May 28, Isamlq rated it did not like it Red. I see red. That the Belles are both fifteen is made clear from the word go. Yet, their behavior in this was far from that. About the only thing I actually liked about this was the cover. Oh, beautiful cover, how you have mislead me again!
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May 28, Isamlq rated it did not like it Red. I see red. That the Belles are both fifteen is made clear from the word go. Yet, their behavior in this was far from that. About the only thing I actually liked about this was the cover. Oh, beautiful cover, how you have mislead me again! Frankly, just about any negative you could think of might just apply to this one.
What characters? Card board cut outs, more likely. I felt them ALL one dimensional, Red. I felt them ALL one dimensional, never stepping out of the role that had been carved out for them: Izzie is the good one. Because despite her being the sad and poor one and even if she was all tough in the face of absolute bitchiness, there really was nothing else that was stood out for her. Would I be making make sense in saying she was too good at being the good one?
All very fish out of water, but not as well executed as I was hoping. But wait! She was not alone in that respect. I could almost feel sorry for the girl given how foolishly she behaved. Her thoughts! Was that too harsh? Savannah was written to be detested. And boy did she fulfill her part quite effectively! I simply wish there was something more from her. Were she a machine there would be three modes to her: mean, vindictive and bitchy.
Why did this girl even have friends? The Love crap. Still there was Kellen to consider. He might very well be one of three characters who were decent. Sadly, he had little to zero face time in this one. Suffice to say I liked him and wish there was more of him in this. The Secret lives of the rich and the painfully shallow? For starters, the secret is not that hard to figure out.
No, really! Did they dish it out? Or did they stand at the receiving end? And what if they were neither? I really do wish that there was more depth in this one though. I seriously do. Perhaps I was expecting too much out of this? Were this MG, maybe just, maybe everything would have been just so-so.
But I dare you not to roll your eyes at a couple of moments in this one. Dear me, it is only now that I understand why people finish books they hate. I just had to see if there was something more to this than its pretty cover.
I must hate myself. But you know what, book-with-intriguing-three-quarter-dust jacket-letting-pretty-girl-peek-through? I think… yes, I think that I might hate you more.
Violet, a writer and member of the popular crowd, has withdrawn from her friends and from school activities since her sister died in a car accident nine months earlier. Finch, known to his classmates as "Theodore Freak," is famously impulsive and eccentric. Following their meeting in the school bell tower, Finch makes it his mission to re-engage Violet with the world, partially through a school project that sends them to offbeat Indiana landmarks and partially through simple persistence. Violet and Finch live, fortunately for all involved, in the sort of romantic universe where his throwing rocks at her window in the middle of the night comes off more charming than stalker-esque.
Reasonst to Read: 1. Charming characters: Izzie quickly grew on me as a character, even though I was worried at first that she would be needy and whiny. Boy, was I ever wrong about her! Izzie is a survivor, one who refuses to let even the worst situations completely bring her down.