I am so angry at this book, I am not even going to quote it like I normally do when I review books. Get ready, because you are going to see Angry Kyra.
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.” Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.
Where do I start?
Okay, I’ll start off with our main character, Molly Barlow. Molly Barlow is probably the worst and the most selfish character I have ever read. I hate her. I know that hate is a strong word. That is why I am using it.
This book is basically about Molly going back to her hometown after graduating from her boarding school. She transferred to that school after she found out that her mother wrote a book about her (failure of a) love life. Also known as a book about a girl who cheated on her boyfriend with his brother.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate Molly because she cheated on her boyfriend (though that is a despicable act in itself). I hate her because she makes the same mistakes again (even when she knows the consequence of that action). That, my friend, is insanity.
I am so angry because this book had the potential to be amazing. This could have been a book about growth. About a character learning from her mistakes.
It’s about a selfish brat.
Molly did some incredibly selfish stuff. Seriously, this book really ticks me off.
The only reason why I am not giving this book 1 star is because the writing was nice. Also because I enjoyed the start. I do not recommend this book at all.
I rate this book
I am willing to give Katie Cotugno’s other book, How to Love, a chance because her writing is nice.
Angry Kyra out.