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Posted February 7, 2014
Dear Cassie was a nice book. There were plenty of funny moments,
Dear Cassie was a nice book. There were plenty of funny moments, as well as meaningful ones. There were characters with their quirks and secrets. I got a clear idea that the book was mostly about forgiveness and, most importantly, Cassie's forgiveness of herself. I liked Cassie and how her story progressed. She had an attitude, yet had a lot of fear. However, she did soften a bit and begin forgiving herself.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I did like the book, but it didn't leave much impression on me. It didn't stand out as a fantastic, must-read contemporary read.
Posted July 10, 2013
(source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a re
(source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and Netgalley.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is book 2 in the ‘Pretty Amy’ series, although this could probably be read as a standalone novel.
17-year-old Cassie is being sent to camp to straighten up after being arrested for drug possession the night of her prom.
Why is Cassie so angry though? What makes her constantly pick fights and swear? And can camp really help Cassie?
This was an okay story, but I found it a bit boring in places.
Cassie was obviously a very angry girl, and every other word out of her mouth was the f word. She spent a lot of time pushing people away, and telling people that she didn’t need them, when really she was punishing herself for the mistakes that she had made.
Strangely enough it seemed that she still wasn’t over being stood up at her prom, even when she had more important things to worry about, and still blamed a lot of other people for the way things had turned out.
The storyline in this book was mainly about Cassie and the things she learned about herself whilst at camp. There was a touch of mystery over exactly what it was the Cassie couldn’t forgive herself for, although I personally guessed what that was very early on in the story. There was also a bit of romance, although not much, and also a little insight into the lives of the other campers.
Although the story was alright, I did find it a bit boring in places and very little seemed to actually happen. Most of the story was taken up with Cassie moaning over one thing or another, or trying to get cigarettes from one of the other campers. I also thought that there was a lot less humour in this one compared to ‘Pretty Amy’ which was a shame.
The ending of the story was okay, although I’m not really sure Cassie made that much progress. She certainly hadn’t improved her language, and I don’t think she’d really forgiven anyone, least of all herself for the events since the prom. I thought the whole idea of this book was for Cassie to move on, but I wonder if she will continue to repeat past mistakes.
Overall; an okay story, if a little dull in places.
6 out of 10.