Issues That s such a typical character in lesbian romances Whether that s a shield or not she comes across as this arrogant spoiled angry brat during most of the book She s a player who enjoys sex with random people and goes to Georgia with the hope that she ll find hot girls to sleep with or lure at as if it was the only thing that mattered Shallow little thing I was eagerly waiting for her barriers to come down so we could see who she really was but she isn t much better once she gets with Cam She becomes this simply boring character that we don t really now in the end I guess that she doesn t really now herself either but it s still frustrating for a reader to not find an interest in the protagonist The supporting characters aren t much better David is nice but Wendy Cam s mother and Scott her brother are infuriating at times Maddie the only out lesbian Lauren wants to hook up with is the absolute worst Not only is she really uninteresting she is also overly dramatic and it was painful to readThe story is very very very slow and nothing much happens until 23 of the book really It gets really repetitive at times although we do get to discover Cam a bit each chapter She definitely saved the story for meLast but not least the love story The transition between friendship and relationship is way too abrupt We spend most of the book trying to decipher Cam and wishing for Lauren and her to get together and then boom it happens really fast and leaves you #almost unsatisfied They iss they hardly talk about it before they re a full fledged couple saying I #unsatisfied They iss they hardly talk about it before they re a full fledged couple saying I youOkay their interactions were cute and nice and sometimes really delightful to read but there was very little chemistry Plus I couldn t #REALLY COMPREHEND WHY CAM WOULD FALL #comprehend why Cam would fall love with Lauren I guess it s a love story I don t really believe in It s not the powerful you re the love of my life ind of thing so it basically does feel really teen in that wayStill despite all these negative comments I gave it 3 stars So I would recommend it It s a really fast read with really good writing 55 tw alcoholism homophobia dyke slur internalized homophobia when a gay LA girl is forcibly moved to a uintessential southern town tables are going to be shook Something that I loved was addressing passivity in homophobia and racism even if you aren t outright homophobic or racist if you don t do anything against it doesn t that also make you an offender in the matter I also loved the discussions of religion specifically Catholicism why cammie Lauren s mc roommate follows the religion of her own volition and how specific verses have been perceived to be homophobic rhetoric all the while relatively lightheartedly Other topics explored are the predatory behaviour of older men concerning high school girls hookup culture to each one s own imo full realized consent heteronormativity in all it s toxic glory Lauren is something special I love her so much I genuinely want to be her frien I re read this book last night because I needed a comfort read I continue to love it so much Lauren and Cammie s relationship shines with authenticity It s such a real grounded believable book and I love the flawed fully realized characters 35 rounded up to 4 the ending wasn t as strong as I would ve liked it to be overall it s a sweet story. As part of David’s program Lauren will be reuired to work with farm animals go to church once a week attend counseling sessions with David and go to a new school all for seven months until her graduation So naturally her plan is simple to have her best friend come pick her up two months early on the day she turns eighteen and to be as difficult as possible in the meantimeHer plan doesn’t account for David Marshall’s daughter.
Siera Maley Ñ 0 SummarySn t want to be there but soon she finds a reason to stayLauren was A Really Great Character Her really great character Her have been mostly absent from her life even before her mother died When Taking Flight opens Lauren has already had her court date and is about to go out on one last hurrah She goes out gets drunk and winds up in bed with her best friend which is not exactly unusual She s basically free to do what she wants but that s not going to fly with David Marshall Lauren has every intention of being a pain but she falls into routine with the family goes to school helps on the farm and actually opens up to David She s not this stereotypical bad girl who s running wild because her parents didn t care enough and cocks an attitude with everyone She wants to be respected not just liked and she actually puts in an effort with her new classmates even the ones that others don t bother withTaking Flight is ultimately Lauren s story She goes from throwing her life away to finally caring about something and someone But I was eually interested in Cammie s story She s David s daughter and suppose to be like a role model and babysitter for Lauren She comes across as this perfect girl but Lauren sees through that Obviously Cammie has secrets and she and Lauren eventually fall in love Lauren also helps Cammie be open with her parents about how she doesn t share their dreams for her future Cammie is terrified of losing their love but she s losing herself in the process I loved how Lauren saw all this and wasn t afraid to stand up for herTaking Flight was just really great The romance is sweet and I enjoyed all of Lauren and Cammie s scenes together But I do think I enjoyed their individual stories even I loved #seeing both of them going after what they wanted even if they didn t exactly have #both of them going after what they wanted even if they didn t exactly have of it figured out There s also a lot of great discussion on appearances