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Cruel Summer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Cute quick read

Teen girls will love CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noel. The story is told using letters home, the journal her mother gave her, "Colby's Journal For Desperate Times...," and her new blog. The range of emotions, devastating lows to breathtaking highs, and the intense feeling th...
Teen girls will love CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noel. The story is told using letters home, the journal her mother gave her, "Colby's Journal For Desperate Times...," and her new blog. The range of emotions, devastating lows to breathtaking highs, and the intense feeling that everything affects her is so authentic. The reader will relate to her habit of over-thinking every comment, gesture, or word of an email, and the insecurity she feels around Yannis. I loved this book and totally devoured it. For this reason, I give it five stars!

posted by Tidbitsofscott on September 17, 2009

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Dissapointed in Cruel Summer. On the Nook it is only 125 pages a

Dissapointed in Cruel Summer. On the Nook it is only 125 pages and it is $9.99. I had a lot of trouble connecting with Colby, the main character, yet both of us are the same age and have been through many of the same things. The first fifty pages or so are dedicated to ...
Dissapointed in Cruel Summer. On the Nook it is only 125 pages and it is $9.99. I had a lot of trouble connecting with Colby, the main character, yet both of us are the same age and have been through many of the same things. The first fifty pages or so are dedicated to her compaining about her life rather than an actual plot or depth to the story. However, it is a cute and short read and is written in blog entries and letters!

posted by 11673650 on May 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

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    Dissapointed in Cruel Summer. On the Nook it is only 125 pages a

    Dissapointed in Cruel Summer. On the Nook it is only 125 pages and it is $9.99. I had a lot of trouble connecting with Colby, the main character, yet both of us are the same age and have been through many of the same things. The first fifty pages or so are dedicated to her compaining about her life rather than an actual plot or depth to the story. However, it is a cute and short read and is written in blog entries and letters!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    So far so good

    This book does sound good but Im not sure anymore because so many people are saying that its not that good. But everybody has there own opion

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Not the best

    I really didn't like how the main character Colby was constantly complaining through almost the entire book. On top of that, the plot felt choppy and didn't go into much depth because it was written like a journal and letters to her parents. Colby and I are pretty close in age but I couldn't help but feel disconnected from her.

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

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    Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel

    When I first started reading Cruel Summer, I almost put it down. It wasn't horrible, but it was definitely not for me. Colby seemed annoying and spoiled, but around the middle of the novel, she got likable enough that I could continue reading. Thats not very good. I grabbed this book because it takes place in Greece, which is one of my favorite places in the world, but was disappointed when all Colby did was complain about it.
    I decided to give Alyson Noel another chance after reading Saving Zoe, so because I was short on money, I got this book from the library. I'm glad I did. Cruel Summer was written only through blog entries, letters, diary entries, and texts, which was confusing because it didn't show anyone's messages but Colby's and left the minor characters undeveloped. I also felt that everything that happened was predictable. The plot was very unoriginal, and even the "twists" in the story were not unexpected or surprising. Overall, I would not recommend this book to anyone :/

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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