after my first day back at studying, not easy, i 've decided to post the review of Magic Hands by jennifer Laurens.
Editor : Grove Creek Publishing LLC
Publication : 2011
Genre: contemporary romanceSource: book won at Romance book junkie Halloween event
Short description from goodread :
Cort, the high school senior jock seems to have it all -- except a summer job. When he lands one doing women's nails, his eyes are opened to the catty, back-stabbing world of females. Girls he thought he knew and trusted turn out to shock and use him. He gets to know Rachel, an elusive girl the others gossip about, a girl with secrets. From her he learns there is more to life than weekend partying and social status, and one of the secrets she shares with him will change his life forever.
After my first bad experience with contemporary romance, i was a bit afraid to start this book. However it was better that was I expected, not necessary I book I would have bought but I enjoyed reading it.
The characters are realistic and we find ourselves immersed in a college that we wish to leave immediately, at least me I do. The superficiality of a large part of these adolescents is well shown and with it it’s dangers. Rachel is a young girl with her hearth where it should be and a good levelled head on her shoulders. Now let’s be honest, acting like her even with the rumours and such is far from easy. Also she is lucky to have friends to help her and that’s not a guaranty in our world. She is a great character and I hope some will see her as a model but it will be difficult.
Cort is a boy very patient. Yes he has matured and we see it in the way he thought and put himself in perspective. He is also courageous. He wants to work and he take the job even if its’ a bad one for his reputation, health and quite a slave job with his boss. He does it and he continues even when it’s becoming difficult. I admire him for that. Even better, he stays true to his decision and with a girl like Bree that’s quite a miracle to succeed like him. Also, even if he doesn’t realize it, he is quite an attentive brother and he didn’t hesitated to be honest about himself when it was necessary to protect her.
Bree is the typical nowadays girl, sad to says but so true, beautiful in the outside and all poison inside. I hate girls like her, perhaps because I was more a victim for the ones like her. I was so frustrated by the way she acted and how she tried to humiliate everyone and after acting like if nothing happened. She is proud to fool around…she should be disgusted because she has no respect for herself at all…
To recommend to the ones who are different in a good way and should see that it’s a force and not something to be frown upon and to the youngs who should learn patience and that it’s best to wait for something very worth it more than just want to be like everyone else (or how we think they are)
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
|Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge|