Thursday, May 24, 2012

Perfectly Hopeless by Holly Hood

Every summer, when the willow trees blow lazily in the breeze Maven Wilder goes back to Portwood. At one time she was sure she knew what love was. She thought she was in it, but not anymore.

Maven never expected to meet Henri Levitt that summer. A brown-haired, brown-eyed guy that keeps to himself and is always working odd jobs, Henri lives with relatives and comes off a bit depressed. He’s happy to stay busy, and if that means little social life, that is fine by him.
Nobody in Portwood thinks twice about Henri. And it’s only after an embarrassing accident happens at The Yogurt Hut that Maven even notices him. After meeting Henri that day, Maven’s life changes in ways she never counted on.
Spending the summer with Henri shows Maven there is more to life than heartbreak, and that some people do change you for the better. Maven learns a lot over the summer. And after meeting Henri, her life will never be the same.
I don't want to be a jerk, so it may be better if I don't review this at all. But since I must, I'll try to be gentle.

This book was so obviously written by an amateur. I borrowed it for free through Amazon Prime this month, which means I am two for two on crappy book selections for my monthly free book. The story sucked, the grammar was terrible, and I don't think the author had anyone else even look it over to help edit before posting it on Amazon for the whole world to pick apart.

All the reviews for this book said something similar to "Grab tissues! This is a tear-jerker!" And yes, I did want to cry. I wanted to cry because of the time I wasted reading this when I could have been reading something infinitely better--like a story written by a child. In fact, my four year old consistently tells me more interesting and better thought out stories than this.

I think if I didn't get so caught up in grammatical errors when I read, it wouldn't have been *as* bad. Would I have liked it? No. The story was still terrible. However, it is what it is. Just know that this is not one to waste your time on. You'd get a more intriguing read from the back labels of your household cleaning products.

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

HAHAHA! I hope you're next read is better. Maybe next time you can check out the previews first or one of my habits is to read the bad reviews so I know what I'm getting myself into.

Thanks for being honest, I love this!

Talk Supe