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Cracked Up to BeLove with her and he's making her feel things again when she'd really rather not be feeling anything at allNobody would have guessed she'd turn out like this But nobody knows the truthSomething horrible has happened and it just might be her faul. The sooner you make a mistake and learn to live with it the better You're not responsible for everything You can't control the way things end up Behind the sarcasm teenage angst and melodrama is this very powerful story and intense read that will ultimately give a very important message especially to many of our young people today obsessed with the idea of popularity and perfectionParker an eighteen year old teenager suddenly decides that she doesn’t want to be popular any and so she does the complete opposites of what she used to do as the most popular girl in school The reason behind this bravado or is it just bravado Well read the book to find out^^I honestly admire Courtney Summers for her boldness and somewhat carelessness in her writing For instance the use of abrupt transitions made the story even gripping and intense The way she managed to piue my curiosity from beginning until the very last page is fascinatingIt’s also a very rare talent to be able to portray an angsty sarcastic and bitchy teenage girl in a totally non annoying way and the author did exactly that while also managing to make the character sarcastically humorous that it was never a bore reading this The tone is actually a perfect combination of humor and grimness contributing to the originality of the entire story “I don’t see the point of being a guidance counselor in high school if you can’t have a gun” The characters although stereotyped are very effectively portrayed and you can’t help but relate with them There’s also one character by the name of Jake that I completely adore view spoiler I love his persistence humor and his weirdness over women’s monthly period Lol hide spoiler

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Len so far from graceParker doesn't want to talk about it She'd just like to be left alone to disappear to be ignored But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her conselors are demanding the truth Worse there's a nice guy falling in. ☠ Warning I thought about it over and over and the only way I feel writing this review includes a great amount of personal information If you don't care about it if you think that's not a review if you well just thought I'd warn you You know how when you meet someone and they just give you the impression they're living on this entirely different planet from everyone else That's sort of how I felt when I met you I don't really know what to say I mean how am I supposed to say that I can relate to Parker without sounding like a bitch Because I do but I'm not and I wasn't Lost a little I'll explain The fact is above her actions what stroke me the most in Parker was her need to be herself even if the way she chose to do so appeared to be incredibly harsh and selfish at times What I love in Courtney Summers is the way she manages to take the high school stereotypes and to go further to crack the shells in order to show what's hidden beneath all the craps we're served in so many young adult books You've made a choice and it's so obvious I see it; I accept it she says Even if no one else can You want to rot and I want to let you If I struggled with Some Girls Are that's because I found it difficult to imagine the situation there and I know that I'm in the minority about this But the truth is if I never saw groups of people behaving like these assholes in Some Girls Are Parker sounds real to me and yes I can relate If I was never mean to people like she can be I went through a tough phase when I was a teenager and yes even if I kept an outgoing facade people made me cringe at times and if I didn't do what she did to them I thought about it many times Everything annoyed me and I didn't even realize it I was so full of shit frankly if I could slap my younger self I'd do it Well I never wanted to die never and some of her actions were really awful so I'm not telling that I can understand all of Parker's decisions but anyway I get her I still remember being hurt when the teacher made as big a fuss over my classmates' lesser efforts as she did over mine which was perfect Or maybe not as perfect as I thought Can you understand what she's feeling Because I can No matter how ugly it sounds oh man how I get this feeling I used to anyway Trying to explain why I need everything to be perfect being mad when people don't get it Oh yes Parker's struggles hit a nerve with meBut let's go some years ago I always was this weird kid who gets straight As and reads a lot who never breaks the rules because never sees the point in it whose success is expected no matter what happens Don't get fooled I wasn't lonely as I always could count on a solid group of friends but I was super serious until senior year My parents weren't really strict because 1they trusted me and they were right to do so and 2it was just not their way of raising us But on my senior year I lost it I started to ditch school so often that school rang my parents twice a week and I developed a hell lot of tips to sneak out school without being caught Yet my rates didn't suffer too much because I showed up for the tests and I spent my free time reading in France we can specialize in Junior and Senior years and I was in Literature Philosophy Languages Why did I change all of a sudden The only thing I can say it's that I didn't want to be me any To be frank I wasn't full of self loathing at all in fact I think it was uite the opposite Or isn't it the same thing after all I don't know any God I was so conceited as it seems that only teenagers can be I thought I got it all and I couldn't have been wrong but the expectations I felt on my shoulders were suddenly too hard to stand I'm not saying I was right that's only what it was Why am I telling you that Because I think that's why I can relate to Parker I can understand why she's acting out of character or accurately out of what others