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Don't Kiss the Messenger by Katie  Ray
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it was amazing
bookshelves: football, high-school, music, sports, ya

4.5 Stars

I don't read a lot of YA. To be honest, I don't like YA that much. Reading about teenagers who fall in love? Ughs. Not my cup of tea.
Anyway, i enjoyed 'Don't kiss the messenger' a lot.

It's the story of CeCe, a girl who had a serious car accident years ago and is left with a big scar on her face. She's a fighter and has developed a bad ass attitude to deal with her looks. I really liked her. She's this girl who is too smart, too witty, too strong to be real. It's all a strategy to cope with her insecurities. I loved that she didn't give up.

Enter Emmett Brady, a new student at her high school and the best guy ever walking this earth. He's a successful football player, a musician and he is as handsome as they get. To make things even worse, this guy reads. We're not talking about Sports Illustrated here. He reads books. The good ones.

Cece and Emmett are teamed up in one of their classes and the connection is instant. These two get each other and while reading you know that these two are meant to be. Unfortunately, life has other plans.

Emmett falls vor Bryn, the beautiful new girl. He falls hard and fast and Bryn is into him, too.
The problem: Bryn is shallow and simple. She doesn't have a clue how to talk to Emmett and one evening Cece becomes the ghostwriter for Bryn. What started as a one time thing developes into dozens of emails and texts.
It's a modern version of Cyrano de Bergerac.

I loved loved loved (!) the literature references and all the quotes and song texts. I believed that Emmett and Cece knew what they were talking about. This was not a story written by an author who wants to sound clever. This is a story by an author who is clever :)

Why not 5 stars? I had some minor issues with the story.
Bryn is one-dimensional and too dumb here and there. She's the stereotype of a good looking girl who never had to use her brains. It was so obvious that she was never able to write those texts to Emmett that he should've find out earlier.

If you like YA, you will love this story. If you're not into YA, give this a try anyway. It's an intelligent so well written story.
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Reading Progress

April 9, 2017 – Shelved
April 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
April 10, 2017 – Started Reading
April 10, 2017 –
page 0
0.0% "I love the story of Cyrano de Bergerac and I'm in the mood for something sweet. So this should be the right book.

Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck... *mantra"
April 10, 2017 –
75.0% "I'm so not into YA but I really like this one."
April 11, 2017 – Shelved as: football
April 11, 2017 – Shelved as: high-school
April 11, 2017 – Shelved as: music
April 11, 2017 – Shelved as: sports
April 11, 2017 – Shelved as: ya
April 11, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kaila (new) - added it

Kaila Great review, Nadine! I have to give this one a try :)


Nadine Kaila wrote: "Great review, Nadine! I have to give this one a try :)"

Thank you :)
It's really a sweet story. All this literature and music references make this book special. I hope you'll like it.


message 3: by JewelsyGoolsy (new)

JewelsyGoolsy Exceptional review, mate xxx


Nadine JewelsyGoolsy wrote: "Exceptional review, mate xxx"

Thx, Jewelsy :)


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