The Book: Cracked up to be by Courtney Summers
The Blog that recommended it: Ten Cents Notes
What it's about: Parker Fadley, who used to completely perfect, has gone off the rails. No one at school or home knows why and Parker's not telling. She just wants to be left alone and she'll do what ever it takes to get that.
Why I put it on my TBR list: I've talked on Monday about Jordyn's blog and how great it is. I trust her recommendations. So when she gives a book an A I add it to my list.
I have a large TBR list though so when I was in the library, 10 days after giving birth (yes our first trip out with the baby was to the library) I couldn't remember what it was about. I grabbed it because the girl on the cover reminded me of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girl series. I love Ally Carter and I was in the mood for a Gallagher Girl type book.
Parker Fadley is so not a Gallagher Girl.
What I thought:
omg I loved it so much it's completely brilliant and powerful and fresh and addictive and read it now!!!
Okay now we've got my fan girl screaming out the way I'll try and write a review.
There's a mystery at the heart of this book. Why has Parker, the girl who had everything, cut herself off from everyone and everything. It's hinted at from the beginning and information is dripped to the reader throughout.
While the plot kept me intrigued, it wasn't what kept me up late finishing the book. That was all down to Parker. She's rude, sarcastic and funny and the pain she's feeling jumps off the page.
Courtney does such an amazing job with Parker. Her voice is compelling. I had to know what had happened to her. I had to know she was going to be okay. I cared about her, I cared a lot. She's the reason this book is so amazing.
I'm so glad I read this book and I can't wait for Some Girls Are, Courtney's next novel. Which judging from the first chapter is going to be just as fabulous and powerful.
Courtney Summers website can be found here. Ten Cent Notes can be found here.
And don't forget you can enter to win a signed copy of Rampant by Diana Peterfreund HERE or The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford HERE