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Very disappointed. Feel a little let down.
on 14 April 2014
I have always been a huge fan of Young's writing and her books. I thought and do still think that Into the Deep was her best book thus far. Thats why when I was looking to read Out of the Shallows I was expecting the same level of excellency. I was so not impressed with a lot of things and I dont wanna be harsh because I do actually love Samantha and will continue to read and buy her books BUT I must be honest as a reader. I am quite suprised that im the person who feels this way about OOTS.
Firstly the book was waaaaay too short. It should have been advertised as a novel or something. I felt many a time she was looking for drama that did not exist, I thought we past all that. But clearly not. Charley didnt seem that into him after pining for so long. It was slightley pathetic that Jake was still jumping through hoops even though he'd firstly apologisd and they moved and secondly, it was when they were kids. Its sad that the secondary characters stole all the scenes. Maybe Samantha will write a book about them, who knows? Either way, this was charleys and jake's book. I feel like after all that angst and lust in the first book, this is where we reap all the benefits but it was just unnecessary drama. Just pointless.Her dad was being ridiculous and her sister was being so dramatic. Jake calls and texts and emails...like a desperate puppy. It was a real turn off for me with Jake. Using Andie's accident is quite random of all the things to dump him over and yet he's all like yeah lets be friends. I would have thought he would be done. I was a little bored by the constant flashbacks because although I can keep up, it is quite a bother as it is not always clear like one page was marked 'last night'...when?!
I just feel like after waiting since last summer to January then waiting some more to mid April, i expected a whole lot more. I almost feel cheated in a way. I wanted love and passion and figuring out cute ways of dealing long distance and marriage and babies and mostly I wanted them to be the rock of the group. Instead I got whining and moaning and unnecessary heartbreak and excuses and resistance the whole way.
That being said, rock on FALL FROM INDIA'S PLACE.