Friday, October 16, 2009

Beautiful by Amy Reed

When thirteen-year-old Cassie moves to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. She chooses some dangerous new friends and is quickly caught up in their fast-paced world of drugs, sex, secrets, and cruelty.

Cassie's new existence both thrills and terrifies her. She embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, starts sleeping with an older boy, and gets pulled into a twisted friendship triangle that is tinged with violence and abuse. Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral, and there's no turning back.

This was a really emotional and moving book. When I was reading this, it was totally surreal because Cassie is incredibly young. The things she is doing are things nobody should do, especially at a very-young age.

Amy Reed is a wonderful writer. She wrote this beautifully.

This is a heart-wrenching novel that will grab readers. Yes, it was hard to read. Yes, it was totally worth it. And Yes, I recommend it.

* I received this book from Simon and Schuster Publishing


Anonymous said...

I've heard such amazing things about this book. I have to read it for sure.

Bookie00 said...

This looks good =)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sounds so amazing and exactly like the kind of book I would love to read!

Great review!