I have never experienced a break up, or have a boyfriend for that matter, so I wouldn't know how it feels like. I presume it's something entirely heartbreaking or what, but when one starts to think that life is over after a break up? NUH-UH. Reading The Art of Lainey has kept me thinking back to what a professor of mine has said: that we shouldn't even need someone to complete us, and that we should be able to stand on our own without a boyfriend or a girlfriend. We shouldn't be defined by others, rather, we should be defined by what we do and who we are.
So what made it a 4-star read? Oh bloody hell.
But in case you haven't notice, I'm remaking myself. And I like the new me better.By the end of the book, she grew a lot and it was wonderful to see her development. She became this strong person who realized a lot of things and even admitted them to herself, which is admirable. There are some things that even most of us will just most probably shove to the back of our minds.
But the reality is that everyone cares about what some people think.AND, definitely because of the relationship between Micah and Lainey. Oh my gally! IT WAS SO CUTE! *squeal!* I love their interaction, the way they tease each other, their banters, EVERYTHING. They were just so adorable! I especially love the slow development of their relationship, allowing us and themselves to actually see them for who they really are.
The romance and friendship just made up for the introduction of Art of War. And, as I read, I guess the way Art of War was used in the story grew on me. Rather than viewing it as a war strategizing material, there were some parts that seemed cool on how they were associated to romance.
Above all else, I totally love Bianca on how she is the sensible and caring friend of Lainey. She keeps Lainey on the line so that Lainey won't do some things that will make her look pathetic or feel bad or regret. And sometimes, she just lets Lainey do it but continues to stand by her. There was just so much love and support, and it was really amazing. She's a wonderful person and a friend one would absolutely want to have. Really, this is how best friends should be.
Any crisis of mine is a crisis of hers, and vice versa. That's just how we roll.Truly an amazing and fun read: great characters + cute romance + awesome relationships. You should definitely go check this out! :)
When she's not working (rare), she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She's petted tigers, snuggled snakes, snorkeled with stingrays, and once enjoyed the suction-cuppy feel of a baby elephant's trunk as it ate peanuts from her palm. Her future goals include diving with Great White sharks, learning Krav Maga, and writing a whole slew of novels, not necessarily in that order.