How could you do this to our baby?! The heartbreaking moment in this story was something that could have been handled without a complete disregard for the emotional investment of the readers, but it wasn't. There has to be some error in my book. Again, I apologize for the major ranting or shall I say outburst. The book follows Harper, an eighteen-year old who needs to be featured on Breaking Amish. Taking Chance is the remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. Favorite line- Will post later when I can think straight again.
Because I never start a book and don't finish, it's just a thing. I don't have words at the moment. Stayed up the whole night to finish the book, reach the end and damn was it worth loosing sleep over. Combining stories from today's news accounts, you follow a soldier home and watch the devotion and care that his body is given along the way. Someone is either punching someone or running off in tears. I don't want to give away the story but I just want to make you guys think first before reading this.
So I thought he was the one! A beautiful story and a lovely ending but I can't seem to accept the bittersweet truth of it all. I'd like to go more into detail and give you more of a hint of how much this book is messed up but I won't, not to spoil the story for you in the unfortunate case you decide to pick it up. Harper is described by one character as being pure as the snow. She has two insanely hot men who are in love with her and would do anything for her. Well, she kills off Chase! When I was around she would be hanging off your arm, and you think I'm going to believe that you didn't sleep with her when I wasn't around? But Chase, you have just shattered my heart, over what will probably only be one night with Trish.
I can't talk about how the various different game changers were hit and miss if I can't list out what they are. Every girl's wet dream ; haha I love his possessiveness and his pure desire. She quickly befriends her roommate - a kind-hearted promiscuous girl who's brother, Chase, is a hot underground fighter. I feel sorry for inanimate objects. She made Chase's character seem lovable and not to mention there was too much effort in his character development. I don't care if I'm up all night. Not just for the crying but for the laughing.
He also has a few tattoos. Basically, that means that Harper cheats on her boyfriend Brandon and has sex - twice - with Chase. This was such a Jekyll and Hyde book for me. I didn't know Chance before he died. And I think that's where she really lost me, because I want a writer to be just as emotionally invested as I am when I'm reading a story like this.
Stung by his superior's rejection of his recommendation because he lacks recent combat experience, Strobl volunteers for escort duty, accompanying the remains Pfc. His family got over it so quickly! I really don't know why I choose these absurd stories, un-freaking-believable, where the characters are clearly made out of cardboard, where the writing is bad, bad, bad and the editing is worse, where there isn't an original idea even if you look for it with a microscope and which are also about 75% too long than needed. I don't want anything without you! Yup Brandon is still there but how about the guy who blew me away the first time I read about him??! Harper is one intense and love starved young woman who craves to be loved and love in return. It just may not be the one you want. Everyone deserves a second chance, right? The comparisons to Beautiful Disaster and Thoughtless are semi-warranted but any similarities would be on a much more toned-down scale. It's impossible and incredibly stupid.
Taking Chances was like reading all over again. I could think of nothing else but what was happening in the story. Pero siendo objetiva, es una novela mal escrita, mal trabajada y que deja bastante que desear. . I wont give out much, because the suspense is mad. So what does she do? Instead, you let her continue to flirt with you and invite you over to her place in the middle of the night. The subsequent events did very little to soothe me, to heal or restore my faith in the story itself.
I honestly feel like McAdams had more concern about making this story shocking and dramatic so that it stands out in it's genre, instead of thinking about how upsetting it would be for her readers. After I made the decision to skim through the remainder of the book, I tried to detach myself from Chase's story and just take in whatever else happened. Am I the only one who saw the picture-perfect characters and situations completely unrealistic? It has everything I love in my angsty reads- and the one thing I hate. I asked her why and she basically told me what happened up until the 50% mark. She wrapped her arms around me and began crying.
I really loved Brandon by the end of the book, which surprised me because I was Audio re-read November 2018 Gah! How can she be with Brandon as if nothing happened?! It rocked my world in so many ways! A story that left me emotional incontinent. Chase was about as unsexy as you could get, and as typical bad boys do, he went mad without Harpy. I hated Trish, I wanted to bitch slap her into tomorrow, however, the guilt she has to live with for the rest of her life, well that is enough punishment as well as what Harper dished out!! I ask that you respect my views and if you do not well. She even became an honorary member of Bree's family. She gets away with everything, and people worship the ground she walks on. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego Sta Her first year away is turning out to be nearly perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.