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Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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Sep 03, 09

Read in September, 2009

Crazy Beautiful is a contemporary twist on Beauty and the Beast. It’s a resplendent love story about looking beneath the surface, forgiveness and second chances. Even though it may seem to be about the love between the two characters, ultimately it’s about loving yourself as well. Told in alternating perspectives between Lucius and Aurora, it gives an unique edge to the story.

Baratz-Logsted’s characterization is excellent. Lucius and Aurora aren’t outlandish, they’re two very normal, struggling teens and that is what makes them really appealing. A continuation of the back story to Lucius current state would have been appreciated, it was lightly touched on but never fully explained. What exactly was he doing when he lost his hands?

Despite it's darker tones, I also found various moments of humor thrown in, which only added to the novels vast appeal. The writing was engaging, it kept the pages turning quickly until the much to sudden end!

Overall an emotional and unique story.
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