Smother

Smother

by Lindy Zart

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ISBN-13: 9781508622703
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Smother 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i guess this book just wasn't for me. The first half was very good, I couldn't put the book down. As I got to the middle of the book it honestly fell flat and got boring, it was very hard for me to finish reading.
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Girls_Heart_Books More than 1 year ago
Wow. Powerful. Evocative. Heartbreaking and hopeful in turns. Insightful. Gritty and sometimes sweet. I could go on forever. Sometimes you read something so powerful you want to share it with someone immediately to see if they are as affected by it as you were. All my bookworms out there know what I'm saying. Smother is that book. Reese was not your typical female protagonist. I seemed to teeter on the very edge of wanting to protect her from the world and wanting to protect the rest of the world from her. Haunted, destructive, lost, angry, alone and only a few words to describe her. Once I got into the story, though, all I really wanted to do was protect her from herself and anything else that could impede her finding a brighter future. Leo. Let's talk about the wonder of him for just a moment. Flawed, but deeply moral. Quietly creative but burning with rage, Leo is a study in contradictions. He seems shrouded in mystery and as more of the truth of him is uncovered, the more questions are raised. As always with a Lindy Zart book, the story was impeccably written; the characters are real and three dimensional. There is so much emotion in this story, I found myself pulled in instantly, drawn further and further into Reese's world. Humor, sadness, grief, anger, hope and even some intrigue and action are woven together flawlessly in Smother. My reactions were intense and audible--some tears, snickers, gasps of surprise and even a few sighs of contentment. Lindy, you have done it again. This is a heartrending, gripping, masterpiece of a young woman's terrible past and her journey towards hope. Beautiful and stark in turns, I found it to be riveting.
Maribel_Platypire-Reviews More than 1 year ago
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*** Smother is not what I expected it to be. And at the same time, it was. We were warned beforehand that we wouldn't like Reese at the beginning, but I strangely did not dislike her. I felt pity and sympathy for her, but I didn't hate or dislike her. I don't have a specific reason, except that everyone deals with pain differently. And I don't mean to sound corny or cheesy, but that's what Reese was in. Pain. Pain from a horrendous past that haunts her every waking moment. And even those moments when she isn't awake. I can't hate someone for being in emotional pain, or any kind of pain.  Leo was an enigma. I empathized with Reese in this case because he was one tough guy to read and figure out. I related a lot to how Reese felt, always trying to see what his thoughts are because Leo is like a changing combination safe. You may get the combination right one time and get him to open up, but when you go to try the same combination again, you find it's been changed and have to try to figure it out again. That's my description of Leo.  I think Reese is someone who pretends to be strong and tough to keep people from finding out how fragile and broken she is. But she is also a fighter, and we see her fix herself all on her own. Smother is different from other stories involving abuse because we see the dark, dirty, and gritty aspects of the effects of abuse that are not present in other books I've read dealing with the subject. We see Reese in the downward spiral she is in, and then we see her redeem herself so she can live her life, and not just go through life merely existing. Lindy totally outdid herself with this one. Her style of writing sucks you in until you can't help but love the characters you read about. Smother gets all 5/5 Platypires.
SMLowry More than 1 year ago
**Disclaimer – I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.  If you’re looking for a book with healing, redemption, and hope, then go read Smother! But be warned: it will tear you up first. Reese is an unlikable main character, but she is relatable. She is our anger, our fear, our pain. I struggled through Reese’s hell with her, all the while cringing for her and understanding it was her demons that created the person she had become. Leo, the love interest, is a bit more likable than Reese, but his character is so quiet, so deep, that we hardly get to know him. I’m struggling to write this review without giving too much away, or making it sound as though the characters are not enjoyable. Regardless of how unlikable Reese appears, it is just that quality that makes this book so amazing. Reese is a glimpse into our shadows, and while we might only see her pain and anger and not our own, it is a cathartic read. I am a huge fan of Lindy Zart, and I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her, but this one tops my list now. It was a beautiful, heart-wrenching story, and I highly recommend this book to everyone!