Tuesday, December 11, 2012
"Because of Low" by Abbi Glines
I loved Breathe so much, that I just went on and started on Because of Low right away. Guess what? I finished it in less than a day! It was an amazing book! Loved it! And it reminded me so much of Beautiful Disaster that I went on and re-read that too. Weired, huh?
Anyway, I was stricken by Low's story. I mean... Marcus's story is pretty common... a cheating father leaves his family for a younger woman. But Low's story... geezh! What kind of person should you be to leave your own sister on the street with just a suitcase in hand?
I was impressed by Low. She was so utterly strong, even in her weakest, darkest moments. Even when her heart was breaking and she was barely living. She was just this pillar of inner strength. Of course, without Cage she might not have survived to be who she was in the first place, but hey, even a pillar needs a foundation, no?
So, this story was obvious to me from the middle on, but that didn't make me enjoy it any less. The only thing that I didn't like about it, was Marcus's bossy tone. He was constantly bossing Low around. "You won't sleep there." "You won't wear this." "You can't do that." Gee! Who on earth did he think he was? He was definitely not the sweet guy we met in Breathe. Here he's got his own character, his own personality, his own brutal life that makes him behave like a total butt. If I were Low, I'd definitely find a way to kick him somewhere where it would hurt. And then I'd kiss him senseless, but that's beyond the point.
In conclusion, I recommend you read this book, but keep in mind that it is not Young Adult. It's New Adult and has some scenes that I think are inappropriate for younger readers.
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