Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Goodreads Rating: 2/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I like it, I like the colors, the contrasts the “hardness” the book looks.
“We were perfect together. Until we met.”
I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F*ck it. I need to meet her.
I just don’t expect to hate what I find.
He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.
Uh OH! Unpopular opinion ALERT! I LOVED the idea of this book. It was like a dark version of You’ve Got Mail. At first, I absolutely loved it.
This story is about two very troubled teens, a troubled guy/hero who is very angry at the world and decides to take out his anger on the only girl he has ever loved. And it’s about a girl who is so shallow and self-centered she is everything she despises in the world all for the sake that SHE doesn’t become the peon she herself spits on.
Troubled guy has been writing troubled girl for years and he is open and honest, but she has lied to him from the beginning. She writes to him as the person she WANTS to be, not who is actually is.
I REALLY liked Misha at first, he was that dark character, then he became this awful guy because he’s mad at the world and mad at Ryen and so he treats her horribly blah blah blah.
Ryen I just hated from about the 1/3rd of the book. Because she was just an awful person! And she numbed herself from feeling bad for what she did! UGH! She’s awful as a character and then some boy she’s attracted to and treats her terribly makes her change her mind? lame.
Let’s not forget the crazy sex scenes that seem to have been taken from a porn film because I HIGHLY doubt 17-18 yr olds are like THAT. Sorry, not sorry but I totally didn’t appreciate the amount of sex that was in this or how these two troubled kids treated each other and others and somewhere fall in love with each other and change it just seems so implausible.
Overall, what started as a cool dark You’ve Got Mail vibe type book turned out to be a toxic relationship where two people needed more therapy than each other. haha
Sexual Content: heavy