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The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan
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Jun 11, 12

bookshelves: realistic
Read from June 10 to 11, 2012

Sometimes cover judging gets me into trouble....
Sometimes, I am just plain wrong.

I judged this cover (negatively). I really thought it looked corny and extremely girly. I mean, it's all pink and bubbly. Blek. I am somewhat girly, but I'm just not a big fan of girly-girl, chick-lit books. And, that is exactly what I thought this was going to be.

But, I had seen so many positive reviews and the synopsis seemed decent, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I'm glad I did.

I love being pleasantly suprised.


My main thoughts after reading this:

I love, love, love Raven.
I cannot believe Debbie actually went through with the Swan thing.
There is no way I would dress up as a bird and prance down the aisle for ANYONE.... (maybe my son, but that's pushing it)
I love the expression: throwing a burkett
This was a lot more deep and emotional that I expected.
'The Tempest' throw-backs didn't bother me

This book reminds me of Scribbler of Dreams, but I like "Lost it" better :)

3.75 stars.... oh, so close to a 4

This is another, I'm a spinster book..... I feel like I am on repeat lately: if I had read this is high school I think I would have loved it. Great, super age appropriate book for YA readers!
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