Review of "the Time of My Life"
This book was a complete failure for me.
“I had always done my best not to reveal anything about myself to my family, even to Riley.”
What is wrong with this woman? Is this what families have degenerated to? I find this “Secret-keeping, silence-is-golden, less-is-more, withdrawal-from-human-contact-is-more-sanitary” behaviour repulsive in the extreme. If you ask me, the protagonist has some incredibly deep-seated internal problems which she is completely incapable of dealing with on her own. There must be several undiagnosed mental health illnesses here.
And the LIES!
Who lies that much? It’s compulsive. I can’t imagine a person being so ashamed of every single thought or action to such a degree that literally everything they say is a lie. I didn’t find it amusing, as I suppose it was intended, I just found it tragic.
Donal was one-sided and completely undeveloped. Essentially a set of muscles and dimples.
Blake was a self-centered, egotistical fantasy that she'd conjured about 'male perfection'.
Her friends seemed more interested in back-stabbing than in anything else.
Her Father hates her.
Sorry about the bluntness of this review, but this book was genuinely TERRIBLE.
-- 09 Jun 2012, 21:28 --
okcbooklover wrote:I am having a hard time getting a copy of this book in the US. Any suggestions?