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Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey
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really liked it

3 1/2 TORMENTED stars from me...

*** possible spoiler***

I honestly don't know where to begin...

I loved this book - I HATED THIS BOOK!

I'm glad I read it - but it left me reeling.....

The story was good -but it left too much undone for me...

My earlier comment about the STUPID GIRL resonated in my head for 3/4 of the book. She just kept being STUPIDER! (I KNOW IT'S NOT PROPER ENGLISH so don't correct me...!) It took WAY too long for her to be UNSTUPID (again... I KNOW!!) And it pi$$ed me off... I seriously had to lay the iPad down several times - walk away from it, and stomp around the house yelling STUPID GIRL!!! WAKE UP STUPID GIRL!!!! STUPID, STUPID GIRL!!!! (ask my husband - he lived with this for 2 days!)

Just the idea of PERFECTION and the thought that someone, anyone, thinks they have to be perfect to be enough for someone else is just sad...
And sadder, that it kept two people apart - kept them fighting (literally at times) to remain friends when they should have been more - so much more. And more would have made the story better for me.

I hated Tweet - I loved Tweet...
I hated Noah - I loved Noah...
Stupid girl!!!!!

Ms. Bailey wrote a story that tore me in many directions. It was well written, but I wish UNSTUPID had come earlier and gave me more of a picture of what came next.... not the snippets at the end that left me to wonder more than satisfied my need to know...

My favorite quote from the book - because it made me LOL - "I looked like the love child of Big Bird and Liberace!"

I would read more from this author...
Unless there is a stupid girl...

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Reading Progress

August 17, 2013 – Shelved
August 17, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
August 29, 2013 – Started Reading
August 29, 2013 –
August 30, 2013 –
23.0% "stupid girl........"
August 30, 2013 –
29.0% "OMG.... My chest is so tight it's king my body hurt..."
August 30, 2013 –
37.0% "this book is wrecking me..."
August 30, 2013 –
51.0% "No!!!!!!!"
August 30, 2013 –
71.0% "NO!!!!!"
August 31, 2013 –
90.0% "I have to lay this aside a bit - I'm a mess..."
August 31, 2013 –
100.0% "I'm not sure I can write a review just now - I need to process....."
August 31, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Megan omg...I need to read this with reactions like that...

[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ Lol love your review!!! She is definitely the queen of stupid heroines. I thought it was quite sad really for the twist around 70% to get it in her head x

Paula I agree with you. I was so frustrated with Tweet the entire book.

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