Friday, March 1, 2013

Drip Drop Teardrop by Samantha Young

4 Stars
This story follows Avery who is a young girl who lost her parents when she was ten and now lives with her aunt who is dying from cancer.  She goes out once a month dancing with her friends and this is where she meets Breenus.  Breenus has what is described in the book as a “hideous” scare on half his face.  Avery starts to see Breenus at her favorite club (she loves to dance, but hates attention).  Eventually Breenus asks for a dance and Avery feels drawn to him, but doesn’t want to.  She is worried what her friends would think of her and is worried that people will start at her if she is with a guy with a huge scare on his face. 
The back story for Breenus was awesome and well fleshed out.  I wish there was more to Breenus and Avery’s interactions.  Avery was pretty annoying and her stories from her childhood made her even less likeable.  That coupled with her fear of what others are thinking of her made her a jerk at times.  However, I feel like this was what the author was going for.  Why else would she describe three specific situations where Avery was a big fat brat as a child if not to hammer home how selfish she is.  I think we were supposed to see how much Avery grew through her time with Breenus.    
It was a super quick read and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn’t reading.  I wanted to know Breenus better and wanted Avery to turn out to be a better person. 

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