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EyeLeash by Jess C. Scott
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Sep 19, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: read-2009
Read in September, 2009

This review was originally posted on my review blog : Falling Off The Shelf.

Jade Ashton is 17 years old, and she's a virgin. It's hard being the only virgin amongst her group of friends, because they are all sexually active and pretty much flaunt it by talking about their own escapades. Jade wants nothing more than to lose her virginity, but she's afraid of a few things. STD's and pregnancy are big issues for Jade, as they should be.

Despite the fact that blogging is so 'not cool' these days, Jade decides to create her own personal blog. When I say personal, I mean, personal, as in, no one else can even read it but herself. She uses it as her own personal diary to convey her thoughts, feelings, and other tidbits that she comes across while surfing the net and reading magazines. It's not long before she starts talking to an old friend, Novan, who used to be such a geek.

Novan has really filled out, and now he's a hot rocker, how cool is that! Jade has a hard time keeping her hormones in check when she's either talking to, or blogging about him. He becomes Jades ticket out of being a virgin, if only he'll agree to being 'friends-with-benefits'. Will it work out?

EyeLeash is most definitely a great read. I was a little skeptical when I saw it, because it's all written out in blog entries, text messages, and instant messages. I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this novel. I felt like I knew Jade, and was extremely interested in seeing how things turned out for her. She's laugh out loud hilarious, as well as shy, which is kind of an odd combination. Jade would be one of those people that you would have to get to know before they'd really open up and show you who they really were.

I loved how Jade was able to speak her mind in her blog, telling us exactly how certain situations made her feel. Sometimes she got so angry that it was like she just typed out random thoughts that confused me, but they were meant to be that way, because who is completely logical when they're ready to tear someones head off? I for one am not.

There were a few things about Jade that I really disliked though. She is a shallow character, pretty much only out for looks when it comes to the opposite sex. She also had a spending problem. The prices of the things that she would purchase were completely ridiculous, which I found confusing because she didn't have a very good job. I guess this was the author's way of telling us that it's when your young that you'll be silly and screw up your credit by maxing out your credit cards.

All in all I really enjoyed this novel, and was actually able to read it within a two day span. If I didn't have to work a full time job in between my reading, I probably could have read it in one sitting. I laughed out loud through most of this book, and at other times I clenched my teeth because I was either angry at Jade herself or one of the other characters. I would recommend this read to young adults at least 17 and older, because there is a lot of sexual talk, and some crude words. I'd like to thank the author, Jess C. Scott for allowing me to review this book, it truly was a pleasure!

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Reading Progress

09/15/2009 page 6
2.08% "A few pages in and already laughing my butt off..good start!"
09/16/2009 page 53
18.4% "Funny Funny..."
09/17/2009 page 99
34.38% "Off to go and try to finish this before work, it's hilarious."
09/17/2009 page 234
81.25% "So close to the end and I have to go to work! Ugh! Taking it with me to finish :)"
09/18/2009 page 288
100.0% "All done! Really cute read, review will be posted later..prolly Saturday :)"

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