VAIN

VAIN

by Fisher Amelie
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VAIN 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
ReadingismySolace More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I loved this book, it was emotional...real! She did a great job pulling the reader into the story and making it an emotional journey. While reading the first few chapters I found myself worrying that I made a mistake buying this book. Literally worrying that it was going to follow that theme for the whole book. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised. I could not have been more unprepared for what took place for the rest of the book. Going through that journey with Sophie was so emotional, I felt like I was right there at the camp with her during some parts. I felt the love she had for Mandisa, and the undeniable love she started feeling with all of the people there that she started to consider her family..her first real family. Seeing the relationship between her and Ian bloom was also amazing. There were parts of the story where I found myself on the edge of my seat and just as anxious as Sophie to see if he would finally kiss her. I would recommend anyone to read this book. It is an amazing book with a more amazing underlying lesson to be had
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fisher Amelies work is the reason i prefer indie authors and their work over traditional authors and traditional publishing. This book was a pleasant surprise, well written and dealt with some heart breaking issues. This is one of her best. Her characters were three dimensional and the plot moved along quickly and was well put together. I enjoyed this read immensely as well as the heart breaking subject matter. Well done Ms. Amelie, well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Loved it!! Completely not what I expected, but in a good way. Very fitting that a girl that is so completely lost finds her way helping children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutelty loved this book. I've never read about a character like Sophie before. I felt her pain, depression, fear and transformation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing... I am at loss for words. An eye opener and a truly lovely but also sad read. I totally reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completely captivating read! Could not put it down.
FrancescaK More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars! **Note: this review may contain some minor spoilers** This book is not what I was expecting and that is definitely a good thing. This is my first novel by Fisher Amelie, and it won't be my last. I went into this expecting more of a romance type novel, and instead read a story of how a vain, manipulative, b*tch of a girl became a kind-hearted, happy woman. To say that Sophie was a b*tch and self-absorbed at the start of this novel is putting it mildly: "I wanted from nothing. Expect attention. And I got that, I'll admit, not in the healthiest of ways. I won't lie to you, it felt gratifying...in a sense. I was rather unrestrained with my time and body. I wasn't different from most girls I knew. Well, except the fact I was exponentially better looking, but why beat a dead horse? The only difference between them and myself was I kept them wanting more. I used many, many, many boys and tossed them aside, discarding them, ironically, like many of them did to so many other girls before me. This is what kept them baited. I gave them but a glimpse of my taste and they tasted absinthe. They were hooked by la fee verte as I was so often called. I was "the green fairy." I flitted into your life, showed you ecstasy and left you dependent. I did this for fun, for the hell of it, for attention. I wanted to be wanted, and my word, did they want me. Did they ever." However, you come to find out there are reasons why Sophie is this way. You get an idea of where she's coming from and empathize with her situation. And dare I say it, you actually start to feel bad for her. This surprised me because there is nothing I hate more than self-absorbed, overly confident, mean people. I loved watching Sophie transform. By the end of the book, I would have been happy to have her as a friend. Then there's Ian (aka Dingane) - you can't help but like him right off the bat. He ties Sophie up in knots, completely flusters her (which never happens), and isn't afraid to put her in her place. Now, there is nothing I love more than when someone puts a self-absorbed, overly confident mean person in their place. And Ian does not disappoint. "'Girl, you are the epitome of spoiled. I can smell it in your expensive perfume, in the quality of your ridiculous clothing, in the bracelet wrapped `round that delicate wrist.' He closed the gap between us and all the air sucked from the room. 'You won't last out here. You'll stay blind to the environment that surrounds you. You'll live in your clean, perfect bubble and return to your posh life come six months. You are...you. I know your kind. I've seen it all before. You will never wake up. Not really,' he explained away before backing up and leaving me to my room once again." The way these two interacted with each other was entertaining and I loved watching their story unfold. I would have loved to get inside Ian's head and see what he really thought of Sophie when he first met her. But reading it from Sophie's POV was almost as good. There are a variety of other things I liked about this book that I won't go into detail about as I don't want to ruin it for anyone. But know that this is truly a heartwarming story - so much more than just a typical romance novel. If you're wondering why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, it's because the story was a bit slow at points - it dragged a bit. This is the only thing that kept me from rating it higher. Even given this, it is unquestionably worth the read.
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Truly amazing!
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Emmipoo More than 1 year ago
Amazing and inspiring story. I absolutely loved it.
scarginbelle More than 1 year ago
don't waste your money on this ebook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new favorite book for me! And the plot focusing on children in uganda...awe so good..so emotional. Really, so much good to say about this book! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best book I've read in a long time. I loved watching the changes overtake Sophie. It was an incredible journey that she was taken on. I loved that actual real life situations are portrayed in this book. This was not like what I normally read but I loved every page! There were some frustrating errors in the book.... lots of blank pages between chapters at some points but overall well done. I cannot wait for the rest of this series.
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From start to finish this book was a captivating page tuner. I felt so connected to the characters in this story because they were not only interesting but so very relateable! I look forward to reading more by Fisher Amelie and will definitely be recommending this to others!
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Can't I will NEVER tell you where it is. Sorry! Not! You can't just ask to join. I tracked them down. So I'm in it.
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