Monday, January 16, 2012

I can't tell you

I am a huge sucker for IM or handwritten style books, there is something about them that lures me in. It is such a unique way to grasp a readers attention. I had found this book a few years ago during one of my trips to Borders Pre-Employment. The cover caught my eye, and I just couldn't stop myself from picking it up. I will full on admit I judge a book based on its cover. It needs to catch my eye before I even decide to pick it up. It could say "Best Book in the World! Perfect for you" But if its covered in glitter and pink bows I am so passing that book.
There I am, walking through Borders, and there it is. I Can't Tell You by Hillary Frank. I pick it up flip through its pages and I practically ran to the counter to purchase it.

The story is about a boy who gets in a fight with his best friend and is now refusing to speak. He decided to write what he wants to say to give him enough time to actually think about what he is saying. It is a beautiful concept as most relationships I find have this very problem. It even has a "crush" story within its pages that made me cheer for the main character Jake. Based in a college dorm like setting it is meant more for the Young Adult reader, but being 25 I still find it magical. There is just something so special about this book that at least 1 every 6 months I find myself reading it again. If you are looking for a fast and easy read I highly suggest this book.