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3.39  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  44 reviews
After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley finds herself in a downward spiral. The new album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights.

But soon their collaboration crosses the line and Hayle
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Kindle Edition, first edition, 257 pages
Published August 26th 2013 by BookBaby
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
5 Huge fucked up stars... Even with all the grammatical errors and editing issues. <--there are a lot just overlook them, and they are done on purpose, I think.
The writing is weird but at the same time wonderful as well.....It's like supposed to be how you would talk/think/feel if you were messed up maybe?

Let me go ahead and put a disclaimer:
If you don't like books with major drug use, all types of sex, death, and all kinds of fucked-up-ness then don't read this book.

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This is how I feel af
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
WARNING : Passages included which may cause your brain to hurt. Read on at your own risk.

Trying too hard or not trying hard enough?

There are times when I'm able to overlook writing deficiencies for the sake of storytelling genius. This is not one of those times.

Plush had all the makings of a heart-pounding thriller, but failed to deliver on the total package. I'd like to check out the movie because I think Catherine Hardwicke's style of off-kilter (and sometimes dark) movie-making would lend its
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Christy
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it
3 stars
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Let me just start by saying, I love rockstar books. I don’t mind books with drugs, sex, destruction etc, but for some reason, this one just didn’t work for me. The grammatical errors were a little distracting, and I never truly connected with the main character. There was a lot of crazy, messed up shit and I liked that. Then there was the ending. I didn’t love the ending. But hey, a majority of my friends gave it 5 stars so it may just be a case of it didn’t work for me, but it might for
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Sep 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
*3.666 Messed-Up Stars*

Plush allows you to be Hayley's eyes and skin and live her screwed up life. She reminded me of rock star Courtney Love with her druggie ways. When Hayley is doing drugs it becomes harder to follow what is happening in the story. If you are looking for a polished book with little grammatical errors and has an easy flow then you will be frustrated reading this book. There were a lot of onomatopoeias throughout the writing which I'm use to reading in children's book but not
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
5----Stars!!!!

Me while reading this book:







If you want to know what this book is about--read the blurb! And then multiply the crazy, fucked-up-ness by a million and you have Plush!

Plush is a real-life account of Hayley's rise to fame with the band Plush. It's told entirely in her POV. The writing was very different then anything I have ever read before. Almost poetic. Like it was one big journal entry. I honestly felt like I experienced everything Hayley did--which is quite frightening. Kate Cras
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Pam Godwin
Sep 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
The story had potential. The characters had so much potential. I love the concept, the Fuckedupsville of drugs, death, psycho-art, and self-destruction. I wanted to be sucked into it like an alcoholic, chain-smoking, delusional crackhaggot a la Hunter S. Thompson or Jim Morrison.

Unfortunately, the purple prose killed it. Sometimes it reads like abbreviated text messages (including acronyms: I miss u; I love you; just tell me.). Sometimes it exaggerates sentiment with bizarre out-of-context meta
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Sep 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
I don't think that I have anything positive to say about this book except the fact that I finished it. But is that really a positive thing to say? That's more of a reflection on how jacked up I am for finishing this book. Hoping against hope that there was some redeemable quality in the heroine of this novel that made all this suffering worth while. That there will be enlightenment, contentment, and a warming closure that it was somehow all worth it..... Then after awhile, just wanting HER to en ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed



I don't even know what to say except this is one screwed up book. It follows Hayley through the years from her messed up family life with her brother/best friend, Jake to their rising stardom with their band Plush.

even death won't do us part
Jack & Hayley 4ever


There were 3 male characters in this but I felt like none of them really stood out as the main one.

Jack...Felt right, but it was wrong.
Carter... My heart broke for him.
Enzo... He was a mystery.

