Publisher: Racaneya (via Smashwords), 2010
465 pages, e-book (iPod Touch)
Date Finished: 4/3/2011
Genres: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Romance, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Cassie, a suicidal teen, learns many reasons about her purpose in life after dealing with death, a love triangle, saving another life, and going through a life changing event.
~First Line: "I thought I was dead."
~Last Line: "Because I would rather be a bad soul, than one that does not exist."
Review: My bestie Leanne got this novel on her iPod and let me read it. The first thing I thought, just from reading the title, was, "What in the world?! Don't wanna read about an emo girl." Then Leanne explained to me that she doesn't cut herself frequently. To reassure all ofyou, she honestly doesn't.
The main character Cassie, has a lot of problems in her life, including her home life and frequent hospital visits, and she cuts herself to deal with it all. Then add in Jordan, Cassie's crush. Maybe not a first, but she turns from hating him to loving him. A lot of stupid lies get her lots of places; almost all of them were unexpected and unnecessary.
There was, as in all novels these days, romance. There were also sadness-watery-eye moments scattered throughout the book. I liked this because it meant that the work wasn't just musht and emotional, nor was it too serious in every chapter.
I can't really think of anything that I just "hated," but Cassie does make some absolutely stupid choices in the book. She has way too many emotions and problems in her life, and she's getting caught up. She tries to please everyone except her, really, and in an overall view, it doesn't work out for her all too well.
Anyway, I would definitely recommend this novel. Great entertainment when you're reading a slow book, or a book that you're just not feeling at the moment.
Quotes from the Book:
" 'Can I draw your feet?' I said. . . .
'My feet?' he gasped. . . .
'Yes, your feet. You act like I'm asking to draw--'
'Okay, that's enough,' he said."