Blurb from Goodreads
If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.
Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.
I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
I think she’s the most self absorbed character I’ve ever read. The way she describes herself makes me hate her then love her because she’s so honest.
I could’ve been considered a dichotomy of dressers. I never showed much in the way of skin because, well, my father would have killed me, but that didn’t stop me from choosing pieces that kept the boys’ tongues wagging. For instance, everything I owned was skin tight because I had the body for it, and because it always got me what I wanted. I loved the way the boys stared. I loved the way they wanted
me. It felt powerful.
Basically she is not typical female character I read. She’s so complex. She’s manipulative and she knows it, she has everything but she’s lonely, she willing to change but she’s afraid the changing.
Despite Sophie, I also love her relationship with Ian, her love interest. Although they feel a connection since the first time they met, I love how their take time to their relationship. It isn’t an instant love or love at the first sight yet I can feel their spark for each other and more believable for me.
Although I could guess what will happen to Sophie when she has to face the courtroom, I was surprised it will be in Uganda. In the other hand, it make Sophie’s story more interesting. Knowing she has everything and have to face limitedness.
In the end it makes this story different from other NA books, it isn’t just about Sophie’s love story but about how she find herself, be a better woman and take a step to make a change not just waiting the world to change. The reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because I feel the ending a little bit cliché and too rush. But I’m sure Sophie is one of female characters I’ll remember for a long time.
I love Amelie playlists, but I have my own soundtrack for Sophie and Ian. It’s What About Now by Daughtry