- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 840 KB
- Print Length: 344 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Spikenard Publishing; 1 edition (12 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FUUHQA2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,889,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My Beautiful Suicide Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is primarily about the life and struggles of a teenage girl and is as good in this genre as many books which have their place etched in history. (Think Adrian Mole.) However, there are some complex twists which mean that even amid the complexities of hopes, dream and relationships, all is not as it seems.
The topic of suicide as, obviously, touched upon with the key character in the book voicing some powerful opinions about the subject. As such, these are clearly presented as opinions rather than facts which, I feel, makes these opinions more palatable.
Like any piece of humorous fiction this tale is, at times, a bit too far-fetched and the exploits of the key characters defy belief but none of this detracts from the fact that this is an excellent read which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The lead is not your average teenager, which is refreshing to read, and I found the book highly gripping- I couldn't just read for 15 minutes before bed, I'd end up noticing the time an hour or two later!
So on the whole a great read, I'd highly recommend it :)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
Quick synopsis: Cozy has lost all desire to keep on living. She's being bullied at school, her war-hero brother was killed by some idiot who was texting and driving, and his death lead to the separation of her parents. Cozy decides death is the best option but rather than leaving her loved ones with the guilt and endless questioning of signs they might have missed, she chooses to become a crime victim.
Specifically of the serial killer who has been prowling her town but as she puts herself in harm's way she instinctively fights back ... eventually killing her attackers ... and she finds she likes it.
I read an early version of this novel before and was surprised by the raw talent I saw. I had no idea Atty was capable of telling this kind of story. I'm a glass-half-full kind of guy so it's startling to being pulled into the mind of a teen with such a nihilist vision of life ... it's scary to think this is probably a pretty common mindset.
The version you are about to download (I hope) is a quick page turner and a compelling read, and unlike anything you have ever read before.
Let me make this clear: This is NOT for T/YA, even if the story surrounds a 16 year old girl and her life. This is a somewhat graphic, and well done story to let you in the mind of a teenager, and what goes on. While I am male, I was able to relate well to the lead character, and recall what High School felt like. This is an honest and dark story. This young woman has everything going against her, a school bully, a broken home, a Mom that works all hours, a Dad with a trophy wife and newborn. She has one good thing going for her, a great circle of friends. They will get her thru most everything.
The story is well written, visual, clear, deep, and above all captivating. I was able to see her, and her surroundings well in my head. Some Authors will semi describe a setting, Atty sits there and almost tells you the make/model of the TV Cosette is watching the 6 PM news on.
I'd write more, but I'd either give away plot points, or sound like a cheerleader. Take the time, grab this book, and sit back and enjoy the ride. As of this review, there are 2 more books in the series, and a fourth in progress.
This is one of those books.
It is an exceptionally well-written book with interesting characters and situations, with no clear resolution for the characters' angsts. Similar to real life...
The main character, Cosette, is a really messed up teen who knows she's messed up but not to sure how to remedy the situation until Fate steps in and solves it for her. The angst-ridden teenager is being bullied at school by a popular, pretty blonde, and ignored at home. She does have an attractive circle of friends who support her, but don't stand up for her -- a few harsh crits directed toward the bully and her entourage do little to dissuade the attacks.
Although completely cowed by her bully, Cosette has the moxie when it really matters. She seeks out danger to end her torment, but instead of ending her own life, she only succeeds in accidently killing her attackers. Her innate self-defense mechanisms kick in when her life is in actual danger, which gives some insight into the odd relationship with her bully.
Her long patient, adoring from afar, beau, Chris, isn't what he seems to be. And his attraction to Cosette's submissiveness toward her bully gives the clues to his true nature and desires. And he's more than willing to wait, and abet, in order to get what he wants from Cosette. She finds him desirable, but is so unsure of her future, that their relationship is played out convincingly and over time.
Well-paced and well-plotted, with characters who are well aware of their psychoses but unable to deal with them, the book is a fun and edgy read.
Recommended for those who enjoy dark humor and really messed-up (but endearing) characters.
The story did capture me. I kept wondering what the author would be able to do with such a limited world view. So I was surprised to find myself caught up in the atmosphere of suspense that she is able to weave with these story elements. About halfway through the book I was hardly able to put it down. I have to say that I enjoyed this story.
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