Book Review: Crystal Clear by Nell Dixon
For years Zee has tried to ignore her real name (who calls their kid Azure Dawn?) and her mother Marla's alternative lifestyle. A million miles away from all that new-age nonsense, she's got a reliable teaching job, a perfect life plan and sensible accountant Simon for a fiance. But when Marla gets sick, the foundations of Zee's rock-steady world are seriously shaken. Soon she's back home, in touch with the boy who broke her heart and even being sucked into one of her mum's hare-brained schemes. What about Zee's plans for the future?! Could they ever include a free-spirit from her past?
This is written in a first person view. I mainly like those in second-person but i think this book has been written fairly well.
I like Zee but not that much. She cares for her mother, after spending some time together, albeit a little too much. Especially when Zee realise her mother is intent on carrying out "crazy ideas". So she tries to stop it but fails. Then she meets Drew, her ex-boyfriend. Hormones fly about BUT Zee feels uncomfortable with the fact that she has a fiance so why the hell is she still feeling the attraction for another guy?!! Simon, Zee's fiance, is her way to a perfect (in her mind) life but it seems that not all is perfect.
Add an ex-boyfriend and a stranger (or is it?) into the mix and what do you get?
A up-and-down with some random things thrown in between and woa-lia! A chocolately, sweet book. But there are places where it's bitter.
Let's start with Drew. He is kinda an ass (before i mean), when he abandoned Zee for something else. Then 9 years later he appeared. So-called intruded onto Zee's life... Really not liking his actions at that time, though his *coughs* looks raised himself A BIT on my indictor.
However, it's good. The book is quite interesting. Though your eyes won't really be glued to the words, there's a warmly feeling when i read finish this book.
YET there are still things that i wish the book could contain.
Simon could appear face-to-face with Zee for the break-up. I mean what if it is really a misunderstanding?? What if the "excuse" Zee thought was actually the truth? It would be better if he actually appear since just going by Zee's thoughts is not enough. And i also think that the proposal is a little too rush; there's not enough time for Drew to actually realise that he's still in love with her.
You will like this book if you go for family-themed books which uses a first-person view and the characters are not really written in depth most of the time but does quite well in other aspects