My PDF crapped out on me, so DNFishing this. Not worth the effort to get another copy, or even redownload it.
“I couldn’t see his eyes, but they were dark and menacing.”
Which you know without seeing them?
“Feeling special to attend New Hampton, I smiled about how my future wasn’t unobtainable anymore.”
Attending New Hampton made me feel special, and I smiled, realizing my future wasn’t unobtainable anymore.
“Skye was pretty, but not so pretty that I felt ugly in her presence.”
What the fuck?
“‘See, I might seem shallow because I’m so well put together, but I just dress nice for the guys. I don’t do it so I can be better than you or those whores over there. I do it to attract my prey.’”
This is the lead’s only friend so far, other than her absent sister. I hate Skye, and I’m starting to hate Farah. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Slut shaming? Major check.
“‘Even when she got fat then slutty then went klepto, I supported her.’”
Skye’s rationale for why she’d make a good friend is she stood by her friend during these times. My reaction would be to run as far as I could, as fast as I could.
Skye mocks said friend finding herself before going to college: “‘I sure hope that doesn’t mean she’ll become a fat slutty klepto again.’”
This is apparently the best friend ever. I can’t even with the words to describe how gross I find this.
“‘My sister dresses like a slut, but most of the girls at school dress that way. They act like whores, but they’re not.’”
He’s one point on a love triangle, and so far he seems to be winning Farah’s affections. Charming, isn’t he?
Why does she like Cooper: “Because you make me feel pretty and important and no one else does that.” Gag.
Why does Cooper like her: “Pouting along with your bitching is even hotter than the pouting alone.” WTF?
Gary Stu Alert: “Pressing his forehead against mine, Cooper smiled. “Yeah, I’m that fucking special.”"
And slut shaming: Tucker says, “Now, Farah is someone I wouldn’t mind getting naked for a little fun.”
And Maddy, his pregnant girlfriend, says this: "“I’m carrying your baby and you’re trying to fuck this whore!” How does him wanting to get her naked/fuck her - or get a blowjob at most, as he claims - make Farah a whore?
And a little later: “Then, he’s talking about you like you’re a whore.” Again, how does him wanting to have sex with her make her a whore? Or make it sound like she’s a whore? Hot, I can see, but what’s with all the slut shaming for a comment some dude made?
“I needed free of my past. Free of danger and fear.”
Freedom from=/=free of.
He gets into a fight which triggers her bad memories, then he tells her this: “I don’t need to chase an uptight bitch, just so she can turn around and think I’m an ass. Fuck you, Farah!”
He constantly pushes her past her comfort level, but he’s somehow always in the right in his own mind. Gross, gross, gross.
It's mostly Cooper. What a creep. But between the off writing, and the horrid hero, I'm leaving this behind.