- File Size: 1112 KB
- Print Length: 364 pages
- Publication Date: December 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00G4RETSW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #878,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Curve is told from the point of view of Cass Jones. Cass is younger than me at 17 but I related to her and her best friend Neve immediately.
I loved how British this book was. The main characters were in sixth form and thinking about university rather than in senior year and thinking about college.
Not only could I picture myself sat in a Starbucks I could picture myself sat in the same Starbucks. Cass and Neve went to the Bullring and The Mailbox in Birmingham and a visit to Stratford was even included in this book.
There are a number of wonderful relationships in this book. Some of which were secured long before the opening pages such as Cass and Neve's friendship and a number of which developed and grew within the pages of the book. My favourite of which was the relationship between Cass and her mom.
I absolutely adored this book. I loved falling in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. When their hearts broke mine likewise broke.
The sensitive issues were absolutely beautifully handled. This book is full of so much life and love. I am so glad the characters found their way to each other despite the difficult circumstances.
I read this book in January and knew it would be on my top books of the year list in December. An incredible debut book!
“What do you want me to say, Flynn? That I am so turned on right now I am struggling to even string a sentence together? That, even though we probably would regret it, I don’t want to stop? That there is no way I’m going to be able to sleep in your bed tonight without replaying every second of that? I’ve never so much as kissed a boy before and you have got me ready to give you everything so quickly – it’s scary how much I want you. So sorry if it’s not the response you were after. I’m doing the best I can.”
From there, the book almost feels split into two parts. There’s the charming parts where Cass and Flynn spend a lot of time together casually until feelings start to surface and the creepy parts with Rob and his bully friends and the rumors Cass has to deal with at school. As Cass and Flynn are beginning to learn each other in a different way and grow together as more than friends, the threats and bullying come to a head one night as Cass is at work. Rob is a Grade A sleaze. I wish Cass had been more upfront with everyone as to the depth of what she was dealing with from Rob. Perhaps the incident could have been avoided. What I will say is that I think the situation was handled responsibly by the author and the characters involved. It was dark and unexpected, but handled positively.
“The temptation to ring him was overpowering. I wanted to hear his voice saying my name. I wanted the sound of his laughter. I wanted to listen to him breathing. I wanted him, but knew I couldn’t give in. Things had changed too much.”
The fallout from the events with Rob had a huge impact on Cass and Flynn’s budding relationship, but only because Cass allows it to do so. Flynn was sweet and supportive and protective. He wanted to be there for her. She felt guilty and embarrassed and pushed him away. It was heartbreaking. It was disappointing, yet understandable. I just wanted her to be stronger, more like she was before.
“The last few years of my life can be measured in moments spent with you. Yet you were completely unaware. Oblivious.”
This book was sweet and sexy – minus the twist. It was a coming of age story. I loved the characters. Cass, Flynn and Neve all earned a place in my heart. The friendships, relationships and family dynamics were all wonderfully portrayed and realistic. I was captivated by the writing style. I loved that it was told not in chapters, but in days. They weren’t quite diary entries, but had that feel. There was no question as to how much time had passed. I read a lot of NA and YA lit, and this was refreshing and unique. I can’t wait to read Neve’s story.
***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.***
It's full of teenage angst, those feelings of first love, lust, and desperation.
Flynn is like every seventeen year old girls' dream... he's protective, sweet, romantic, and of course, gorgeous. But after something awful happens to Cass she's not sure she can let him in again.
I read this really quickly... I had to know how things ended for Cass and Flynn. And I LOVED Flynn's texts and emails to Cass - really made the story for me!
Can't wait for book two!
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