Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Review: This book is one that will make people think. I liked the fact that it was a story of overcoming a traumatic experience for so many people, Valerie included. Her questioning her role in what happened and overcoming her emotions, was such a realistic and shocking story, and I really liked it. Not much was very surprising action packed as far as the plot, but what did happen was full of emotion and pushed the story along nicely. my only real complaint was the ending. In some cases open endings can be great, but in this case I wanted a little bit more from it. I thought Valerie as a character, while going through something I can't even imagine was still a strong and relate able protagonist. I also enjoyed the fact that I Nick was not only viewed as a horrible person but also as victim. It made me think about the fact that he deserves to be recognized as a victim of the shooting just as much as anyone esle. Valerie's parents and friends kind of annoyed me throughout most of the book. After everything that happened noboby would stand up for her and suport her. I mean I understand the whole, she has to overocme it on her own, but I think a little support would be nice. Overall, I enjoyed this book and was excited to hear that Brown has another book that was released this month.