After the first 100 pages I was super excited to continue with this book. It was amazing how well the narrator, Colette, would tell a story and then tell you at which point she started lying. Starting from where she started lying she would continue to tell you her story until she once again told you at which point she was lying. She continued on like this for the first 100 pages. These 100 pages were great. Colette and I could have been talking to me. This is a novel in verse but was more like a conversation for the first 100 pages. The next 350 pages or so were not as good. Colette falls in love with Connor...la la la... things go wrong, what a SURPRISE!!!! How else would the book progress? Basically nothing happened in this book. Colette was in love with Connor and stuff happened between them. Just like in any other romance. There is an extremely predictable twist, so maybe just a bend. The only good thing in this book was Colette's little brother, Will. Will has a lisp. My favorite quote of his is "Being a great actor / ith of paramount importanthe when you're / pulling off a thcam of thith magnitude." He is always saying things that brighten the mood of the book. Colette, on the other hand, is quite the downer. A quote to describe her would be "I throw myself / onto my bed / and cry-- / I cry until my eyes are swollen shut." Interesting right? By this point in the book I really didn't care that she was crying. I also didn't think this book was that well written. The only time I thought the format (novel in verse) was used well was "I owe that kid / a truckload / of gummy worms!" I thought that this captured the way she lied. She would be saying something but then sort of twist it to mean something else
I would give this book a 2. One and a half for Will and a half for the predictable yet solid ending. I would say this book was like a stale cupcake. Old, overused, and not very good. But, to be perfectly honest, you can't go completely wrong with sugar, right?