Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Review: I had mixed feelings about this book. I liked the fact that the reader is slowly discovering what really happened slowly along with Zoey. This led to a few surprises and some that were more predictable. I also liked the romance aspect although there were a few scenes that were a little more graphic than I would have liked. However, I though this was a really sweet yet somewhat intense story. One things got more intense in the second half of the book I was hooked and couldn't put it down.
I thought the characters were really cool. I liked them and thought the story was relate able but for some reason I wasn't completely connected to the characters. Maybe it was because i spend the entire book slightly annoyed at at least one of them. Despite that though, Doug is awesome he is definitely my favorite character. There were a few things that bugged me. First, Zoeys dad's reaction to her crash and memory loss. It's made clear that he isn't the best father in the world. But the way he acted was downright mean and it bugged me. The other thing that bothered me and was a little bit more important to the story line was Zoey's definition of "boyfriend". I don't want to give anything away but it was annoying that she seemed to use the term a little loosley. i think this is part of the reason I didn't realate to her very well.
Overall, I thought this book was a nice romantic read. Although I did have a few small complaints as a whole i did like it and will probably read some of Echols other writing.