such as the Marshall s looking like a perfect family from the outside but they still have their own issues like anyone elseRead of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads Reviews I struggled a bit through this one This is definitely my least favorite by Siera MaleyI liked it though hence the 3 stars It ept me interested enough to want to finish it It s better than a lot of stories of this genre It has the ualities I usual find in Maley s books mature characters realistic dialogues really sweet moments Cam the Marshall daughter is really attractive and intriguing and I uite enjoyed discovering her and seeing her come out of her shell But I guess it comes down to personal tastes A lot of things bothered meI didn t uite like the setting I usually don t care much for stories taking place in the South where gay characters are facing typical ignorant Christian people and high school is a segregational nightmare Maybe that s because I m a Jewish lesbian from a big European capital and I can t relate but in any case the storyline in itself is original but the environment really isn t for a coming out story It s a good thing that some of the clich s from the South are debunked by Lauren it gives the reader somewhat faith in humanityI also had a big issue with Lauren It s hard to explain why but
found her really annoying First was disappointed to read about the lesbian who is scared to commit and scared to feel because of abandonment. Care how little school she attends how much alcohol she drinks or how many girls she sleeps withWhen she puts too many toes out of line and a judge deems her father unfit to be her guardian she’s shipped across the country to the rural mountains of northern Georgia where a personal friend of the judge lives with his wife and two ids on a farm David Marshall is a professional counselor nown for “reforming unruly youth” and. No one writes ya ff contemporary like siera maleyrep lesbian mc s and side character ff romancecontent warnings internalised homophobia use of the d slur lesbophobia contested Taking Flight belongs to the genre we might loosely term the Bell Jars in which the main character usually a teenager or undergraduate is sent to some ind of custodial facility for anorexia drugs depression sometimes a serious criminal offense In the case of 17 year old Lauren Lennox technically her problem is habitual truancy assisted by alcohol Her mother Nicole Erickson was a popular television star who has recently been Autumn Reflections The Northern Light Series Book 2 killed in a car wreck Her father is another forme I felt bad when i rated the book but didnt say anything about it especially the book that is good and i enjoyed it alot Iind of slept than went to work thats why i decided just rated the book only But it didnt sit still with me So i has to come back one day after to write it I Caribbean Food Made Easy kind of forgot what i wanted to write it in first place So i just have to brief with it Just to sastified myselfI like both main characters in this book Lauren wasind of a player lots of one night stand she a spoiled id in a way but that because of how she grew up and her parents didnt close to her But what i like about her is that she is atheist she didnt care much about how others view her like she made friends with Maddie Nate and Fiona willing to stand for other people if she think it s wrongbut she did hid about being There are some authors who I once I actually find them gobble everything by them up as uickly as possible or at least whatever I can get my hands on Then there are authors who have written books I ve liked and who for reasons that aren t #REALLY CLEAR TO ME I TAKE A LOT OF #clear to me I take a lot of getting around to reading other stuff by them Sierra Maley falls into the second category I ve now read all but one of their six books but it took me three years to read these five booksPart of my slowness in reading these books is the nature of the books all but one are contemporary romance young adult books and that other one also involved youngish adults though it was one of those high fantasy books I ve read a ton of young adult books than the 78 on my shelves view spoilerI have a tendency to go back and move my reading records and reviews if any to omnibus editions as in I ve read a ton of Rick Riordan #young adult books but he doesn t show up high on my authors read list because I moved my #adult books but he doesn t show up high on my authors read list because I moved my of reading from individual books to omnibus editions hide spoiler Loved this book a real turn pager slightly philosophical and was that a bit of lecturing But the tale ept me going and it was brilliant to read a book that spoke in terms of real life of the view of others in moulding our lives when we pretend we are in charge Taking Flight deals with lots of heavy issues but without feeling heavy There s always a sense of hope as Lauren works to get her life back on track and unexpectedly helping the family she s been sent to live with Lauren is the child of a Hollywood star and an alcoholic childstar But when her mom dies her father is found unfit to be her guardian after she missed three months of school Now she s shipped off to rural Georgia to live with the Marshall family who take in troubled teens and turn their lives around Lauren doe. Seventeen year old Lauren Lennox is a city girl at heart Being born and raised in Los Angeles California by her movie star mom and ex child star father sounds like an ideal childhood but with a mother who’s always busy and a father who suffers from alcoholism Lauren’s already parentless childhood and her resulting rebellious streak are made worse when her mother passes away and she’s left alone with her father who doesn’t. ,I FOUND HER REALLY ANNOYING FIRST