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Book Review: Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten.

 

34144430.jpgPublication Date: October 31st 2017

Goodreads Synopsis

When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said.

I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.

I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now.
He squeezed my hand again. He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had.

When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away.

But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become…

My Rating: ⭐.5

My 1am brain might be being a bit harsh with the one star rating here hence the reason I’ve boosted it by 0.5 but it’s just … this book was not good.

In this book we follow Sasha who’s in love with her best friend Xavier, only problem is is that Xavier is still pining over his ex-girlfriend Ivy and it’s even more of a problem when Xavier and Ivy get back together. Sasha has a plan to split these two up and show Xavier what his girlfriends really like but that all goes wrong.

On Goodreads it’s says this book is a thriller. There was literally nothing thrilling about this book what so ever! It was boring, predictable and barely had any plot.

The narration style switched from Sasha’s first person perspective to Xavier’s third person perspective and I think it worked pretty well. There was also another perspective that popped up here and there that isn’t revealed until nearer the end.

I didn’t like any of the characters. Sasha acted like she was acting in the best interest of her friend but she really wasn’t. Ivy, the girlfriend, was controlling and toxic. Possibly the only person I like was Xavier himself but even his obsessive pining became annoying after a while.

The relationship between Xavier and Ivy definitely is not healthy. Ivy is truly terrible to him, cheating, not showing up when they have plans, messing with his emotions, etc. This was an aspect I kind of enjoyed. I don’t know how to not make that seem weird for me to enjoy but what I mean is I enjoyed the representation of seeing a boy be with a toxic partner. Does that make sense?

About 60% of the way through this started getting interesting? I feel like interesting is too strong of a word. This could be due to the fact that it was 1am and my 1am brain isn’t a good judge of anything, and also it might of helped that by this point I’d started skim reading.

But even after this turn into bare interestingness not much happened and there weren’t any consequences for what had gone down in the book.

I’m glad I pushed myself through that last 50% of the book last night because I never have to think about this book again. 🙂

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