Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wanted by: Kelly Elliot

3.5 Stars
The main character Ellie is from a house with a drunk, and verbally abusive mother.  Despite all of this turmoil she manages to turn into a smart, and mostly adjusted, young lady.  She has good friends, a crappy boyfriend, and an amazing brother.  This story takes us through her journey of graduating from High School, falling in love, and coming to terms with what her life is all about.
This was a great first book from Kelly Elliot.  The characters made me laugh and think back to my high school days.  I enjoyed the different POV's that were given, and how they gave you two views of the same event without being redundant.  I can't wait to see more from this author in the future.
The draw backs keeping it from a solid 4 stars
It was a tad long.  If the story had been broken up into two books, one for Arianna and Jefferson, and one for Ellie and Gunner it would have flowed better
There were a few editing hickups and the sentences where a little choppy at times.  It wasn't enough to be distracting, just needs a little work and polishing.

Update:  The book as been re-edited and updated to get rid of a lot of the errors. There is also a second book in the works.

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