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Shallow Pond (2013)

by Alissa Grosso(Favorite Author)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 3
0738730718 (ISBN13: 9780738730714)
review 1: Senior Barbara just wants to get out of her small town of Shallow Pond. She does not want to be tied down, especially by a boy, the reason her older sister never left town, only ending up with a broken heart and to raise her younger sisters. When attractive new boy Zack shows up in town, she resists her friends match making, avoiding him at all costs. Meanwhile, her oldest sister Annie's heart-breaker shows back up, only to be interested in wild middle sister Gracie. The strange thing is that all the sisters look alike, enough alike that people mistake them for each other, even with the age differences.Barbara was not really a character I liked. She was so introverted and independent, she is lucky she still had friends. She cam up with some crazy ideas that she felt her li... morefe was, but never revealed them to anyone, just continued to fantasize. I will give her the benefit of the doubt because how would I react in the same situation, where my world is crumbling around me. I really like her relationship with the oldest sister Annie, it seemed to be the only bond that was real in Barbara's life. He relationship with the love interest was not really much of anything. She was mainly very rude an abrasive towards him no matter how nice he was, and then boom they are in love, and then the conclusion that I will not mention. It was awkward, and if I had been him, I would never have dated her.I absolutely hate Gracie. She tells others secrets to make friends, and she will gladly sell out her devoted older sister to snatch up a guy. She is a total bitch, and I am not one to cuss. She seemed like the young sister, not Barbara.This was not a romance story, more an anti-romance where love can be a bad thing used to hurt people. I saw the twists coming in the plot so I was not surprised, but it was a very unique concept that I have not experienced in a teen book before.I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
review 2: Sisters uncover an unbelievable family secretBarbara “Babie” Bunting is constantly mistaken for her sisters, but she’s determined not to end up like her family. She doesn’t plan to stick around Shallow Pond after graduation, and she certainly won’t be ruined by a broken heart. That is, until fellow orphan Zach Faraday walks into the picture, and Babie can’t deny their chemistry.When her oldest sister, Annie, comes down with a mysterious illness—initially dismissed as “love sickness”—Babie and Zach start investigating what exactly killed the girls’ mother and why their late father became so consumed by grief. What they find changes everythingI got to reading soon...*___________________* less
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