Monday, November 23, 2009

Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 17/20
Writing: 17/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 87/100 or B
Parker Prescott is a quiet, book-ish, and an aloof girl. She is so quiet and aloof that she is now called The Ice Princess by all of her classmates, but the reason might be Marion Hennessey’s blog. Marion hates Parker, because of a story that involves siblings, stalking and a restraining order.
Parker's family is also in trouble. Her dad lost his job and is still unemployed. Her mom works long hours to pay for everything. Her older sister Paige is having trouble with her marriage with the former high-school quarterback who visits their house to steal ketchup, because he doesn't like grocery stores. Also Little brother Preston is an ADHD genius. The house is also up for sale. It isn't like Parker's life could be any crazier?
Wait, her ex-boyfriend has some kind of hold on her and it gets them in a situation that involves handcuffs, an office chairs, and a rather compromising position. Everything went downhill from there. Sort of. Parker Prescott’s world is changing and she no longer knows who she is. Does anyone?
The characters in this book were really well developed. I could relate to Parker feeling unsure who she is and what she wants. Paige and Preston were also well developed. Her ex-boyfriend was interesting. I also loved that the plot had more then one story going on. There were parts of the plot that revealed something about everyone in the book. This book was original and one of a kind. Griffin is an amazing writer and I can't wait for more from her. I recommend that you check this book, if you are looking for something that is a bit edgy.


  1. OH this one looks good, what a great review! :)

  2. Sounds good!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (I feel like I've said this a million times, but it's true :)

  3. I really want to read this book. Thanks for your review ^^


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