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Preloved by Shirley Marr
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Jul 03, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: not-even-if-it-was-the-last-book-le, writen-an-actual-review
Read in September, 2012

It's unusual for me to mark a book so low - mainly because i do tend to put it down before finishing if i don't like it.
I'm trying to get out of that habit and finish the books, even if it sends me to sleep (like this one literally did)

I felt like Marr was trying to hard to be cool. Not Amy, Marr. she brought up all these references, and I personally HATE it when things like that are brought up. I guess the classic 80s things are ok, because they are still around today, and in that sense i connected with Amy and her liking of them, but i felt like Marr put WAY to many references to things in this book. In sayin about the 80s stuff though, I'm in my 20s and some of my friends haven't heard about some of these movies... I have serious trouble believing that all the 12-14 years olds that this novel is clearly written for, will know many of those movies...

I think my main problem with this book is that everyone seemed to be trying to hard! Marr was trying to hard to be a 'hip' author, Amy was trying to hard to be what she thought was "cool" (which was actually really lame, cos it sounds like she would have been a neat person - we like SO many of the same things) and Rebecca was trying to hard to not me mainstream, when it was clear she only did it because she was striving for attention! BLERGH

I couldn't connect to any of the characters, and the only thing i anted more on was ore of Stacey/amy/Logans story.

That's all i feel like writing, i'm going to go find another book thats worth the few hours to read.
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