assume to be her personality Because sometimes we need to destroy a part of ourselves to evolve because the way we are seen is suffocating us And yes we are hurting people who love us when we are acting that way because we disturb the way they see us and what's unsettling than seeing our best friend our girlfriend our daughter suddenly changing Although I truly think that we mustn't lie to ourselves and never deny who we are I can't deny that it's fucking difficult to deal with these changes when we are the people who are around Anyway it took me years to learn to be less perfectionist in my studies in my work in my life I never was like Parker about my appearance though Because in the end we realize that in addition to make our lives an hell we make other lives an hell and by others I mean people we care about No one will notice how wrong you are if everything you do ends up right Perhaps you think that it's not a review Let me disagree if I can relate on such a strong level that's only because Courtney Summers's characters are so fleshed out I feel I can grab them and see a part of myself in them Parker sure doesn't make it easy to love her she is unapologetic smart ass and straight on bitchy at some point But I I cared about her deeply as I did about Jack Chris and even Becky They feel so real to me that I can't help As usual her writing is raw beautiful and compelling and I was hooked from the beginning Indeed her books are such page turners that I always know that I'll end reading them in a sitting Not to mention that we can't help but wait to know what happened to Parker to explain why she lost it view spoilerand yes it's awful and difficult to not hate her for this but to me that's not the point here hide spoiler

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Cracked Up to Be Summary ì 102 Æ When Perfect Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes all of St Peter's High goes on alert How has the cheerleading captain girlfriend of the most popular guy in school consummate teacher's pet and future valedictorian fallen so far from graceParker doesn't want to talk about it She'd just like When Perfect Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes all of St Peter's High goes on alert How has the cheerleading captain girlfriend of the most popular guy in school consummate teacher's pet and future valedictorian fal. After reading “Sadie” and became speechless numb screaming for two days in pain I learned from the experience this author is a shining gem at the literature’s treasure box And I promise myself everything Courtney Summer writes even they’re shopping list ridiculous post it notes greeting cards or restriction order against me for being half witted fan I’m going to write them without uestioning As soon as I heard this book’s republishing instead of reading the previous works yes my tbr list already threatens me to explode into my face any second and it’s getting fatter than my husband’s belly reminds you of an elephant’s belly after eating his girlfriend of writer including “All the Rage” I swear I’ll read next week I’m telling same thing every week and another Arc copy hits on my face and distracts my attention and “This is not a test”So when I saw this book’s arc copy on the Netflix I clicked the reuest button feeling myself like a Voice judge turning her chair at the blind audition As soon as I saw it on my library I began my salsa moves and in the mean time I dived into without waiting any further It was fast pacing intriguing interesting and brilliantly written book I should give it 35 stars and round them up Wait What If I love the writing why am I cutting points What the hell is wrong with meWrong uestion I wanted to ask the same one to the anti heroine Parker Fadley from the beginning of the book I wanted to say “Hey you self absorbed mean manipulative lying shameless bitch Why are you acting like that Why are you self sabotaging yourself by alienating your friends your family” She didn’t treat well to her new dog which made me pissed off and I wish I could jump into the book and slap her several times and come back after getting my hate out of my systemParker was shining star of her high school before she goes nuts and turning her life into a mess She was cheerleader captain she uit Chris most popular guy of the school’s girlfriend stole his money and broke up with him future valedictorian now she steals her friends’ essays and copies them Something is really really really wrong with her but she denies to talk about even though everyone tolerates her antics and remains patient with her The author chose to create a heroine WE PASSIONATELY LOVE TO HATE HER But we were hooked from the first page because we understood that something happened at Chris’ party and Parker’s close friend Jessie disappeared at that night Parker keeps a big secret and she keeps treating the people around her like hell to try helping her Especially new guy Jake who recently transferred to their school turns into a punch bag of her Oh Parker you gave me so much reason to drag you throughout the school halls by pulling your hair So you keep telling yourself WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HER The author’s tricky story telling for giving us some uick glimpses and special sneak peeks from the night is the smartest way to keep our attention intact We want to know the reasons we want to know where the hell Jessie is and we want to know how far this crazy bitch Parker can go for self destructionAnd BAMMM we got the answers The ending is realistic satisfying but not so much emotional or heart wrenching as I expected And yes I understand Parker’s motives but I still cannot empathize with her Overall It was realistic uestioning unconventional riveting reading even though there are too many characters with unlikeable behaviors and too much flaws It was a great fast YA fiction book Not my favorite Courtney Summers book but it’s still so much better from too many books I’ve read from the same genreSpecial thanks to NetGalley and St Martin’sPressWednesday Books for sharing this fantastic ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review