No, I did not finish this book. I stopped obviously. But I did have a few things I wanted to say about the book.
I have to say I didn’t hate it right off the bad as I thought I would. I have to say that I kind of like it. Well, ok it’s hard to explain. I liked the way the main girl would answer they guy’s questions in her head, but she wouldn’t exactly say anything, how she was kind of reserved, because I can relate to that. I answer questions in my head, and I don’t exactly say them, because well, I just don’t feel like having a conversation, but that’s just me. I think the format, the “poetic-ness” would have fit much better, and would have been soooo much better if the girl was legitimately insane, like if she was mentally unhealthy and was semi crazy, god, then it would have been awesome. BUT thus she is not.
What went wrong with this book is just so over powering. One it’s too lyrical. It’s like she was trying to recreate Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls with the whole “I am not crazy” thing, but no. Like just no. Wintergirls, Lia was actually mentally unhealthy and the way that she thought, the way things went through her mind was different so how the book was written was going to be different. This girl is normal, or probably perfect. More things that went wrong? Her name is Juliette, need I say more? Oh wait, yes I do. “
My touch is lethal, my touch is power.” NOW DO I NEED TO SAY MORE? Anyway, I can’t help think that this book could have been so good.
Sorry this is so short and kind of written really sloppily, but I’m in the midst of a project right now and I just wanted to give my two cents.