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It would've made a damn better movie than Platoon. Except for some typos, this was a very nice edition. Now to get R. Lee Ermey to do the audiobook!
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I enjoyed this book very much. However, there must have been at least twenty misspellings that made reading very annoying. As a former Marine who served in Viet Man, I couldn't put this one down. The Squad was non stop action. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Being retired, I enjoy the time reading more books. To view it, click here. Porque estos chicos no me llegan. XD Ni hablemos de la familia de Peter, Garreth grrr..http://businesspodden.se/la-oracin-del-crepsculo.php
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Aunque reconozco que me gusta la actitud que adopta Libby hacia el final. No en esta vida, muchacho. View all 3 comments. This book wasn't terrible, but the more I read, the less I liked it. The whole plot is really unbelievable. Not just the whole "Girl meets popular rockstar" thing, but it seemed like almost anything bad that could happen to a character was piled onto Libby. Yeah, I know that people have been through as much as her, but it was a lot to take in within so few of pages and with the romance going on at the same time.
It also was incredibly cheesy, lots of insta-love, and some of the characterizat Meh. It also was incredibly cheesy, lots of insta-love, and some of the characterization made zero sense to me. It wasn't all bad, it was an interesting read at times, but it's easier to read if you suspend belief.
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I don't know if I will continue this series. I own book 2, but I'm not in any hurry to read it. Aug 03, Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing. I guess when it comes to love I am one of those girls who still loves to hold the ideal world of romance, the stories that fall into the category of Cinderella. The ones that somebody big in the world could fall for us who well I know it's fiction but whenever I read a tale like this , something always sparks in my mind of What If? What if I met someone wonderful and who liked me for me , what type of I guess when it comes to love I am one of those girls who still loves to hold the ideal world of romance, the stories that fall into the category of Cinderella.
What if I met someone wonderful and who liked me for me , what type of life would I have offered to me if they were in a higher socio-economic bracket, if they were famous e. I'm a girl who loves to dream the dream. Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton is similar to Breathe by Abbi Glines, in which a girl from a lower class status, a girl who has had it tougher than others, one who has to work to provide for themselves or their family, someone who is viewed as an outcast and dreams that one day they will break free of the life they are living and one day, just one day in the future they may be able to finally be free and go off and enjoy their lives, travel, go to college or as we call it in New Zealand In Angie Stanton's book we meet Libby , she is a hard-worker, a shy girl , someone who finds it hard to fit in and trust those around her, she is someone whose life at home is far from easy.
She is the type of girl who keeps herself guarded and puts up a front to hide her true self from the world. One day, out drawing and enjoying the peace and quiet she meets her Prince Charming in the form of Peter Jamieson , he is a rock star along with his two older brothers. World famous, all the girls want him but it seems that the Cinderella - Libby has captured the heart of Peter. But of course like any Cinderella story, there is a sad middle when Peter's family thinking they are doing the right thing secretly breaks Libby's heart forcing her to retreat back to her shell and soon things get really bad for Libby at home which ends in her living in the system.
Fast forward six months and now Libby has been living a life as somebody else, a new person from herself that she has created. All is flying under the radar until it seems her Prince Charming hasn't forgotten about her and is still searching for his Cinderella. Will Libby be reunited with Peter or will her heart still be too raw to cope with seeing him again? A fantastic story that everyone should read , and if you are like me and enjoyed Breathe by Abbi Glines and love the tale of Cinderella , then this is definitely your cup of tea. Jul 08, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: We start off with Libby sitting at her favorite tree.
Waiting for her dad that has been gone for over a year. He said he'd be back and she'd be ready when he did. But instead of her dad, she saw a big bus pull into the park. At first she thought it would be someone famous or really rich. But when a few guys came out of the bus and started throwing the Frisbee around, and mom and dad ca Awe! But when a few guys came out of the bus and started throwing the Frisbee around, and mom and dad came out with the food, she noticed it was just a typical family.
Keeping herself hidden by the tree, she watched the family be normal, and she longed for the normalcy that they shared. When one of the guys, Peter let the Frisbee pass him and land next to her. He picked it up and tossed it back, but instead of going back to his game, he sat down next to her.
They struck up a conversation, where Libby had to admit she hadn't heard of the boy's band "Jamison" - she didn't have a radio, TV or Computer, or even a phone. She hated to admit it, but he didn't believe her. When he finally did, they carried on their conversation until his brother told him it was time to eat. Libby realizing the time, ran back to her Aunt's farmhouse nearby - taking the long way around so Peter couldn't see where she lived. She loved the fact that she met someone who wanted to talk to her. Someone who thought she mattered in her miserable life. But he was gone now, and what would the chances of meeting a rock star again?
