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Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

January 8, 2008


Title: Bloom 

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Number of Pages: 231.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
It was: awesome!
I loved it. Period. This book is about a girl named Lauren who has what freshman look at like a “perfect life.” Lauren has a perfect boyfriend, Dave, who is nothing but nice, athletic, and did I mention all other qualities to make him perfect. But Lauren feels nothing with him. Nothing at all, no butterflies, no sparks, he’s just there and not even his kisses feel that good. He’ll never touch her because he’s very religious and respects her. What girl wouldn’t like that? Lauren is one of them. Entering a new term, senior year, she meets someone for the second time. Evan Kirkland. Who is he? He’s one of his dad’s five girlfriends after Lauren’s mom left’s son. The last time she had seen him they were around 8. Now, Evan has moved to this high school, the third in three years. Soon, all Lauren does is think of him. About that even when she looks at him she feels more than how she feels when Dave talks and kisses her. He’s so safe and yet all the freshman girls drool over him and hate her. What is wrong with Lauren?   

She falls for Evan, quickly meeting him everyday after school at the library. He does his homework here because he works from 6pm-2am at freight. Crazy, but that explains the cuts and bruises he has. But every look at Evan, his messy hair and his smile makes her even more crazy over him. Apparently so has he because sooner than that they are kissing behind everybody’s back. Katie, Lauren’s best friend doesn’t even know what’s going on. Dave acts normal. Lauren doesn’t know how to end it with Dave and on he goes planning things of their future. But its just pointless because lauren doesn’t feel the same. Family drama here too. Her dad barely talks to her, mostly he’s on business stuff all the time. At the end Lauren makes her choice. The choice is not unpredictable but I loved how Elizabeth Scott ended it. When her dad spoke to her and told her exactly how she felt. Like it was all repeating. I love Evan and Lauren together.
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Rx by Tracy Lynn

December 24, 2007

Title: Rx

Author: Tracy Lynn

Number of Pages: 272.

Rating: 5 out of 5. 

It was: awesome!
Amazing book. Prescription drugs nowadays are plenty widespread, and this book caught me because of its title and that it was rather small. Its about a girl named Thyme (yes, Thyme) Gilcrest who is always trying to fit in to the crowd with the good grades. She herself gets good grades, but not because it comes easy like the other kids but rather because she forces herself that even on Friday nights she studies. Thyme has it made up in her mind that she has to get into a prestigious college so she doesn’t disappoint her mom, dad, and specially herself. By a sheer instance she comes in contact with a bottle of Ritalin, a “study” drug, and ultimately sticks in her purse. 

Now she’s begun a whole new part of her life; she takes Ritalin to give her the extra boost in school work but soon needs a source for more Ritalin. This is how she becomes a drug dealer, dealing everything from pot, Ritalin, Xanax, and other drugs. She even makes a tin box for her stash. Friendships are tested when her stash goes missing. Thyme becomes infatuated with a boy who doesn’t seem to notice her, or does he? Soon, she’s invited to all the cool parties for all the jocks and populars. However, it’s just because of her drugs. She continues on because she is trying to help people. Thyme is trying to control one aspect of her life since she can’t control the others (acing the SATs, making her mom and dad happy by getting into a good college). This is one thing that makes her feel like she’s on top of everything. Soon she experiments with more than just Ritalin. She has horrible days, behavior like she’s insane, and in the end you’re very attached to the book. The ending is unpredictable, so don’t try to predict it.