Friday, September 17

Rich and Mad

By William Nicholson

Summary: This is a compelling and beautifully written novel about first love, first sex, and everything in between. Maddy Fisher has decided to fall in love. And not just any sort of love: can't-eat can't-sleep crazy in love. Rich Ross is after the same thing. He's set his sights high, and he's going to make it happen. The problem is, in life's messy whirlwind of friends and lies and sex and porn, the real thing can be hard to fine. But there's always a first time for everything...

My Thoughts:
I had really high hopes for this one. And, yes I did enjoy it. But it didn't get 5 cupcakes from me as I hoped it would. It has an interesting feel to it. We meet Rich and Maddy and of course they aren't interested in each other but people who they believe are unattainable. They've noticed each other throughout the years but just as friends would. Rich likes the popular girl who is kind of friends with Maddy and Maddy likes the guy who doesn't even really know she exists. Plus he already has a girlfriend he's crazy about. Maddy agrees to try to help Rich out but that doesn't go so well either. There were so many twists and turns I did not see coming. People messing with one another's heads. Most of the time I didn't know what was going to happen. The friendship that blossomed between Maddy and Rich was nice though. I liked the ending of the story more than the beginning. Rich and Maddy were interesting characters to read about and the problems they were facing and how they helped face those problems together. It also goes into great detail about love, sex, and issues that not every person will want to read about, even though I didn't mind.

Overall: I liked Rich and Maddy but didn't love it as much as I hoped. I just went into this book hoping it would reach beyond the 5 cupcakes but I left feeling a little less great than I hoped I would. Its still an amazing book, it just takes a lot to lead up to the parts I enjoyed the most.

Cover: Love the cover! I think this is one of my favorite things about the book. You can't see their faces really but it looks really cute! The way he's holding her chin!

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Nina said...

I love the cover too, it's great and it makes me want to get a copy asap. The story sounds also very good, but too bad that it didn't quite lived up to your expectations.

linz said...

The cover is amazing! I should probably pick this up...

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Mandy said...

I'm sorry that it didnt live up to your hopes, but I agree, the cover is fab! (:


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