Community Service

Community Service

by Dakota Madison


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ISBN-13: 9781493735099
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Community Service 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In Community Service, Maggie is starting a prestigious internship in college, and runs into a boy she’s last seen in high school, Sawyer. Only now he’s confined to a wheelchair, and anything but the popular jock he used to be. Like Maggie’s life isn’t tough enough already, she also has to do community service after driving into a cop’s car. She has to do community service in the local theatre, where she has to help an actor, Jude, who is every girl’s bad boy dream. Maggie’s life gets a ton more complicated when both Jude and Sawyer start showing interest in her. Whereas Jude’s interest may be trying to get her in his bed, and Sawyer may have had a crush on her all along, Maggie still has to face her own darkest thoughts if she has to choose between them. I’m not usually fond of love triangles, but the one here was intriguing. We meet Sawyer first, and I instantly had mixed feelings about him. I felt sorry for him being in a wheelchair, and loved his positive attitude despite all of it, but I wasn’t too fond of how he’d teased Maggie when she was in high school. Sure, teasing may be a way of showing affection, but I’m not a fan. Still, Sawyer seemed to have redeemed himself, and he was a generally nice guy. But Jude….I loved him. Seriously. In real life, I probably would’ve hated him, but he’s one of the best bad boy characters I’ve read about in a while. He has it all, from the wicked sense of humor to the sense of entitlement, to the confidence and attitude. I hated how he acted toward Sawyer, who used to be his best friend, but it suited his personality. Like I said, I loved him on paper, but in real life, he’d be one of the worst people around. The writing was good. I wished the relationship between Maggie and Sawyer would have developed on a slower pace. I’m not to keen on insta-love, but since they already knew each other in high school, I’m willing to give this one a pass. Apart from that, I loved the characters, setting, and plot.
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Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Once I started it I could not put it down and had to read it in one sitting. I loved the different characters that are introduced and I loved all the complexity and tension that is weaved through the story. It was so awesome to read about a love interest with a disability, because it really is a complex issue that brings up a lot of questions. The ending was perfect and I am so happy that I got to read this book. I am definitely buying and reading more of Dakota's books.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melissa Munoz for Readers' Favorite Maggie is a senior in college when she enters an internship with none other than her high school crush, Sawyer. But Sawyer isn’t the way she remembers hi; now he is in a wheelchair. As they grow into a friendship, Maggie questions if they can become more and if dating someone in a wheelchair is in fact a deal-breaker. While developing her friendship with Sawyer, Maggie is sent to complete community service hours at a small theater where she meets bad-boy Jude. Jude is everything a girl wants on the outside, but does his personality fit his appearance? Who will she choose? I really enjoyed reading Community Service because it was very different from other books I have read. This book touches on the very tough subject matter of disabilities and what is the most important factor in falling for someone. I would like to commend Dakota Madison for writing a story, which I am sure is to be considered controversial, only because the topic of long-term disability is not one that is talked about much. Although I enjoyed the book and it held my attention, the only thing that I would change would be the age of the characters. They are close to my age and I feel like the games that they played and their personalities would fit someone who was a senior in high school better than one who was a senior in college. Overall, the book has a deeper meaning to it, so not necessarily a light read, but one to make you think about how you view those with disabilities and if you treat them differently without realizing it.