If you want the shock factor, I sug
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Brandi
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I honestly do not know where to start. This is a seriously f*cked up story. Brother and sister, Hayley and Jake have an extremely close relationship and share a passion for music. Leaving behind there dysfunctional childhood they set off to become famous.
The drums go. Jack goes. Guitar screams. I'm singing. I forget everything and forgive him for everything. I forgot that I was once a mouse and now I am everything I've ever wanted. In this moment. This one moment. I am free.

There was LOTS
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
*****5 Amazing Stars*****

Have you ever read a book where days after you are still thinking about it? This book has everything in it....sex, drugs, rock, murder, love, hate, angst, humor.....the list just goes on and on.

This is definitely a book which I will be thinking about weeks to follow - that's how much this book touched me.

Did I like the ending? Ahhhh....so-so I was a bit disappointed but the author gives us the chance to make our own.

Now....at first I couldn't get used to the HAHAHA....H
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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Sep 11, 2013 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* by: Jessica **The Good Gif Witch** Cote




BR with my beautiful NEIGHBOR Ana Rita.

Thanks Jessica for your rec!

Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CDXE5...

(thanks for the link Anita!)
Honey Warren
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My heart is beating so fast!!! OMG that ending was SO INTENSE!!! The last 15% of this book had me like this:


I can't describe all the emotions i felt while reading this. A lot of the time i felt icky and disturbed. In the best way of course! I am still in shock at the many twists and turns this book had. It would change one page to another! Dark dark dark! I am still reeling!!!

Read this!!!!!!!
Miss
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Clearly this is a love it or hate it kind of read.

Yes, it was a fucking mess. I have a fondness for damaged character's, but I have to be able to connect with them on some level. I have to be able to feel bad for them when the situation warrants it. I have to be able to understand the pull that draws others to them. I have to be able to imagine myself in their fucked up shoes.

I get what the author was trying to accomplish here. An attempt was made to draw the reader into the fucked up mind of H
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Rosanna
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a little cray cray right now, so I'll try to post a review eventually. Maybe.
Keri
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Um...wow....um...
This turned out to be quite a thriller of a book with sad, disturbed & fucked up characters.
The writing style, that others had already commented on, was indeed hard to follow. I just had to go with it at a few points.
This was definentially a change of pace from what I have been reading, and I don't regret reading it at all.

Tori
Nov 01, 2013 added it
Shelves: read-in-2013, arc, dnf
DNF

Almost halfway in and that was more then enough to know that I and this book would not be bff's and make babies together. An unattractive heroine whose manipulative, narcissistic, drug abusing, sex addictive, and victim screaming left me struggling to feel even one iota of sympathy for her. I don't mind self destructive protagonists as long as I can A. See some growth or B. The spiral is well deserved. In this instance the heroine is a huge hot mess and she enjoys being a huge hot mess. She u
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Hannah
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy holy holy HOLY CRAP! Loved this twisted, mind F*@%!!!! READ IT...just shut up about errors or anything and read it, it's not that hard to follow!...with that said...

H
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CRAP! I loved it, I hated it...cannot even describe wtffff was going on in my head. Took the worst situations, shined some light on it, then screwed it good and hard. Totally twisted and demented and I just couldn't put this book down! Definitely a good read for those who like the weird, messed up, out of your mind bat shit
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Anja
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5~WTF!~Absolutely~F#!?$##~Amazing~Stars!!!







...me after finishing this book..

Ashleigh
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
So I love crazy books that push the boundries and have messed up shit in it that makes your head spin, and that is why I bought this book. This book has drugs, sex and some messed up characters. I did enjoy this book just not as much as I thougth i would i will say the last 15% is what made me rate this higher. If you enjoy a book with all kinds of crazy this is for you. There is also a movie coming out that im sure will be great. Very differnt and interesting read 3.5 stars
readtoomuch
Apr 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
0 stars

Original review can be found on BookLikes.

Uhm...

