Review ~ Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

23718736Title: Cut Both Ways

Author: Carrie Mesrobian

Published by: HarperCollins; September 1, 2015

Format/Source: E-Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review.

Rating: 2 Stars

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Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. But it does and now Will’s conflicted—he knows he likes girls, but he didn’t exactly hate kissing a guy.

Then Will meets Brandy, a cute and easy-to-talk-to sophomore. He’s totally into her too—which proves, for sure, that he’s not gay. So why does he keep hooking up with Angus on the sly?

Will knows he can’t keep seeing both of them, but besides his new job in a diner, being with Brandy and Angus are the best parts of his whole messed-up life. His divorced parents just complicate everything. His father, after many half-baked business ventures and endless house renovations, has started drinking again. And his mom is no help—unless loading him up with a bunch of stuff he doesn’t need plus sticking him with his twin half-sisters counts as parenting. He’s been bouncing between both of them for years, and neither one feels like home.

Deciding who to love, who to choose, where to live. Whichever way Will goes, someone will get hurt. Himself, probably the most.

Review:

I went in to this book with low expectations. I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but this book turned out to be a pretty big disappointment. The writing was okay and I enjoyed some of the minor characters, but not much else. I hated the main character, I really could not connect with him at all. There isn’t really much to this story and it mostly frustrated me.

I didn’t like Will, at all. It seemed like there wasn’t much to him. He was just confused and his character felt empty. He gets kissed by his best friend Angus and it confuses him, because he didn’t hate it. But then he meets Brandy and kind of likes her too. He ends up just jerking both of them around, although it was pretty obvious which one he actually wanted, but he didn’t really do anything about it. And he certainly had chances to do that.

The biggest problem I had with this book was the lack of a plot. There really wasn’t a reason for this book. There is no real conflict, because Will doesn’t really see it as a problem, and there is no resolution to anything in the book. I hated the ending. It ends in a really weird place in the book and it was weird.

I did manage to actually finish the book, so it gets 2 stars, just for that. Overall, I really did not like this book and I do not recommend it. This book is just not worth the time you could be using to read better books.


Happy Reading!

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