Monday, March 15, 2010

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Lucius Wolfe has two hooks where his hands should be; he blew them off in an explosion. Aurora Belle is new at school, too; her mom has passed away and she's about to be swept into the 'cool' group of kids at school. They can't help but notice each other - they both kind of stand out. Slowly, they start a friendship that both of them really needs and work at pulling away the layers of defenses that each have built up.

Lucius and Aurora take alternating chapters in this book, so we get to see a bit into each of them, and how they see each other. The last third of the book kind of comes out of nowhere and is really rushed, and the ending seems kind of hurried, but at the same time, I was sort of glad, because I didn't want to dwell on that part of the plot. It's an interesting idea for a teen novel, to set Beauty and the Beast in high school.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Beauty and the Beast by Max Eilenberg
By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters
Shark Girl by Kelly L. Bingham

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