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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
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Jul 06, 2015

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, fiction, not-so-good, romance, eng
Read from January 01 to 04, 2012

*** Contains some spoilers,don't read if you are just starting Beautiful Disaster***

Beautiful Disaster started so good - we have a bad boy, a smart, quiet girl, tension between them and a great setting for some hot romance. Wow! I was hooked after page one.

Then I got to the middle and I felt like screaming! Everything just fell apart. Nooooooo!!!
After that, it became worse and worse. The second half of the book was just wrong in so many ways that the whole thing made me angry.

The bad boy changed so much it made me want to slap him every time he said he loved her - and that was pretty much what he said every time he opened his mouth. It was ridiculous!
He was this troubled but cool guy when he met Abby and after hanging out with her for a while he became obsessed, violent stalker, which is not cool/sexy at all.

Also:
“I don’t get scared very often,” he said finally. “I was scared the first morning I woke up and you weren’t here. I was scared when you left me after Vegas. I was SCARED when I thought I was going to have to tell my dad that Trent had died in that building. But when I saw you across the flames in that basement…I was TERRIFIED. I made it to the door, was a few feet from the exit, and I couldn’t leave.”
Something here just sounds wrong to me. It's not a big deal, but it does bother me. I just can't imagine someone feeling only scared about a family member death and terrified about possible danger of the same for the girlfriend/boyfriend. I mean, you love them both, so can you really put one before the other? That probably wasn't the intention of this part (he was just trying to show his love for her, I know), but it came out wrong and I don't like it. It's just another proof that he is nothing but an obsessed jerk.

Abby seemed smart and interesting in the first half, but then she changed as well. She became one of the most annoying characters I have ever read about. She just jumped from being a normal girl to this self-centered, stupid person that all of the sudden every guy wants. Oh, give me a break! She played with both Travis and Parker and they weren't even mad at her (not for real at least) because she is just oh-so-fu..ing-beautiful-and-awesome that both of them wanted to be friends with her after she hooked up and turned her back to both of them for I don't know how many times.
She was ok with Travis punching and kicking people just because they dared to talk to ''love of his life'', with him destroying the apartment and yelling at their friends because of her.
He made her change her clothes just because it was too sexy for him and she didn't even blink. Even her tatto didn't say ''Travis'' but ''Mrs. Maddox'', just to make sure everyone knows that she belongs to him.
All those things just scream DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in the future!

And what was with EVERYONE always staring and gossiping about her and Travis? I went to colledge and lived in a dorm and sure, there’s always gossip that goes around, but this was just too much. I mean, it felt like every single time she walked in cafeteria everyone just stopped living their lives and concentrated on her and Travis and every single move they made.
A certain fight between America and Shep (just becouse they were around when Abby and Travis were fighting) was plain stupid. They love each other so much, but when their friends do something stupid (which is all the time) they are allways somehow affected.
It felt like all other characters were nothing more than puppets and all they did was watch Abby and Travis, talk and think about two of them.

And the end - the ‘’big finale’’. It was... Well, I don't know what the hell was that, but I know I did not like it at all.

I give it 2 stars just because of the first few chapters, which were beautiful. Everything else was disaster.
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Glass Nadam se da će ti se svidjeti. Morat ću je i ja ponovo pročitati - da vidim da li je je stvarto tako dobra ili me je samo "ponijelo"...


Ivana S. Mene je već oborila s nogu. Ne znam šta će biti do kraja, ali zasad sam stvarno oduševljena. Ugodno me iznenadilo što nisu u srednjoj školi, to mi je baš osvježenje.
Kakav je kraj? Mene sve nešto strah da će mi negdje nešto pokvariti dojam...


Glass E, to zavisi od toga kakav si tip cure. Samo ću ti to reći - nemoj da čitaš tuđe osvrte i komentare dok ne pročitaš.


Ivana S. Heh, pa kao da sam znala - inače pročitam pokoji review (gdje nema spoilera) kad odlučim čiati nešto, al ovaj put nisam još ni jedan. Poslušat ću te i nastavljam dalje, sad me još više zanima na šta će sve ličiti do kraja...


Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner Opa,znači dijelimo isto mišljenje o ovoj knjizi. Ja sam zbog nekog razloga dala 4(ali ako pogledaš moj review vidjećeš da su same kritike u njemu :P). Valjda da ne uvijedim ljude koji su mi preporučili. Travis je postao još veći luđak u drugoj polovici knjige koja je bila katastrofalna.


Ivana S. Drago mi je što se slažemo, makar smo u manjini :) Evo sad sam pročitala tvoj review, ranije nisam jer sam zbog ocjene mislila da se i tebi sviđa kao i ostalima. Baš me nasmijalo ono s tuširanjem - u pravu si, na svakoj drugoj stranici je netko pod tušem :)

Žao mi je zbog ove knjige jer je imala potencijala postati mi jedna od najdražih, a onda se odjednom sve okrenulo za 360 stupnjeva. Šteta. A Travis... Hvata me jeza kad pomislim koliko je cura napisalo da žele nekog takvog u stvarnom životu. Zamisli samo da se svaki dan moraš nositi sa onakvom opsjednutom budaletinom. Užas!


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