Release Date: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Standalone book
Rating from A+ to F: B
I miss her, but not like I should. I want her to wake up so I don't have to be tied to her forever.
Abby long ago accepted that she can't measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister, Tess, but at least she knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.
Until the accident.
Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby's life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.
Abby's got a plan to bring Tess back, though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli. But then she learns a shocking secret about Tess. Something that was always right there, but she'd never seen.
Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could.
Okay, so I'm going to be honest by saying that I didn't love this book. It had good parts and bad parts about it, and even though I wanted to exclaim my love for the book, that love just wasn't there for me. In my opinion, it was an okay book: a book some people will adore and others, not so much. I am a person that it was in the middle of adoring or disliking the book.
Abby has always been jealous of her sister, but ever since the accident and when her sister, Tess, is now in a coma, she just wants Tess to wake up and go back to her own life. Where Abby isn't constantly told from people that they miss Tess and want her back. Abby wants to be free from her sister and her shadow. Abby meets Eli, and can't deny the fact that she likes him, even though she is using him to try and get her sister to wake up. But, Abby begins to learn surprising details about Tess and her life, and starts to understand her sister a lot better.
So, I guess I'll start off by saying what I disliked about the book. The main character, Abby, was too whiny and always thought Tess was better than her and that she will never be as perfect as Tess, which annoyed me. All I wanted to do was tell Abby to just forget about Tess and stop thinking about Tess as a perfect person who doesn't have any flaws. Around the time the book was ending I also thought that the ending of the book wasn't what I wanted it to be; it felt unnecessary to me. If people have read the book, they might know what I'm talking about (the secret about Tess that was talked about in the summary).
But, there were also parts I liked about the book. Elizabeth Scott is an amazing writer, and even though I didn't particularly like this book by her, I am definitely going to read her other ones! I am also a fan of Eli, and I was definitely surprised by what we learned about him, around the middle of the book. But, that's all I'm saying about it... I thought the concept of the book was very good, I just didn't like how the book turned out. The cover is also beautiful, I love that flower!
I hate to say that I wasn't a fan of the book, it just wasn't there for me. I am definitely reading other books by Elizabeth Scott though, because she still is a great writer.
1. Plot- 14 out of 20 points.
2. Characters- 13 out of 15 points.
3. Writing- 18 out of 20 points.
4. Creativity- 12 out of 15 points.
5. Originality- 10 out of 10 points.
6. Ending- 13 out of 15 points.
7. Cover- 5 out of 5 points.
Equals: 85. 84-86 is a B
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ELIZABETH SCOTT
Elizabeth Scott is the author of Bloom; Perfect You; Something, Maybe; The Unwritten Rule; and Living Dead Girl, among others. She lives outside Washington, D.C.
Visit her website: http://elizabethwrites.com/
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