Friday, July 2, 2010

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (basically just a rant)


There's a difference between falling and letting go.

Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. So why is she so unhappy?

It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: She's been holding back. She's been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeous boyfriend, Dave, is the "right" thing to do. After all, who would give up the perfect boyfriend?

But as Dave starts talking more and more about their life together, planning a future Lauren simply can't see herself in -- and as Lauren's craving for Evan, and moreover, who she is with Evan becomes all the more fierce -- Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice...before one is made for her.

I have no idea how an author that wrote those books with strong protagonists that I love went to weak protagonists that I hate! Right now Elizabeth Scott is 2 to 2 for the categories and its driving me CRAZY!! Lauren is the average girl at school who has a great boyfriend and good grades and good friends (wait scratch that, good friend, because she won't open herself up to anyone) (ps. from right now, I feel like this review will get rant-y, so you know *Begin Rant* ) It bugs me so much when girls like that don't give themselves credit for ANYTHING, for instance, on the back it says that Lauren gets decent grades, but she keeps bugging herself about never going to college because she isn't smart enough, though she does her homework and gets okay SAT scores, sure that won't get you into an Ivy but that has to get you somewhere. She has one good friend Katie, whom she doesn't treat like a friend at all, she barely listens to anything Katie says and wont give up anything of herself to Katie in return, she just keeps herself locked away in her own little world. Which annoyed the heck out of me. Enter Evan Kirkland, and she stays the same person she is, only maximized because now she has herself to blame for falling for Evan (and actually semi-dating him) but cant put on her big girl panties and break up with Dave. Who also likes her for reasons I really don't understand. This whole story was scary similar to a non-supernatural version of Twilight, where Lauren (Bella) needs to just man up and pick a guy, and the endless "should I pick this guy or should I pick this guy" left me practically screaming at the book, "I REALLY DON'T CARE, PICK ONE AND STOP WHINING!!" So, yeah, I'm not even sure if this really counts as a review, but if you really want to read an Elizabeth Scott book, I suggest at different one with a protagonist with an actual backbone. *End Rant*



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