Janet C. Young
I had to read this novel once I saw it reviewed on a fellow blogger's page. I purchased it right away and started reading until I didn't finish. The premise is so interesting, and one of the most original concepts I've read yet. Let's clap for the author Janet! I have never read anything like this concept, or anything even close to it. The non-traditional approach to this novel is fab! I can't believe how underrated this novel is.
- I wasn't sure how to feel when My Beautiful Failure ended though, but it did make me think. This is a story about two troubled teens. Billy is dealing with family issues, but he is not suicidal. As his project for school, he volunteers at a suicide hotline, and then he falls for Jenny, who is a constant caller. Billy breaks some rules at the hotline, and tries to be in more Jenny's life. His intentions were pure, but his actions might be wrong. I liked the gradual build up in their relationship. Honestly, I could never work or volunteer for a suicide hotline. Yes, I would love to save lives, but I'll probably end up depressed if I couldn't save someone's life..
- I liked the message this book was trying to portray though. If you talk to someone who is depressed, you can't automatically think they won't be suicidal anymore because you love them. They were depressed before they even met you. I liked it when Billy's perspective of being a savior changed afterwards.
- I thought the concept and the story line was great, but I do feel the story lacked depth and fell flat at some parts. Billy's own drama with his family was too much at times, It could have been more shorter, and I wished Jenny's story was more longer, and more detailed. The chapters were quite short as well. I liked that it kept it suspenseful though. I would recommend reading this novel, it is really an eye opener. The concept is great, but the book lacks some depth. It is a beautiful novel though. I liked reading it from beginning to the end. The message was amazing! This novel makes you think and makes your heart ache. I would have loved to give it five stars though but the plot development wasn't as good. If it was more improved, I think this could have easily been one of the best novels out there. I really do hope they revise this novel one day, it's flawed but it's beautiful.
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