Friday, 15 February 2013

Dead Romantic - CJ Skuse; Review.

Book Details:

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Chicken House; 1 edition (4 Feb 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908435410
ISBN-13: 978-1908435415

Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's mocked at a college party, she knows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, Frankenstein-style. But can she make him love her?

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This book for me, takes on an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and gives it a fresh new turn as we see two girls bond over a guy – but not in the way you’d expect.

Enter Camille. Walking along, slightly irritable. Walking past a graveyard at night. Spots a girl digging up the ground. Decides to join her. Normal, right? On the other side, enter Zoe – digging the grave and flinging sarcastic comments at Camille when she happens to stumble past.

But instead of a freak-a-thon, we’re instead treated to a new kind of friendship that develops between Camille, and Zoe (the gravedigger, by the way). Bonding over making the “perfect” guy, we see them take on their own adventure, filled with laughs and fun – which makes you smile like a crazy, hare-brained reader while looking at your pages.

Camille somewhat embodies what it feels like to have no friends, feeling somewhat alone but finding a kindling friendship in the most unexpected of places, with some unexpected person – which makes it all the more amazing.

Instead of being cringed by a gore-filled book, we are treated to Skuse to a fun, light hearted, friendship and fun filled book. Nothing too serious but good enough to make you laugh – just what the doctor ordered for cold Winter days.

'It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen since I'd been alive. It beat all magic tricks I'd ever seen and all the cartwheels I'd ever done and finding a dead woman. Anyway, it was truly awesies.'

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