Monday, February 22, 2016

a book in review!

Brief Summary:
I blast the stereo in a vain attempt to drown out my thoughts. I don’t want to be thinking about him and analyzing every detail of first period. It makes me feel like a young, foolish girl, and I’m embarrassed that I can’t control the way my body reacts every time his eyes meet mine. 

In a quiet town in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, everything in life is seemingly perfect for eighteen-year-old Kaley Kennedy. She has loving parents, loyal friends, and is dating the hottest boy in school. With only a few months left of her senior year, she’s looking forward to an epic summer before heading off to Los Angeles for college.

Without warning, a gorgeous new math teacher interrupts Kaley’s predictable little world, challenging who she is. Suddenly, parties, dates, and Friday nights with her friends seem empty and unfulfilling as she finds herself obsessing over his every move. Desperate for something more, but determined to ignore her fierce attraction, every single relationship in her life begins to crumble by forces beyond her control. Struggling to transition from adolescence to adulthood, Kaley must choose between playing it safe, or risking more than just her heart. . . .

Review: I said years ago when I started doing book reviews that 5 star books are ones that I can't get enough of and want to read over & over. Well, the last book I read is just that. After having a dream of being involved with a teacher the night before, I hopped on my iPad to see what books out there had this similar plot line. I found tons and after a few snyposis, I picked 'The Force Of Gravity'. I read the first review on Kindle Unlimited and it started with this "The author's writing style will pull you in." I opened the book read the first sentence and said "Yup. I should get my shower out of the way now." Being freshly clean, I hopped into bed at 11:20 Friday night and propped up my iPad and started to read. The first time I looked back at the clock it was 1:27am. I didn't feel tired, I needed more. The next time I looked at the clock it was 3:08am and I calculated how many hours until I needed to be up for brunch, I told myself "One more chapter." and got sucked back in. Well then it was 4:24am and I saw I had 93% of the book read, I told myself I needed to be done by 5. At 4:59 exactly, I finished page 413. Kaley and Mr. Slate's relationship feels unbelievably real. It's all the things I'd imagine it would be when entering the world of sleeping with a teacher. But it's more than that, their relationship is everything, ups, downs, highs, lows, with laughs and tears along the way. The author's writing style is one of my most favorites, she's so descriptive, but leaves some left to you to work out in your head. The scenes are haunting and stay with you. There are times you'll be laughing out loud and then there's times your heart will be breaking. I can't believe this is her first book! It's more than safe to say I've found another favorite author. It's not everyday you read 413 pages in 5 hours and 40 minutes. I HIGHLY recommend this 5 star (I'd give it 5 million stars if I could) book to anyone who loves perfectly written fiction, xo!