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Preview — Life of the Party by Christine Anderson
Life of the Party
Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Taylor can't wait to be free; free from high school, the shadow of her perfect older sister, and her disapproving parents. The rebellious party girl has a perfect accomplice in best friend Riley, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who scores them drugs, booze and under-age entry into th ...more
Warning: This is a hard but so real of a read. Tears will be shed!
The prospect of turning eighteen only means one word to Mackenzie...freedom.
”I was seventeen, and invincible, and ready for a good time, eager and willing to experience everything life had to offer.”
”This was freedom. Sheer, complete, irresponsibility.”
Mackenzie isn’t prepared for life. Well she’s young and partying is just easier than trying or coping. Drugs are her only coping mechan ...more
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Didn't expect to love this book as much as I did, when I read about it I wasn't sure it was the kind of thing I'd like so I sampled it first and as soon as I did I bought it straight away and continued to read because I was hooked!
Such a deep and dark read, you see Mackenzie going further and further and down a dark path, sometimes being lead down that path by those you feel ...more
Mac and Riley are best friends. Their favorite pastime is to get drunk and high. Hey, they're young, why not? Everything is great until Riley decided he needs to get clean. Mac, feeling abandoned by her best friend, delves deeper into the world ...more
This book honestly had me in tears. It raised so many emotions in me, some that i felt in my own life, and some that the writer was able to invoke in me.
Mackenzie is in a dark place, and it only gets darker for her. Sometimes, even your best friend can't do or say anything to bring you out of it. And th ...more
Have you ever read a book where it was so good, you got so caught up in it you couldn’t put it down? You hit a part that leaves an ache in your chest? (And it’s not gas, despite what Granny-ma said.) You know what’s coming, but have to read as furiously fast as you can. You jus ...more
Wow. I almost gave it 5♥'s, but there were times in the middle that dragged a little for me. I found myself rooting for Mac to finally hit her rock bottom (I was getting sick of her being the life of the party.) I nearly reached a point of just wanting to smack her and physically prevent her from her downward spiral and just hurry up and get it over with. But then she reach that lo ...more
It's such a powerful story.
So beautifully written.
For 2 days, it was my drug…
...and I loved it.
This author has somehow put me deeply in the characters shoes as if I was struggling with addiction myself. It's amazing, the power her words have over you. I'm getting jittery just thinking about finishing it and nervous about the end. I can honestly say this book feels like my drug. It's sadly beautiful.
Not many have read it.
But I want you to know it.
So here it is in g ...more
Life of The Party is very intense book about friendship, self discovery and faith. This is one of those novels that while it's heart wrenching it delivers a very important message that will make you feel renewed and appreciative for the love in your life.
Mackenzie is a seventeen year old girl who's lost and is desperately searching for something to make her feel complete. She loves her family but they are always busy and have been very absent from her life giving her too much f ...more
This book hit me HARD because I have loved ones in my life who have been and one who still is involved in the use of illicit drugs. It destroys lives, which this book illustrates so well.
The read is not an easy one in that it's a very emotional ride. I didn't think this book would hit me like that for some reason, but I cried buckets of tears! Of course, this book took me to places it might not take reader who hasn't or ...more
As most of you already know, I don't rave about books which couldn't even hold my attention for the first 100 pages or so. Well, this book is quite long.. but please don't get intimidated. It had me captivated at the very beginning, and ended up being a winner. IMHO, what this book needs is a devoted ...more
Mackenzie Tayl ...more
Mackenzie and Grey...Their love is both beautiful and tragic. The dangerous path they embark on is heartbreaking and the sacrifices Grey makes for her...
"I'm going to make this right"
"If I have the strength to leave, It'd be the greatest gift that I could give. The greatest gift that I can give, I want you to truly live. I love you, Forgive Me"
How quickly life can change and we can spi ...more
This book was beautifully written and I thank you Christine Anderson for writing this amazing book.
Quotes that just stopped me from breathing
"What have you done to her"
"If I have the strength to leave, It'd be the greatest gift that I could give. The greatest gif ...more
Is this an easy read? No. Not at all. Reading about someone spiraling out of control in a drugged out haze is never pleasant-its gritty, raw and pretty gruesome. But its not all bad. The inspi ...more
I thought I would like this book with all of the other fab reviews. I was also intrigued by the summary description but it just wasn't for me. The cover just did nothing for me.
Mackenzie got to me right away, she seemed extremely spoiled and self absorbed. She never got better for me through the whole entire story, I just really didn't like her. Grey seemed horrible, I didn't get the appeal at all. I do have to say that ...more
I really enjoyed this book that was until the last few chapters. The amounting suspense built up and built up and then in my opinion fizzled out. I felt as If the author was trying to be inspirational but I was left feeling as if the religious aspect to the story was to forced and overbearing. I was expecting the ending to just complete the book and yet I was really annoyed at the 'fakeness' to it. I feel as if the author could have been inspirationa ...more
I am speachless. I absolutely dont know what to say. Just that this book is amazing and emotional. Its beatiful written.
After i read this book i just lie on my bed and cried. I cried for Gray, for Charlie,for Zack and Alex, for Riley and Mac. Because i love them.
This book is absolutelly perfect. Yes it broke my heart, and i was so sad and i cried so much, but it was worth it.I couldnt put this book away. I read it through the nifht.
This bo ...more
It isn't for Mackenzie and Gray's sappy romance arc (too stereotypical, and again, can't relate).
It also isn't for the parties and trash talks that teenagers seem to love to do these days (I'm talking about Mac and Charlie's friendship, eek!).
Also, sorry, I don't buy the religious redemption rant that Ms. Anderson is on about, so the stars aren't for that either ...more
A Powerful, Tragic, Emotionally Driven Read!!!
This was an amazing read but I think this book has left me traumatized! And not in a bad, “oh my, I need to take a valium and forget the world” kind of way, but in a “I will never forget Mac’s story no matter how much time passes!” way.
This st ...more
It is filled with a lot of mature content as far as drug use, so just as a caution for someone younger reading this blog post, or if it is something that you are not interested in reading about, you may want to pass this one by.
This book follows a girl named Mackenzie, and it starts with her close to her last year of high school, a ...more
DRUGS. They are everywhere. Adults do them. Teenagers do them. Kids do them. They are so accessible, it is depressing and frightening. There are no boundaries, none! Not from the dealers nor from the users. And that is plainly sad. You can see 14 years-old children doing them and reach the utmost bottom when their life hasn't even begun yet. Those teenagers can do anything so as to find their next fix. They neglect everything else, all their other needs as long as they can get high. They destroy...more
AND I HATE MAC TOO !
yeah.. i hated him from the first. i HATED mac too !
she was a bitch to her family and i really couldn't get why she hated them so much ?
i really couldn't connect to her in the hating thing !
but i really think that she was bitch
from that you can see that i was team RILEY from the start i loved him i adored him and i really really DON'T think (view spoiler)[he deserved to be with her at the end! he could do so much better than her! (hide spoiler)]
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I like to look back at all my stories and see how my writing has grown. How they progressed from super-sucking to maybe not sucking as bad. Of ...more