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The Stuttering Tattoo

3.06  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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Published December 13th 2011 by Greg Logsted (first published December 11th 2011)
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Vanya D.
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Oh my goodness!!! I finished it!!! And I'm stunned beyond reason! I haven't felt like this ever since I read "Shatter Me" a couple of months ago. "The Stuttering Tattoo" was a phenomenon all on its own. I LOVED IT.

I'm too thrilled to write a review at the moment, so I'll do it tomorrow. But I"m just gonna say that it was beyond worth my time. :)))

*** tomorrow ***

Okay, now that I've got my wits about, let's see what I could say about this book.
First and foremost, it was grammar friendly. That i
Jill Elizabeth
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
My review copy of The Stuttering Tattoo was generously provided by the author, Greg Logsted, through the good folks at NetGalley.

Steven Bishop is a regular guy living a regular life (well, except for the fact that his dad is a cop and that his best friend is a grown man and former Colombian drug cartel enforcer, who also happens to be his boss and the person teaching him martial arts) – until he meets a mysterious new girl who shows up at school one day out of the blue. His experience with her c
RaeLynn Fry
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA guys
Shelves: 2012
The Sutttering Tattoo
By Greg Logsted
YA Thriller
4/5 coffee beans
Spoilers? Nah
Available now on ebook
Favorite line in the book: “You have to launch yourself into your passion. You have to lose yourself in your dreams. You can’t allow yourself to fall short to be less than who you are.”

This was an ARC I received through Net Galley (that really is a rockin’ site). This book is outside my normal realm of reading (I’m not really a thriller/mystery kind of gal) but the cover was awesome so I decide
Dec 24, 2011 rated it really liked it

This was a lot better then I thought it would be. Lots of great action! And anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for a book told in an Teenage Boy's POV :)

The book starts off with Steven Bishop in Algebra class. He's daydreaming as usual, when the substitue teacher calls on him. He doesn't know what they're talking about, doesnt' care.

Everyone knows he's the kid that doesn't talk much anyways. A couple of years ago, his stuttering was really bad. It's gotten a lot better now, but he still has
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
“The stuttering tattoo” è rimasto diverso tempo congelato perché non riuscivo a proseguire, non so perché ma la storia non mi aveva preso per nulla. L’altro giorno ho deciso di sfruttare gli ultimi giorni prima che mi scadesse il galley per terminare la lettura, e la chance che gli ho dato non è andata proprio persa.

Steven Bishop ha diciassette anni, vive con suo padre dopo che la madre li ha abbandonati in una piccola cittadina del Connecticut chiamata Tall Trees. La sua vita è piuttosto ordina
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Steven Bishop is extraordinarily ordinary. He goes to school. He rides his motorcycle. He stutters. His best friend is a former Colombian cartel hit man turned cook/construction worker. You know, ordinary. All that changes the day Becky Moore walks into his classroom. Becky is dazzling, enigmatic.

One day Steven gives Becky a ride home on his motorcycle. There, they discover a severed arm, one of, the fingers still has an unusual ring attached: a circle, in the middle of which is a heart at the c
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Honestly I am having a hard time reviewing this novel. It is difficult to get my thoughts and feelings about the book together. On some level, I really enjoyed The Stuttering Tattoo. On another level all together I really didn't. Steven is a high school student built like a linebacker, but only interested in riding in his motorcycle and getting the heck out of town. He also has a stutter and few friends. When new student Becky shows up at his school he is immediately drawn to her and she to him. ...more
Jan 17, 2012 rated it liked it
The Stuttering Tattoo
Steven Bishop rides a motorcycle ( he restored himself), is built like a star quarter backer and has a stutter. He lives in a town not the middle of nowhere and his dad works as a cop, is mom ditched them a while back and he’s just waiting for the opportunity for fun to come kick the boredom out of his life, and that it does in the form of the mysterious Becky. And doesn’t he wish that he’d stayed bored.

When Becky comes to school she looks past the stutter and with her wei
Angela Sunshine
Hmm, I was not impressed by this book. I liked the story, but there were just too many things that bothered me to say I enjoyed it.

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Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm not going to lie, it was a little difficult getting into.

Steven is this young man who has a stuttering issue and who meets Becky, a new girl in his school. After offering her a ride home on his motorcycle, they discovered a severed arm, and suddenly things go from dull to wow.