Hanging out in her favorite spot at the park, when she felt the shadow loom over her. She looked up and saw Peter there. Luckily his mom loved the secluded Park that was close to the interstate. The spent a couple of hours exploring the woods, and spending some time together. Peter gave Libby a cell phone so he could keep in touch with her. She didn't want to take it, but she didn't want to lose communication with him either. They spoke for weeks on the phone while he was on tour. He was able to meet up with her a couple of times. Falling in love with her.
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She was his sanity. His rock - and He was her reason to keep going. This was really a cute story. I enjoyed it alot! Reading about famous rock stars in other books, I never really thought of how different a Teenage Rock Star traveling with his family would be: Aug 03, Mitha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Can't believe I read this book just in one day. But then again, it's not a really thick one. And of course, the writing was the biggest part of the reason why I didn't get bored at all, and just couldn't seem to put this book down until I finally knew the ending.
And what a story it was. I cried so damn hard! It was safe to say I cried non-stop for almost one and half an hour. And their story was just really heart-wrenching, but also so sw Can't believe I read this book just in one day. And their story was just really heart-wrenching, but also so sweet at the same time. I loved Libby's character so much. She'd been through a lot, life'd knocked her down and then some more. But she got through it all in one piece-even with all the weakness she possessed- and she just didn't give up or lose herself.
And Peter on the other hand was such a nice person, who even though was bounded by his parents and of course had his own weaknesses, but still didn't give up his love that easily. And I really admired him for that. You could probably guess what the one thing that I hated from this story was? God, how much I hated him! He didn't even apologize properly to Peter. Oh, and the Dad? He needed another heart attack to wake him up a bit. I know that just sounded mean, but what parent could be so un-trusting to his own child? And not to mention sort of ruined his life?
I surely thank God for my parents and their love for me right now. Aug 25, My Book Friend rated it it was amazing Shelves: Libby has been waiting for her father to return for a long time. One day while waiting for her father, Libby sees a big bus arrive instead. As she sees the family get off the bus, Libby knows she will never have that again. Her family is gone. When one of the boys walks up to her and strikes a conversation, the last thing Libby expects is to actually fall for him.
As Peter got off his tour bus with the rest of his family A. The last thing he Libby has been waiting for her father to return for a long time. The last thing he expects is to find out she knows nothing about his band- never even heard of them. Peter finally realizes this is his chance for someone to meet him, the real him. As they get to know each other, they begin to fall for one another. The thing is, their love would never work. But fall in love, they do. I enjoyed this book. Granted, this is a hard book to review- the story is just so complex.
That is what keeps the reader interested, though. You will not regret reading this book. It really helps you get a better perspective on life- in a totally non-boring way. Sep 25, Liz Reinhardt rated it it was amazing. Libby is a sweet girl who has had so much sadness heaped on her head, it's unbelievable. When she meets the gorgeous, kind Peter at a nature retreat, it seems like the beginning of a loving teen romance.
Except that Peter isn't just some nice guy But somehow these two make so much sense. Neither one of them lives a 'normal' teen life; they both know pressure beyond normal pressure, and they both need someone to see past their circumstances and realize who they truly are beneath it all. Of course, things can't be easy for them! Just when their love gets rolling, circumstances rip the two apart, and they have to go to impossible lengths to find each other again.
What I truly, absolutely loved is the ending. I will not ruin it, but let me just say that I was so proud of Libby and so amazed by how she had grown and strengthened by the end of this book. Please pick this book up and be on the lookout for Angie's next release! Aug 17, Robin rated it it was ok. Geesh - this is where YA fiction and year-olds have a hard time meeting. First of all, the story line was compelling. I really did want to see what happened to the characters.
That said, the writing was immature. It was third person, so there was no excuse since it wasn't in the voice of a particular character. As well, the story was really plot and "situation" driven, versus building character. I never really got a sense of the two main characters because the author was busy finding so many Geesh - this is where YA fiction and year-olds have a hard time meeting. I never really got a sense of the two main characters because the author was busy finding so many ways to keep them apart.
It's a catch; the plot needs to be compelling and gripping but without character development, it's like two cardboard figures moving through a scene.
It just didn't mesh and the because the writing was so simplistic, it just made me feel like maybe I was too old for this kind of stuff. Thing is, I love this kind of stuff. I've read a lot of YA fiction and this just felt really young and unrealistic and silly to me. But I still read it and wanted to see it through, so who knows what that means. Jul 12, Anne OK rated it really liked it Shelves: Rock-N-Roll's Prince Charming arrives in his shiny tour bus to save the lovely young maiden from a life of gloom and doom.
