Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two

Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two by T.M. Frazier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Somehow, once again, when it comes to Preppy I got heartbreaking and hilarious!! While my heart was positively aching for what my baby went through, he constantly found a way to make me laugh. How great was that hot tub scene? It almost made me pee my pants! While I knew all along that I missed Preppy (ever since King), I didn't realize just how much until the author brought him back to life in this book. Parts of him will be forever changed, a consequence of his pain, but I still found so much of the old Preppy that I knew and loved was still very much alive. He's a new version of himself: Preppy 2.0 if you will.

I love that the author didn't rush this story. Time was spent seeing the many facets of Preppy's anguish and his slow recovery. It was worthwhile to watch as he tried to claw his way out of the darkness. The attention placed on his sensitivity to light and sound was on point. And what a pleasure it was to watch him not only survive and live but to also thrive.

In the author's note, she states: "It's not just a love story between two people, it's a story about family, loyalty, and the kind of love that goes BEYOND romantic love." Indeed. The familiar cast of characters were there to love and nurture and support Preppy. Dre eventually became a part of all of that. Their road wasn't short and it definitely wasn't easy. But sometimes true beauty cannot be realized without real misery. Don't we always see the prettiest rainbows after the worst rain? That's what Preppy's story is for me. And don't mistake it, this was absolutely Preppy's story. Everyone else is supporting cast and I can't wait for the story to continue in book three. That ending though????

What I need to know more about:
Smoke's reappearance
Will there be any weddings?
Who the heck helped Chop torture Preppy?

Release Date: January 24, 2017
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
POV: Primarily Dual - 1st person
Steam: 3 out of 5
Book Type: Book 6 of the King series

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