Saturday, February 20, 2016

BOOK REVIEW | GOOD (Too Good #1) by S. Walden

Title: GOOD (Too Good #1)
Author: S. Walden (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: August 25, 2013
Publisher: Penny Press Publishing


Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she's lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It's a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him—a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can't help it. He's the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn't expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.

And that's when her life goes from bad to good. 

It actually started out so well (sneaky forbidden stories often do) but then as I delve deeper into the story, I cannot help but feel being stuck on a loop. Over and over again I was going through the motions with both protagonists' issues: insecurities and control. It just got dragged through the entire book and character development at the end is weak.