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Jun 25, Turtle rated it did not like it Recommends it for: No One. There was one 2 page scene where her parents found her immediately after she ran away and she had the balls to yell in their face, saying they were trashy parents, she would never come home with them, and then she shows her scars What about ten times? Some of the way it ended I found a little far fetched even for this type of story, but overall it was a good read and I would say definitely take the time to at least give it a try. The thunder brings on this big revelation and she comes to life and thinks, "Wait?
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Alice's parents were a real conundrum as well. I know that there's rarely a good reason for child abuse. Actually, I misspoke.
There simply aren't any good reasons for child abuse. But there typically are some underlying reasons that they themselves use to justify the horrid act in their minds. These parents are lacking one. They shouldn't do it for the sake of being evil though apparently that's their only motivation in this story.
Their reason may not be logical in fact, it definitely wouldn't be but simply that they hate Alice makes no sense. What could have made sense was maybe the Dad goes into drug fueled panic attacks? Or Alice's Dad had sexual feelings for his own daughter disgusting as that might be and he blamed her for them. Perhaps then the mother was jealous of Alice for taking her father's attention away from her.
But simply they beat her because they can isn't a good enough reason. Alice is like a dream child; speaks several languages, plays piano, is an actress and a writer. I mean, what parent would want to beat her? And that in turn makes this a very boring and hard book to swallow.
I honestly can't bring myself to recommend this book to anyone. I'm worried about the woman who wrote it. And I'm worried about those people who read and enjoy it. It's a heavily depressing and melodramatic mess. If you can read Alice's inner monologue without cringing, then good on you. I couldn't. It was seriously like reading a 16 year old girl's livejournal. Abuse and suicide aren't issues you tackle lightly.
And I think these issues were perhaps just too much for this young author to take on just yet. View 1 comment. Jan 19, Breanne rated it liked it Shelves: i-didn-t-hate-it. I feel it to be pre-emptive to call this a book. A good short story? A good rough draft for a later final work?
But as it stands right now? I wouldn't qualify it to be a book. The basic story is a good one. A good concept, and one that many of us wish we could do.
Who wouldn't want to go back and redo a day in our lives differently, or even an hour or so? This book attempts to show one girls story of that very concept. The fact that it feels incomplete made me disappointed. If I hadn't read the synopsis of the book I wouldn't have understood what the author was trying to portray. The book was a little confusing and some chapters really didn't leave you with much.
There were a few spelling and grammar errors, but all in all it was not a disappointing read. Would I recommend it to others? Maybe if you had a couple hours to kill and needed to occupy your minds with somthing I would. But to go out and purchase the book? No, I wouldn't. I am happy that it was a free ebook download from Barnes and Noble. Dec 13, Aly rated it it was amazing. The book Lovely was focused on a girl named Alice.
When you first begin to read Lovely, you think it is going to be a sweet story about a teenage girl. Well that though is wrong.
Alice is this teenage girl who lives in a home that is not stable and she believes her parents have a hate for her. Throughout the book she is engaged in fights between her and her mother or her and her father. She is mistreated at her house by her father and is pretty much bullied by her mother.
The only person she has The book Lovely was focused on a girl named Alice. The only person she has to turn to is her best friends Krista and Lisa. Going through the book, Alice suffers from harming herself with a razor blade.
Sad but she feels this is the only way to feel better. Her battles with her parents become worse and she looks for a way out. The only way she sees is to fake her death and to run far away from were she is now and to never return.
As she writes her fake suicide note, the book seems to be predictable. The end doesn't play out like you would think. Alice's life changes for the better, but not the same way that she intends. She loves the life she is living and couldn't be happier. Alice will never be the same ever again.
Dec 27, Tracy rated it really liked it. This book was just But, I love how this story had twists towards the end. This is a great book if you like weird twists and knowing how someone is feeling during a very bad sitution. I call this one of my favorites. Feb 20, Holly Holly's Reading Hollow rated it did not like it Shelves: romance , a-z-challenge , dark , Warning: My review for Lovely unintentionally ended up being a break down of the book.
I was really confused as I read this book and I guess I tried to work out my thoughts by writing this review. I hadn't heard the best reviews for this book prior to reading Lovely , but I really did start reading the book with a completely open mind and I even sort of like the "interesting" writing style in the beginning.
