Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crazy Beautiful Review

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Graphia (January 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547403100


On his first day in his new school, no one talks to Lucius. Everyone is too intimidated by the rumors of the explosion that he caused, and the hooks he has instead of hands. This is fine with Lucius—he'd rather not talk to anyone at all.

But then there's Aurora. Aurora is dealing with pain of her own, the pain of losing her mother. Lucius' hooks don't bother her at all, but instead intrigue her. Is it possible that the two of them can look beyond the surface to what's truly important and find redemption with each other?


This was a pretty good book. It was like a modern version of beauty and the beast. I really felt for Lucius in the book. It has to be hard to live with your mistakes every single day and then have consequences for it also every single day. He is lonely and needs someone to put some good in his life. I really thought the author could of went more into what happened in Lucius life. All we know is that he made an explosion and it took off his hands. We don't know why he wanted to make explosions in the first place and how his life was before the accident happened. I think if we learned more about him, we would understand him better. As for Aurora I like her too. It's also sad that she lost her mom but i think that really defines who she is. I am amazed at how well she accepted Lucius for who he really is and not by his looks. I know a lot of people who would never be able to look past such things.  Overall i think this was a pretty good book. I would definitely recommend it.

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