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Thursday, June 28, 2012

BBReview: "Easy" by Tammara Webber

Genre: Young Adult -Contemporary
Publishing Date: May 25th, 2012
Page Count: 310
Source: Bought from Amazon
Format: E-Book

Description from Goodreads.com:
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex's frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she's still the same intelligent girl she's always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There's just one problem - their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees - hoping for more.

Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they've hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)

Review:
Amazing! Heart pumping, gasping, aww inducing, utterly amazing! After I read A Book Vacations review on Easy I knew I had to get it. The description alone made me want to read it, but when one of your favorite bloggers says that this novel was a masterpiece you know you have to read it! From the description it is easy to guess what might end up happening, but what you can guess is not the big point of this story. Easy talks about a very dark topic and even though I haven't experienced that I feel like Webber did it justice. I know a lot of victims and hearing their stories I know that they went through something similar to how Jacqueline dealt with it. I feel like the topic was handled very appropriately and that Webber wrote it fantastically.

I really love that this is a mature young adult. Sometimes it is hard to connect with main characters that are 16/17, but for once it was someone who was my age and I could better connect to her feelings, being in college, dealing with that load and failing your first class. I really advise you to listen to the author recommendation, because I know I personally would feel better if only 17+ would read this, because it is very mature and has a lot of adult situations.

I think what really made me love this novel was that it was a mature young adult. A lot of young adults can touch base on a dark topic and then add some romance and a bad guy and voila it's a hit, but this went darker and deeper than a normal young adult can go. It talks about a time when you are in college, you are on your own, officially an adult and you still have emotional struggles to deal with. Plus the steamy sex scenes were definitely a plus in my book. I felt like a little kid giggling while reading it, because I am not used to reading such vivid sex scenes.

The characters were fantastic and their growth throughout the novel was flawless. Jacqueline was an amazing main character and I really connected with her. Jacqueline's roommate/best friend was fantastic and totally reminded me of myself with her "I don't care" attitude. Lucas was dreamy and perfect. Dark hair... tattoos... muscles... *swoon* and Kennedy was your perfect douche bag ex boyfriend =D

Overall:
Easy is an amazingly, fantastic novel! I love that it is a mature young adult, because I could better connect with the characters since they are my age. I know it may sound weird, but I did love that it talked about a very dark subject, because it made the novel feel more real and it was extremely interesting and heart wrenching to read about how someone deals with something like that. It was beautifully done and I couldn't ask for better. All of the characters were fantastic and I loved how they progressively grew through out the novel. And you cannot forget about the sex scenes! haha I recommend this novel for anyone who loves young adult, but isn't "normal/targeted" young adult aged. I highly recommend that you listen to the above author recommendation, because this is much more mature than regular young adult novels. You have been warned and recommended =D

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5


*Cover photo, description, and publishing date are from Goodreads.com. The goodreads page where they were borrowed from is linked back on this page. I, personally, bought this novel from Amazon for my kindle. I am not affiliated with Amazon, Kindle, or Goodreads. All other work and opinions are of my own creation*

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