Friday, April 24, 2015

#5ReasonsFriday: The Good Girls →

Rating: 4 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads' Book Description:
My life was meticulously planned and I refused to deviate from that path. While my peers were partying, I prepared for the future. Then a tragic event destroyed everything and I learned that while I was looking ahead, I forgot to live in the moment.
Starting over seemed impossible until I met Cara McCarthy, who lived every day like it was her last. She opened my eyes to a world of chaos and disorder. I loved every minute of it. She was also dating Tristan Adams, one of the most gorgeous men I’d ever seen.
The three of us became inseparable. Our parents were oblivious and soon lines became blurred, feelings began to grow, and someone’s heart was going to get broken. I hoped it wasn’t mine.


Natasha’s Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read This Book:
I've recently been in this f/f phase where I just need to read any and every single f/f new adult read, now. I'm so happy to have picked this one up because it was such an incredible story about two beautiful girls who couldn't be more different, but they can't seem to stop gravitating towards each other.

  1. I loved Ellie so much, probably because I feel like I could relate to her the most. She’s really focused on getting out of where she is to finally get to where she wants to be. However, her being so goal-oriented keeps her from living in the here-and-now.

  2. Cara is exuberant and breathes life into Ellie’s somewhat jaded world. Cara becomes her safe haven, her best friend and the only person she truly trusts.

  3. “She was like gravity, and my head was constantly in the clouds. I needed her to keep me grounded.”

  4. Somewhere along the lines their friendship becomes more. It was so incredible seeing this relationship evolve and how absolutely difficult it is to make something so complex work out.

  5. Cara and Ellie’s story was beautiful, frustrating (as any story where prejudice characters reside can be), passionate and so very real. Their story is one that I can imagine happens every day in the real world. And that is both terrifying and beautiful for different reasons. Sexuality should not breed hostility because it should not be judged. Every person deserves to feel love and give love just the same.

THE GOOD GIRLS is a story that needs to be read because everyone needs this kind of education in their life. Teresa Mummert nailed this one. Her phenomenal writing should be incentive enough to pick up this story and get lost in Cara and Ellie's world.

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