miércoles, 20 de julio de 2016

Other Broken Things by C. Desir

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30
Title: Other Broken Things
Series: -
Author:C. Desir
Date Published: JAnuary 12th 2106
Publisher:  Simon Pulse

From the author of Bleed Like Me, which Booklist called “edgy, dark, and turbulent with passion” comes another compelling and gritty novel about addiction and forbidden romance—starring a fearless, unforgettable heroine.

Natalie’s not an alcoholic. She doesn’t have a problem. Everybody parties, everybody does stupid things, like getting in their car when they can barely see. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over.

Unfortunately, her old friends want the party girl or nothing. Even her up-for-anything ex seems more interested in rehashing the past than actually helping Nat.

But then a recovering alcoholic named Joe inserts himself into Nat’s life, and things start looking up. Joe is funny, he’s smart, and he calls her out in a way no one ever has.

He’s also older. A lot older.

Nat’s connection to Joe is overwhelming, but so are her attempts to fit back into her old world, all while battling the constant urge to crack a bottle and blur that one thing she’s been desperate to forget.

Now, in order to make a different kind of life, Nat must pull together her broken parts and learn to fight for herself.

I liked how the author showed that teens aren't immune to addiction. Most authors just glaze by it or make drinking look like something glamorous.

Natalie is a pretty unlikable character, tolerable at her best but these negative things are what made her so interesting. Half of the time I was sure she wasn't going to make it and the other half I wanted to see her rise to the occasion.

I really liked Natalie's mom, she made mistakes but instead of doing nothing and playing the victim she tried to do her best for her daughter.

I'm not sure how I feel about the romantic interest. It certainly came as a surprise and it makes sense but I still have mixed feelings about it.

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