Monday, March 18, 2013

My Movie Monday

PURE. UNPLANNED. PERFECT. Those were (Thomas McDonell) Nick’s summer plans before (Erica Fisher)Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and (Maddie Hasson( Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over.

Nick is one of the most memorable male protagonists I've seen in a long time. His observations are candid and devastating. He's a frustrated, 16-year-old guy, struggling with his own perceptions of himself and other people's perceptions of him.(Avon Jogia) Martin drives home the fact that it's tough just to be a teenager, let alone one who is about to go through the things that Nick goes through. Martin is also excellent at taking down walls between characters and the reader. If you don't know these people, you will know them. I think that familiarity is especially important when considering the book's subject matter.-Courtney Summers 

 Based on C.K. Kelley Martin's Book