This turns into an adventure, with mystery and twists at each corner. Armed with his ex-con best friend, a pen, and Sudoku Steven and Becky go through the world that Logsted has created filled with action at every turn.
Feb 10, 2012 rated it liked it
The Stuttering Tattoo tells the story of Steven, a boy with problems of stuttering, rather taciturn, but very smart. One day in class, he met Becky. For Steven it’s love at first sight. The sentiment seems mutual, but after he offered her a ride home and they discovered a severed arm in the girl’s garden, the situation becomes much more complicated. What does that tattoo with the number 37 on the arm that they found means? Whose arm is that? But above all, why Steven has the impression that Beck ...more
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, netgalley
1.5 stars

Phew! This is a short read that I read during one of my Goodreads Group read-a-thon last weekend. It was so much fun. This short book fit in nicely.

To start with, the book seemed good, a little confusing, little mysterious and as with mystery/ thriller books, I thought it will all clear out slowly. But well, it didn't.

A new girl comes in school and the next day a severed hand is found. Interesting, huh? I thought so too. A few days later, the body is found. Who is she? Who killed her? I
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
This managed to go off in a direction I wasn’t expecting, but I found it surprisingly enjoyable. The romantic pairing wasn’t as prominent as I’d originally thought it would be, but the whole mob-family aspect took things on a fun ride. Bodies dropping, split personalities, motorbike chases—there was never really a lull. The stuttering, while apparent in Steven’s dialogue, blended into the narrative and was used effectively throughout. He was picked on very minimally, which was nice to see, with ...more
Dec 26, 2011 rated it liked it
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The Stuttering Tattoo by Greg Logsted

The Stuttering Tattoo is about Steven a high school "boy next door" type who instantly falls for the new girl Becky. After offering her a ride home after school they discover a severed arm in Becky's yard. Then begins the mystery and Steven slowly begins to realize that there is alot more to Becky then he thought.

For the most part, I liked the Stuttering Tattoo, it was easy to read, I enjoyed the characters..but after awhile I honestly just wanted it to end.
May 26, 2012 rated it liked it
The Stuttering Tattoo is my first Greg Logsted book, and I have to say that it was interesting but nothing mind-blowing. The suspense works well enough – seriously, who can put down a book when the characters stumble upon a severed arm in the backyard? Steven seemed like the trustworthy narrator who will sniff out the truth, and Becky a disarming coincidence that may or may not warrant suspicions. They started off with enough spark to draw me in, but seemed to lose momentum as the story went on ...more
Jan 18, 2012 added it
This is an interesting teen mystery, although I would definitely recommend to high school students due to the violence. Steven falls for the new girl, Becky, right away, and is determined to help her solve her problems with the mysterious 37. My only frustration with this book is that the title really doesn't have anything to do with the book - Steven and Becky aren't defined by his stuttering or her tattoo.
Dec 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Fun ride! Review to come.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Ended conflicted about this book. More review to come.
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good book, very enjoyable, kept my interest and intrigue all through, but there was no great reveal as I kept expecting.

Nice happy ending though.

Good winters day read!
Mar 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: advanced-copy, nook, teen
an excellently paced thriller for the teen set. sort of a pre- grisham or patterson type of book. good mystery and likeable characters.
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I received this e-book from NetGalley but just could not get into it.
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Greg Logsted has lived in Connecticut his whole life. He occasionally escapes but always comes back. He suspects that strings are attached. When he’s not writing he’s climbing ladders, drinking coffee, and turning night into day. He presently lives in Danbury with his wife Lauren Baratz-Logsted and their daughter Jackie.
“What... what are you doing here?"
He's shaking his head as he walks my way; a steaming coffee mug is in his hand.
"What am I doing here? I live here."
"Y-you do? How did I get here?"
He starts to laugh. "You don't remember?"
"No... I really don't."
He places the mug in front of me. "You called me on your cell. I found you spaced out of your mind in an alley behind the bar. You were talking to a cat. You claimed it was your mother.”
“I start walking toward my bike with renewed purpose.
"I don't think I need any help to knock on a door."
Carlos yells, "Be careful, my friend. The problem with knocking on doors is you're never quite sure who's going to be on the other side.”
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