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Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
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May 23, 12

bookshelves: read-in-2012
Read from May 17 to 23, 2012

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Deb Caletti fan. I love all of the things everyone else loves about her books.

That said, I find it shocking that this is the only one of her books that has gotten recognition from the National Book Award. Frankly, I found it way too easy to put this book down and go days without picking it up again; there were too many characters I didn't care about, and Ruby is no more insightful of a narrator than Cassie, Jade, Scarlett, Quinn, Clara or Cricket. Not to mention the plot itself just kind of fell flat for me-- I felt like I knew what was going to happen from the moment Ruby met Travis, and waiting for it was like staring at the sky, waiting for a shooting star. It took forever to happen, then it was just over and nothing really seemed all that different afterward.

All of Deb Caletti's books have the elements that led to this one being an NBA finalist, and every one of them is more interesting. I'm glad I didn't start with Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, because I'm not sure I would have bothered with any of the others.
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