Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I Know It's Over
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released on September 23rd.
Rating: 5 stars
Nick plans on having a long carefree Summer with no distractions and no problems. With his parent's divorce and his father's new girlfriend Nick needs all the down time he can get. Even the girl he's seeing (Dani) is starting to get to him. The girl is up for anything but for some reason Nick just doesn't seem that in to it anymore.
But Nick's Summer plans of carefree go out the window when Sasha shows up. She's been going to school with him for as long as he can remember. They've just never really talked to each other. One day they do and suddenly something starts. Sasha is totally different than Dani and isn't about to do anything sexual so fast. But Nick and Sasha start getting hot and heavy by the time Fall rolls around. And then Sasha breaks it off saying that she wants to be able to concentrate on school and getting in to the best colleges. Nick is crushed but there's not much he can do.
Then on Christmas Eve Sasha shows up out of nowhere and tells Nick that she's pregnant. Sure they were always careful and used protection but one time something happened. Neither one of them thought much about it at the time. But now they're over analyzing the night. Sasha is hesitant about her decision about the baby. After she tells her parents she decides on an abortion and doesn't really let Nick have much say. Nick being so mixed up about the whole situation really wishes Sasha would talk to him more and let him be more involved. But the truth is that they could never really have a relationship again, even with the baby.
With the help of his gay best friend Nathan and his other best friend Keelor Nick manages to make it through this whole fiasco. But will he ever have another chance with Sasha? And what will Sasha's final choice be?
First off, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under the age of 17 due to the sexual scenes and the topic of pregnancy and all. This was such a great read. I loved how it was told from the guy's point of view. We hardly ever get to see it from the guy's point of view. I felt so bad for Nick from the very beginning. Of course my heart went out to Sasha as well. Kelly is such a strong writer and this was an amazing book for her first one. Her words just jumped off the page to me. I loved Nick's attitude and actions along with Sasha's. And Nick's younger 14-year-old going on 30 sister was great. Basically I loved everything about this book but the ending. It was okay. I just kind of wanted it to end differently. But anyway, definitely pick up a copy of this book when it's released on September 23rd. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. And I really hope Kelly writes another book soon! =)