This book was written for a much younger demographic than I find myself in these days, but I appreciated the impact of the verse style on the story. It seemed that Paige's refusal to think very deeply about her choices was reflected in the succint lines. I also really enjoyed the clever play of words throughout. Looking forward to the next L. Bowen book.
Oct 12, Paula rated it it was ok Shelves: Starting the book I was a little confused, as it is only written in verse. I thought that it was only the beginning to have a different start into the story, but after not too long I noticed that the entire book is written in verse. The downside is only that it is hard to connect to the characters as the book is also really short.
At times it also feels quite rushed and especially the en Starting the book I was a little confused, as it is only written in verse. At times it also feels quite rushed and especially the ending had me sitting there, waiting for all of my questions to be answered, as so many plot points are left not spoken of. Due to it being written in verse and it not being very long, it also lacks depth to both the plot and the characters at times. I would have liked to not just read a story on teens that just scratches the surface, but the book being written in verse made it harder I suppose.
I myself had some points in the book where I could see myself in the situation or the conflict and really liked that about the book. What I also liked about the book was that the plot is realistic.
In the end the plot was nice and different for a change, it was also a completely different experience for me to read a book entirely in verse, which I liked. The writing made it a bit hard to get to know the characters and the plot only scratched the surface of everything that could have developed from it. The book was given to me by Net Galley in exchange for a honest review, this does not affect my opinion in any way.
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Jun 18, Kaylabookworm22 L rated it it was amazing. This was a wonderful read with important life lessons in it written in a poetic way. I really enjoyed it. One Too Many Lies tells the story of Paige and her friends. They're juniors and soon, they lose themselves into parties and small lies that become much bigger ones after a while.
I read this in an hour, maybe two and that was cool. I'm not really sure I loved that poetry but it was okay. The story had ups and downs. I didn't love the main characters but my younger self could partly relate with them. I didn't love that all those 16 year old end up dating college guys and that nothing ever came from that big problem. All in all, I found it to be an uneven, fast read. Sep 08, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: personal-readings , young-adult.
One Too Many Lies by L. Bowen - 3. I hope.
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For the full review click here My Links! Tumblr Instagram Blog Oct 22, Brittany Lamb rated it it was ok Shelves: arcs , ebook , real-life-topics , sent-from-author-publisher , reviewed , ya. Note: I was sent a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This just didn't turn out to be for me. I think that stories written in verse have the opportunity to come out really powerful, and this had the potential, but there wasn't enough time to familiarize yourself with the characters enough to become invested in what happened. The story wasn't bad and I think that if it had been a little longer with more time put into forming the characters beyond thei Note: I was sent a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The story wasn't bad and I think that if it had been a little longer with more time put into forming the characters beyond their indiscretions , this would've been more up my alley.
The girls had an interesting story to tell, but it almost felt like there just wasn't enough information about everyone and everything to get the full effect of said story. Dec 23, Ludwig rated it really liked it. Bowen out Jan.
When it came to the writing, I was so amazed! I found myself engrossed by the adolescence stories these 11th grade girls went through, and the book did feel like a lighter, shorter version of We Were Liars. The protagonist, Paige, who is the some narrator was very compelling and such an intriguing character to read. Sep 10, Hayley rated it it was ok Shelves: netgalley , online , books-in-verse , ya-books. Overall I didn't mind this story. I liked the free verse poems it reminded me of books such as Cut and Glass.
However this one didn't really have much of a story and I wish I connected with the main characters more. The whole thing seemed to just be one scene almost and I felt that it could have been more in depth. I also felt that the characters were a little on the flat side and I found the story very predictable.
What little story that there was was very expected. Not my favourite but I think t Overall I didn't mind this story. Not my favourite but I think that had mostly to do with the length. Jun 02, Courtenay rated it it was ok. I'm not sure whether it was the sheer stupidity of the protagonist alcoholic! The book was one of a number of stories in verse I'm studying to see if I want to try to write a story in a similar way.
