Friday, August 10, 2012

The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window by Kristy Moseley

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years.

Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair.

Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.

Uhhhh.... Wow. In all honesty, I have NO idea what to think about this book, but I have a lot to say. There is a huge burden placed upon this book, at least by me anyway, an it didn't deliver. All I really feel right now is disappointment.  It's really frustrating.

I just need to get this out there first, this is not a book for the innocent AT ALL. I couldn't read this book without blushing, and I'm not sure how the author could right some of these scenes. I sure hope she attended A LOT of church. This was worse than any Nicholas Sparks book I've read, and for those of you who know, that right there says a lot about the intimate scenes. Honestly, it was like reading a porno (no that I'd know of course).  But, honestly, I'm not sure how many "Hail, Mary"'s I need after reading that book. The library that my mother works at was quite concerned getting this book just by the title, and I was like "No, It's just gonna be innocent sleeping", turns out sleeping was only about 50% of it. Also, my ears are bleeding from all the profanity! That didn't bother as much as the "adult situations", but seriously, how did all of that get published?!

If you still want to read the book by now, I must be honest. This plot line has the potential to be an absolutely outstanding read, and this book just didn't deliver. For the most part, I was thinking "SOAP OPERA!!!", and it really was! It's just one thing after another, after another, after another. I can't tell you how much of a soap opera it was! So much dramatic things happening in one book; it wore me out! I also think the relationship happened too quickly. These characters have been indifferent to each other for so many years, and then it was just like "WHAM! Oh, look! I'm in love with this guy." My eyebrows have never been raised so much!

If the story was toned down and edited more, I would've at least been pleased. But not only was the plot line extremely crowded, but the characters were weak! They were so one-sided. Amber is just a scared 16 year-old stuck in so many adult situations making her very spontaneous. She is ONLY 16 and has sex, the language, and the life of adult bacherolette. Amber's brother Jake needed to be more described because all we got out of him was: 1. He's a player, 2. He's attractive, 3. He's scary protective, and 4. He seems to relish in anger all the time. Liam, was probably the best well rounded character.  He was also a player, secretly in love, but SUCKS at showing it for a while. Then when things speed up it's almost laughable. It's SO obvious that his character was invented by a woman because all of a sudden he's "Mr. Perfect".  He is so blinded by his "love", that everything is just spick and span as long as he's making out with his Angel (and by the way, pet names are cute. But this has literally become Amber's name! Like "Baby" off of "Dirty Dancing").  Although, my being a girl, I enjoyed a little undying love. :)

This book was written sloppily. There I said it! It was too descriptive in the wrong parts (if you know what I mean) and less in parts that needed it. And I'm all for description because that's how I write. Also, What the crap, Kristy?! I am halfway through the book then all of a sudden the story switches from Amber's point of view to Liam's. I was not expecting that at all! And then it just goes back to Amber's point of view and then every now and then there's a drop of Liam. It's So weird and quite unnecessary most of the time. Also, I'm not sure who the author's audience needed to be. This book is labeled as a young adult book, but is definitely more suited as an adult book, you know those paperbacks with the  sexy guy with the six pack, and a lustful woman with flowing hair in his arms. The ones that titles like "Sex, Love, and the Millionaire". Amber is such a bad role model, and I strongly believe in the influence of role models, so this just kind of made me sick. All it takes is the wrong teenage girl with little common sense to read this book and think it's all right to act like Amber. Party every weekend, have under aged sex, under age drink, confront dangerous people, curse like a sailor, and date an 18 year old. I'm scared for those girls.

There are some perks and highlights to this book that just happened to have worked, but all the bad and awkward just overshadows the good, and I'm just so upset because I had such high hopes for this book. So, let me just say, save yourself the heartbreak of disappointment. It really stings. But, in all honesty, I can feel that this book is gonna be one that haunts me, and I don't know why. Maybe in both good in bad ways, but books that haunt me do strange things. And by the way, sorry this was so long.

Cover: 2.5/ 5 stars
Plot: Shaky 2.5/5 stars. Could be 3 or 2, depending on how you look at it.
Love, Katie

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