Feb 20, 2012

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Review: In Too Deep by Amanda Grace

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InTooDeep Review: In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
February 8, 2012

I never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Wellesley. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started.
Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger—forcing me to make a terrible choice.

My Review:
IN TOO DEEP is a powerful YA that explores the danger of rumors and their lasting affects on people. Grace’s novel deeply affected me, and while there were some flaws, they were easy to overlook. I look forward to more from Grace.

Sam isn’t perfect. In fact, she is far from that. She is completely humiliated by Carter, and feels broken. But she didn’t mean for the false rumors to spread about her being assaulted by Carter. Sure, he is a complete jerk who has no respect for women, but rape is pretty serious. She is so torn about what to do about it, and it only gets worse when Carter’s friends begin threatening her.

I felt really bad for Sam. She has such a tough life, and just when things are starting to look up, the false rumors pop up and she fears their consequences. She wants so badly to correct them, but she is already “in too deep” and can’t seem to get herself out. I was rooting for things to start going her way. While I did find her annoying at times, I could understand where she was coming from

The pacing of IN TOO DEEP was a bit of a problem for me. I felt like things happened way too fast considering. I don’t want to give too much away, but the whole Nick and Sam thing was really weird. They have known each other for so long with nothing, and then it happens??? It just didn’t add up for me.

While IN TOO DEEP did have its problems, I enjoyed myself overall. Grace has created a fascinating and relatable storyline that readers out there are sure to gobble up.

My Rating:

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  1. I’ve not heard of this before, but reading the synopsis made my heart leap into my throat – it sounds so intense! I’m glad that overall it was a good book for you, and I’ve definitely added it to my TBR list now.

    Great review, thanks for sharing!
    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

  2. This one looks like such a good novel. I like that it deals with a touchy subject without actually fully committing to it. Super awesome review! Thanks for sharing.

    Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

  3. Part of me wants to stay away from this book, because I know it will tear me apart. But another part of me is like, “this sounds really, really good”. So I’m torn! Your review really makes me want to give it a try, Bailey. Thanks! =)

  4. I think this book will probably frustrate me because I get so tense when there’s a lie hovering over a character’s head and it takes them a long time to admit to it, I just want them to come out with it so everyone can start dealing with the aftermath! Still, sounds like an intense read and I always enjoy those, so I’m putting this on my “maybe” list:) Thanks for the review Bailey!

  5. The pacing sounds a bit bothersome, but otherwise, it does seem like an intriguing story. Very nice review, Bailey!

  6. I have this one to read. I got it because I’ve like her other books and yes, the pacing was fast. Ripple was the one I kidded you about over the summer when you were on vacay and told you to stay away from lakes. As I remember, the relationship in that one was much the same, but I didn’t have a problem with it. Though, maybe I should have.

    I’m looking forward to this one, but I was expecting to hate Sam. I’ve really got to get to this one now that I’ve read your review. You’ve got me even more interested. Great review!


  7. Nice review! I definitely want to pick this one up. It looks really dark and gritty and powerful. And the cover is lovely. :)

  8. This is one of those books that would be frustrating when you know the characters could make things better with the simple truth. But so often that’s the hardest thing to say. I like how the title is so indicative of the situation.

  9. Nice review/ have a copy and can’t wait 2 read it

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