Monday, March 7, 2016

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler (24)

From the author of Twenty Boy Summer, a teen pushes the limits to follow her dreams—and learns there’s a fine line between bitter and sweet....
Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances, a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.
     So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life—and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.
     It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last....

  • Kindle: 3067 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (January 3, 2012)
  • ASIN: B0061PHRQS

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Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, #scandal, The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Twenty Boy Summer, and Fixing Delilah. Her books have been translated into several languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls' Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, and nominations for YALSA Teens' Top Ten and NPR's Top 100 Teen Books. 

Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she's not writing or reading at home in the Pacific Northwest, Sarah enjoys hugging trees and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex. 

Visit her website at sarahockler.com.


My review for The Summer of Chasing Mermaids


REVIEW:
So sweet!
I love this story. I love that it surrounds a girl who hangs with the hockey team. I love that she makes cupcakes. I love how it's a budding romance in the making.
So many great elements to this story, and while I loved The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, this story was completely different. This author has an ease with her writing that has you reading and finding yourself lost in the story.
Hudson is a great character, even if flawed. That's what I loved most about her though, she was as screwed up as the rest of us and yet was a great girl with a massive heart. She needed to deal with some stuff that she didn't really want to face. It was nice to see how she worked it out.
Teens and moms alike will really dig into this one.

5/5


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3 comments:

  1. I think I'd enjoy this book very much. I love the cover, but I would have thought by reading the blurb that it would have had a cupcake on it.

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  2. I really enjoyed reading your blog and reading about this book. I followed your blog also.

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  3. I love the cover! And I think she sounds like a great character too!

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