All It Takes

All It Takes

by Sadie Munroe


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ISBN-13: 9780993894213
Publisher: Inaccurate Realities
Publication date: 06/28/2015
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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All It Takes 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
“All It Takes” is a story about a young woman named Star, who has just lost her mother, and a young man named Ash, who has recently been released from prison for manslaughter. Both outcasts in a small town, they end up working together, and the story builds from there. The story itself is at turns tragic and cute and romantic. There are some difficult issues raised about drug use, hoarding (I need to clean out all of our closets now), the foster care system, and how people treat one another. The characters themselves are rough around the edges while also endearing, and up until the end the pacing was steady ,and the writing lends itself to a quick read. Unfortunately, in spite of all of the opportunities to explore such deep issues, there was a real lack of depth. The characters had many qualities, but they were barely touched upon in lieu of each of them thinking how hot the other looked. Constantly. The alternating viewpoints were a bit of a problem for me, as Star was much more realistically written than Ash. I have no issue with strong language, but it was beyond excessive in Ash’s thoughts and dialogue. Finally, the pace was thrown off at the very end and felt rushed. All of that being said, “All It Takes” is not a bad book, I just wish it had been less superficial. If you’re looking for a good romance to read at the beach, give it a try. This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
Ash and Star where should I begin with those two. Maybe first with what I did not like so much – which was the ending of the book. During reading the story build up a certain pace, but then suddenly I felt rushed towards the end by some “things” happening. I would have liked it more if those “things” had happened with the same care that the author gave to the complete rest of the story. And I totally Disagree on something that happened during those “end-things” I am missing out on the justice of things (Yes I am totally trying to avoid any kind of spoiler here #laughing). Hoarding is a really difficult subject and I liked that the author totally did not sugarcoat anything. I am not sure where the Name Star for this book character came from but to me she felt like a guiding Star for Ash. She was so strong and lovable, that she almost seemed unreal to me (not in a bad way) and Ash, well despite anything he might have done when he was younger, he was so strong, yet so sweet and vulnerable sometimes I just wanted to hug him and tell him it will be OK. It still felt that what happened to him afterwards was even worse than the prison time itself. (I am again looking at the story conclusion and what I feel should have happened to a certain “other” person). But I guess the point was to show the injustice of it all and somehow the author managed that just fine. Together they were just perfect and their funny and witty dialogues just had me laughing many times ( I am thinking of this discussion about the serial killer that prefers a certain gender #hahaha) Sadie Munroe’s writing is wonderful and I can only recommend this novel strongly !