Once again a book that got me with the summary alone. And that’s basically the only reason why I picked up this book.
What is this story about?
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.
No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.
But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?
My rating: 2,5/5
What I though of it?
When I started this book, I had expected it to start with tragedy but then move on to some feel-good story about great adventures with amazing people. But those great adventures just never came. I must say that I’m disappointed in this book.
First of all, I didn’t really like the characters. Ezra is just unstable in his choices. One day he’s all happy about hanging out with his new friends, and the other; he wants to hang out with his old crew who basically abandoned him after his accident. I mean, if my friends never bothered to visit me in the hospital after such a life-changing accident, I’d never ever want to talk to them again. No matter how popular they are. Cassidy also disappointed me because I had expected her to be more happy-go-lucky and adventurous, but she wasn’t all that special. The only characters I liked where Toby and Phoebe, because they seemed like the kind of people I would hang out with.
The storyline wasn’t that bad though. I liked it despite I had expected more of it. There were some great lines and never really got bored reading it. And I must admit that I laughed quite a lot as well.
And then there is one thing that annoyed the living shit out of me that I can’t help but mention. Apparently, the author thought it would be funny to bash Twilight in about every chapter. I’ve lost count of how many times there was a mocking reference towards it but there were at least five. One joke, I can take, but this was just too much. I must admit that it made me lower my rating, and I’m sure other people will be annoyed by it as well, because the audience of this book is the as the Twiligth one, so I guess she’s just cutting off her nose to spite her face. Yes, Twilight wasn’t a literary masterpiece, but this book wasn’t either.
Either way, the story isn’t bad, but it’s not all that life-changing.
Until next time,
With love, Ellen