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Skid Out by Ann Marie Frohoff
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Dec 15, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: literary-crush, realistic-fiction
Read from December 19 to 20, 2011

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As a prequel to the Heavy Influence trilogy, Skid Out did its part as a very tempting foretaste of an interesting and intoxicating story and another swoon-worthy literary crush to come.

The plot portrays a coming of age theme, which is inevitably linked to sexual maturity. The story was mostly about the coming of age of a 14 year old Alyssa, who has never thought of feeling a different surge of emotion towards the her next door neighbor, Jake Masters, because he's practically family to her. She basically grew up with him, since Jake and her brother were childhood friends. Part of the story was taken from Jake Masters' P.O.V., giving us an idea of how he feels towards Aly. He has always had this feelings for her, but because of their age difference, he doesn't pursue her. Up until that day they took notice of each other again in a whole different way...

I rated this prequel 4-stars, not because I love fictions with rocker guy characters or because Jake Masters is an utter hottie (although, yes, both reasons were considered), but because the story was downright stimulating. However, I took off a star because I think it lacked a bit of thought-provoking moments.

The song Transposed, which was sent to me attached with this novella, has also added to Jake's teenage punk-rock side of the story. And yes, the song was so good it went straight my iPod. ;)

Ms. Ann Marie Frohoff has crafted an enticing coming of age story complete with fun and intriguing characters, which makes for a delicate yet pleasurable read. I cannot wait to read the first installment.
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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann Frohoff Hey! So excited to share this with you!! Book 1, FIRST KISS, is almost ready for release! ARC's will be released first, and since you've reviewed SKID OUT, you can sign up for a FIRST KISS ARC here

I hope you've been well and have had a happy holiday season! Stay in touch!

Best - Annie

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