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review 2015-04-20 18:20
Typical Tattooed Bad boy versus innocent girl
Stupid Girl - Cindy Miles
The book is every other new adult romance and what it brings new to the table is just the different setting and scenarios but otherwise, all other elements are the usual ones, two characters that are trying to recover from terrible past accidentally bumping into each other (literally) and forming a fiery relationship with enough sparks and explosions to make it a 300 page long new adult romance

The plot as I said is a bit washed out but not too dull to make you yawn and throw it away. Yes the characters are impressive and fair enough. I even liked the girl and her reactions at many points which is a rare scenario for me when it comes to New Adult.

I am kind of disappointed with the language that did not had a smoothness to it and had incorporated a lot of colloquial words and phrases that ruined the flow sometimes. Narration skill on the other hand is powerful enough which explains as to why I was able to finish the book in a single day.

I do not know whether it was me or that the plot indeed was struggling to create something that was a mixture of both Easy by Tamarra Webber and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

There are two chapters which went on to narrate the story angle from male point of view, making me thank god that there was not a sequel to the book that was a male point of view or that the book itself was not a male point of view

The plot is a typical new adult book with only the characters and circumstances changed to narrate a different version of the ongoing New Adult template of tattooed bad boy falling for a naïve and innocent girlaka taming the biggest man slut (According to the book itself). Language has its problems majorly because it crosses over to the colloquial language territory. Narration skill is commendable since it keeps the book alive. For those who love this genre, this will be another collectible but for those who are looking for something different, this is not the one. The plot is fairly predictable too. In short it is neither bad or exceptionally good but a fair enough romance read


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review 2014-11-19 14:00
My Stupid Girl by Aurora Smith
My Stupid Girl - Aurora Smith

I wasn’t expecting to love this book, but I did! It is a sweet coming of age story about forgiveness. I loved watching these characters make mistakes and learn from them.

The fact that all of the characters were flawed made this story feel real and true, like it could be happening somewhere in the world. It has a mixture of drama and comicality, which made this a fast paced and easy to read story, even if it dealt with some difficult issues like domestic violence, teen pregnancy, adoption and loss.

It did seem like too much drama for one lifetime, and maybe some of the subplots or main events weren’t necessary, the story had enough material as it was. That definitely is my biggest complaint with this book. It also confused me a bit that the time frames were changing all the time. Like from one chapter to the other several months would’ve passed, but sometimes three or more chapters would take place within the course of days. Finally, I felt that David’s reactions to one particular event, which I cannot comment about without spoilers, were weird. If that happened to me I would’ve been way angrier or frustrated, confused even. Not so happy or willing. I did feel that as time passed he sort of felt the consequences of that decision, like it hit him later, which made up for his hastiness a bit.

Other than that I felt this story was simply beautiful. I tend to avoid Christian fiction at all costs because, even if I’m a Christian myself, I found them to be, more often than not, too preachy and the characters just don’t appeal to me. They are weird. Like being a religious person means you don’t get to be normal. Thankfully this book was an exception, which is one of the main reasons I loved it. The Christian kids were very real and normal, and the book wasn’t preachy at all. It portrayed God as a loving father who accepts us no matter what.

Lucy was very religious but so real. She did normal stuff, felt jealousy and envy at times, made horrible mistakes! Cared about important and silly stuff, like a Normal teenager! I actually felt very close to her, because I used to be just like her! And worried about the same stuff.

But what I loved the most was the message about forgiveness. It is portrayed just as it is: a hard decision we have to make over and over again, but in the end will help lift a huge weight off our shoulders. I also loved that they featured it as the most important Christian value.

I loved David’s journey because we could see him change, but also understood the moments that triggered those changes or growth. It was very organic and progressive.

The narration was good. I enjoyed David Dietz narration a bit more than I did in Halfskin. He wasn’t too loud this time, and I thought I would have trouble hearing the same voice for a different character but I didn’t. I liked how he did David and Grandma, and he had great pacing for his narration. I did feel though, that the female voices were too similar to each other.

Overall, it was a great read, with powerful messages and good narration; and even if it was charged with heavy stuff, it was still a light read. It has great character development and it is impossible not to care for this adorable gang, and David’s grandma. What a women she was.

Source: touchofbookmadness.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-stupid-girl-by-aurora-smith.html
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review 2014-09-29 20:53
made me as giddy as a school girl!
Stupid Girl - Cindy Miles

I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl

One of my favorite songs in high school was "Stupid Girl" by Garbage, so the title and the cover of this book called my name. I HAD to read it!! The synopsis definitely drew me in - I wanted to know how Brax's dare was going to play out, and Olivia sounded like a super smart girl. Astronomy is not an easy subject - I took an intro class for an elective thinking it's a fascinating subject (and it is), but I had quickly drop it. The class was over my head. Stupid Girl is about a girl who is anything but stupid, trust me. 

Olivia Beaumont has lost trust in people, especially guys, after what her high school boyfriend did to her during her junior year. After spending a hellish senior year of high school, she moves a few hours away to college for a fresh start where no one knows her or anything about her past. There at college she meets Brax, not even ten minutes after arriving! 

I loved the way Brax called her Gracie (Grace is her middle name). While Olivia is a Texan, Brax is from Boston, and I liked how she teased him about his accent. He had a way of disarming her and slowly began crumbling the walls she had built up. I'm not sure why, but he felt protective of her. Though my first inclination was to roll my eyes when he thought about how different she is from all the other girls, he's right. She isn't like other girls at all. That's why I could really relate with her. I know what it's like to want to make a fresh start and to want to go to college to learn, not party. 

Olivia's roommate, Tessa, is as high energy as a tornado - she's fun to be around, and I loved how well she and Olivia connected right away. Girls can be bitchy to one another, so it was awesome that Olivia made a friend. While Tessa can be immature at times, she makes it clear that she'll always be in Olivia's corner, and I loved her for that. Her warnings to Olivia to stay away from Brax are so strong I wondered if SHE had personal experience with him...

Overall, I loved Stupid Girl and couldn't get enough of Brax and Olivia's banter. Both of them made me laugh more than once. I just enjoyed reading about them so much. When they weren't together, I counted the minutes until they were again. Stupid Girl flew by for me - I read it in one sitting and had no intention of putting it down. I'm definitely reading the next book, Stupid Boy, and highly recommend this series if you're a fan of new adult romance with a lot of heart and wit.

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review 2014-09-22 00:00
Stupid Girl
Stupid Girl - Cindy Miles Got mixed feelings about the book. Review to follow.
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text 2014-09-19 22:40
My Stupid Girl is on sale!

To celebrate the birth of the author's newest baby, My Stupid Girl is on sale for .99 at Amazon!


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