I'll keep looking for one that triggers emotion in me -- I'm sure there's a verse story that will, somewhere! Apr 12, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult. The story, while not particularly unique or surprising, has an authentic teenage voice and accurately portrays what many teenagers are living through -- peer pressure, substance abuse, fear of missing out, and lying. Also, it has a fantastic and appealing cover -- I am loving the titles being put out by West 44 Books.
Jun 09, Patti Sabik rated it liked it Shelves: ya , verse-novel. I may come back later and change it due to hoe I feel as I ponder the idea of these intentional thought provoking books. Sep 16, Carol Caroline rated it really liked it. I'm not a fan of poetry. I read this book cause the synopsis and the cover. But it surprises me. I never read a book wrote like a poetry that likes a romance book, but in verses. I really like it. It's short for me , but well wrote. It's really really good. Apr 04, Nicolette Milliron rated it really liked it.
A book in verse that deals with the ups and downs of three 11th grade girls experimenting with adulthood in all the wrong places. Coming to an understanding after experiencing what could have been a tragic conclusion and ending with the knowledge that adulthood can wait. Jan 03, Joel Descendant of Poseidon Reads rated it really liked it. I did remember something about this. That somehow conflicates everything surrounding you with your friends and family.
Jan 26, Irene thefictionthief rated it it was ok Shelves: arc-reviews. Sep 13, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: While I did like the story, I felt like it was way too short for the reader to connect to any of the characters. The ending left too much up for question and I was disappointed. Sep 17, Julia Bragg rated it did not like it Shelves: never-agian. Although it was a very quick read, I have no idea what I read.
I finished it last night and I have no memory about anything related to this book. May 03, Patt rated it liked it. Part of a great series of hi-lo books. Compelling story about one girl's foray into the world of partying and older boys. It's fun for a while, but there are consequences Nov 26, Emma rated it it was ok Shelves: arc-reviews. One Too Many Lives is a verse poetry novel centered around a group of adolescent girls and their experiences. The novel is fast and easy to read, being a fan of verse poetry the format overall proved to add to my reading experience, however, I can imagine that it could be jarring for some readers to get into.
Personally, the main issue I had with this book was how the characters were integrated into the story.
The majority of the time, the novels that leave a lasting impact on me are well explained and lead me to know all the characters well and I'd befriend them in my imagination. They all just fell a little flat in my opinion. I am quite obviously not the target audience for this book but I was intrigued by the blurb and really wanted to read it. This is written entirely in verse but is very short. I think the song is about realizing that it was a mistake.
Nothing got more shiny by meeting each other. No dialog - just confrontation. As in "It aint me, babe" mentioned erlier the man leaves a relation with pride, not sobbing. This girl was just not IT!
Males can learn a lot from his attitude to relationships. He is not bitter, he doesn't blame himself. He just reasons that this didn't work. No freudian digging, just noticing that our love didn't lift us up; but build us down, and now I have to build it all up again. Hard work - but endurable. Strong male attitude in these hard times for male strenghts. There was an error.
What an excellent insight into the song! You said it all perfectly.
Simply about saying "Hey things didn't work out! But I agree, it's about admitting this as a failure, and no sense in beating yourself over it.. It just didn't work. You were both right in the end, neither of you came out on top. Flag bearfan34 on January 19, He pushed her away, and once she was gone he never wanted her more. He wants to chase her, but she could be anywhere. The crossroads at his doorstep. Which way should I go?
He almost passes out from panicking! Anybody that's ever had their heart broken knows all about the restless hunger feeling. He broke her heart and she broke his by leaving. Flag dougl88 on November 28, General Comment why are there no comments on this?
No Replies Log in to reply. General Comment This song has morphed several times. The 'Rolling Thunder Review' version on 'Hard Rain' has an added verse, but my own personal favourite is the Live version. It's just a song about agreeing to disagree. The last verse sums it up. General Comment Such a beautiful song. I know I'm not alone when I say how much that 'restless hungry feeling' rings true..