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Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
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Sep 16, 2012

really liked it
Recommended for: Wendy F
Read from September 15 to 16, 2012

Good reading this, though likely not the first time to have funny combined with the sad, not once does it cross the line into hokey and over the top. The way things wrap up, and there really is none… he screws up, but they all do (OK, him most of all) was fine… more than fine because he made me laugh, he made me cringe, and he made me furious, too. Except he screws up and he owns up to it.

A fifteen year old boy’s perspective, I kind of liked it even when I did want to give him a piece of my mind. But he isn’t a bad kid, in fact his heart is in the right place. It just takes his head a while to catch up and see things for what they were. Perhaps that last bit is made more difficult with two girls, one who needs him, another who loves him pulling him in two directions. But these girls aren’t bad girls either, they’re imperfect. Sometimes needy, overly emotional, too sensitive but they’ve both good moments to them too. With Marissa it’s a shred passion, and with Shannon, it’s this new sweet connection between the two, that both of them are exploring.

None of them are perfect, but something in all of them had me wanting them to be better. He is a funny kid and so very aware of it, in fact, it’s his thing. His other thing is trying to be this awesome boyfriend. All his little Houston moments cracked me up as they were supposed to. Pay heed, I’d think except at times it was a little too late. Him and Shannon, lust love sex… all rang true, better there’s an added element of him making things funny. Him and Marissa, it was all about being there for the other. And it was sweet, and I was all conflicted… but all the while, I knew who was talking and what he was feeling. But Blake is young and not as wise as I would want him to be as were the girls in his life. Yet, there’s something that had me hopeful for the all of them.

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