Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Book - 2012
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Hudson Avery gave up a promising competitive ice skating career after her parents divorced when she was fourteen years old and now spends her time baking cupcakes and helping out in her mother's upstate New York diner, but when she gets a chance at a scholarship and starts coaching the boys' hockey team, she realizes that she is not through with ice skating after all.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse paperback ed
ISBN: 9781442430365
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Bitter sweet

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cupcake_star
Oct 23, 2017

There are many elements in this book I want to touch on that I don't know where to start. This is going to be a long a** review which may or may not contain spoilers so bear with me. For starters; overall, I felt this book progressed very slowly at the beginning but maybe that was just me because I was coming out of a slump. It opened a lot of storylines: skating competition, Josh, Will, Dani, Kara, working at Hurley's as a waitress, etc. The ending, while cute, was kind of crowded. Ockler was trying to tie up everything in a few chapters but it was too much. I also felt that Will's storyline wasn't tied up very well. More on Will: I felt that his character was underdeveloped. I wasn't able to pin him as either the "dumb jock" or someone using Hudson for the training. He truly cared about her and it showed but couldn't be proven because there wasn't much on Will or at least, sufficient content. But it is my opinion so🤷😂

Hudson...how do I start with her. I did not like her. Believe me, I get the whole struggle with how much she has to do and I'm not saying she brought it on herself but the way she dealt with everything wasn't pretty. I could go on and on pinpointing everything she did wrong but it's going to take too long so I'm going to pick one thing: Will. Even though I was always Team Josh, she still shouldn't have used/played/whatever-it-was him. Their relationship surprised me because Will wasn't described properly so I thought that he was just using Hud for something. That's why I was surprised when it was a bit deeper and I saw that he truly cared about her. Now for her mom...I couldn't stand her at times. Here, I take Hudson's side because her mom shouldn't keep piling her up with shifts that she can't pay attention to her own life. She can to some degree but not crazy shifts. I feel this was because I have a friend in a similar situation where she's always working because her dad tells her to except she doesn't care that she does it...She's used to it and I can't say anything. However, I saw what working 24/7 did to my friend so I understand Hudson's struggles.

Now, this has already gone on too long so here goes: I love Josh because he is soo sweet and their thing that Will talked about is really cute. Sarah Ockler really had me going at the end because I thought they weren't going to end up together because like I said; the end was rushed. The way it ended with the rest of the Wolves, I thought that was also it for Josh and Will. Will deserved a better ending like them being friends again or something. Josh's ending was good, cute like I said but soo quickkkkk.

Last, last, last thing, Dani was really sweet and funny so I really liked her and her badass-ness. What Hudson did to Kara was also really unfair because she didn't do anything except ask for an explanation. Hudson was truly unfair to her even with kissing Will when Kara fully said to her : I think I'm inlove with Will Harper...So that was seriously messed up and inexcusable...whatever were her reasons.

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ria2002
Jun 26, 2014

Could not put it down. Lots of plot twists though.

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rosegold11
Nov 17, 2013

I actually liked the book a lot it wasn't bad but the beginning got boring but after in the middle it got so good I couldn't put it down it was a nice read

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Haileysun224
Jul 28, 2013

Love this book! Great quick read and really amazing characters! Can't wait to read her other books!

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noora10
Jul 19, 2013

Not as good as her other books.

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summerbooks
Sep 10, 2012

I loved this book I reccomened it to everyone!

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Blue_Cheetah_1
Aug 08, 2012

thiss book was a really good book about knowing that what you need is family and fun!!!

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reader1995
Jul 05, 2012

Super sweet, a really really nice read, it was adorable! and kinda suspenseful... but i loved every minute of it!

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fluffybooksaregood
Jun 16, 2012

This is definitely one of my favorite YA foodie fiction books. I think it's very interesting, and that the plot is fresh.

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Mar 17, 2014

juliazaki thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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