I really wasn't as impressed with this one as I was with the first one. The Carmen character just grated on my nerves so much. I borrowed the last two in this series from the library and now I don't know if I want to read them or not.
I liked it. Read it in one day non-stop.
Here's my beef with these books: I'm addicted to them, especially after having seen and loved the movies, but I also have a love/hate relationship with them. I often find parts beyond boring, where I just want to skip through it all and go to the parts I like - mainly Lena & Kostos. Which is why I'm having a hard time rating this book. For so long I hoped that the whole pregnancy thing was just some added twist the filmmakers did, not straight from the books. I guess this killed that notion, and it killed me to have to read it just when I thought all was safe and everything would be okay. I don't know what to say about this book, how to rate it, to say if I loved it or hated it. I got teary at the parts about Lean & Kostos & Bapi, and I liked hearing about Bee finding herself again and playing soccer and all that... but the parts about Carmen and Tibby just really killed me to read, aside from the whole Kostos thing. Carmen was such a freaking BRAT in this book, and also the one before it. She whined and complained about everything, screwed it up, and then whined and complained some more. Tibby was a little better, but I couldn't stand just sitting there, passively reading and hopeless to do anything as she wrote off so many people in her life just to be friends with two losers who weren't even worth it. Not at all.
But I guess that's the beauty of the book too, that it made me frustrated and that it made me feel all these emotions. So I have no idea how to rate this book, or if I would suggest it for others to read. I guess it depends on what you like, what you can take, what you value in a book. Me, I value happy endings. So as long as the ultimate ending of this series is happy (code: Lena & Kostos end up together, none of this Paul bs), then I guess this book will be okay. Good even....Continua
I enjoyed this one just as much as the first.