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Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review: The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder

The UnlovedThe Unloved 
by Jennifer Snyder
Release Date: July 28th, 2012
Format: Ebook
Source: Author
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4782-5953-4
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Goodreads Summary: Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend...

Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.

Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.

Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.

(Mature Young Adult, contains violence, language, and sexual situations.

Cindy's Review: 

I read Jennifer Snyder's Exhale and fell in love with her book and her way of capturing a reader's attention! ;) So I went on her blog and sent her a review request for another one of her books. She was so nice, she allowed me to choose which book and gave the book to me in the ebook format I preferred. ;D So I got The Unloved since that sounded super interesting. So, thanks to Jennifer Snyder for this copy of The Unloved! 

The Cover: 
Sweet. Romantic. That's the feeling you get when you see it. And cute.

The Characters: 
Julie Porter - So Julie Porter lives with a mom whose a stripper. Yeah. You saw that right. And beyond that, her mom brings home boyfriends everyday. And not a single one of those boyfriends are decent. None. Julie, being pretty and quiet gets raped ( I think ) by one of her mother's boyfriend, but when she tells her mother, her mother dismisses it like she's lying, so there's only one person who she could ever tell. Julie is kind of the shy kind of girls, but she actually have two best friends. So she's not that low on the popular chart, just not way high up there, but she isn't exactly tat low. All I remember about Julie is that she has big, green eyes. That was from Nick keeping on repeating that line. LOL.

Nick Owen - Nick Owen lives across the street from Julie. Like Julie, he also got some family problems. He gets beaten by his dad. And like Julie, there's only one person who he could tell it to. What can I say? Nick isn't the most popular guy in the school, but you can say he's friends with them. Girls do oogle at him. That's Nick's character. 

Julie and Nick would have a secret hiding to hide away their parents. They would tell each other their stories, secrets, etc. That is until one day, Nick leaves. Julie was 15. Nick left Julie alone to fend off everything herself. When Nick came back two years later, the problems were still there. And in the end, Julie and Nick did have to work together to help solve the problems. 

Of course, along the way, they would totally fall for each other and start dating. 

The Extras:
This book was told in two POVs. One is Nick and the other is Julie. They each express their own problems through their point of views. 

I love their love-hate relationship things. Julie and Nick does get into relationship problems, so it isn't just about the family business, which is what I like about. This book includes all those different dramas in a teen's life plus the extra things they have to go through at home. 

Another thing is that no one at school knows about Julie's and Nick's home incidents. At all. So that explains another reason why Julie and Nick only have each other and why they're so close. 

Cole is Julie's brother. And he sounds so cute. LOL. I think he's fifteen. He's popular though, so he actually hangs out with the popular crowd and girls coo over him and all that. And seriously though, he sounds cute..... 

Yeah, my awkward review is over. LOL. 

Rating: (1-10): 8.9~ 

Happy Reading~ 

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