Summary:Chelsea Spain bridled under her father's harsh rules. But she was growing up too fast. Someone had rein her in until she had enough sense to handle herself better. Whenever there was the temptation to take a risk, she went for it. Egged on by her immature friends, was it too late to learn that some risks are just not worth taking?
Summary taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 183 pages (paperback)
Source: Toronto Public Library
Publication Date: 1st 2010 by Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.
I love my library, I really do and because I love my library I frequently check their featured books list. This one happened to be on one of those lists and because I was looking for a short easy read and wanted to give this one a shot.
Right off the bat though I knew this book would not be for me and this was one of the few cases where the book had absolutely no redeemable qualities. In fact readng it gave me a migraine, I'm being truly honest here in saying that.
The book is supposed to be a work of "urban fiction" but in my honest opinion it wasn't even close. The language the author used was forced, you can tell she's unfamiliar with how teens talk now. A few times in the book she had the Chelsea's older brother talking like he as from the early 1900's because he was talking about boys courting her and other such things that didn't fit the time the book was set at all. I mean at my high school no teenage boys used words such as "courting" and I've only been out of highschool a few years. Heck my friends who are loyale followers of the blog can atest to the lack of intelligence portrayed by the guys we went to school with.
Another thng that bothered me a lot about the book that instead of being a book about Chelsea it was a book about her brother and his inner thoughts and told from his point of view the majority of the time. The book was terribly written and I wish I had not spent the time reading this book while I could have been reading a book I enjoyed. This book was so disjointed I wish that it had never been published.
I would never in a million years recommend this book to anyone at all especially not to my readers. I wouldn't wish this book on anyone it was just that bad. However, if you do read it come back and tell me your thoughts on it.