*scratching my head*

*sigh*

I wasn't going to write a review at all, but I figured I was on a another-dud-book trend anyway, so I may as well leave some reviews for other books that had me questioning my sanity. The writing style was not my cuppa at all. The author tries way too hard to be lyrical, poetic, or... something, but all she did was make me scoff and roll my eyes therefore taking me out the "story," or forming any connection with th
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cammeo
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
"We may be broken, but we're still alive."

This novel might just be one of those included in the fucked-up* lists but could also be one of those in the artsy-semi-genius ones. Yes, there were a lot of grammatical errors, but I learned to appreciate them in a way that it made the novel seem more real, more bare, more raw. The incoherence of some of the words used to form phrases and sentences almost did not matter, because they still seemed beautiful to the ears and eyes. One could almost attribut
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Lauren Anne
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
First, I wanted to mention the writing skill in this book. It was so different from most of the books that I have read. This book is dark, it pulls you in and makes you feel, but with some it might not be a good thing. If you like the cute, fun, quick one-liners that make you laugh and smile, this is not a book for you. Hayley and Jack, a very unique brother and sister relationship, borders on uncomfortable, but never crosses the line. I don't want to give anything away, but once you get into th ...more
Kristy
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Disturbing, trippy and written like a stream of emotions. The story was dark and filled with crazy drugs, sex,etc. I did not love the writing style but the sick lifestyle of the characters made me keep reading.
Robin B
Sep 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
DNF at 6%. The writing makes me want to pound my head into the wall...repeatedly. I couldn't find the will or desire to care to finish it. Or even really start it.
Theresa Jarosick
I apologize for the delay in getting my review posted. Life's been a little crazy lately.

Speaking of crazy...Plush is one crazy, crazy read. But crazy in a good way...

It's gritty, raw, and insane to say the least. It's a rock and roll tragedy and I loved every word.

Haley and her brother Jack dream of making it big with their band Plush. Their close connection and love for one another drives their music and their dream soon become a reality when they make it big in Hollywood. Sex, drugs, rock a
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Tiffany
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

First off let me say this book was not a NA novel. I signed up for the review via one of the New Adult book groups here on Goodreads. This is not to say I disliked the book. But it was like walking into a situation and getting blind sided. Plush has enough dirty realism that you don't just need to be a 'new adult', but a seasoned one who has seen the dark side of the moon (so to speak).

The story revolves around Haley and her bro
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Books On Fire
Apr 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
PLUSH
By Kate Crash
I received this ebook for an honest review. Unfortunately, I could not finish this book. It was troubling to read because
1. I didn’t know if I was reading a screenplay with the improper punctuations (Loc 169 Jack: “I told you we were cool.”) or poetry (Loc263 I am a mouse. / So small. / I have shrunk./ So close to the ground I can’t even see the sky or feel alive.)
2. I didn’t understand the metaphors. The author contradicted the use of a metaphor at least twice a page.

The actua
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Kimberly Morris
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book for my honest review so I'm going to try and give it without sounding offensive to the author.
So here goes!

The main characters, Hayley and Jack, they are seriously f'ed up. I didn't think their childhood growing up was bad enough to become the broken, twisted people they became.
Their relationship with one another was seriously disgusting even though nothing ever really happened between them.
Because of the sick relationship between her and her brother I do get her
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JMV
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: author-review
** ARC** recieved for a honest review..... Closer to 2 1/2 than 3 stars. Plush.... Plush, I'm still trying to process the story. I'm not sure how to review it. This is a story of a very, very missed up Hayley. It is written as if I was reading her dairy with all her dark secrets. Not sure if this is my style but it is intriguing. Hayley and her brother are closer to each other then most siblings but it is this closeness that saves them both and inspires them in their music. Jack is just as messe ...more
Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
I received this book for an honest review

I really don't know where to start with this book. If you are looking for a book that's all lovey dovey this is not the book for you, but if you are looking for a book with angst and people that are fucked up this is the perfect book. Haley and Jack are bother and sister and they both have a very fucked up life. At times while I was reading this book all I could say was these people are really fucked up in the head. This book took me on a major emotional
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