Thursday, 7 May 2015

Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 240
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Released: 9th of June 2015 

When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family’s California vineyard estate. Here, she’s meant to stay out of trouble. Here, she’s meant to do a lot of things. But it’s hard. She’s bored. And when Sadie’s bored, the only thing she likes is trouble.

Emerson Tate’s a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother. All he wants his senior year is to play basketball and make something happen with the girl of his dreams. That’s why Emerson’s not happy Sadie’s back. An old childhood friend, she knows his worst secrets. The things he longs to forget. The things she won’t ever let him.

Haunted is a good word for fifteen-year-old Miles Tate. Miles can see the future, after all. And he knows his vision of tragic violence at his school will come true, because his visions always do. That’s what he tells the new girl in town. The one who listens to him. The one who recognizes the darkness in his past. 

But can Miles stop the violence? Or has the future already been written? Maybe tragedy is his destiny. Maybe it’s all of theirs. 

What I Have To Say 

This book was definitely not my kind of book. I don't really like this. Books where they seem to intend to be graphic or shocking. Books where they have random masturbation for no apparent reason other than the fact that they want to shock the readers. Although in this particular instance I can forgive the masturbation because it was a fairly big plot point. But I never in any instance care about the fact that a character doesn't want to wipe themselves after going to the toilet because she likes the feeling of warmth between her legs. That was unnecessary and completely un-needed and I never want to read a sentence like that in a book again. 

Honestly I think that's all that needs to be said about this book. The writing was good and I had no objections to the plot other than the fact that it wasn't really for me. 

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