Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Knowing Jack

Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis- 2.5 STARS 

Knowing JackSynopsis
I am not a slut, although I’ve been called one often enough. Yeah, I spent three months screwing one of my college professors, but I was crazy about the guy. Then he broke up with me.
I am not a bitch, although people like to say I am. I kept our relationship secret. I’m not responsible for telling the university administrators about it, but a lot of students still blame me for getting their favorite professor fired.
I am not a drama queen, although everyone thinks I am now. When I got a few nasty messages, I just deleted them. When I got the threat, I assumed it was someone being stupid. I still think that’s all it was. My parents worry, though, so they hired me a bodyguard. Now Jack follows me around, intimidating everyone who approaches me and looking obnoxiously hot.
This is what I am. I’m Chloe. I’m a twenty-year-old art history major. Kind of shy, although I pretend not to be. Stubborn enough to stay here for my senior year, even though everyone hates me.
And I’m stuck with Jack.
He calls me “Princess,” but I’m not a princess either

*Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


knowing JackIm not so sure how I feel about this book yet. Chloe and Jack have a tumultuous relationship. They want each other, but both internalize this want for different reasons. One, Jack is her body guard, protecting her from the threat on campus after she got her college professor fired, for sleeping with him. Oops. What I like most about this point is the way the point of view of Chloe and Jack are written. They are fluid, and normal, without the "extra" words that some writers seem to throw into books. Chloe's sarcasm and wit are truly fun and entertaining.

Chloe Grace Moretz - Chloe- Knowing Jack
Chloe Grace Moretz - Chloe
There were some problems that I had with this book though that really kept me from liking it more. For one, I REALLY don't understand why anyone would threaten someones life over a professor being fired. Honestly, this baffles me. ESPECIALLY because its a small private university. Would Chloe be the outcast, yes probably, but threatened and need a body guard? Eh probably not. I also HATED her top ten reasons…I found them to be immature and kind of annoying.

Jack- Knowing Jack
Equally annoying was the lack of character development or relationships. Jack and Chloe manage to get close, though they rarely spoke about his personal life, and frankly it seemed like all they thought about or cared about was sex. This book was very predictable, there really wasn't anything too terribly new or different about this one and I guess thats why I didn't love it. It was a decent read, quick and easy but it wasn't anything I would have picked out on my own to really buy or read.

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