Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We've Got A Big Mess on our Hands

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 4:45 PM

Miss Shy just wanted to get through detention. Mr. Musician just happened to notice her choking. Mr. Gorgeous New Kid just got transferred. So where does Mr. Chess Club come in? And what's with all the secrets and screw-ups?
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Rosie Thinks: 'We've Got a Big Mess on our Hands' starts with Lorraine getting sent to the detention from hell for speaking Spanish in her Italian class (big no-no, apparently), and it's there that she runs into Mr Musician, aka Jayden. The story then progresses into a bit of everything, with a bit of hate/love going on between Lorraine and Jayden, and even a love triangle with Cody, the new kid.

From the first few paragraphs, Lorraine's voice is extremely strong and individual. Her sarcasm made me laugh more than a few times. Her voice was a bit eccentric and flighty at times, but it was well-written enough to keep it grounded in reality. pixiepoptartz kept the plot moving at a good pace with bucket-loads of humour thrown in, to make it even more entertaining. If you don't laugh at least once a chapter, there could be something wrong with you.

I only had two (not overly distracting) problems with this story. Having to read the same interaction twice in differing perspectives grew a bit tedious and dull, but this only happened a few times. Most of the times, both Jayden and Lorraine's POV showcased their personalities well. The plot isn't overly realistic (with the most popular guy in school and gorgeous new kid coincidentally liking her at the same time) but it still makes for a cute, funny and light read. So if you're looking for something with angst, this story probably isn't for you - but if you're looking for a story to put you in a good mood, this is it!

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