Paige should have never agreed to do her best friend's project. Reading to a boy in a coma is just plain creepy, but her English teacher somehow thinks her acting skills make it the perfect community service match. But when she finds the boy's journal hidden among his books, things turn from creepy to interesting. (Goodreads)
I bought Sleeping Handsome during one of my "download everything free, download it NOW!" kicks on my Kindle. It's like I think it's going out of style or something... Anyway. The summary intrigued me, and I was excited to start reading, and, since it was short, I did.
Sleeping Handsome is a good idea, but myself personally, I think it could've been much, much better. Think of it- a girl, faced with the decision to perform community service or face expulsion, now having to read to some kid she never even knew because her friend screwed up. And she finds his journal, and what a thing to do, talk about HIM...And she starts to like him. It's wonderful!
But it was rushed. Not saying it was bad, because I did like it, but we never get to see what Paige is doing outside this boys, Zach's, bedroom. We get told how she was feeling, instead of going along and feeling it with her. And just my nitpicking makes me want to input my opinion and maybe make it longer.. *sigh*
That being said, I did enjoy it. It was a cute, short read, and even though it could've been longer, it was good. I like it. :3
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About the Author:
When Jean Haus isn't writing, she's usually reading. Anything from young adult to historical fiction as long as there's at least a bit of romance, she'll load it on her kindle. She also loves to cook. And someday she will create the world's best potsticker.