Sunday, August 30, 2015

3.8 stars for #Poser by Cambria Hebert


3.8 stars for #Poser by Cambria Hebert
Rounded to 4

Genres:NA, College, social Issues, Rape, Family Drama, Sports, Romance, Recovery, Suspense

Overview:
Posers gonna pose

I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.

I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.

I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. 

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.

They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be. 

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.

When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am. 

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.

How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?

I didn’t start any of this.

I never asked for it.

But it came knocking at my door. 

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.

I open the door. 

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.

Bite Size Review:
I have never gave a Hashtag book lower than 5, but I had a problem with how they handled the subject matter. And for the first time in my blogging career, I'm using a spoiler. Why? Because I feel the subject matter is actually life threatening. 
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Rape is serious. Mentally ill psychopaths are dangerous. Not reporting a crime IS a crime. It is not love to hide it. Not only are you hurting the one who won't get justice and peace, but you leave that sick individual out there to do it again to someone else! In this book, he goes after the same girl, but he could have done this to someone else. 

Let me repeat that. 

Not reporting the rape gives the rapist the freedom to do it again. To the same person, another, or a multitude of others. 

The car chase in the end?!? If he had knowledge, he should have called 911 before or while trying to follow him. It seemed like very juvenile behavior and incredibly stupid. I had a hard time reading it because they had to know he wouldn't be in a mental hospital forever. Plus, she needed help and lying is not the answer. 

There were just several issues that didn't sit well with me. I still love the overall book, but I feel they need to move away from Missy and the characters need to handle crisis with more brains. My kids know to contact police and they are in grade school.