Genre : Young Adult Contemporary
Publisher : Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
“Quiet could be a lot of things- fierce , thoughtful , compassionate – but never deficient”
The moment I saw the cover of this book I was a goner. It just felt so intimate and at the same time so beautiful seeing two people look at each other with so much love. Its an underrated YA which deserves all the attention from every YA Contemporary fan out there. I actually stumbled upon it by chance and I am so happy that I did.
The books Blurb in my words : It’s a story which starts with the girl saving the guy from dying (literally and figuratively). It’s about two people their own problems and how they end up helping each other. The girl Wren Caswell is tired of everyone considering her quiet and just average. The book starts with her school counsellor telling her and her classmates that they would never make into Harvard , which ends up hurting her a lot. And the guy Grayson Barrett, well lets just say his last school suspended him because he had opened up a flourishing business of trading in school assignments and something else too. While reading the book I never felt the bad boy vibes coming from him. I just felt that he was a good kid who couldn’t cope up with his parents divorce and them moving forward in lives and just ended up making a few big mistakes. Add in this mix Wrens super close family and Grayson’s friends who suddenly remember him and want him back to do the bad deeds.
Things that I really liked about this book and why its an absolute recommendation from my side:
🍀 It was soooo Damn adorable. Giving me the perfect mushy feelings.
🍀 They don’t lie to each other , both the main characters. There are some past and present secrets and happening which have the possibility of tarnishing their blooming relationship. But they keep no secrets from each other. Which was refreshing. The author didn’t let those secrets determine the plot of the book.
🍀 I liked how the parents were an active part of their life and presented well in the book.
🍀This book has actually left a mark on me as it revolves around the grey area of what’s right , what’s wrong. How to decide between the two. And sometimes some people are worth forgiving.
🍀The main guy isn’t exactly the quintessential bad boy. He’s someone good who got on the wrong path. And is trying to come back to the right one.
🍀And for the girl I hope she gets into Harvard.
There was something else in the book too which just gave me something to imagine :
So I know Wren is supposed to end up with the Grayson. I ship them whole heartedly . But I just felt that Wren had a small spark with the main guys best friend Luke . Which I didn’t feel was bad at all. Its just something I noticed and felt. Basically that other guy has a made up name for a purpose(for which you need to read the book to know why) and he says that whoever can identify from which book it is , he will fall in love with that girl. And surprisingly she actually knows which book it refers too.
The main characters fall in love within a month. Which to me honestly didn’t feel wrong. They felt meant to be. And honestly I loved their characters. That they were these strong people who had their own issues. That they had faith in each other. And yes a little bit jealousy was there but it did not make them do stupid stuff(thank god!). I honestly felt that the book seriously gripped me. And my forever indication of loving a book is the urge to reread it. And I surely ended up doing that with this book.(the book I am referring to here is A Separate Peace and the character’s name is Brinker)
I guess sometimes when you share that one special moment together , maybe there is no coming back.! That special moment being Wren saving the Grayson from dying !!!
It was a super cute read which made my weekend and is highly recommended from my side.!
“I don’t want to be told what I cant do before I even start trying”
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