About: Wrecked is a fiction novel written by Maria Padian. It will be published on 10/4/2016 by Algonquin Young Readers, 368 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, fiction, new adult, romance, realistic fiction, feminism, and college. Maria has written 3 other books which I have yet to read.
My Experience: I started reading Wrecked on 9/7/16 and finished it on 9/20/16 at 1AM. No, it didn’t take me that long to read. After 28% of reading Wrecked, I jumped into reading The Young Elites and The Rose Society. I shouldn’t do that, but I did. To be totally honest of why I did that, I jumped into other books because I was irritated with the constant flash backs in this book. I was reading along and then the scene changed and I was caught off guard thinking where was I and then I realized I am lost in one of the characters’ memory. This flashbacks occurred many times throughout the book, often it feels like a memory, other times, it’s plain intentional. Many scenes, I just wish it continues on because it would have been so good.
Besides the flash backs, this book is awesome! I enjoy the humor between Richard and Haley and their separate POVs. I like Haley’s no sharing rule or only share when she doesn’t like her portion and how she compares herself to Carrie. I like Haley’s mad scale to Richard and how reasonable she is for Jenny. I like how Richard stands up for himself against Jordan’s family and how he got caught saying things he doesn’t planned on saying but when he’s mad, it slipped. I like that this book has Jenny’s story of what really happened running parallel to the story. I like how the title is weaved into the story more than once. This book is definitely a realistic fiction. I understand completely why Dean Hunt made his decision and why many people got away. I have read it on the news about this and I have always dislike that “not guilty until proven guilty” because I am an honest person and I like others to be honest. I feel angry that people don’t own up to their responsibilities and that they will try to get away with what they can and let the victims suffer. Life is unfair. The good loses. The bad guys got away. Justice comes way too late. This book is a reminder of the real life and I highly recommend all girls & women to read it. I would give this book a 5 stars if there weren’t so many flashbacks.
Pro: humor, page turner, fast paced, guys and girls’ point of views, college setting, lesson learned, real life experience, a good reminder,
Con: flash backs
I rate it 4.5 stars!
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***Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free from Edelweiss in an exchanged for an honest review. Many thanks to author Maria Padian, Edelweiss, and Algonquin for the Advanced Reader Copy. I am grateful for the opportunity to read and review.