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edit required Mr. Roeder, but kick ass mystery!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2014
I liked this book. It wasn't as bad as The Soccer Field is Empty. Now that book was a mess, but I give him a break it was his first novel and he gave his best shot. He has grown as a writer and he has a ton of titles under his belt...and they are good. I wish when I was in HS and out ( AS i WAS BACK IN THE 80'S) that I had these books. Now that I am Older I still like to read the YA novels because they are more fun and not as serious--I also love books that are part and an anthology and characters pop up here in there in the continuing novels. But when Kurt keeps saying "I love being with Angel and it's not just sex...it's being with." over and over and over and over again every other page I start to think 'ARE YOU TRYING TO CONVINCE ME OR YOURSELF KID?' It was too muc. Mr. Roeder thanks some people for looking over the manuscript and giving him edits...well I wouldn't be thanking him or her because they didn't do a very good job.
I said I was out in the 80's and wish I had these books back then... in my day the only book I had was The Front Runner. I have reread that book and over the years began a friendship with the author. I believe Billy told Harlan he loved him...maybe three or four times in that book and everyone (EVERYONE) who has read that book believes it and believes the story is real. Mr. Roeder needs to read that book or reread it if he has a chance to see that you don't have to say something over and over again to get the point across. Do you believe Kurt, Mr. Roeder? Because if you believed him you shouldn't have tried so hard to make yourself believe him. If you have no idea what I am talking about then you need to reread my review again then then pick up this novel and all of your others and read them. You might see what your eyes and so called editors have missed, but your readers (including myself) have seen. Other than that the book is a good story. The mystery was cool and I was WAY off on who I thought it was, that blew me away, that is why I gave it 4 stars that was well done, hats off to you, even shocked me and that's hard to do!!! But me...well I wouldn't have taken Angel back after he walked away. I would have just left it as over even with the way it ended. I really don't like him and will read Snow Angel but not with much enthusiasm, I felt he was kind of a s*** for walking away like he did. I understand why he did but still. If you read it you know what I am talking about, if you didn't and you do read it you will understand. One more thing to Mr. Roeder... please stop making your main characters so wimpy. The bathroom scene...I would have told to the couch what was happening...gone to the principal and then finally to the police...that was a partial rape. Never happened to me in school, and if it did, that would've been the end of that guys pecker cause I would have bit it off or at least tried to and damaged it at that. Some of your characters need a back bone and fight back.