Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: The End of Feeling

Title: The End of Feeling 
Author: Cindy C. Bennett 
Synopsis: Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality. Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship. Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the façade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.

My Review: 

The End of Feeling is a story that shows some of the rawest and truest parts of humanity. This book is not for those of weak heart because this tale will make you cry, hope and love.

I love Bennett´s books from the first time I read Heart on a Chain because she depicts the saddest but at the same time real parts of life. She let readers see the other side of the coin. The thing that I love the most about her books is that they always teach readers a lesson about something important in life. The lesson I learned with The End of Feeling is that not everything is as it seems, which is something you hear about everyday though in reality is really difficult to do, appearances are deceptive.

The characters are depicted very well and are interesting. I especially liked how the relationship between the main characters developed, because they didn´t jump straight into a love relationship, it evolved slowly. This allows the reader to determine if they really like them as a couple. For me it felt very real what Charlie and Benjamin had.

The only downfall of the story is that the rhythm of the story was kind of slow, there was lots of repetitions in the book structure and it kind of took me some time to get used to the pace of the story.

All in all The End of Feeling is really good book that will make you spent a good time reading it, it will also show you at the same time the values of kindness. Highly recommend it for YA readers.

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