My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He'll barely refer to me at all, and he'll hardly ever speak to me. But he still won't leave me alone. We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him. But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.
©2013 Penelope Douglas (P)2014 Tantor
I loved this! Maybe a little unrealistic (not sure if this is the right word)or some "seriously?" moments but I didn't put it down so it definitely held my attention from start to finish.
My heart hurt for Tate, I laughed, had heart palpitations & wanted to smack people all within 24 hours.
I'm not good at reviews because I don't pay attention to the "writing" or the things that most people who read a lot write about in their reviews; I only know if I liked it or not & so .....
I LOVED IT!
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
This story is the typical misunderstood, I have issues from a traumatic experience, pissed off YA teenager story but it's well written (although there is a little at the end I would have edited out) and has a happy ending (YAY). I actually enjoyed the story quite a bit. The reader is great, the writing isn't bad and I found the characters charming and engaging. I was hooked from chapter one and finished within two days. The story made me laugh out loud a couple of times and the characters act their age instead of being written as adults. You can read the synopsis to discover the story line so I won't recap, just know I found the book worth a credit, especially if your looking for something light and easy. This is a stand alone novel so you don't have to worry about finding or waiting for part two although there is another book written from Jarod's perspective (it isn't essential to this story). Have fun discovering how to regrow wings!
It was a great story of a strong young girl who dealt with bullying from her peers. Unfortunately, one of those peers was a long-time friend which made it very hard for her. I had a hard time setting the audio book down when I needed to. I wanted to know what happened next!
Tatum. She dealt with a lot, but she kept fighting when most would have given up.
I would have to say my favorite scene was when Tate and Jared were looking for Jared's cell phone in the school lockers and they found out it was Piper who had his phone. The fact that such a horrible thing was done to her and she stood up for herself in front of the school was quite the feat for her!
This book did make me laugh and cry. I felt so bad for Tate when she thought Jared sent the video message to everyone in the school. But soon enough, the author had me laughing as Tate and Jared dealt with Evan and Piper.
I had to give up on this book after several chapters. The heroine is SO clueless, willfully ignoring what's evident to everyone else. And the relationship, no matter how "romantic" it's supposed to be, is based on abuse. I mean, this guy makes her life hell for years just to keep other guys from dating her? Why doesn't he just ask her out? Teenage angst, my foot. This is ridiculous. She doesn't even get in trouble for physically assaulting boys at school. And what kind of dad leaves a 16-year-old girl on her own for months, with a house and car--and next door to her abuser?
It reminds me a bit of Samantha Young novels.
She did OK. Her inflection during narration was a bit off-putting.
Rewrite it. And follow the summary this time.
I would say no but then it would not be fair for other authors or their books.
Tate could be less shallow and make up her mind. Jared could get over himself. And everyone else can stop acting as if life revolves around the two. Its ridiculous.
NONE! Even the summary advertised is wrong. MISLEADING!
This is the first time I'm writing such a review. I dont like it. I'm an avid reader and i listen to audible because i get busy in my day to day life. I like to compliment the author and praise them for their wonderful work, but this is the first time i would give such a harsh review because i am deeply disappointed.
Wow! A romance filled with intensity, angst, an emotional rollercoaster ride, and I loved it!!! Ms. Douglas had me crying, angry, frustrated, and very smitten by the end of the book.
The Yes: the story is gripping - really well written and paced. The no: it is extremely difficult to find anything likable about the "bully," even as the main character is falling for him. To much dark, menacing angst. And kinda reinforces the obnoxious idea that girls always go for the bad guys. The narrator has an annoying way of speaking, kind of breathy, and frequently without proper inflection, which did not enhance the story.
I'm a big fan of Whispersync! My favorite genre is fantasy, YA and adult, but I'll occasionally listen to/read NA romance or space opera.
I've been on an angst-ridden mature YA/NA romance binge listen/read (including authors Tijans Books, Jillian Dodd, Monica Murphy and C.L. Stone---all fantastic), most of the books were pretty screwed up, but this one might take the cake.
The author constructs a situation of a girl being a victim of extreme bullying and humiliation from a boy she once loved. She's pretty much obsessed and lusting after the boy for the whole book while not quite managing to hate him. His transformation over the course of the book was somewhat believable, but not one hundred percent. Her feeling were understandable as well, if not a little hard to digest. There was a lot of heat between the characters, and I definitely was addicted from beginning to end. I loved it mostly, but the emotions were a bit uncomfortable as was her obsession with her tormentor. I'd have liked her to be a little more independent minded- to match her independent spirited actions in the book. But all in all, the blurb gives a pretty good idea of what you're in for, so if it appeals to you, you'll prolly enjoy this one too
I loved this book!!!!!! The story was really sad. I don't understand why he was a bully though. Just can't grasp him acting like that for that reason. Wasn't reasonable but I absolutely loved the story. Loved the characters. Not a fan of racing but that part was ok I guess. I was weary at first of listening because Abby did another series I'd just finished and was a little whiny sounding in that series. It got on my nerves but, she was really good in this series. I can say one thing about her, she can go from self-loathing to down right bitchy sounding in less than two words. She did good on this book and I really did enjoy hearing it and the story
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