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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
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Jul 15, 2011

it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read September 19, 2017 to September 21, 2017.

21.09.2017 UPDATE

It has been 6 years since I last read this book. It left an impression. After 6 years I still remember almost every moment in it. I loved it so much back then. It was something new for me. Back then, I have never read a book like it before. But since then I’ve read countless of books just like it. Now…. I guess I still love it, but how much is it because of my fond memories? 6 years later I find relationship between Travis and Abby so much more not healthy and dangerous. Now Travis’s actions seems not romantic or cute but obsessive and frightening. Now as a more experienced reader, I also find more faults with the plot and writing itself. So yeah, it’s not the same. Nevertheless, despite everything, I think I still love it in some ways. And I still might read it in another 6 years. Lest see how my views will change then

Original review:

To say that I love “Beautiful Disaster” would be such an understatement. It was such a sweet book.

I was looking for the book, where action took place in college. The characters are closer to my age that in other YA books, so I could relate to them more easily.

I divide this book into three parts:
1) Abby trying not to date Travis (which I liked the most)
2) Abby and Travis Dating
3) Addy and Travis breaking up and dating again and again and again (Boy, was he persistent. His actions were in the verge of stalking)

While I like Abby, I am conflicted about Travis personality. I truly loved him in the courting part of book, but then he became such a mess. His mature way of solving the problems consisted of consuming alcohol or getting into fights. He seemed to be drunk all the time and had serious issues with anger management. His strong jealousy was another of his negative quality. If you put it all together you will have and abusive husband in training. But that’s my brain talking; while my heart still likes him (what can I say? Blame the author for making him cute)

One more thing. I cringe every time Abby or other characters call Abbys’ best friend America – Mare. Isn’t it a female horse in English? I would be offended in her place))))

Some time we all need this sort of books for our soul. Just some silly, very romantic book about too people being in love. “Beautiful Disaster” is just the right book for it.
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July 15, 2011 – Shelved
July 15, 2011 – Finished Reading
September 19, 2017 – Started Reading
September 21, 2017 – Finished Reading

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