Saturday, June 30, 2012
Review: Sleeping Handsome
By: Jean Haus
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Paige should have never agreed to do her best friend’s project. Reading to a boy in a coma is just plain creepy, but her English teacher somehow thinks her acting skills make it the perfect community service match. But when she finds the boy’s journal hidden among his books, things turn from creepy to interesting.
This was a super short, quick and happy ending type of read for me. I liked the main character Paige. The way she examined herself and learned that she could be a better person she just needed a little extra push from a boy in a coma.
While Zach is in a coma, Paige is ordered to read to him. When she finds his personal journal on his shelf she begins reading it to him and realizes that they have a lot in common. They both are not satisfied with their lives and feel as if they are in a prison trying to scratch their way out, but they are too afraid.
Through reading Zach’s words aloud to him Paige starts to grow that backbone that Zach talks about in his journal and she frees herself from all the non good things in her life and begins to do the things she's always wanted to do. At the same time just like sleeping beauty she kisses him on that last day and he wakes up, but she's rushed out of the room. Does he remember her, will they be together? You'll have to read the book to find out.
Overall it was a good quick read and even though the ending seemed a little rushed I wouldn't mind seeing this story told through Zach’s point of view. I think it would make for a much longer story and interesting at that.