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Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
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May 23, 2012

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bookshelves: ebook, my-books, young-adult
Read from May 23 to 24, 2012 — I own a copy

What I really liked:
- Reading from Will's POV; sometimes a narration switch doesn't work, but in this case I enjoyed it a lot
- The relationships between the characters/the family connection: the whole cast of characters were a lot of fun, and I loved how the best friends and the main characters made their own unconventional family

Not so much:
- Double drama: first the big problem/story arc really annoyed me (which I'll get to), and then as soon as you think the drama is over? BAM, another piece of drama... I would have liked it if there was only one major dramatic situation. The two felt a bit much.
- Layken's whole attitude for 3/4 of the book. I really liked this girl in the first book, but her reaction to a specific situation was incredibly immature, and she let it go on for way too long. Obviously we can't agree with every decision a character makes, and conflict is what makes a story, but it was just so annoying to see her act so childish.

- Still an enjoyable read; I'm glad I discovered these books!
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Chelle Totally agree with your assessment. With the way Layken behaved in the first half of the book, she's lucky Will didn't tell her to go "butterfly" herself! :D

Tracy Benner I found the double drama a bit soap opera-ey, as well! In fact, I skimmed the whole Vaughn drama because, I felt that these characters would not have let her derail their relationship. My favorite moment in the series remains Ellie's balloon birthday.

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