Saturday, April 26, 2014

Title: The Quirky Tale of April Hale
Author: Demonicblackcat

Self-proclaimed 'weirdo' April Hale and the notorious 'bad boy' Ryder Black have been living side by side for more than 10 years. Both never attempted to communicate with each other, but on the night Ryder Black is thrown out by his own father, he asks her a question that might change both of their lives: 
“March, will you let me stay in your room?” 

 He even got her name wrong. 

 - A coming of age story about loss, the wonders of falling in love, and ultimately, pretending to be normal. Get inside April's distorted and yet humorous perspective, and watch as her tale unfolds into a shocking finish

Found on Wattpad. 

 The story begins with April Hale being the social inept nerd at her school. She only has two friends, who she isn't really even that close to. And her twin brother is the complete opposite of her. He's the popular jock guy at school. Things change for April when the bad boy who lives next door gets kicked out of his house, and she lets him stay in her room. These two actually start to form a friendship, and develop feelings for her. But April has a condition that makes it very hard for her to understand the social norms, and people's feelings. You add this and the bad boy who is having family problems into the mix and you have a whole lot of drama. 

 This story was something I found on wattpad. It wasn't at all like I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be your typical "nerd falls for bad boy" type of thing. But I was very wrong. It is the nerd falling for the bad boy, but April isn't just a nerd. She as a form of autism that makes it hard for her to communicate with people, and understand their feelings. And the bad boy next door to her slowly starts to fall for her. 

Now I have to say there are only two things I didn't like about this story. One of them is towards the end I sort of felt like Ryder was giving up on April in a way. It was kind of frustrating. And then to see April try so hard to be the person he needs was beautiful. And I really wish we had gotten more out of the epilogue.. Like maybe what happens to them a few years later. 

 Anyways, the other thing I didn't like was the story needed to be edited. Now I normally can deal with this type of thing by just fixing it in my head and moving on quickly. But in this one I had to read several sentences over and over to understand what was going on. Other than that this book was very well written, with a very unique plot line.
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