Book Review: Crazy Beautiful

Monday, August 31, 2009

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Releases: September 20, 2009
Pages: 193
Overall: 3 stars

In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.

Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.

But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he
is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its
suffering.

Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.


I just adored this book. I read it in one sitting. It was gripping from the beginning to the end.

From first reading the summary, I thought that this was going to be mostly a romantic type of story. But it was more about Lucius learning to recover by accepting what he had done. Also, it’s about the kind of friendship that is meant to be treasured forever.

Her writing was brilliantly done. Loved the way she intertwined some good information that teens and adults could take into consideration. And I felt the overall plot was quite original. You don’t hear to much about characters with hooks for hands (except for Captain Hook off Peter Pan LOL!)

I personally loved Aurora’s character. I can see so much of myself in her. Especially her attitude towards making fun of people who are different before ever getting to know them. I agree with her 100% on that subject – it’s only fair to get to know someone before you judge them.

The only problem I had with this book was that it was too short. Also, I wish there could have been more interaction between Lucius and Aurora. Overall, it was a good read and I do recommend this book to those of you who are looking for something short, simple, and cute to read.




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2 comments:

Jessica Capelle said...

sounds intriguing- I'll have to pick it up. Thanks for the review!

Rhiannon Hart said...

Nice review, I'll have to pick it up.

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