Monday, August 13, 2012

He Punks Me Not

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 1:06 AM

He Punks Me Not by slideshowI'll chase and stalk him until he is mine. I'm pretty determined. Unfortunately his best friend thinks my existence is pointless and I'm unworthy. And, well, he's pretty damn determined too.
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Amy Thinks: Tired of the pretty boy, jock, Greek God male interests in the stories you're reading? Want something that focuses around guys that are different and maybe (for some) isn't the type of guy you may normally look at with interest? Then look no further than He Punks Me Not.

Charisse 'Riz' Dently is a normal teenage girl. Normal meaning she's the type of girl you see everyday: blonde, a bit preppy, parents that may be a tad overprotective, and crushing on a guy from a far. Not uncommon with most teenage girls. The only thing different her crush, Oz, is in the punk/goth crowd. While the jock friends of her popular cousin have their eye on her and hope to catch hers, Riz is only mesmerized by the pierced, tattooed, smoking Oz. She even goes to the extent of getting her tongue pierced, behind her parents' backs, hoping to impress him. However, when Oz and his friends acknowledge her existence (cordially or otherwise), his viciously blunt green-haired best friend, Stine, does everything in his power to scare her away. But soon she sees another side to Stine. A side that makes her feel alive, even if she still has her sights set on Oz.

There is some iffy grammar/sentences, and spelling errors throughout the story. Sometimes, I felt like the characters where a bit immature, naïve, or downright bratty. However, it was slidewhow's first story on Fictionpress, and towards the end of the story, a majority of the characters had evolved. Depsite a few incidents, I felt there was more Riz obsessing over Oz than a developing relationship between her and Stine: and even when they were sort of a couple. Which made my heart just ache and adore Stine all the more.

Bittersweet ending and all, He Punks Me Not shows that you should never judge a book by it's cover, because you'll never know what's underneath.

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