Book ↠ Thief of Happy Endings Ë Kristen Chandler
Sarah Dessen meets the Wild West in this tale of wild mustangs irresistible wranglers and the first rule of horses if you get bucked off you have to get back on Cassidy Carrigan wasn't planning to ever get on a horse again She wasn't even planning on going to back to school after her dad moved So it's currently 1135 at night and I don't want to stay up until 1 in the morning writing a review so I'll try and keep it short I normally write essay length reviewsTo sum up why I liked this book in the most concise way possible it is a coming of age story done well and done rightThere are a lot of YA novels right now that are coming of age but I personally find them to be something like MC has a crappy life which also normally isn't that bad compared to real world issues she because the MC is normally a girl gets some new friends she also gets a boyfriend and then her life is better Now I know that's a bit of an unfair statement to make since I normally read fantasy and for the most part the only realistic fiction I read is romance but like I said earlier that's what I read so that's the impression I get from the subgenre Of course I have read non romance realistic fiction and my sister has a tonI should raid her bookshelf sometime and those do give off different vibes but I'm going to stick with comparing this book to romance coming of age because a there's a boy on the cover even though the MC is a girl and it's told from 1st POV and b Justin is described as irresistible in the blurb So while this book hints at being a romance there's not that much in it The romance was like adding salt to cookie dough it functions for the cookieplot as a whole it's not meant to be the main flavor of the book and when you eat the baked cookie you don't taste the salt at all unless you happen on getting a salty bite What did I mean by it's a coming of age novel done right? Let me explain Cassidy is a very dynamic character Because I'm trying to avoid spoilers while still trying to convey how good the book is this might seem vague Her development in the story is slow and subtle It's not MC has a giant epiphany in the middle of the book that completely changes her life And while that is possible in real life I found Cassidy's gradual character development to be much realistic for a 17 year old girl in Cassidy's specific situation It took me a few days to read this book and everytime I came back to read a few chapters I noticed how Cassidy had grown as a person from my last reading session I really liked her character arc The only thing about it that seemed abrupt was her getting over her fear of horses It wasn't stupidly abrupt but it did feel a little rushed considering how deeply rooted her fear was But basically Cassidy's gradual and subtle character arc developed her as both a character and a personI think part of the reason why Cassidy's character arc was so well done was because of the superb writing This was my first time reading anything by Kristen Chandler but I loved her writing style Besides the aforementioned character development characterization in general was great Each character was uniue and had their own voice They seemed to come to life on the page and I'd love it if some of the characters became my friends IRL Pacing was fantastic as well there never seemed to be a point where the story lulled or dragged on We were given background information but not in the form of a giant infodump Descriptions were given on a literal and need to know basis We weren't weighed down with lengthy descriptions or even worse continual and excessive praise of the MC's love interest's looks Even when characters were described it wasn't annoying or repetitive The mood and tone were immersive and when reading I was completely drawn into the world and atmosphereI will also say that the author seemed to know her stuff about horses I used to know a lot about horses when I was younger but from what I remember Chandler seems to portray and explain everything accurately about horses and their caretaking I say seem because like I said I am not a horse expert and I don't actually know how accurate the euestrial descriptions are but to my amateur eyes everything seemed real If anybody knows than I do and knows about something done wrong in the book feel free to tellcorrect me Also I'm super curious now and want to learn about wild mustangs in the midwestwest and how accurate the book was in portraying that situation Also in case anyone is interested about how clean the book is or what age it's suitable for I put this book on my clean shelf because it is in the sense that the MC doesn't do anything sexy There's not excessive descriptions about bodies or anything like that There are some offhand remarks and innuendos but they're not explicit One character is described as having an extremely enviable body and how she could make a T shirt look like porn and that character does have some off screen sex but nothing is described So in terms of sexual content I considered it clean since there's nothing explicit However there is some cussing trigger warning animal abuse domestic abuse racism A character's parents get divorced I think the book would be fine for mature middle schoolers and definitely fine for high schoolers Like I said there's nothing wrong sex wise but because of the heavier subjects younger audiences might not be able to handle the conflicts You may be wondering why this book got 5 stars since I so rarely give them out I gave this book five stars because I think it's realistic The characters felt real I felt the emotions of the characters The setting was believable Characters' interactions felt realistic and true to how teenagers interact today But most of all and like I said earlier the character development was slow and gradual and real Coupled with the fact that Cassidy completely underwent that change by herself and didn't need to get a boyfriend to find herself although the little sprinklings of romance were nice Cassidy is a great MC So I set out to not write an essay but it's currently 1206 so I have spent 30 minutes on this review So a kinda long time but also not really compared to some of my other reviews But to sum up though this book has a bleak and dark beginning as Cassidy undergoes her coming of age journey she develops in a way such that she discovers herself and inspires the reader to learn from the lessons that Cassidy learned herselfalso I would love to dissect the title and its various meanings if anyone wants to do that with me hmu
Reader Thief of Happy Endings
Thief of Happy Endings Ng to have the time of your lifeSet in the wild beautiful west here is a story about fear and failure and falling in love when the odds are against you Alternatingly heart stopping and heart breaking The Thief of Happy Endings is a story that will stay with you like a summer you'll never forget When I was in high school I read an article about the problems and controversy surrounding wild mustangs and was so interested I wrote a research paper about it for my English class When I heard that this would be the topic of Kristen Chandler's next book I was thrilled because I knew that I would 1 learn about wild mustangs and 2 get a swoon worthy romance to boot pun intendedTHIEF of HAPPY ENDINGS did not disappoint I identified with Cassidy because of both her love and fear of horses I felt like I was a camper at Point of No Return just another member of the crew getting to know the other campers and counselors It was a world that I could crawl inside and be apart of Chandler's descriptions are what truly set this book apart for me I could feel the Wyoming wind and see the landscape Even though I haven't ridden a horse or stacked bales of hay in years I was instantly able to remember how it felt the bounce of a horse trotting the burn in your biceps after a day of hard work and the feeling of absolute freedom galloping across an open fieldReading the book has made me want to go riding again And maybe adopt a wild mustangGOLDEN LINESBut somehow the sadness I normally have doesn't stay I don't know why Maybe because there's no ceiling to hold itSoul mates are earned not foundJust one beastly bale at a timeWhy do people hate what's free? Why is freedom so dangerous?What's your deal with safe? When has that ever gotten you anything?
Kristen Chandler Ë Thief of Happy Endings Pdf
Mobi ✓ Thief of Happy Endings ↠ 416 pages ç Mbjuk ´ Sarah Dessen meets the Wild West in this tale of wild mustangs irresistible wranglers and the first rule of horses if you get bucked off you have to get back on Cassidy Carrigan wasn't planning to ever get on a horse again She wasn't even planning on Out her best friend ditched her and her anxiety took over But then she wasn't planning on being shipped off to a ranch in the mountains of Wyoming as a charity case either Or falling for a cowboy with a broken nose and an even broken soul But sometimes you just have to do a stupid dangerous thi DNF 26% I've been reading this book on and off for over two months now but I just can't get into it I want to like it I really do but there's just something about it that isn't grabbing my attention It also doesn't help that it's a very slow moving story RTC ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Book Blog | Twitter | Bloglovin | Goodreads