Friday, October 19, 2012

Live Through This-Mindi Scott

When a relationship trespasses the boundaries of trust, the consequences are complex in this nuanced page-turner from “a formidable talent” (Booklist).If Coley Sterling’s best friend would stop hating her, if her dance-team captains would lighten up, if her friends would stop asking her about Reece, the geeky sax player she’s crushing on—then her life would be perfect. Right? After all, Coley’s stepdad is a successful attorney who gives Coley and her siblings everything, and her mother will stop at nothing to keep them all happy and safe—including having escaped ten years ago from the abuse of Coley’s real father.
     But Coley is keeping a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully crafted faÇade. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and a decade’s worth of Coley’s lies are on the verge of unraveling—along with the life she thought she knew.

**POSSIBLE SPOILERS**(I usually try not to do spoilers but I cannot do this review without there being be Forewarned!)

     This is a first book for me by this Author.In a short summary Coley has a huge secret and she doesnt know how to deal with it or how to stop it.So im so-so on how I enjoyed this book.I think Incest touchy subject for a YA author to do...its a touchy subject for any author.When this book starts out I automatically thought it was Coleys stepdad when it definitely turned out to be someone not expected.Bryan is Coley's older brother that is in college..Bryan is the cause of all of Coley's problems.
     I did have a few issues with this book.This is like I said a touchy subject..I feel like the book did not focus enough of the issue at hand.I know the book is about whats happening to Coley but I kept waiting for something more.I kept waiting for something to happen and it never did.It's hard to explain..basically I felt Like this was such a serious thing that perhaps there could have been more emotion,more interaction between Coley and Bryan.The point that I am attempting to get across is this is a book about incest but to me it felt rushed when there could have been more emotion and just something more.I also feel that unless the book is going to have a sequel it should have had a epilogue rather then ending on the note it did.
    Please by all means do not think I did not enjoy this books because I did.It was an enjoyable read on a subject not really written about.Take the time to read this one.

You can purchase Live Through This HERE on Amazon.

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