Sunday, September 16, 2012

Waiting on the World

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 12:24 AM

Waiting on the World by blak pearl
What do you do when your best friend hooks up with your twin brother and breaks his heart? Pretend to date the guy she likes- the guy you've hated since you've known how to. And hope the cliche doesn't catch up with you.
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Rosie Thinks: While prologues can be a bit useless sometimes, I found that blak pearl's prologue did an amazing job of showcasing Noel's voice. It also gives a nice, almost whimsical start to the story. The premise for the story is a bit cliche (fake-dating-for-revenge) but blak pearl makes the idea entirely her own. For one, it's set in Sydney (I've gotta love a fellow Sydney-sider) and the details blak pearl includes in it really sets the location in concrete. It's also a welcome break from the many high school stories set in America, as it gives a pretty good look into a different education system.

Tyler is, of course, a jerk - this is hate/love people, what do you expect? But he is an intelligent, posh jerk and I loved the scenes with him in it. He is also one of the main reasons why I love this story so much, since he is quite a lot different from other male love interests out there. He and Noel are complete opposites so it was brilliant reading about how their relationship develops. I really like how throughout the story, all of the characters (particularly Tyler) remained true to themselves and didn't act out of character.

Noel made for a great main character. She could have come across as a bit of a queen bee but I found that she was much too earnest for that to happen, despite being overdramatic. She also makes a few mistakes and learns from them, which makes her a more realistic character. It starts off as a light-hearted, humourous read but as the story develops, some heart-wrenching storylines come into play, making it just that much more interesting. blak pearl writes in a way that is slightly poetic, but still conveys Noel's strong voice. The grammar, spelling and punctuation is spot on.

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