30 September 2015

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway - Picture Imperfect by Jelsa Mepsey

Sixteen-year-old Max Prescott knows all too well the joys of cheating girlfriends and traitorous friends. He’s not eager to have his heart trampled again, but money and a fresh start can mean the difference between happiness and a dark path with his name on it.

So when Melly Hewson, a perky and enigmatic classmate, asks him to be her model for a year-long photography project, Max agrees. Melly Hewson is everything Max isn’t. She’s outgoing, witty and always knows the right words to say. And despite his best efforts, Max finds himself drawn to her.

Still, he isn’t stupid. He knows a girl like Melly will only use him and then never speak to him again. Besides, he’s been to that rodeo. As long as he keeps his feelings off the market, he won’t make the same mistakes as last time.

Yet underneath Melly’s sweet smiles lies a secret she’d rather kept hidden. And as the year goes on and the photos pile up, Max and Melly will find themselves developing through the negatives, a story that when told could push them to opposite ends of their world. But the only thing worst than the truth is, the facade that surrounds them.

Source: Blog Tour | Review Consideration

5 Words: Photography, family, abuse, young love.

I have to admit that at first, this was not my cup of tea. I didn't like the writing, and I didn't like the characters. And it stayed that way for quite a while.

And then it just clicked. Sure, I still don't like Max much, but I suddenly got it. I understood why it was written the way it was. All of a sudden I didn't mind the tell-not-show and the excessive exclamation marks. Because the story was being told by punch-first-never-apologise Max.

Something that did annoy me a lot was the constant "we are friends". I was just constantly thinking Max should drop it already because it was on practically every page.

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