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Could barely finish this
on February 21, 2012
I guess this is one of those examples of "something for everyone", and I'm glad others found this to be worth their time, but it was not to my taste in the slightest. I invested myself in about 12 chapters which I think is more than fair, and I just couldn't stomach anymore. I skimmed through the predictable rest until reaching the end, which was no surprise, really. I'm around many young adults, and I just don't see them interacting or conversing in the unrealistic ways the author portrayed. Its hard to settle into a story that's supposed to realistically represent college students in California when the author has them all talk about going to "uni", and not just the transfer student from England. I won't bore you with the numerous other examples. Once I read a pretty obvious grammatical error, as in "Tyler and her went..." it's just about over for me anyway. There are so many rich, entertaining, engaging literary opportunities out there, this just wasn't worth the little time I actually do have available for pleasure reading. The only reason I didn't give it a 1 is because I didn't hate it. Didn't care for it but it didn't go the "abhor" distance either. Maybe I'm just looking for something else out of a book... So glad it was free and I only lost time on it.