Book Review | Severed Heads, Broken HeartsSaturday, September 20, 2014
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.
No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.
But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?
The reason I feel that I wizzed through this book so quickly is that it was a pretty easy ready. The book is 335 pages long and I am honestly surprised I managed to get through it in about two days or so. The story and language used in the book I felt was quite similar to the likes of John Green, especially Looking for Alaska. It also follows the very popular and cliched story line of boy meets girl, boy falls for girl and then the rest of the ups and lows.
A lot of the book I felt was quite predictable. I was more or less able to work out what had happened with a few instances with others not being very far of. With a lot of books, I tend to get bored when this happens but that wasn't the case with this book. I was so intrigued to find out whether Ezra would go back to his tennis player days and what had actually happened to certain characters and a few other things I won't mention.
Overall, I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5. This book would be perfect for those who do enjoy the likes of John Green and love Young Adult - coming of age genres. I think it's also a great book to read if you need a quick fix to get you back into a reading habit.
If you have read this before, what did you think about it and what books have you felt are 'easy reads'?