Contemporary / Contemporary / Kristen Tracy

Hung Up by Kristen Tracy

hung up TITLE: Hung Up
AUTHOR: Kristen Tracy
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
RELEASE DATE: 4 March 2014
HARDCOVER: 282 pages
GENRE: Contemporary

SYNOPSIS: Can you fall in love with a voice? This witty romance, told entirely through phone calls, chronicles the tale of a wrong number gone right.

It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens.

Gradually Lucy and James begin to understand each other on a deeper level than anyone else in their lives. But when James wants to meet in person, Lucy is strangely resistant. And when her secret is revealed, he’ll understand why…
(Source: Goodreads)

REVIEW:

Okay, so I have two reviews for this book! This book..I don’t know, I have mix feelings for it (which is why I have two reviews). Here, let me cut to the chase…

3.6 stars

3.6 stars

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REVIEW #1:

*stops reading on page 9 and flips through book* “This book is nothing but dialogue!” *decides to stop reading and mark book as ‘did-not-finish’* 

If you don’t care what the characters are eating for breakfast, what they are thinking, how they are feeling, the scenery they are in, or what they are doing while talking on the phone, then this is the book for you. NOT for me.

I felt like I was reading a play without the narrator. I like my characters to be more in depth and I want to feel connected to them. I just felt like I was spying on someone’s conversation over the phone.

Although this book is different, I guess I’ll give it creativity. But yeah, this is not my style /  cup of tea.

Rating: 1.2 stars

But just when I was about to stop on page 9, I thought… “Let me just read a few more pages…this book might surprise me.” So I continued…

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REVIEW #2:

Theme:

  • Trust
  • Life
  • Taking Chances
  • Friendship

Characters:
There are only two active characters in this novel:

Lucy→ Lucy is weird. Lol. She keeps to herself and I don’t know…she was just annoying. Whenever he would ask her a question, she would give him one word answers or avoid the question all together. Like, really? Why you gotta act like that Lucy? Lucy actually seems like a cool person, though. She’s that good-kind-of-weird, you know? Both characters are funny and their back and forth banter is hilarious.

James→ James is such the opposite of Lucy. While she keeps to herself, he’s outgoing and straightforward. He seems like a nice guy and he was really sweet too. I don’t know how he was so patient with Lucy and put up with her.

Style/Setting:
It got more interesting and it was pretty funny. James and Lucy seemed like real people having a real conversation. Since this is nothing but dialogue—conversations over a period of about two months—we don’t get much description on how the characters look, the scenery they are in, or nothing like that.

This book had a realism-type style. The characters were doing nothing but chit chatting on the phone. It was different from other books and I liked the creativity Kristen Tracy has written.

Lesson Learned?  none

**Recommended or No? GOSH I DON’T KNOW! I recommended it to a few people just to see what their reaction would be..so, um…Yeah. What the heck. I’ll recommend it.

Rating:
Book Cover: 0.1
Character Development/Plot: 2.5 out of 3
Interest: 0.5 out of 1
Imagery: 0.5 out of 1
Total: 3.6 out of 1

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