But before they can find their Happily-Ever-After, there are some rotten apples, a wicked witch, and some dark and deep rabbit holes to overcome. But in the end, the fairy godmothers lend helping hands, and there's a nearly perfect ending when the glass shoe fits. This was a charming and fun-to-read for the most part contemporary romance. Several questions remained to be an Rock-N-Roll's Prince Charming arrives in his shiny tour bus to save the lovely young maiden from a life of gloom and doom. Several questions remained to be answered in the end making me wonder if maybe there might be sequel somewhere down the yellow brick road.
This is definitely a YA read and there is no offensive language or sexual content.
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This is such a touching novel about teenage love and the harsh reality that sometimes, life isn't all white picket fence. I love how the characters were created and put in the story. I can't and won't find fault.. I think some would say that other scenes here are quite over the top in a dramatic sense but hey, to each his own. What scene did i like most? Honestly, the whole book is.. View all 10 comments. Sep 20, Glass rated it it was amazing Shelves: Peter is no Kellan or Sinner - he's more Jonas Brothers kind of a guy, but you girls are going to love him.
After the whole Breathe catastrophe, I have to admit this book was quite good. Don't get me wrong, this isn't the best book ever, it has it's issues but for a shorter rock-star - ordinary girl romance story, I'm pretty satisfied: First of all, the characters were much more realistic and I felt like I was reading about real people and not just some characters conveniently placed in a situation.
I have to admit I liked both Libby and Peter. Beside them, Stanton did a great job with secondary char After the whole Breathe catastrophe, I have to admit this book was quite good. Beside them, Stanton did a great job with secondary characters as well. I especially liked Peter's family - even though they made some mistakes and bad decisions they always put family first and took care of each other.
She kind of represented the only normal adult in Libby's life and she helped her whenever she could. I have to mention all the wonderful people Libby met later. It was great how she connected with them, how they became her family. She also wanted to do something on her own and not just depend on him.
And now I need to go back and help them in return. I've lost too much and I can't gamble my future. I won't ever do that again. Now I need to take charge of my life. At first she was a bit too weak, she would let her aunt do whatever she wanted but as the book moved on she got better and better: D Another thing I liked were the sibling moments. There was more telling than showing.
Instead of describing the scene so we can imagine it ourselves, there were moments where the author would just tell us every little thing Libby did. She went, she pulled, she stashed, she counted, she stuffed, she opened, she left, she needed It's not really that big of a deal, but I still noticed it and it annoyed me XD The whole book is written in this simple style, but the author still managed to show us their emotions and behavior in a realistic way.
All in all, it wasn't anything special, but decent enough ; Especially if you're in a mood for rock star-ordinary girl romance: I've heard a lot of great things about Rock and a Hard Place for a really long time but for some reason I just never picked it up. But when I saw that there was going to be a blog tour, I jumped to finally get the opportunity to see what this book was about. Libby's life has changed in a blink of an eye. One minute she's happy, popular and has family who love her and the next she's all alone with an evil aunt who treats her like crap.
From the moment I started reading, I felt a connection to Libb I've heard a lot of great things about Rock and a Hard Place for a really long time but for some reason I just never picked it up. From the moment I started reading, I felt a connection to Libby. She's gone through so much hardship and she's been trying to deal with it all on her own.
She has no one and to feel that alone at that age is really damaging. I really loved how much Libby grew throughout the book. She went from someone who could barely stand up for herself to someone trying to be independent and didn't take crap from anyone. But these changes didn't come quickly and not without some very hard life changes.
Peter's life is the complete opposite of Libby's; he has a wonderful family, who he is very close to, rich and most importantly, has people who care about him. Peter is struggling with trying to be his own person. His family is with him constantly and his parents don't let him do anything by himself.
They can be a bit overwhelming for him but he knows that they have his best interest at heart, they just go about it in the wrong way at times. They might be completely different but from the moment they meet, it's like they're two lost souls. This book has a bit of an insta-love feel but surprisingly it didn't bother me at all. It felt like young love, all the emotions and feelings but as the book went on it also showed the potential for a long lasting relationship. Rock and a Hard Place is a touching YA romance about finding love and hope where you least expect it and how sometimes all you need to make it is belief in yourself.
I definitely recommend this to YA lovers and I'll be checking out more books from this author in the future! Sep 05, Melly rated it really liked it Shelves: Not only is it one of those stories that give you the warm fuzzies, but it's also quite emotional. At one point I had to put it down because I was sobbing. Libby's life has been nothing short of horrific and heartbreaking. She meets this amazing stranger who turns out to be a famous rock star unbeknownst to her. This poor girl, that everyone treats so horribly, has finally made a friend.
