Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more a ...more
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This was a lot more than a story about summer love. In fact, I guess it is nothing about that. It's about love in general-- between family, friends, and your soul-mate. It's about finding and completing yourself not by someone else, but in yourself. ...more
What's best about this book: dead-on portrayal of bad love. The teenage main character and her mother each have a dumbass bad boy in their life that they can't seem to quit. The magnetism and idiocy of the boys and the addictive results of that ...more
This is a realistic and tender coming of age story. I love Caletti writing style. So thoughtful and beautiful. I highlighted so many quotes from this book. Enjoyed the plot at the beginning but about two thirds of the way in I got a little bored. If it had a strong plot it could have been a brilliant read. All the characters were interesting and well rounded. Overall another good book from Caletti but not quite as strong Stay (which I read recently also).
Sorry for the lack o ...more
Ruby McQueen doesn't hang out with boys. She's a good girl, has one girlfriend, a love-sick insecure librarian mother, a little brother, and a chewing machine of a dog. Typical family, typical girl ...more
This being my third book by Deb Calleti, I was not quite sure what to expect. One of her other books I had given two stars, while her most recent novel I had given five. On the other hand, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart is a National Book ...more
Ruby McQueen is sixteen-years-old and finds herself hanging out with Travis Becker, a bad boy with a motorcycle and an obscene amount of money. Ruby finds herself on a road trip with her mother’s book club and reuniting one of the members with the man who got away. The writing drags a little at times. It’s not always the most immersive and at times I found myself struggling to care. However, the humor in this novel makes up for the rocky writing. I...more
I loved the idea of this book ~ the Quiet Girl and the rich, wild boy and one summer where everything goes a little crazy.
I also loved portions of the prose. Every now and then a sentence/paragraph/sentiment would just be perfectly captured ~ you could highlight this little book like crazy with all those hidden gems.
Unfortunately, those gems do get hidden ~ drowning in often over-written passages. If I were to edit this book I would pare it r ...more
I found myself more interested in the mom's book club members and helping out a fellow member. That also includes a road trip. And Ruby and her family bonding along the way, etc.
Other than that, this was an okay but good in moments kind of read.
Based on the summary above, you'd think that this is just a contemporary YA novel with a love story. While the romance is a huge aspect of the novel, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart contains much more. This is a story about a teenage girl finding herself. She believes she's in love with a bad boy when in fact, she's more in love with the idea of falling in love. I could totally relate to Ruby even though she's known as The Quiet Girl and I've never been the shy type. In fact, I'm ...more
The MC discover who she really is and not who the boy defines her as. Ruby meets a boy who not only make her fall fast but he knows it as well. Ruby thinks that because age loves him she can't be who she is. Her mother is a great role. She has been through a lot and shows Ruby what love re ...more
I started reading, and it was kind of horrible. I kept going, getting more and more appalled, thinking, "She thought this was good?! What on earth am I going to say to her?" It was only when I interrupted my reading for a BBQ potato chip quest that I remembered: she she ...more
In the book Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, by Deb Caletti, Ruby Mc Queen, the protagonist, is 16 years old and lives in the small town of Nine Mile Falls, Texas with her mom, Ann and her brother, Chip Jr. Her dad, Chip had left her family a little after Chip Jr. was born hoping for luck in the music business. Ann still loved Chip and so whenever he came to visit, she would be in a great mood and buy expensive food for them, even though it was hard becau ...more
"'If you ever, and I mean EVER use anything you learned in chemistry in your real adult life, I want you to call me. From wherever you are. Even if you're eighty, I want that call. 'Sydney, I actually used something I learned in chemistry class.' Promise me." My feelings exactly.
"We are thickly layered, page lyi ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars
I picked this book up on a whim. It was a free read on Riveted and since I had yet to read a book by Deb Caletti, I decided to give it a read.
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart is about a teenage girl, Ruby McQueen's, summer. There are two main storylines. First, while walking home from work she passes the new Becker house and one day meets Travis Becker. This sets off a fast and spiraling relationship. She rides ...more
To say that I was utterly conflicted about this book would be an understatement. I was incredulous at some of the characters, I had difficulty digesting what the author really wanted to convey, and I had trouble joining together the two seemingly disjointed sub-stories involved.
Sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen is dubbed The Quiet Girl until she no longer is – quiet, that is – all thanks to filthy rich, motorcycle-riding “bad boy” Travis Becker. Suddenly, all she ever thought ...more
Once she figures this out, or more accurately, acknowledges what she has always known, she throws herself into the adventu ...more
Anyways, this book is a book above l<3ve. Duh.
It's really touching and it's really good too. Very entertaining. 308 pages, I finished it in three days.
I would recommend this book to people who like reading romance. And guys COULD read this if they wanted too but it would be a little weird.
There is also a little bit of mystery in it. Just a tad bit in the middle and the rest ...more