Sharks & Boys
Fifteen-year-old Enid's carefully constructed life in Vermont is beginning to crumble. She has come to accept that, after bonding together for years in "twin studies," her friends have betrayed her. And now she finds out that her dad has betrayed her mom. It's not easy, but at least she's got her boyfriend, Wick, to help her through this tough time. Solid, funny, gorgeous...more
i am the person who will happily be on the receiving end of the question "does this milk taste bad to you??" i mean, what do i have going on that i shouldn't be drinking your spoiled-ass milk?
and wendy darling tried to warn me off with this negative review, but i just had to see for myself.
and she's right, although i hated it less than she did. maybe because i read it in a couple of hours, when i was stranded on the subway platform, waiting for the trains to take me home ...more
Enid and her boyfriend are on a break, because she is controlling and possessive and mistrustful. She tells him he can't go to parties, she reads his emails, she checks his text messages, she jealously hounds him about a girl who is interested in him, and then she STALKS him 500 miles on a weekend getaway, where she spies on him and his friends.
The book then becomes a totally weird, totally ...more
But that isn't where my 3 stars come from. I judged the book for what it is and thought it did a perfectly adequate job, but I just didn't fall in love. The writing wasn't smooth, the main character was insufferable, and the characters' names were ridic ...more
Enid’s parents are going though a divorce, so her relationship with her father is complicated and strained. Her twin brother, Landon and her disagree on every possible subject and they just can’t get along. To make matters worse, her boyfrien ...more
The story begins with Enid and her boyfriend Wick 'taking a break'. Convince he will cheat on her she follows him to a party and sneaks on board the boat. When the boat sinks they all find themselves in a world of trouble...
The main character of Enid is where this book was different than I was expecting. She came across as quite lost - she ...more
Enid doesn't like this idea at all so ...more
SETTING: Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean
PLOT: Enid and Wick are “taking a break”. But when she suspects Wick is planning to meet up with Simone during a trip with the boys, she decides to secretly follow. This lands her on a boat, hiding in the bathroom where the boys don’t know she’s there...but also means she’s there when the boat leaves the dock heading out to sea, gets caught in a storm, and capsizes. What follows is a tale of survival in the Atlantic Ocean, on a ...more
Sharks and Boys by Kristin Tracy is a book I really wanted to like. It's contemporary, which I absolutely love, and it also has this wild-survivor life thing going on. I mean, a bunch of teenagers stuck on a raft in the middle of the ocean while sharks swim right next to their puny little inflatable 'boat'?! It has got to be amazing, right? Sadly... Not so much.
The story follows 4 sets of twins, Enid (main character), her twin ...more
The beginning is slow. There's exposition, and A LOT going on. Everything except the adventure/suspense story is pretty muddled. There's Enid's job helping her mother decorating cakes, there's something about a llama that NEVER makes sense, there is some talk of twins stuff that is interesting later, but introduced so confusingly that you ignore it for a while. ...more
I was not a fan of Enid in the beginning whatsoever. I found her absolutely annoying and insecure. I hate insecure people who go out of their way to make their insecurity known by controlling those around them. That’s a personality trait that I have no interest in at all. And, my god, E ...more
My rating: 3.5/5
Enid is having a tough time with her parent's relationship woes, so much so that she thinks her boyfriend is cheating on her. When he decides they should take a break she crumbles. She knows he's going to a party and she's wondering if he will ...more
The break, of course, leads Enid to think Wick wants to be with another girl – or girls. So, while she’s with her mother delivering the wed ...more
After I finished reading this book, it really made me thankful for fresh water and a warm safe bed.
I literally could not stop reading this book because I wanted to know what would happen next. This book was so suspenseful and I almost wished I could reach into the pages and hand them each a glass of water and some food.
This book starts out with Enid and wick, making decorations for a cake and getting into a fight, they decided to take a break after dating for a year. Wick then ...more
This started off fluffy enough – which is the path I thought it would continue to take – and I even found myself bored by Enid and I really wanted to just slap the sense into her. But then she bites off the Groom and Bride’s fe ...more
The problem with Tracy’s book lies mostly with its misleading cove ...more
Enid is one of two fraternal twins, and her core group of friends include three other sets of twins, one of which is her boyfriend, Wick. Enid and her friends have been part of a local twin study for quite a while, and in the past year she and ...more
"Enid has boy problems. But once she's adrift at sea in a life raft, they're not nearly as bad as her shark problems."
One day, fifteen-year-old Enid's boyfriend decides that he wants to "take a break," and all of a sudden her life in Vermont starts to crash down around her. Right after Wick tells her he wants a break, he also announces that he'll be going on a trip with the other guys from their twin studies (Enid has a twin brother and they participate ...more
I honestly had a love/hate relationship with many of the characters in this book. I don’t want to go as far as telling ...more
My thoughts: Sharks and Boys is a haunting, vivid portrayal of the symptoms of slow, steady starvation. Kristen Tracy is horrifyingly honest in depicting every aspect of her characters’ physica ...more
Okay, so, the storyline...AMAZING! I really loved how it all flowed so smoothly that nothing passes you in the story. As the reader, you immediately fall into the story and into Enid shoes. Enid is your typical teenager with realistic problems that we all face, except she get stranded in the ocean with nothing but boys. At the beginning, we see Enid struggling in finding who ...more
At first, I had been skeptical about how this story would play out. A group of teens stranded on a boat? Not the usual setting for teenage drama, but Kristen Tracy makes it work – and how! As these ...more
That's basically all I could think about when I was reading Sharks & Boys. Sharks & Boys is mainly a story of survival...and what you'll do to survive.
I have to admit, Enid annoyed me for the first quarter of the book. She was annoying, extremely possessive of her boyfriend, and whiny. Whiny girls do not sit well with me. Thankfully, being out on a yellow raft thing with a bunch of boys did the trick. She wasn't half bad, actually she turned out to be a really good character, and I ...more
Wow. To say that this book was deeply intense would be an understatement. The thing I like most about it is that it starts off like a typical contemp: a story about a bratty teen girl who is overbearing and undertrusting toward her boyfriend, and then BAM!: the story shifts absolutely suddenly into a scary story of trying to survive in open water. If you picked up this book without reading anything about it, you would never know the story it was going to turn into, and I absolutely love ...more