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11 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Where the Truth Lies

Where do I start? So much about this book made me angry and literally sigh in frustration. I can't even remember what about this book's description drew me into it enough to put it on my 'To Read' list in the first place. For starters, in the first part of the book (the...
Where do I start? So much about this book made me angry and literally sigh in frustration. I can't even remember what about this book's description drew me into it enough to put it on my 'To Read' list in the first place. For starters, in the first part of the book (there are three) Emily meets Del--knows nothing about him!--and their first kiss is literally on page 60. Stupid, right? If you're like me, you believe in character development before anything changes. And really, readers learn little, if anything, about Del. Second thing: Emily gets herself pregnant by page 112. That's just stupid, in my opinion. Thus begins Part Two, which is just completely stupid and will probably make you want to slam your head into the wall, like it did me. Emily is so naive that she doesn't see signs of Del's drug use, they have protection-less sex, and she's just one of the most clueless characters I've ever been introduced to in a book. She was like...stupid beyond stupid. The entire 'summer' in the book spans one chapter. And in this summer, Emily "hides" her kid, gives birth to it, and puts it up for adoption. Yea, like someone's parents are going to let their daughter run off to New York with a girl who is, in my opinion, shady, and not even notice she's pregnant? How freaking unrealistic is that? Another thing, what was with the cuddling? Emily and her roommates are always cuddling, which is really weird. Okay, it's normal to cuddle with someone you're dating, but a roommate or best friend? Really sick, if you ask me. I also had a hard time figuring out why in the world Stephanie (Emily's BFF) was so...obsessed with her twin brother. It actually sickened me how weird this character was. The whole book made me want to...I don't know, rip it in half? And the only reason I really finished it, was so I could write a review that told what happened. So, obviously, I'm not suggesting this book to anyone. I have never read any of the author's other books, and really, I don't think I ever will. (Sorry for the hateful review...but if anything, I always speak my mind.)

posted by CiciBear26 on October 23, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Worst book I've ever read

Don't waste your money. Listen to the reviews that tell you this is the worst book you could ever spend your money or time on.

posted by 17512017 on June 14, 2013

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

    Highly Recommended! A must read for young women...or old!

    A touching story covering the issues that teens deal with, whether in a boarding school or not. Also issues that span decades...some things never change. Emily is unique but could also be any teenage girl in any school. Very easily identifiable. Loved the book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    She gets pregnant!!

    It was creepy how they always wanted to cuddle.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Thxs 4 putting what happens in BOLDE letters

    Yeah umm i was looken at the reviews n sm1 metioned how ppl r putting what happens but i still looked n there it was..... so thxs 4 that ima b a big kid n say b careful at what u look at in the reviews buh bye:) p.s. it still snds good

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