Friday, August 31, 2012

Before The Blog- I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin

Before The Blog is/was a meme hosted by YA Litwit... and is super cool!  The whole idea is that we've all been reading a lot longer than we've been blogging, so why not pull out one of those old books and feature it??  It's a way to rediscover books from our past...

I saw someone else do this feature a few days ago and it just looked fun so even though it's not really going on right now I just thought I'd do it cause I felt like writing :)

Go there and check it out!

I decided to go with I Know It's Over By C.K. Kelly Martin

  • Why did you choose this book?
  •   I chose this book because it contains so many qualities of things I like in YA.  It has a realistic male POV (I love when books get this right!), it has heavy issues involved, and it's one of those YA books that has an older feel.  It also made me mad at times (because of the girlfriend mostly), but in a way that made me think it through.  I like a book that gives me a lot to say about it.

  • When did you read this book? 
  •   The beginning of this year a few months before I started the blog :)

  • Who would you recommend this book to?
  • People who like to read about tough issues.  If you liked After By: Amy Efaw, How to Save a Life By: Sara Zarr and Someone Like You By: Sarah Dessen, you would probably be into this book.

    Goodreads Synopsis:
     PURE. UNPLANNED. PERFECT. Those were Nick’s summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over...

    My Thoughts:
    So yeah Nick is a typical asshole guy, until he meets Sasha, then he becomes typical infatuated boyfriend. When they start sleeping together things become weird and then the condom breaks, or falls off, or something and Sasha breaks up with Nick rather than going to the clinic to get Plan B….cause that‘s a great way to handle an accident right?!?!? Surprise, surprise she winds up pregnant and then proceeds to shut him out in the entire decision making process. She decides on abortion, but also wants no support on that from him.

    It's a love story that quickly evolves into something deeper. There’s nothing like an unplanned pregnancy to make you take life more seriously. And it was refreshing to see that type of subject covered from a male perspective.

    I thought the Nick character was very realistic. I've read other books with a male POV and most of them come across as having a very similar thought process as girls, which I don't think is true. This book you could tell it's the way a guy thinks.
    It deals with a lot of heavy issues like sex, abortion, safe-sex, homosexuality, divorce, but not in a forced way.

    The only thing I didn't like was the Sasha character. I found her to be very cold and undeserving of Nick's affections. It seemed as though Nick was agonizing over the decision more than she was... WTF?
    I liked that the love story wasn't over the top (or insta-love), but Sasha just seemed really methodical and cold, not loving or worthy of all the time Nick spent thinking and worrying over her. But in a way I guess we rarely date the right type of person for us when we're in H.S., so it made sense that Nick fell for her. I was just hoping at some point he would tell her that if she was going to keep shutting him out for no reason she could go to hell!

    My Rating:

    Add it to your To-Read List!

    1 comment:

    1. Thanks for stopping by Top of My Pile at Elegantly Bound Books today! You are more than welcome to participate in Top of My Pile and I will look into adding a link for it next week! Just grab my button and you are all set :) You're blog is super cute, btw! Happy reading!

      Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books