First Line: I don’t remember any of the true, important parts, but there’s this dream I have.
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I also found that while reading this book I cared more about the secondary characters than I did about the main character. The secondary characters had more life and zeal and I would have much rather been in their head than Mackie’s who was a bit mopey and who didn’t want to get involved. For me, Mackie just sort of existed and never really lived….I know that sounds odd when talking about characters in a book but there are times when the characters you read about almost seem real…that when you close your eyes you can see them hovering just off to the side of your imagination. As a reader you can picture them doing the things in the book, creating their story as it goes alone. But with Mackie he just sort of sat there while waiting for direction so he came across as very flat and the scenes became choppy.
I also really didn’t buy his romance with Tate. In the beginning of the book he is in like with another girl but then out of nowhere he is telling Tate how much he likes her…and its all..huh? what? And I would go back to reread pages and there was no explanation or hint of the upcoming change. That happened a lot, the rereading, and not just with scenes between Tate and Mackie, so this book ended up taking me longer to read than it should have. This one just disappointed me on every level. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either its just sort of meh. Which makes me sad because the cover is just so very awesome.