Since the next instalment is due to come out in a month or two, I thought I'd say a little something about this book that really snagged my heart.
I read through books like I'm slurping down a drink and it takes a very special book for me to keep coming back to it over and over again.
Beautiful Disaster was an unexpected surprise. After reading a lot of YA books, it was starting to wear out on me but once I started this story, I couldn't put it down.
Abby herself is not a spectacular kind of person. It takes her a while in this story to surprise me and have me say, 'there you are!'. And while she's certainly unique in her talents, the character that steals the whole show is Travis.
Some girls would love him. Some girls would hate him.
Some would say he's violent. Some would say he's just fierce.
I don't condone violence but showing it in a character to reveal his conflict is perfectly fine as long as it executes the idea.
I love Travis. I'm not even into tattoos and all that but there is something about him that makes me want to smack him and cheer him on at the same time. It's exactly the kind of character that wins a reader in the end. You can't like everything the character does. You'll have to struggle with the other characters in understanding and accepting him.
Anyway, I won't reveal too much but PLEASE READ THIS BOOK.
It's been so many months since I first came upon it and I still sniffle and have tears in my eyes every time I tell someone to pick it up and bury their heads in it.
I can't wait for the second book. From what I understand, it's not really a sequel but more like Travis's side of the story. Whatever it is, I will read it.
Jamie McGuire did such a phenomenal job on this one.
The characters are relatable to some extent but they keep that is-this-guy/girl-for real kind of feeling about them...
Read it! You won't regret it. =)