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Noosh wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 12:33
Nym182 wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 16:28
Noosh wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 11:41 That is actually what’s making me not want to continue with the book. It’s just too weird for me... the whole thing with the mum (stepmom)... should I keep on reading then? I thought we were dealing with incest
Yeah, there are some really weird and uncomfortable details in this book... most of it is pretty YA but then there are sentences that are just outrageous to have in a YA book.

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Alrighty... I might continue with the book then. We’ll see.

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If you do, please let me know how you feel about it!

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B Creech wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 19:10
Njkinny wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 11:55 Adam’s fascination with JoAnn made me uncomfortable and had me thinking that this book should have been categorised in the Adult category, not YA. Please someone tell me if he improves further down the book because I am still undecided if I should continue reading it.
He falls hard for Carly and soon his step-mom is just his mom. I was weirded out about it too.
You do find out later that she shared some of those same feelings for Adam! Which is also weird... He does fall for Carly and that seems to relieve some of the pressure from the Adam/Jo thing but for me, it still kinda lingered in the back of my mind whenever they conversed.
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B Creech wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 19:25 When I first started reading I thought perversion for sure! I'm glad Adam fell for Carly because I was freaked out enough I almost stopped reading! :reading-7:
Right? Like... if this is where the author is starting us off, who knows what's coming up! (frankly, I'm still a little nervous haha... probably why I am most likely not gonna read the next one.. maybe)
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Howlan wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 08:37
Nym182 wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 16:28
Noosh wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 11:41 That is actually what’s making me not want to continue with the book. It’s just too weird for me... the whole thing with the mum (stepmom)... should I keep on reading then? I thought we were dealing with incest
Yeah, there are some really weird and uncomfortable details in this book... most of it is pretty YA but then there are sentences that are just outrageous to have in a YA book.

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Yes the weird sexual overtones were really unnessesary.
Adam watching Carly shower and her just pretending he wasn't there is still one of the weirdest scenes I've ever read in any book, let alone a YA novel...
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Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 13:03
B Creech wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 19:25 When I first started reading I thought perversion for sure! I'm glad Adam fell for Carly because I was freaked out enough I almost stopped reading! :reading-7:
Right? Like... if this is where the author is starting us off, who knows what's coming up! (frankly, I'm still a little nervous haha... probably why I am most likely not gonna read the next one.. maybe)
I know. Part of me says not to bother reading the next one, but another part wants to find out where it all goes next!
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If Carly hadn't come into the scene I think Adam would've kept spiraling out of control. His feelings towards his mother were not normal and he didn't know how to handle himself. I think his emotions would have got the better of him and he would keep acting out in worse and worse ways.
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Adam had already developed a disturbing obsession with his stepmom, but when later she reciprocated his feelings, I just cringed pretty hard. Such confusing contents should not be a part of a YA book.
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John Owen wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 05:40 What's your view, if Carly hadn't come into the scene, cocidering Adams hate for people which made it difficult for him to fall into a romantic relationship with anyone, could Adam fall for his Step mom, JoAnn?
I think Adam would fall foe Joann. He is already developing feeling for his step mum uncontrollablly.
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B Creech wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 19:35
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 13:03
B Creech wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 19:25 When I first started reading I thought perversion for sure! I'm glad Adam fell for Carly because I was freaked out enough I almost stopped reading! :reading-7:
Right? Like... if this is where the author is starting us off, who knows what's coming up! (frankly, I'm still a little nervous haha... probably why I am most likely not gonna read the next one.. maybe)
I know. Part of me says not to bother reading the next one, but another part wants to find out where it all goes next!
And I don't even care for sci-fi!! :shifty:
Exactly! I kinda wanna know how this car crash ends :lol2:
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rbrochhausen wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 21:55 If Carly hadn't come into the scene I think Adam would've kept spiraling out of control. His feelings towards his mother were not normal and he didn't know how to handle himself. I think his emotions would have got the better of him and he would keep acting out in worse and worse ways.
I agree! I really think that bringing girls to his den would become a regular occurance and he would eventually act on his feelings for his mom... Especially since she has similar impulses/feelings for him.
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AvocaDebo621 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 22:45 Adam had already developed a disturbing obsession with his stepmom, but when later she reciprocated his feelings, I just cringed pretty hard. Such confusing contents should not be a part of a YA book.
I totally agree.
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Anthony__ wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 02:10
John Owen wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 05:40 What's your view, if Carly hadn't come into the scene, cocidering Adams hate for people which made it difficult for him to fall into a romantic relationship with anyone, could Adam fall for his Step mom, JoAnn?
I think Adam would fall foe Joann. He is already developing feeling for his step mum uncontrollablly.
Joann is not his step mom.. she adopted him and he grew up thinking she was his real mom.
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Noosh wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 11:41 That is actually what’s making me not want to continue with the book. It’s just too weird for me... the whole thing with the mum (stepmom)... should I keep on reading then? I thought we were dealing with incest
I was a little put off by that relationship as well, but a little further in the book that attraction is explained. It doesn't make it completely okay, but it is a bit more tolerable.
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Catreeves16 wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 13:01
Noosh wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 11:41 That is actually what’s making me not want to continue with the book. It’s just too weird for me... the whole thing with the mum (stepmom)... should I keep on reading then? I thought we were dealing with incest
I was a little put off by that relationship as well, but a little further in the book that attraction is explained. It doesn't make it completely okay, but it is a bit more tolerable.
Hmmm... ok. Good to know, thanks for sharing :)
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Without Carly around, he already kidnapped and almost raped and facilitated the murder of Terry. I think if the time continued on, he would have sexually assaulted his own mother, and possibly killed his dad. He's a psychopath, and I still don't consider him as having redeemed himself, even after Carly. I hated Adam's character!
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