- File Size: 3374 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark; 1 edition (June 30, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 30, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VRSLF08
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,415,854 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Pixelated Kindle Edition
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Pixelated follows Piper and her misadventures as she tries and fails to fit into a school where everyone has known everyone since they were babies.
This was a book that I really wanted to love! I just couldn’t.
I liked that Murphy wrote small town high school kids in such a realistic way. The drama, the rumors, it’s all too familiar. But Pixelated also focuses on Piper’s life at home with her family and her struggle to fit in there as well. She’s moved with her mom and stepfather, after they bought two small town newspapers. While Piper wants nothing more than to move back to her home, with the father she idolizes, she’s forced to see the people she’s always loved in a new light.
One aspect that I appreciated about Pixelated was that Piper was forced into seeing her father as a fallible man, not as the idol she’s always worshiped. I think that’s something every adult goes through and it’s rarely seen in young adult novels. It’s something that Piper struggles with, but it also gives her a chance to appreciate her stepfather, Doug. She’s never really given him a chance because she thought her mother had cheated on her father with him. But once secrets start coming out, she allows Doug to be the father and friend he’s tried to be.
Now, while I liked the family dynamics going on in the story, it was the “school Piper” that I took issue with. She met and made friends with Lou, Cass, and Nikki. But throughout the story, she’s a terrible friend. She expects everyone to come to her and cater to her. She makes no attempt to actually be a friend and go to them if she needs something. On two occasions that I can remember, Piper makes assumptions and gets mad at the girls. Once because they go to a party and the other girls break up to mingle with other friends, and Piper gets angry and stops talking to them for leaving her. Lou comes right out and tells her “friendship goes both ways.” Even though this is spelled out for her in plain English, she continues to do the same thing over and over, expecting them to abandon lifelong friends just because she shows up.
Another that stuck with me was at one point, Piper asks Les about Brice and Ava. Les tells her that their cousins, but were raised more like brother and sister but, basically, it’s a long story…. WHAT’S THE STORY? It’s never explained. I wish it had been because I feel like there could have been a great back story to add more depth to Brice and Ava. As it’s written, they’re just hurdles. I feel like it was a missed opportunity to flesh them out a bit more.
While I understand the crush/infatuation with Les throughout the story, I wish Piper hadn’t been so wrapped up in him. When Mason enters the story, he’s a sweet guy and obviously unattached. I wish Piper had gone out with him. Just once. If she had, and still couldn’t get her mind off Les, then fine. But I feel like he deserved a chance. Otherwise, he was just a jealousy factor for Les.
Overall, I enjoyed Pixelated , but I could have loved it. I wanted to. But there were just too many missing factors to keep me from it. It was a great read that gripped my attention from beginning to end. I loved all the twists and turns Piper’s life took throughout the story, and seeing parts of her grow and mature as the book progressed. Piper’s voice is genuine and relatable and she’s a flawed but lovable character who’s just looking for her own way. I would definitely read another written by L.S. Murphy.
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