Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
Pub. Date: December 29th, 2009
Age Level: 14+
Synopsis via Goodreads
Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen are all at Paradise—the resort in the Caribbean, that is—for different reasons, but in Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Over the course of four months, through four voices and four stories, what happened in Paradise will change them all.
In this extraordinary novel, the Printz Honor–winning author brings us her most accomplished work yet. Tangled is a story of the secrets we keep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.
Dakota; pg. 147
As it is, she's buried in Lakeview Cemetary and I've been left behind to figure it out, wonder whether I could have prevented her from dying.
Well I couldn't. Because sometimes horrible things just happen and you have to live with the fact that there's no explanation. It is what it is. End of story.
I stayed there for a while longer, breathing in the damp leaves. And then, finally, I stood up, brushed the dirt off the back of my legs, and started out of the woods.
Owen; pg. 229
I shoved back my chair and stormed out of the restaurant. Once I made it to the curb, I realized I didn't have my wallet. Not to mention that my retainer was still on a napkin inside. Even so, I stared at the half-empty parking lot, imagining this grand escape where I hitched a ride away from here and when my mom came out she'd be stunned to see I was gone. Then she'd learn not to register me for some stupid seminar. I mean, it's one thing for kids at school to think you're lame. But when your own mother decides your social life needs saving? Then you're really in trouble.
Tangled was a very enjoyable read that I think most any teen could like. Hopefully the passages I picked will make you want to read it if you haven't already. If you would like to learn more about my thoughts on Tangled then check out my Review!
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