Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Last year, Lucius Wolfe blew off his hands in a science experiment gone bad. Last year, Aurora Belle's mother died. Now both Lucius and Aurora are about to start sophomore year in a new school. On the very first day they meet, forming an instant connection. But high-school politics runs against the notion of the girl everyone wants to be around having anything to do with the boy no one wants to be around, the boy whose nickname is Hooks. Yet still, their connection deepens and the unlikely friendship grows. But there's another boy who likes Aurora, Jessup Tristan. Aurora doesn't return Jessup's affection as he would like and bad things start to happen. Aurora's father, the school librarian, is falsely accused of making improper advances against a female student, the daughter of the vice principal, and the rumor is spread that it was Lucius who fingered Mr. Belle. Can Lucius clear Mr. Belle's name, clear his own name, and finally win the girl?

REVIEW: I thought it was amazing how well it was writen. I felt like I was in another day of high school. It seemed very realistic; the two guys fighting over the new beautiful girl, and how if your different, you feel like an outcast. The book was a quick read, but what the hell, I loved it. The only thing I would have changed is that it would have been longer. Some times it would skip like 2 weeks at a time, but even still, I wanted to know what happened then too. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was it kind of like a small reality fairytale, all twisted up. Plus, I love the cover art, It goes really well with the book, and so does the title. x.