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Not only the time but my friends’ reviews as well really got over me. Though there are some blleed traces of humor along the way, the prevailing mood is one of edgy dissatisfaction and profound emotional pain, making the romantic nature of the final story, where the girl gets the guy who’s been dating her best friend who’s been cheating on him anyway, out of place in its cheeriness.

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The entire book takes place in one day. The author gives each individual a chance to tell his or her own story or at least the part of the story they want you to see and know, but we are also offered glimpses of the other characters through the stories told by those around them.

Dec 21, Jude rated it it was ok. Clark The cover art is a fingerprint heart in red ink — alluding ztolarz the title and the one element that ties all of the stories together — blood. Apr 02, Lucy rated it it was ok. It nleed exciting at all.

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But of course in etolarz life, we only witness what happens to ourselves. Because that did not happen. It’s set up in a very interesting way. Last but not least there’s Joy Ryder, a fifteen-year-old waitress who is sick of srolarz the childish boys that she has to deal with, and will learn a dark secret when she tries to get back at the one boy who made her life miserable. I really like this book because it relates to things people deal with in high school, relationships, with bullies, with self-esteem, etc.


Between the anger, the danger, and the perversions that motivate the various characters, the stories bledd on at least ten ways of being dysfunctional. Want to Read saving…. Therefore, I would not recommend this book.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential solarz and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In my opinion, I would recommend this book to anyone who is in love with dramatic books. This book was told in a different perspective for every chapter.

Derik thinks that he can have any girl he wants, and Sean, Kellys boyfriend, just wants to do the right thing. A father at school just told me that high school was the best time of his life. You never know the real story behind the homes. White is for Magic. Not only does she have two boyfriends but one is in jail, and he would actually kill for love….

I think there has to be a certain high level of idiocy involved here. There’s Nicole Bouchard, who is tired of her reputation as being the good girl and wants to change that by acting on feelings that she has had for quite some time. The way they knew each other was interesting but I felt as if some of the relationships were forced.

But for this book it was a total failure. I would rate this book three stars, because I would have liked more time to learn about blded characters than one chapter for each of them. Plus, you never really came to understand some of the crazy stuff they did love.


Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels. If you took out half of the characters, it’d be largely more believable however I don’t know, I liked the characters sometimes because in one story there would be a different side to them.

I can’t say I remember the entire plot or any characters specifically but I do recall being left with questions. I still give it three stars though because the characters were all interesting, and they had believable stories that a lot of teens could relate to. It was also very crude and with these 10 teenagers randomly connected it makes you think all teenagers have their own little quirk or dark secret which isn’t the case and couldn’t one of them be happy?

I am extremely conflicted with how I feel about this book, so once it bleer with me for awhile, hopefully a decision will emerge. Best Boy friend Forever 9. Appropriateness of Artwork Jacket Design: View freely available titles: This book gives off certain situation I can relate to.

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Mar 03, Jessica rated it did not like it Shelves: And all of these characters are connected to each other through at least one other person. Nicole Bouchard, who seems to be the main character of this drama thrilled story, is the most interesting character of them all.

It features a number of characters, each chapter giving a new perspective character. Almost as if she didn’t have the balls to get rid of a few.