Friday, July 6, 2012

Spoiler: Between by Jessica Warman

Jessica Warman, I applaud you! You had me from the first chapter to the very end. Although I was able to slightly guess what some of the trauma was in Liz's life, I wasn't sure or even dead on! When you can mislead my curiousness, you are GOOD! Screw that you're awesome.  This book shows that you should live each day so that you can look back on it and be proud. I know I've done things that I'm not proud of , but you have to forgive yourself and move on, hopefully becoming better as you go. This book shocked me and made me realize what greed can truely do to a person. Let's talk about the details in a character list :)
I hated Liz for at least the first half of the book. Whenever I thought about how rude what she was saying was I could hardly contain my inner self from screaming you B****! Throughout the novel, we see the softer side of Liz and learn about her and why she does things. Just before I read that she killed Alex, I guessed. Probably only 2 pages before! That takes alot to be able to derail me that much. Liz in the end realizes that she has to let her loved ones go on with their life. Just because she isn' t there doesn't mean they shouldn't be happy. When she dived into the water to a happier place I started to cry. Not because I was sad, but rather because I was over joyed that she realized what she needed to do.

Alex: I understand why he was so rude to Liz when she first died. If I met my murderer I wouldn't be very polite either! Alex helped make this story full and complete. Without him the story would contain huge gaps of awkwardness.

Josie: I hate her guts. There is something wrong when you're greedy enough to kill your own sister. It wouldn't matter if they were half, full or step. Josie was so screwed up. I think an asylum may be neccesary.  To know what Vince was doing to her sister and use it against her as well. The B word is the only thought that comes to mind when I think about Josie and her character.

Richie: The love of Liz's life, I must say I have a lit crush on. I can't believe how remarkable he is. I understand the drug dealing problem. It was his way to cry out for his parents attention, agreed? This man makes a woman believe in true love and soul mates, all that chick-flick junk :)

Nicole: To steal someone's husband away as they're dying...? Desperate!

Caroline: What a sweetheart? Even if she stole that money... in a way she needed it...

Mr. Riley: He was there for Liz, just not quite enough. If I had a teacher in my school like him, I might attempt sports.

Vince: WHAT A FRICKING CREEP! I hate him to the core.
Favorite Lines/Moments:
♥Pg. 2
"Connecticut's like that; the water gets warm for a month or so in July, but near the end of the summer it's already cold again. Sometimes it seems like there are only two seasons around her: winter and almost winter."

♥Pg. 84
" 'So this is where the magic happened,' Alex says, looking around Richie's room. He glances at my body.
I raise an eyebrow. 'What?'
'No, it's not nothing, Alex. What did you mean, 'this is where the magic happened'?'
He blushes. 'You know. All the sex.' "

♥Pg. 136
"I frown at him. 'I thought you hated them.'
He scratches the side of his head in mock contemplation. 'It doesn't mean I don't want to see them half-naked.' "

♥Pg. 159
"In four year, he'll have a mild heart attack, over lunch and drinks with a client. His doctor will advise him to lose twenty pounds and stop eating red meat; he'll promptly gain ten pounds and refuse to abandon his love for steak."

♥Pg. 169
"The hollwo space within is absolutely jam-packed with trouble: bags of weed, several bottles of prescription pills, a knotted plastic bag containing a serious amount of white powder, and a wad of money held together with a rubber band. Look, Ma! Your son sells drugs!"

♥Pg. 225
"Alex and I follow her to the girls' bathroom
I wait for her to finish up in the stall. Aside from the four of us, the bathroom is empty.
'This is nothing special.' Alex sounds disappointed, looking around the bathroom.
'What do you mean?'
'I don't know. I always though there were, like... sofas in here, or something like that.' "

♥Pg. 333
" 'You ought to dump me then,' he says, chewing. 'Go out with a polo player.' He blows a buble. 'You'd have fun with a guy like that. You could go shopping together, get facials, manicures...'
'I already have enough girlfriends. Besides, your good looks make up for your lack of grooming.' "

♥Pg. 413
"Cops, I've learned, are like vampires; they can't come in unless you invite them."

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