She's been to the hospital multiple times for being assaulted by her parents and she's told her friends what happens at home and that she wishes to die, but they don't help her either. So Alice is a cutter and tries committing suicide multiple times. At least, that's what I thought. Three times during this book, Alice commits suicide and the chapter would end with something to the effect that the life slowly drained from her body, her blood seeped from her veins, or that this was the last action that ended her life.
I thought the next chapters would be her as a ghost or something. Then the next chapter just picks up at another random scene, which is actually how all the page long chapters that filled this entire book continue. There was never any indication how long ago the last chapter took place so that was frustrating. I thought, okay, that's a neat way to convey that. But then another chapter and Alice gets this weird feeling. She knows something is off.
She notices the storm building outside and when the thunder BOOMS she starts having all these flashbacks of her committing suicide and then of her friends and the church pastor who really do care for her, as if the thunder was a sign from God or something. The thunder brings on this big revelation and she comes to life and thinks, "Wait? Have I died three times? At this point I have no idea what's going on so I start backtracking and realize this is supposed to be like Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver a book I really enjoyed!
Alice does begin thinking things through now and realizes how stupid the contemplation of suicide ever was. Then she plans a fake suicide. I guess that was her way of getting out of her abusive home, fixing the situation on her own without suicide since that has been ruled as a no-no.
I like the way Alice's thoughts come across at this point. There was one 2 page scene where her parents found her immediately after she ran away and she had the balls to yell in their face, saying they were trashy parents, she would never come home with them, and then she shows her scars I just didn't get it.
It was the transitioning between chapters that was not so lovely. And the ending was kind of nice, but unfinished I think what this is is an unfinished story. It has the potential, but since it took up about 70 pages on my nook and because of everything I've pointed out above, I think it's safe to say that if this were filled in and revised, this beginning of a story would make a good book.
Dec 27, Mikayla rated it really liked it. I urge readers to approach this piece of literature with an open mind and heart--preferably without the interference of any of the reviews listed here including this one. However, if you must hear an honest opinion, please read on.
After reading the plot blurb, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of living one day ten times over. I wondered: how can one day change a life? So, I read, I processed, and I read again. Then, I felt a weigh I urge readers to approach this piece of literature with an open mind and heart--preferably without the interference of any of the reviews listed here including this one. Then, I felt a weight lift off of my shoulders because I had found another author that was not afraid of the truth in all its ugliness.
In only pages, this book tackles difficult subjects that many people wish to ignore, throwing them in the reader's face and demanding that they be recognized. Through a minimalist cast of characters, a heaping dose of emotions, and everyday vocabulary, the reader is quickly exposed to the idea that brushing anything under the rug will take no one anywhere "lovely", but perhaps facing the truth will. I will admit, the styling and layout of this piece is unusual. When compared to the typically linear format of modern literary works, the plot line of this piece is as nonlinear as literature can get.
However, I must argue that the seemingly jumbled storyline lends much to the tale in that it is a better representation of the human mind. One might even venture to say that it harkens back to the days of "stream of consciousness" writing in 20th century British literature. How often do our minds jump from topic to topic, connecting one dot to another without conscious reasoning to do so?
If you're like me, then you'll admit that such thought patterns or lack there of occur every moment of every day. This piece simply follows that idea of mental randomness and allows it to represent the very beast of human emotion with the character of Alice Hawkings acting as the simple vessel of portrayal. Quite honestly the only complaint I have in regards to the plot line is the speed at which the resolution and conclusion are complete.
The majority of the book deals with the rise and crescendo of the plot, yet few pages deal with the aftermath or small details of Alice's "closure. Having just read the reviews below, I am honestly disappointed that my fellow readers did not appreciate the subtleties and nuances of the overall piece. Regardless of spelling or grammatical errors and the unusual organization, I give this book 5 stars based upon the bravery of the plot alone.
I can certainly understand how the book might not appeal to all readers, but I encourage others to read it and appreciate it for its own beauty. Hopefully my own review can persuade a few to take the chance on this rather short piece and revel with me in the author's ideas regarding life, death, and the difference between living and surviving. Mar 07, Amy Bailey rated it did not like it. I have to admit, I've always hated to see those scathing reviews seem to depict hatred for books that seems it could be unwarranted.
