Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances, a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life—and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done. It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last.

My Review:

I loved the story of Bittersweet.  The characters and plot were amazing.  In my opinion, the best time to read the book would be the winter.  


All of the characters were awesome.  Hudson was a great protagonist.  She was funny and sometimes she needed some help figuring her life out.  Dani was a good friend to Hudson.  She encouraged Hudson and cared about her life.  Kara, the ex-friend, also seemed nice.  She still seemed to care about Hudson even though Hudson quit skating with Kara.  Bug was a sweet little brother, and he seemed like a mature eight year old.

The guy characters were both great.  Josh was so sweet, and I was thrilled when he finally started to date Hudson.  I could understand Will's side of his godfather problems, yet I felt he had no right to scheme against the team.  Luckily, he had realized the same thing himself and actually wanted his hockey team to win.

The plot was interesting.  I loved how Hudson was able to save the day for the diner with her cupcakes.  Even though she had bailed on them when the food critic was there, she pulled through for her mom's diner in the end.

If you like a cute YA contemporary read, this book is for you.