I read Beautiful Disaster twice. Back to back. Over 5 days.
The first time I read it, I stayed up until 2 a.m. I’d just gotten done working a 14 hour day and knew I had to go back into work the next day for at least 10 hours. But I couldn’t help myself. It was so good that I had to finish it. And since it was such a good book, I wasn’t the least bit tired.
It’s a boy-meets-girl novel with all the stuff that comes along with it. Abby and Travis’s relationship is dysfunctional, and unlike many young adult romance novels (ahem, Twilight), this one doesn’t try to pretty it up or hide it. Jamie McGuire knows the relationship is dysfunctional, and the characters know it too, which is one of the things that makes this book so great.
This book really touched me. I laughed at some parts and cried at others.
The book is told from Abby’s point of view, 100%. No head hopping. Walking Disaster, Travis’s point of view, is being released on April 2. I very seldom buy things new, but you can bet that I’m going to be a the bookstore as soon as they open on April 2nd to get a copy of this book. Jamie McGuire has other books, and I’m very much hoping that they’re all in the same neighborhood of greatness that this one is.
I read a few reviews online, and this seems to be a pretty polarizing book. People either love it or they hate it. I guess you know how I’m casting my vote!
[…] that her mother is not an only child, which spurs her on a search for the “truth.” In Beautiful Disaster, by Jamie McGuire, Abby has a huge secret she never wants anyone to know. Even though she tries to hide it, the […]