Crash

Crash Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder a guy whose name has become its own verb and synonymous with trouble H

  • Title: Crash
  • Author: NicoleWilliams
  • ISBN: 2940014979627
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Nook
  • Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble He s got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys homSouthpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble He s got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life Up until now Jude s everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future Staying away, she s about to find out, is the only thing she s incapable of For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love s about to become the thing that tears them apart.

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    1. So the book started off OK-ish. I didn’t think the writing is particularly good but it was readable. But what I did hate or at least thought was absolutely ridiculous was the plot.So what’s this book about- Well as far as I can tell it is just your basic good girl meet bad boy romance, except they are both named after Beatles songs, Lucy and Jude, and the plot is so ludicrous I want to cry/laugh! I took an instant dislike at Lucy. She came across as conceited and cocky with no real means to [...]

    2. "I'll be here, each day and every day on, as long as you want me to be."LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Fans of Beautiful Disaster and bad boy heroes are sure to love this book! It was not too long, had a romance that made my heart pound, twists that made my heart race, and a really seriously swoony and tortured bad boy hero! What's not to love?? The story hooked me right from the first paragraph - I took an instant liking to it and it just immediately put you right inside the narrator's head and had me fli [...]

    3. I'm about to blow everyone's minds by not complaining about what you all think I'm going to complain about.Honest. Okay, maybe I'm only 95% honest. I might mention the Jude issues just a little (picture me holding up a thumb and pointer finger and making the sign for little) bit. I'd already said I wasn't going to read the book because it might set me off, but it was gifted, so I wasn't going to check my gift horse for bad teeth.2.5 stars? I could probably go up to a 3 for readability's sake bec [...]

    4. Initial Reaction After CompletionI am really confused with the book and how to go forward with the review. I don't know whether to be positive or negative about it. I'm torn between the cynical and romantic side. So, I'll dish out the story in two perspective and let you decide.The Good Part The Hopeless-Romantic PerspectiveGirl meets boy. There is instant attraction. The boy is a tragic hero with a flawed character but a huge heart. The girl senses the loneliness as well as the goodness, which [...]

    5. Spoiler Free Review4.5 STARS out of 5Genre: YA Romance"That's why I didn't call. That's why I didn't show up on your doorstep the second i was released from juvy like i wanted to. I'm cancer Luce. And not the kind you can kill off with radiation. The kind that kills you in the end." - Jude in CRASH Listening to Jude refer to himself as death was scary. How could someone so young think so cruel of himself??? This book was HELLAH GOOD! Jude was the town badboy and he played his role to a T. If you [...]

    6. "The name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special."

    7. This was adorable!!! I loved it!! I have to find out how their college years turn out. I hadn't read a teeny bopper book that was this cute in a hot minute. Hahaha!!

    8. This story evoked in me such a wide array of emotions. It pulled me in from its intriguing start, and pretty much held me captive throughout. There were some moments that seemed a bit farfetched, even for fiction, but then there were moments so sincere and absolute in which I completely lost myself. Lucy meets Jude on the beach and is immediately drawn to him. Although Jude severely flaunts his arrogance and Lucy knows he's someone whom she'd be better off staying away from, she cannot seem to [...]

    9. MehThis was just okay.Listened to it on Audiobook.Could have been part of my "meh" attitude toward this one.This story was utterly predictable.I had this whole thing pegged nearly from the start which made it loooong and a bit boring.But, it passed the time in the carpool lane.

    10. DNF at 6%. Sorry Jude lovers.Love the Lost and Found series, love this author, and love my book bestie Christine = I'm going to try this book.

    11. The perfect weekend book!It’s short, sweet, with a whole lotta’ bite![image error] “You can’t be friends with the person you were meant to spend your life with.”Lucy Larson ♦ Type-A personality.♦ Snarky wit with its own attitude.♦ The dancing studio is her only safe haven from her life that recently took a TITANIC of a nosedive. ♦ Has a save-the-world-one-thing-at-a-time philosophy.And she’s in love with the one boy who she may not be able to save… Jude “Ride Her” Ryder [...]

    12. This was really disappointing for me.Clearly the author did absolutely NO RESEARCH prior to writing this.She has no idea how fooball is played, no idea of the juvie system, no idea of the child welfare system, and honestly she was so far off the map with teenagers it was scary. I thought to myself - self, why would one write a book about something they know jack shit about? Clearly NW thinks she is such an amazing writer that she can write something without doing any research and pass it off to [...]

    13. ***DNF***Yeah, same storyOk, I have been refraining from rating or reviewing DNF books but I am not going to do it anymore. I have seen some friends complaining about people "attacking" them because they do not rate books the same way and this has to stop guys. We are not robot, we don't like the same books and we need to let other people rate/review books the way they want.I didn't mark this one as read because I know most of my friends are absolute fans of this book and I deeply respect them s [...]

    14. 3 starsI enjoyed reading this book. There were times the plot was confusing, a choice the hero made that did not go over well with me, and a little–or a lot–far fetchness, but I still liked much about this story. It was a pleasure spending time in the world of these engaging characters and freshing to read a young adult novel free from vulgarity and raunchiness. Over all, Crash made for a delightful afternoon read.

    15. 09/19/2012 Full Review Posted on: 2geekgirlsreviewbooks/1.8 StarsBook Cover / Book Blurb = 5 Cover / 5 Book Blurb, Total 5 StarsWriter’s Voice = 1 StarsCharacter Development = 1 StarsStory Appreciation = 1 StarsWorth the Chili = 1 StarsA BIG “Did NOT Finish” [DNF] for me! I decided to read this book because several of my GR friends have read it and liked it. It has been compared with Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, so, have to say, the comparison intrigued me. It was also $4 on , so w [...]

