Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-LogstedGenre : Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Purchase Links: Amazon
Published September 7th 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers
In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.
Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.
But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering. Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.
I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. It took me a little while to get into. It felt rushed then dragged at other moments. I did liked the characters and that there was the point of views of both characters. I thought it was an interesting take with the Lucius and his disability. I liked that each of the character had its town back story. Although I liked the ending it was rushed. It just fell flat in my opinion. The overall story was good and I did like it.