Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Shine by: Lauren Myracle

I've only read one other book by Lauren Myracle, and that was "kissing Kate" a few years ago, and it was just "OK" for me. I felt like this book was heading down the same dull drum path, but towards the middle of the book that all changed and I found that I didn't want to put this book down. 

This story is about a girl named Cat, who's best friend is victim of a vicious hate crime. The whole, small southern town seems to fall apart and Cat is the only one trying to find out who did this to her best friend. As secrets and people are exposed, more and more problems arise, and Cat isn't sure if she'll ever find out who put her best friend in critical condition at the hospital. 

The book started out a little slow for me, but towards the middle I didn't want to put it down, and I found myself on the edge of my seat with the twists and turns that occurred. All of which shocked me and I had no idea that the story was going in the direction that it went it. This book is def. one of my favorite books i've read so far this year, and I encourage everyone to pick this up. It's raw, emotional, and heart-breaking, Lauren Myracle blew me away.

The Reading Nook's Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


  1. I had a hard time with this book, it was def. raw I agree with that statment. I had a really hard time relating to the story or the characters and kinda made me uncomfortable, but sometimes that is life! If anybody decides to pick this one up, it will stick with you for a while. Lots of things to ponder over

  2. Pst. Eric from Quirk Books here. Saw your tweet, but there's no way to contact you on the site! Email me, I'll hook you up with some books. ;-)