Peter sees her and he cares for her. Aside from all of the awful things that happen to Libby, she gets to live out most girls' fantasy until it's all taken away. Emotions run high when Libby and Peter are torn apart. I really liked this book. Great story and great characters. I look forward to reading more books by Angie Stanton. Aug 31, Luisa Rivas rated it really liked it. What a wonderful surprise this book was! A lovely story about the lead singer of a rock band who meets this girl in a forest reserve park.
They fell in like with each other, so Peter took any chance he could to meet up with her, until circumstances pulled them apart against their wishes. The anguish of their separation made me cry, Libby had such a hard time. Mar 31, Abbie rated it liked it. Actual rating - 2. This wasn't a bad read, but I felt bored quite a few times while reading this, and I was looking forward to the end before I'd even got halfway. It just couldn't keep my interest unfortunately. Libby's leaving a nightmare. She had a perfect life, a perfect family and the perfect relationships with friends, until a tragic accident left her with no family, no friends and absolutely no perfect life.
Just a whack job aunt whose only ambition in life is drinking in front of a TV, smoke pot and treat Libby like Cinderella. Unless she is planning on driving herself mad, she tries to spend the most of the time away from this new and horrible life, alone, in the woods, watching the Interstate exit with the hope of seeing her father come to her rescue. One day, Peter enters Libby's hidden spot while she's painting. He's a young rock star along with his two other brothers, Adam and Graham, and he's part of the now popular band The Jamiesons.
The best part of their relationship is that Libby has never heard the name of Peter Jamieson or The Jamiesons band and they can be themselves for the first time. Only one day and they both feel the need to see each other again. It is really strange how comfortable they feel around each other and how they cannot seem to stop thinking in the other one when they are apart. Whilst their relationship grows stronger, it also does the interference from Peter's family and the awkward, crazy and bizarre behavior of Libby's aunt.
However the intrusion is not big enough, until some events happen at the same time leaving Libby in hands of the system and with a broken heart. Through an incessant desperation, Peter tries to fix what their family had done, but there is no way back. Libby's disappeared and Peter is starting to loose his mind. How much they need to struggle alone until they find one another again? We have had this book for a long time now.
We have recently received the ARC of this book and we remembered of it and give the shot that before we did not give. We have to confess that we love all books of this genre or with quite a lot of similarities in the premise of this book, but when we started reading this book, we could not stop! We were not expecting this. Firstly, we have to make a second confession that is that while we were reading the book we could not stop crying.
We could not believe nor deal with Libby's life situation. It was everything so unfair that we could not stop crying.
From the start, we meet Libby's sad story and deplorable background and all you want to do is protect that little and miserable girl. She's so alone and her aunt is such a jealous dirty witch to not say a swearword , that makes us wonder how Libby could end up this way. So we have to say that we hate this woman, too much to be healthy.
This character was so cruel, so evil that we could not even understand how she would not feel sorry for her own nephew or even her sister! Jealousy is not an excuse to treat people the way this woman did. She hated her sister because her parents made it easier for her, all the things: Maybe their parents knew she could work hard to get all the things her sister had easily.
We are not saying that is fair, but she should not hate her sister for that nor the lonely and motherless child of her sister. With this background we kind of understand why Peter becomes a drug for Libby and why she's so anxious to know more about him that she gets to the point of stealing money from school to buy a Jamieson's CD.
At this point we were happy to see Libby trying to pick up all the broken pieces of her life with Peter's help, and then is when the crying part starts. She had a miserable situation and everything gets more messed up for Libby. For some reason, we are not doing spoiler here she ends up trying to survive on her own, just when Peter knows what her hateful brother did to his relationship with her. Not only she's heartbroken, he even thanks Peter for bring her from the darkest depths her life has become this past year!
Oh my God, such a sweet girl and she's devastated because of the idiotic of Garrett. We really hate him, but we would give you our piss of mind about this particular guy lately. To make this situation even worse, Peter cannot find Libby. She's a minor and no one can say to Peter where she is now. Even to complicate things more, she's on the run of the system and she is living in another town with a different name, with a kind woman that has a bunch of kids and that runs the motel where Libby's living now.
With this panorama, Book Addicts, you could understand we would refuse to go to bed before finishing this book, right? We got hook with Libby's story and if Peter would ever find her. Although we were hoping that in his desperation, he would do something more like storming of a concert or something like that or making Garret pay for what he did. However, Peter is a total gentleman, so we understand his reaction.