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“I bought this on a whim, because I recognized the cover for one of my YA challenges. The description was pretty vague (the first one, anyway) and after I had bought it I had started to have buyers remorse. But luckily, I gave it a shot, although it was several days later. And I really enjoyed it....”see full review » see other reviews »
“This was a good book. I liked reading about the different cupcakes. I never really liked the character of Will so I was rather glad that in the end Hudson ended up with Josh. This book was a fast and easy read. It kind of reminded me of ice princess in parts because she kept her skating a secret. However, I don't think I will be reading this book again. ”Courtney J wrote this review Tuesday, July 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“my summer reading 2013”JenniferF wrote this review Wednesday, June 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“bittersweet as the title...a very sweet book with doses of bitter...those who love teen romance and broken families will love it. so glad i read it.”Sakura Morimoto wrote this review Saturday, June 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this is on my summer booklist”Ashley wrote this review Wednesday, May 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved It!”Maya Castronovo wrote this review Wednesday, February 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“By the look of this cover, I was expecting something very girly and sweet. And that's exactly what I got. A girl who's fighting with different wars in her family, friends, as well as in herself. As a child Hudson was the prima dona ice skater. Her dad was her biggest supporter. But one day she finds a piece of clothing in her room that changes her entire world. She gives up skating and acts as though she never did it to begin with. Then one day out of the blue, something comes and turns her world upside down all over again. Along the say there's this gorgeous guy who is making life a lot harder than it needs to be.
First off, I want to say that I love this cover. The colors go great and I love the heart with the puzzle pieces. I just wish it had a cupcake on it instead of a cookie. Only because a HUGE chunk of the story is about cupcakes. Every chapter features one. (Note: Be sure to have something to nibble on when you read this, because it will indeed make you hungryyyy.)
I also really liked this refreshing bit of realistic fiction. Everything was done like a movie. From the ice skating, to the hockey, to the females and their fights between friends. It was extremely believable and even taught me a thing or two about two sports I knew nothing about before hand.
The best thing about this book was the characters. Bug was sooo cute and so funny. I pictured him with some huge glasses that magnified his eyes like a real bug. And I loved that he was so smart. Its not normal that characters are that age and at that level. Then there was Josh. He was definitely swoon worthy. With me being such a music fanatic, I would have fallen for him with that first jump drive. As for Dani, I really didn't know what to think about her. Although she was nice, she was also a little needy too. It was like she couldn't do anything without Hudson. It just seemed a little awkward for me. Lastly, Hudson was an amazing MC. I was immersed in her snark and sarcasm. Her wit made the book.
The one thing I did not like about the book was everyone's selfishness. It just seemed like everyone was more into what they wanted and didn't care about Hudson. Like she had so much on her shoulders and she was just a teenager. I understand that she didn't want something, but at the same time she needed to figure it out for herself. Not have everyone mad at her because she wanted to do it.
This book was the perfect winter read. With all the snow and ice it more than made of for the lack of cold weather here in Texas. Although the weather in the book was cold, Bittersweet didn't fail to warm me up with love and laughter. (Ok maybe that was a bit corny, but its 100% true lol)”
“If you’re a sucker for a love story like me, you should definitely read Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler. This book is about a girl named Hudson Avery, who has always dreamed of being a professional ice skater. But suddenly, her world starts to fall apart and she throws away all her chances of going pro. Years later, she is stuck in her mother’s restaurant baking cupcakes while daydreaming about getting back on the ice. One day, Hudson receives a letter that could change her future, an invitation to a competition that if she won, would give her a college scholarship, a second chance at her dream. Hudson sees this as an opportunity that she cannot pass up, so she goes out to the frozen lake to practice. One day on the ice, Hudson smacks right into the hockey captain, Josh Blackthorne. He notices her raw talent and mentions it to his friend, and co-captain, Will. Will makes Hudson a deal that she cannot refuse, train the hockey team in exchange for private ice time. Just as this comes up, Hudson is forced to pick up extra shifts at Hurley’s in order to make ends meet. As if baking cupcakes, waitressing, school, training the hockey team, babysitting her brother, and training for competition weren’t enough, boys come into the picture. Hudson finds it easy to talk to Josh and has a major crush on him, but he is sending her mixed signals. Will on the other hand has no problem showing his feelings for Hudson. Josh is the one that’s always on Hudson’s mind, but Will is the one giving her the ice time she so desperately needs. She must choose between them, before she runs out of chances. This book is very relatable to any teenage girl. It is also very intriguing and hard to put down. Hudson has many important decisions to make throughout the book and you want to keep turning the page to find out what happens. Even though I am in love with this book, it was, at times, at bit slow. It describes Hudson’s thoughts and imaginations about what she wishes will happen, instead of her actually getting the nerves to do it, which I definitely found frustrating at times. I would recommend this book to any teenage girl in high school. Overall, I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait to read another love story by Sarah Ockler.”Megan Buck wrote this review Friday, November 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was so beautiful! I really liked the humor in it. All and All this book is very good and cute! ”~♥~Alex Renner(Daughter of Jeremy Renner)~Wes Stromberg is my boyfriend~I'm not okay,3000 miles away~♥~ wrote this review Thursday, October 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was hesitant to read this, but ended up enjoying it a lot. I don't really have any critique on it. =)
On the middle recommendation scale. ”