Saturday, September 17, 2011
Review: The main reason I was so excited to get my hands on this book was because I absolutely loved Hate List, and I was really excited to see what this author could do with a different, but just as serious, subject. I thought the second half of the book was much better than the first half, mainly because the relationship between Alex and Cole was such a slow build up that the plot dragged a little at times. However, once things became serious between the two and their problems steadily became worse, I was hooked. I thought Alex's thoughts and emotions regarding her realtionship with Cole were so realistic. I was so wrapped up in her struggle between her love for Cole and the realization that he had a problem. I really loved getting to know her as a character and following her along on her path to loving herself more than she ever has. Cole was also a really real character. It felt like I was hearing about real people instead of something out of the author's imagination. My only other problem was Bethany and Zack. I didn't think that either one of them acted like a very good friend upon discovering that their best friend had fallen into and abusive realtionship. I know Alex and even Cole didn't treat them very well, but your best friend needs your help, grow up a little. Other wise I thought this book was a really realistic look at an abusive relationship.