I found out about Flash Burnout at Wordstock last weekend. Another thing I really liked was Blake's family, his open-minded parents and his older brother, Garrett. I could have done without those types of things. The ending made me want to rip my hair out, and I don't say that lightly. And it was sweet, and I was all conflicted… but all the while, I knew who was talking and what he was feeling. The book community is awesome and I seriously have met the most amazing people via blogs, and a group of us knew we had to show our love and support for Lisa.
Marisa is Blake's best friend. It was a great book and i enjoyed reading it but you can ask any of my group members, the ending sucked. . And I like the way everything does not just end up perfect and neat. What I loved about this book was the depth of characterization.
This layout and story of the book made me feel the emotion for the main character. Yet here I am doing just that. His brother, Garrett, teases Blake about having two girlfriends. It was a wonderful feeling. I really do think girls esp Dessen fans will like this one a lot - I'm curious to see about boys.
Blake is a cool character. I loved that the angst was tempered by ambiguity and real dilemmas omg hormones and decisions! This was just an awesome debut novel. She was a 20-year breast cancer survivor. This is important because eventually all good things will end. Of course, I specialize in young adult titles, but I've presented books for adults, too.
That drug addict is Marissa's mother. The voice of Blake is funny and refreshing and I giggled throughout the book, even as he has to deal with typical teenage stuff. He also aspires to be a stand up comic, and does his best to make everyone around him laugh. Getting into the head of something mysterious is always a challenge, and while everybody seems to know how utterly bizarre teenage girls can be, the voice of a teenage boy as told from a female perspective, I would think, would be even trickier. In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself. Flash Burnout was a great book that any high schooler could connect too.
But I did get lost in the characters. Review: Ever since hearing about this book last year, I've been dying to read it, and even more so after it won William C. Marissa is Blake's partner in photography class. Madigan's words are lovely, and the characters' dilemmas felt very real, even if it all inevitably comes crashing down. Plot: This book was about a boy named Blake. It's as simple as that. An angle that Cappie is using and completely wrong, but why on Earth is she doing such a thing.
Man, I love this book. Or if she did, I would have liked a resolution with Blake, not Gus, Marissa's brother going to look for her. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. I think that soon Blake's mom will get involved and try to help. Well, the story is perfect. Blake learns this and in the end he loses two important people in his life. However, he does the wrong things anyway.
I have reserved the right to review only books I feel I can review positively. Madigan was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was ten years old, her parents moved to Los Angeles. Blake loves Shannon, but also wants to be there for Marissa. I love how he can totally be clueless as to why his girlfriend is upset when he doesn't call her, and at the same time totally not understand about how his photograph of his best friend's drunk mother is traumatic, and at the same time yearn to do the right thing for both. That's just me, you may feel differently, and I'd actually be interested to hear what you think. Blake is a cool character. Anonymous I believe that Marisas bruises came from her mom.