Sunday, December 9, 2012

Review Time #21

The Boy Who Sneaks Into my Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years.

Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair.

Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer?
(from goodreads)

The boy who sneaks into my bedroom window has you so emotionally attached to the three main characters and then onto minor characters who you can’t help but feel for. The first chapter is eights before when the story is set, this chapter helps you understand what is happening at the start of the story & also attaches you emotionally to the characters. Amber & her brother Jake along with their mother where physically abused by their father, after finding out that Amber was being sexually abused by their father Jake & his best friend Liam threatened their father to leave after beating him.

The relationships in the novel are quite complex so when you read one thing, then another it change or add the complexity of the relationships. Ever since Amber was 8 and Liam was 10, every night Liam sleeps in Ambers bed after seeing her crying one night from his bedroom window. What Amber doesn’t know is how Jake feels about her. Their budding relationship is affected by what happened to Amber when she was younger with her father sexually abusing her. It takes time for her to trust Liam, but from being so close to him before all this she is able to let him in. This relationship is cute, the way they act towards each other is sweet, Liam is protective of her which may seem possessive to most but the reasoning’s why makes you understand it.

Liam is Jake’s best friend & both are constantly known as man whores to Amber, Jake is also protective of Amber & tries to keep Liam away from Amber not trusting his intentions. When the school finds out Liam has a girlfriend all the girls put in money to see who can sleep with him first, Jake struggles with seeing his best friend & sister together & family problems come into the picture with their dad back in town.

This sets off an emotional rollercoaster of feelings towards the siblings & Johnny their step brother. The situation that they are all put in is heartbreaking & will make you an emotional wreck. The characterisation & plot just draw you in, wanting to know more about each character. The boy who sneaks into my bedroom window is an emotional rollercoaster which delivers a great contemporary read!

Rate: 5/5

Stay tunned, Keely x

No comments:

Post a Comment