"One twist of the lid changed everything…"
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One twist of the lid changed everything…
The devil sat on my shoulder from my first breath, he watched my every move, and with the first strike of lightnin' I was pulled under.
Walking into Boondocks the voice of an angel called to me and I vowed to live a better life. She kept me on the righteous path until Satan called one last time.
It was time to take him down or lose my angel forever.
I feel like I’m going to be in the minority here. I really wanted to like Boondocks. The blurb intrigued me and the cover made me drool. But once I started reading, my excitement took a nose dive. While the plot had a lot of potential, I needed more development. I felt like some of the emotions of the book were skipped over. I didn’t feel the feels and there were plenty of opportunities for them. Plus there was a soap opera feel to the turmoil that kept me from connecting. The bones of the story were good but I felt like stuff kept getting pilled on. It was just too much for my tastes.
That being said, it was well written. The pacing was decent and the setting was well done. I could picture the town in my mind. I did also enjoy the two main characters. I liked that Chauna wasn’t going to let anyone tell her who she could and couldn’t hang out with. And that she didn’t judge a book by its cover. She was spunky and knew what she wanted. Walker was a motorcycle riding bad boy, my kind of hero. He has had a rough upbringing but that doesn’t keep him from setting goals. I liked that he wasn’t resigned to his lot in life, that he knew he could do better.
Overall, not the book for me but if you like YA with more than a touch of drama then this might be for you. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
Watching her place her perfect lips on the side of Logan’s face made me cringe. I know I have no right to feel this way, but those two have something that I can’t quite understand, and I’m jealous. The question is, what do I do about it? As she walks toward me with a huge smile on her face, all my craziness evaporates into the evening sky.
“You ready?” she asks.
“As I’ll ever be,” I reply.
After swinging my leg over my bike, I pass Chauna a helmet, and we put them on together. As she swings her leg over, I hold still and wait for the moment she wraps her arms around me. I take a deep breath as she eases into me and rev the engine to life; all eyes are on us.
“Hold on tight,” I say, and she pulls herself even closer. We take the driveway slow, but when we hit the main road, I pull the throttle and we pick up speed as we make our way toward Sammy’s. As we approach the drive-in, I realize that Chauna is completely right; this place is nothing like it was earlier today. The Sammy’s Drive-In light is lit up like Christmas, and it reminds me of Flo’s Café in the movie Cars. There’s so much neon, and instead of cars, there are monster trucks everywhere. Pulling the bike in, we park, and I look to Chauna for direction as country music plays in the background.
“Welcome to Barber. Where the trucks are hot, but the girls are hotter,” she says with pure sexiness. In this moment, I know that this is just the beginning of an epic, new chapter in my life.
About the Author:
Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.
Growing up Casey wasn't an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading. That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.
When Casey isn't writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.
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