. So I dunno all the emails with paragraphs about dogs (I love dogs don't get me wrong, my dog is curled up next to me right now and my husband is always saying he would be so happy if I could love him as much as I love my dog, so I get it) and then just like a few sentences about their relationship? Come on, throw me a bone! I know the dog stuff always tied into the relationship stuff but I was always left wanting more. Still am. Dammit....more
Would have been four stars but I could not stand that she just got over what was done to her at the end of the book. Umm, no! Someone takes away my chWould have been four stars but I could not stand that she just got over what was done to her at the end of the book. Umm, no! Someone takes away my choice about how the rest of my life will turn out when its not absolutely necessary to do so that way and I don't think I would be so easy to forgive and forget....more
I know that I have a new book to add to my favorites list when I finish it without allowing any interruptions, set it down to let everything I just reI know that I have a new book to add to my favorites list when I finish it without allowing any interruptions, set it down to let everything I just read sink in and then have the urge to immediately pick it back up and start at the beginning. I'm trying to restrain myself because, honestly, how many times can I re-read it between now and summer 2012 (come on at least give me a month, a week, a day to count down to...the vague-ness is killing me) before I have the whole thing memorized? I thought I loved the book I read before for it but now I'm like wait, what book? I'm almost mad about it. I will be ruined for any new books I read for at least a month, if not longer.
So, yeah, I guess you could say this was a good book...ok fine it was amazing!...more