Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

Written by Ari at 10:57 PM
Do You Agree? 
Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Pages: 224
Pub Date: December 23, 2008
Author Website/Blog:
Synopsis: Perfect Parker Fadley isn't so perfect anymore. She's quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games'¦but what they don't know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn't something she can say out loud. It isn't even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody-be totally alone-then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her.

Okay first of all. A note to Lydia. Please stop just picking up books and going "someone dies," then flip to the back of the book to verify it. TOTALLY ruined this book for me, I sat there the whole time just WAITING for your prediction to come true. This is one of those books where flipping to the last page, is NOT a good idea. I know a lot of people do it but trust me you will just toss this book to the side and not even bother finishing it if you do that. I loved this book. I cried though. Which really should make me hate it, but it was just so well written and it broke through the barriers of a shell a girl had created to please teh world around her. It was just heartbreaking in that aspect. But I loved it. I heard about it from another blogger and I wanted to read it. It was a great recommendation and I hope some of you will go out and read it also :)


Book Crazy Jenn said...

Aww making you cry should not mean it's bad, it means you felt something - I am sorry you found it sad, I REALLY want to read it, once I get a few minutes! It sounds amazing, wonderful review.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Oh and my daughter does that, flips to the last page and reads it, it drives me NUTS - though I am tempted sometimes, I just cant do it...

Ari said...

Lol Lydia does it all the time It drives me crazy. And I am like "It made me cry *sigh*" lol. Its really good I hope you get the chance to read it :)

Marie said...

This book has been on wishlist for at least a year now! I always tend to flip to the page to "get it over with already" or I'll "research" the book and come across a spoiler. It's so hard to resist doing both! So I ended up reading books right before going to bed so I'd be too lazy to look anything up and just READ haha. It's worked out great so far!

Ari said...

Thats a great idea :) I hope you finally read this book and enjoy it :)

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