Book Review: Riptide by Lindsey ScheibeTuesday, April 07, 2015
Ripted by Lindsey Scheibe
(Started: February 24 2015; Finished: April 03, 2015)
For Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. Everything else disappears. She can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can’t reciprocate. She can forget how badly she wants to get a surf scholarship to UC San Diego. She can forget the pressure of her parents’ impossibly high expectations.
When Ford enters Grace into a surf competition—the only way she can impress the UCSD surfing scouts—she has one summer to train and prepare. Will she gain everything she’s ever wanted or lose the only things that ever mattered? (From Goodreads)Review: 1 star
Publication Date: May 08, 2013
Source: Flux Books via Netgalley
Shelf: Goodreads, Shelfari
Riptide. It makes you think of summer, the waves of the water crashing into the shore, the sun kissing your skin, and just the thought of embracing your freedom. Indeed, it was sort of related because of surfing but other than that I think the storyline crashed down the sea bed as I went on with the story.
I was expecting a light read, that will make you feel good, and excited all at the same time. But it was completely the opposite. I felt stressed and frustrated that I want to hit the characters. They deserve a long scolding from me. They were under-developed, too immature, and there were no progress towards the end. Believe me, I can handle drama but this one is just way off. I also think that there were a lot of scenes and events that were unnecessary which resulted to more "floating" storylines. I wish the author elaborated the following: the backstory of Grace's family, that "Jorge" person Ford kept mentioning, and what happened to Hop and his friend. Moreover, I think the issues on this book, in terms of plot, were not properly resolved. The ending looked forced just to achieve that "happy ending" moment.
In conclusion, I think the goal for a potentially good plot was there but it was poorly executed making the whole story just plain shallow, and unreasonably dramatic.
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