Sunday, May 18, 2014

Review: Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Title: Live Through This
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Mindi Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Book: Hardback, Borrowed from Carmel (Thanks!)
Recommended for: Lovers of realistic fiction


 From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a mom and stepdad who would stop at nothing to keep her siblings and her happy.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted fa├žade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now that Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

In this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel, Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect.


It was a good read. I'd recommend it to people who loves contemporary stories because Mindi Scott really did a good job on this book. This is the first book I have ever read that talks about sexual abuse. 
Characters in this book are pretty good. Flawed. Realistic. Coley is not the typical teenager you'll know because of her secrets. Well, I know every one keeps secrets but Coley's secrets are much darker. She's being abused. No one likes to be abused but Coley's a little bit complicated. She goes through a lot. A lot of drama in school up to their house. While, Reece is a cute and sweet guy. He's a typical boy-next-door kind of guy. He'd definitely make a great boyfriend! *winks*

I am surprised when the abuser was revealed! I didn't even suspected him. I thought he was good! I even felt bad for him because his girlfriend broke up with him and it's been messy. Ugh. I'm bad with trusting people. I obviously don't like the part(s) where Coley was abused. How would you feel if someone would enter your room and lie down on your bed beside you and that person will start touching your treasured parts? I just want to punch that person but my point is why is Coley enjoying it, when you're supposed to hate it? I don't understand her.

Well, the story went smoothly, Coley expressed everything clearly. Most chapters talked about their vacation in Canada. The abuse scenes are not too extreme, though. As for the ending, it works for me. It wasn't the 'happily-ever-after' kind of ending but it was good, I know it will be.


3 hearts!
It was good. Not very good nor very bad. Just good.


  1. I kind of had high hopes for this one. I'm sorry it didn't leave a lasting impression on you.

    I like to read this type of books-messed up with a hint of taboo though I don't really go out hunting for one. One messed up book for a month or two is enough for me.

    1. Hi Zemira! I had high hopes for this, too! But sadly, it fell short. I like Flawed better. I highly recommend it if dark romances :)


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