Friday, April 6, 2012
book.fave.rave: GOING UNDER
Another not-so-bad-boy meets not-so-good-girl with my FIVE stars
I am continuously amazed on how authors come out with plots that rock my world. I finished this within 3 hours. I couldn't put it down! I was captivated from the very beginning.
Claire's character is that of a perfect cheerleader with a perfect family and perfect grades. I admit, i didn't like her at first because she and her bff somehow plotted again my beloved Jessie (yes so i loved him from the very first page, haha!). But when she finally ended that charade, it became easier for me to like her. I think she's a very good example of a teenager who wants to be accepted by everybody so she goes with the norm and moves inside her safe zone. Too bad she didn't see Jessie coming. Jessie of course, is wayyy out of her safe zone.
Jessie is the bad boy turned good because of LOVE. I've seen it done so many times on other young adult novels, but i don't really get tired of it. It's always good to read about a hot young man who reforms because of a girl. Jessie's circumstances may not be perfect at first, but he sure got a happily ever after. His goal was to have a scholarship thru football..and yet. plans change.. In the end, it turns out that all he needed was his brain. Awww Jessie. If he was real, i'll tell him how happy i am because he got more than what he wanted in life. He got what he deserved after everything that happened to him. Of course, he's also blessed to have a fantastic author. haha.
Their story had me laughing, bouncing, giddy and anxious excited. Frankly, i would say that it ended all too soon... but reading the epilogue? I guess i'll let it (the length of the novel) slide. ^_^