Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Know It's Over

PURE. UNPLANNED. PERFECT. Those were Nick’s summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over.

This week has been filled with amazing books, and 'I Know It's Over' is no exception. Rarely do I get to read a YA book from the viewpoint of a young man, but when I do, I am not disappointed. This book discussed many current issues in today's society, including homosexuality, divorce, premarital sex, teenage pregnancy, and abortion. The only difference being, I got to see all of the problems from a young man's point of view.

I really did enjoy this book. It was raw and emotions ran high throughout the entire thing. Sasha, the girl Nick falls for, is a fantastic character that is definitely not hallow, she has depth and is in control of her life, or at least she thought she was. Nick, on the other hand, likes to think he is in control of his life, when, in reality, it is falling apart around him. Keelor, one of Nick's best friends, is a shallow, egotistical boy who is basically the typical teenager. Nathan, Nick's other best friend, has just come out of the closet and has his own set of problems, some of which Nick tries to help him with while trying to figure out his own.

All around, this was a good book. Even though it had a lot of different aspects, it all worked so well together. C.K. Kelly Martin did a fantastic job portraying the different emotions of both sexes when faced with these multiple challenges; she not only showed the completely raw side to teenagers, but also the loving and mature side, one most adults don't think teenagers posses.If you get the chance, pick up this book, you won't regret it.


Kelsey said...

I loved this one also, fantastic review!

Emily said...

From a boys side of view... interesting. Wow, I can not wait for this!

Tasha said...

I won this book in a contest and just haven't had time to read it, but now I just want to drop everything to read it! Great review!

Vanessa ( said...

Man, I want to read this! Great review.

Rowena said...

Another good review of this book, I really must get my hands on this one. Great review!