I'm slowly working through the 700+ book list that I have going right now. My main problem is the covers of some of these books. If a cover catches my eye I will put it on my 'to read' book list and that one just keeps growing and growing.
The whole time I was reading this book I kept calling the main character Gus Gus in my head, is that wrong?? That ladies and gentlemen would the disney geek in me coming out. This was a really really amazing read for me. It was a coming of age type of book that just floated around me and made me feel all warm and gooey inside. I didn't love Gus Gus at first when I started this reading adventure but she grew on me. At first I wanted to strangle her because of all the drama situations she put herself into that she really didn't have to! She was so juvenile at first and then when she started maturing and growing into a woman who I loved and respected and wanted to protect I was so happy!
^This was me while she was growing up and making better choices. There were really only three characters that I truly truly hated in this book and those were Amy Lee, Nate, and Helen. With Amy Lee I was right there with Georgia in the fact that Amy Lee was an obnoxious bitch to her two best friends and I was so glad when Gus Gus called her out on her shit. Nate is just scum of this earth. And Helen though it was surprising to see her take on things and the relationship her and Gus Gus had I still hated her because to think that she thought it was okay to steal someone's boyfriend right from under her nose no matter what relationship you have with the woman. I know it happens but I didn't agree with it or the character.
Can I just take this time to talk about Henry? Uhhhh this man was delicious as soon as he was introduced. I fell for him hard and fast and ate up every scene he starred in. There was never enough of Henry time for me. With that devil may care smirk he always has. So hawt! And he cared for Gus Gus in more than just the sex, uhhh love that.
Another honorable mention is Georgia. Hard ass lawyer who was so well written and I loved her sass. She's the woman that I would want to grow into or be best friends with. She's just pure awesomeness to me.
This book was a lovely journey to growing up and I loved the good feeling it gave me at the end of Gus Gus finding herself and coming to terms with her life and how she wanted to live it.