Thursday, April 26, 2012


This one took me awhile to get into because the writing style was a bit choppy for me. I am not sure if I got used to the author's flow or if the sassy breaks became less frequent. Either way I really got into this story. I totally love post HS graduation stories and I wish there were more of them, but it only makes this book more special. 

For aspiring artist Amanda Walsh, who only half-jokingly goes by the nickname Zero, the summer before college was supposed to be fun—plain and simple. Hanging out with her best friend Jenn, going to clubs, painting, and counting down the days until her escape. But when must-have scholarship money doesn't materialize, and she has a falling out with Jenn that can only be described as majorly awkward, and Zero's parents relationship goes from tense to relentless fighting, her prospects start looking as bleak and surreal as a painting by her idol Salvador Dali. Will life truly imitate art? Will her new, unexpected relationship with a punk skater boy who seems too good to be real and support from the unlikeliest of sources show Zero that she's so much more than a name.

The only reason this isn't a total 100% winner for me is because there were just some things that didn't jive with my personal values. However, as a character portrayal this book is right on and kept me wondering what choices Zero was going to make about her future. I really liked her and felt for her insecurities. Also I loved that the book followed the highs and lows of her romantic relationship. Overall a great read.
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I received an advanced eBook of this from NetGalley for a fair review. 

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