Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
Maybe I'm too late. Maybe Zoe's dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I'll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I'm any kind of example, but we can learn together.
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can't run fast enough.
Maybe it'll take Will years to come to terms with being abandoned. Maybe it'll take forever. I'll stay with him no matter how long it takes to prove that people don't always leave, don't always give up on you.
I did not like Nobody But Us. The pacing of the book was excruciatingly slow for me. It seems like it took forever for anything exciting to happen. The author's writing was very inexperienced. The plot didn’t flow well. The book was very disappointing. I was hoping for something much better. The relationship between Will and Zoe was sick and abusive. Within the first few pages, I guessed that Will was going to be like Zoe's dad. However, Zoe was also abusive to Will. The worst part was that they both justified the abuse. They both thought that they did things wrong, so being physically and emotionally abusive to each other was okay. I think that was what bothered me the most about the book. It is NEVER okay to be abusive to a significant other for any reason. I really liked the ending of the book. It was the only part that I had positive feelings for. It didn’t make up for the message that the book sent though.
I give Nobody But Us: 2/5.
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I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.