    16. ♫ HEY JUDE, YOU STOLE MY HEART, FROM THE MOMENT YOU CAUGHT THAT FOOTBALL♫Jude Ryder Jamieson stole this reader's heart from the get go:“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.”Yep, Lucy never stood a chance! Lucy and Jude's relationship hits a lot of twists and turns. A GREAT GREAT Story. Five [...]

    17. If you ask me, this was a really good read, that's it if you're into cute relationships with lots of up and downs and you're okay with the drama. The drama worked out for me, it pulled me in right from the beginning, because I'm a sucker for drama and I won't even try to deny it.Lucy Larson is a 17-year-old with the ambition of getting into Julliard and becoming a dancer. She's recently moved to a new town. One day at the beach, a boy catches her eye, that's it until he notices she's taken an in [...]

    18. UPDATE: I just wanted to add a little something to the beginning of this review I would like to dedicate this review to my very dear friend "Jennifer Kyle"Babe, this review was the one touched you enough to share, and the review that forged our closeness. You're the best, love ya!It was love at first Jude"The name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I thin [...]

    19. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1st book of 3 in a modern Juliet and Romeo story.Reading orderBest thing about this book: JudeWorst thing about this book: it was too shortThe name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we can work out something really specialThis books turned out to be a REALLY great surprise. I went into reading this book with the thought that maybe t [...]

    20. Love, love, LOVED this book!!!I was up all night reading this book, Lucy and Jude would not let me go to sleep!!! Nicole Williams did an amazing job with this story, so well written; so REAL!! Lucy and Jude; night and day, their worlds colliding in one dramatic way! Their story was very emotional, heartbreaking but inspiring! Their journey truly left me breathless with it's raw emotion and drama. The struggles they went through truly touched my heart.Jude is a true bad boy, he doesn't date and h [...]

    21. NO STARS! NONE!NOTE TO NICOLE WILLIAMS: THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR MURDERING SOMEONE IN COLD BLOOD!This book had a lot of problems, many of which were perfectly articulated by other reviewers, but the scene that turns this book from problematic to pure, unadulterated abomination, is the following:WHEN JUDE ACTUALLY INSINUATES THAT LUCY'S FATHER IS TO BLAME FOR HIS (Jude's) FATHER MURDERING HER BROTHER BECAUSE HER FATHER FIRED HIS FATHER OVER A FAILED DRUG TEST.First of all, IT WASN'T JUST A FAILED D [...]

    22. O. M. Actual G! I have to say I would never have expected that twist and I'd have never expected it to work either. But it sooooo did!Before I get to Jude and get all unnecessary over the hot bad boy Lucy was a brilliant character! She wasn't an innocent, naive virgin. But she wasn't a ball busting maneater. She was an ordinary, sassy, teenage girl and I loved her attitude. I loved the first scene, on the beach, drooling over the hot guy playing football, trying to attract his attention. Lucy an [...]

    23. Okay we went from this, “The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.”to this,“How does a guy like you promise someone forever at eighteen?”“Easy,” he said, pressing a soft kiss into the corner of my mouth. “He finds a girl like you.” Oh man, I'm in love with a book.

    24. Okay, I'm somewhere in the middle of this book and all I can say is"He wore [gray] for a deep-seated, philosophical reason." I just died. EDITOkay, book complete, many perfectly good brain cells now missing. Why is the rating for this book so high??????Mind boggling. Come ON, seriously. JUDE:Major anger issues, major delinquency issues, major issues period yet he's super amazing at everything. He fixes cars, he fights like Jet Li, he's hotter than Bradley Cooper (impossible), he's been to jail a [...]

    25. 11% in and can't read any further. I have no idea how this has such high ratings because every single sentence was like nails on a chalkboard. Some things I noticed/loathed in the two chapters I made it through:The first 7% of the book portrays a scene where the main character, Lucy, meets a hot guy at the beach. Hot guy is a total ass, tells her he's an ass, tells her to stay away from him, and she proceeds to then be consumed with thinking about him for the next 24 hours. She talked to him for [...]

    26. I'm really quite on-the-fence about this book. I didn't hate it. I enjoyed some parts. But truly enjoying it took some work. Its pace is frenetic and its overall tone is a bit schizophrenic, not to mention extremely melodramatic. There are some serious plot holes, and a few relationships that just don't make sense. The high school dynamic is taken to a somewhat bizarre level at times. I suppose it makes for a decent guilty pleasure read if you're really into the whole "reformed bad boy" thing, a [...]

    27. FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED4.5 to 5 StarsHey Jude, don't make it badTake a sad song and make it betterRemember to let her into your heartThen you can start to make it betterHey Jude, don't be afraidYou were made to go out and get herThe minute you let her under your skinThen you begin to make it betterAnd anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrainDon't carry the world upon your shouldersFor well you know that it's a fool who plays it coolBy making his world a little colderNah nah nah nah nah nah na [...]

    28. Quick review:Cover: Fitting Rating:R Thumbs Up:4Overall: Well worth the price of admissionCharacters: SolidPlot: Even the worst offenders have a chance at redemptionPage Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend:AbsolutelyBook Boyfriend: JudeSUMMARY (50 words or less)Beautiful Disaster like, sure. Jude however is the real deal. Jude is a real bad boy in ever since of the word. The drama that unfolded in this book had me riveted. Almost a five star but not quite. See my full review for why. Certain [...]

    29. Jude, Jude, Jude, What can I say?He's a very intriguing character, and I like the fact that he can't seem to get over Lucy. There's a lot going on in this book but it is beautiful anyways. They have a really good chemistry, unfortunately just like every other couple, they have to solve each of their internal problems before moving into each other.

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