I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading 13/04/13
My 21st book this year.)
This book is about a troubled young man, Jude, who lives at a ‘last chance boys’ home. Life at home is difficult at best but he plods along through life trying to convince himself to stay away from destroying other people’s lives.
Along comes Lucy. She meets Jude for the first time and from that moment on he somehow becomes a part of her life. Pulling her into troublesome dilemmas and difficult situations with the rest of Jude’s ‘brothers’.
School life becomes more bearable. Life itself becomes more promising and bright for both youngsters until they discover something in their past that destroys them unless their love can conquer all.
I loved how Jude was troublesome and considerate of others. His continuous warnings to Lucy to stay away from him.
I also loved the way Luce just couldn’t shake him from her life through each problem Jude presented.
The book only got a 3.5 because although my views are stereotypical, Juse just didn’t feel real. He was too thoughtful of others. Especially with ranging teenage hormones and a girl throwing herself at him, he is fully in control, time and time again.
The ending is beautiful. I would definately recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of a bad boy in their life.