A book that actually got me into listening a type of music that wasn’t my thing. Yes, I finally have club music playlist on my ipod. I was a chill type of girl. I like acoustic and piano covers, and instrumentals. I like slow soothing songs so it was a big deal when this book managed to break my usual go-to playlist.
I wasn’t expecting much from Scratch because the blurb sounded like a typical NA angsty romance story ,with a beautiful girl who has gone through something tragic and an attractive guy who seems to insert himself everywhere the girls is. But despite it sounding like a typical story, this ended up something good. What I thought was a clichéd NA story turned out to be something more, and something that actually made me cry.
Casey and Daniel’s character wasn’t something new but their roles were really played out well.
Daniel was what I would call the “total fictional guy”. He was understanding, considerate, and very swoony. He didn’t played with words and very direct. He has his flaws but it will not make you dislike him. He seemed so real and yet you know this type would be a 1 in 1000000 type of guy. So yeah, totally impossible guy.
Casey‘s past was actually really unsettling. I can’t even imagine what she has gone through so however she was in the story was legit. I can’t complain about her inner struggle and personality because what she has gone through was not a petty issue.
The story focused on Casey’s struggle and how she overcame it. Character development was seemingly subtle at first but as you end the book you realize that the development was already present right at the beginning. It just took the character and the reader to realize it at the same time.
Although this was an emotional read for me, it might be different with another person because this is more of a hit or miss book. Some might think that Casey was being overly dramatic with her situation and some might have similar opinion with me. So it really depends on how you look at this book. I’m giving this a 4 because aside from really liking how the story went, I loved how Casey developed and brought out her emotions.
Has a book influenced you to try a different music genre? What book?