I realize it is a self-published work. It did not go through an adequate mandatory editing process, so perhaps a few flaws would be understandable.
But when an author clearly demonstrates that she doesn't know the difference between then and than on multiple occasions!!! The characters? Deplorable, over-dramatic, one-dimmensional, way too extremely either good or evil, and I could go on. He just sort of popped up out of thin air!
Perhaps there was some vestige of a good story here, but it got so lost in the horrible writing and my absolute hatred and distaste for these characters that I can't believe I even finished reading it.
View 2 comments. May 12, Tara rated it it was ok Shelves: free-e-book , ya-teen , nook-e-books. This was a free e-book at BN. It's a self-published work by this author. Although the topic was interesting being able to repeat one particular day in your life in the hopes of correcting it , I found the story itself pretty depressing.
It seemed that the chapters jumped around a lot, and there were several times where I wasn't quite sure how the story got from one place to another. I rarely make comments about grammar and punctuation, but the This was a free e-book at BN. I rarely make comments about grammar and punctuation, but the lack of proofreading and editing did interfere in a smooth reading experience. There were several places where sentences did not make sense and I had to mentally add a word or two to make it sound right in my head.
I do think this author should continue her writing. According to the "about the author" info at the end of the story, she's currently in college. This story has a lot of promise and would greatly benefit from proofreading and editing. Since she's at college, I'm sure there's an English professor or two who might be willing to assist with the editing process. Jan 05, Mea rated it liked it. Lovely is a self published work by Allison Liddelle. The book was not all that well put together and it was extremly over dramatic.
The author seemed to try to hard to capture the feelings of a depressed,abused teenager,although I did like the beginning how it did not start with the main character but with her friend talking for her as if she was dead and couldn't talk. Liddelle messed that up s Lovely is a self published work by Allison Liddelle. Liddelle messed that up since she lived. I know I must sound so mean the way i'm talking about this book. May 14, Inaara rated it really liked it Shelves: pretty-good-books.
To the world, Alice was a beautiful, talented person. But behind that wall, Alice was abused physically and mentally by her parents, leaving her broken and unsatisfied.
When she is given 10 chances to redo a day in her life, she must prove herself strong and lovely in her own eyes. With the help of her friends she is able to accomplish her goal. This short story about child abuse gives us a sense that these things can happen anywhere, to anyone.
We may see it and decide to ignore it, but kn To the world, Alice was a beautiful, talented person. We may see it and decide to ignore it, but knowing that a person is dying on the inside can be too much to handle. At first, there are just some scenes where Alice is cutting herself and going unconscious, so I didn't really understand what was going on.
But still a strong topic. Since the author was in college when she wrote this, I won't comment in spelling and grammar, but I found a certain paragraph where she is personifying death very interesting Jun 13, Katy H rated it really liked it Shelves: ya , nook , It certainly has a message and a very important one though!
I actually liked this, though I wouldn't say it's a favorite. The main characters were relatable at least to me they were and there were surprisingly few typos, etc. I think that, given proper time, inspiration, and perhaps an actual book deal, Ms. Liddelle is capable of producing great future works.
Oct 16, April rated it liked it Recommends it for: anyone young or old. I downloaded this book as an e-book. I actually liked it.
However, the one criticism that I have is that it needs an editor. There were lots of minor spelling errors along with words that were missing or didn't need to actually be there.
But, having said that, I would read it again. It deals with an issue that many people are afraid to talk about. While it may seem weird that the main character was given 10 chances to decide whether to live or die, it was realistic.
Without a I downloaded this book as an e-book. Without actually having been suicidal myself, I can't speak for those who have those thoughts. But I would imagine that the story being told in this book is pretty accurate in terms of thoughts and feelings of suicidal people. Aug 16, Shannon rated it it was ok. I read this book before i read the reviews here. I can see where some wouldn't care for it. Nella and Liv 2 48, Nella full 37, Two skinny girls fingering and fisting each other , Nella fisted by Trish 79, Licking Liv 30, Fister at work 61, Comments 10 Spam comments 0.
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