Empty feeling. I came to the end of this book with a slightly empty feeling. Edie and Dylan grow up a lot in this book, probably more than they have in the previous two books combined. They discover so much more about themselves and their relationships. And a little bit scary.
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Empty feeling. I came to the end of this book with a slightly empty feeling. Edie and Dylan grow up a lot in this book, probably more than they have in the previous two books combined. They discover so much more about themselves and their relationships. And a little bit scary. I really enjoyed reading it.
I thought the ending was somewhat bitter-sweet, and I was left wanting more. But there never will be I like Sarra Manning so I almost bought all three a few times, but a voice inside my head always stopped me. The books have cheesy cover pictures and the blurb makes the plot sound really shallow, it said.
Ill buy the first book and Ill see how it goes from there, I reasoned. Youre meant to be reading more serious grown up stuff. If you start reading this youll be reverting back to Review for Diary of a Crush series, book 1 to 3 I used to see this series in one of the bookstores I frequent. In the end, the voice won, and for the longest time I had no idea what I was missing… until I finally caved and read book one.
By the time I reached the middle part, I knew I had to get my hands on the next two books. As fate would have it, they disappeared. I used to always see them in the bookshelf, waiting for me to grab them, pay for them, bring them home, and it was just my luck that now that I was finally willing to do that, they were gone! I cursed my stupid inner voice and wallowed in regret, but I did not stop looking. I looked for it in eight bookstores and had my friend inquire in the bookstores near her area.
I was beginning to think that it was a cruel joke to have let me read the first book only to leave me desperate for the sequel when it was nowhere to be found, but I must have accumulated enough good karma along the way because I finally found them in the ninth bookstore.
They were tattered and a little worse for wear but I bought them anyway. The fact that this is a series allows the readers to understand what Edie really feels for Dylan and vice versa.
Rationally, these two should never have gotten together. Part of the joy in reading about them is watching them stumble through their toxic relationship only to profess their eternal love for each other in the end.
You grow up with their characters. You learn with them. You get intimate with them. I was so invested in their relationship that by the end of book three, when Edie and Dylan were about to go their separate ways, I felt the gravity and sadness of their goodbye with them.
It turns out the nagging voice had one thing right, though: the plot is, well, kind of shallow. The first book is classic girl falls in love at first sight, girl pines over boy, boy may or may not like girl, the-more-boy- plays-hard-to-get-the-more-girl-goes-crazy stuff. And did I mention that there are a lot of kisses in these books? Because there are. Looking back, I was doomed from the start. This series is a love story through and through, and as a hopeless romantic sap, this is my ultimate kryptonite.
There are also some editing mishaps, from little things like spelling errors to bigger ones like repetition of dates. Considering the entire series is written in diary entry format, they should have been extra scrupulous with this. I can give ten reasons why I do not regret going to nine bookstores just to continue reading about the convoluted love story of two very difficult people. I loved it for the simple reason that I am a girl who thinks that girls who keep diaries are kindred souls and because I am also the girl who will always swoon over art boys with floppy hair and brooding good looks.
Yes, the books are shallow. Obviously, so am I.
We bought all the kids a book and one of those stockings stuffed full of chocolate each. I think it was a Christmas tree. Either that, or a really strange-looking reindeer. Her parents were there and they thanked me for making the angel and for spending time with her. Her mum seemed really reined in, like she was trying to hold herself together and when I went to say goodbye and gave Asha a kiss on the forehead, her mum hugged me so hard, I thought she was going to break one of my ribs.
Diary of a Crush Series
Shelves: young-adult , contemporary , first-of-the-series , romance , new-adult , own , read I had heard amazing things about Sarra Mannings books. Theyre supposedly light, funny, romantic and adorable. What better way to start than not with the best work and move forward from there? Ok, it sounds a bit weird, but thats what I thought. While French Kiss was quite light and definitely funny, it didnt exactly sit right with me either.