To top it all off, the drugged-up, drunk jerk that drove the car roams free with only a slap on the wrist. I was surprised to see how the author managed to pull off his occasional dirty humour without making him seem creepy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Jenna was a bit too young for my usual tastes she is only 14 , but it worked here. They tell her to just ignore people, who cares what they think? I sound like an old car; one with a blown engine.
Skin Deep is a must read and Laura is an author that should be on everyones radar. As soon as I read how Jenny had suffered and her struggle to come to terms with how she looked, I found myself weeping buckets full of tears. Overall, Skin Deep is a very touching story that I would recommend to anyone who's looking for a contemporary read that will make you cry, laugh and smile! You know, a narrow boat. The scar has made her see herself in a negative light and it is only when she meets Ryan that that starts to change. The ending was a positive one with all the ends tied up which was rather satisfying for me because nothing joys me more than loose ends. Polite with manners and he knows how to treat a girl properly.
He's protective of her but he pretty much dislikes everything about their lifestyle — the townies distrust of them, the vegetarian food, and the constant smothering of his mother. She remains mentally scarred from the numerous childhood photos of her in very bad clothes, which she blames for her present aversion to having her picture taken. I love when he chooses not to milk sympathy from Jenna after he defended her honour. Despite being good at English, Classics and Modern Foreign Languages, she accidentally studied Microbiology at university and then went on to work in education. A quality that can make a character look weak, which I thought of Jenna when I first met her. I thought the plot of the story sounded refreshing and different at first but I didn't lik Uhoh, I feel like crap.
He doesn't believe her; he can't imagine why this place shouldn't be as unwelcoming as the rest. Little scenes that played out had him written all over it! Just send us an and we'll put the best up on the site. She's witty, funny and endeared herself to me long before this book was published. She struggles to rebuild her life, but every stare in the street, every time she looks in the mirror, makes her want to retreat further from the world. Have you ever noticed that all of the books out there these days , the main characters are always these beautiful, loved people. It made me feel more aware of those people around me who suffer from accidents or natural causes and it changed the way I thought about them and I think Laura Jarratt was excellent in creating a character like Jenna to express this important message that all those people may be unable to convey.
I was caught off guard by this stunning and brilliant debut! Sometimes he needs a break. Sure there was some tiny flaws here and there but not every book is perfect. They're not like everyone else. And now, I wish I'd picked Skin Deep up sooner. I was very much a child, not sassy or wise like pre teens are now.
Anyway, given the fact that I have had self-esteem issues most if not all of my life, this book is really inspiring and amazing. She struggles to rebuild her life, but every stare in the street, every time she looks in the mirror, makes her want to retreat further from the world. Jenna is a very sensitive girl. Skin Deep is about Jenna whose face has been severely scarred due to a car crash. All throughout Skin Deep, we see this cocky, tough side of Ryan, but behind closed doors, we see how not everything is as it seems on the outside, and that everyone has something that they are dealing with.
I didn't mean to be rude. . I wanted to know what else was going to happen! After a simple, one night out, with the death of her best friend and scars that leave her completely hopeless to a better future, a car accident changing Jenna's life forever. When he arrives in town his mother tells him this time it will be different. I loved the way he dealt with Jenna — just the right amount of humour, chivalry and stubborness. I'm not a fan of photo covers, which makes me worry that if I hadn't got this book from a friend I may have never picked it up. It was a whizz banger - in the means of pacing.
And I was a good girl so I curled up on the floor and sobbed silently instead. I loved Jenna, whilst she could easily take things the wrong way, she was witty, smart and thoughtful. The crash has had divisive repercussions in her village as the drunk teenage driver was not convicted, and her father has started a campaign and charity in response to this about teenage drink-driving. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Comments Like to comment on this review? So they have a beauty all of their own.
Although Romance seems to be at the forefront throughout this book there are a few twists and turns that would interest those into books with more mystery. Jenna is such a sweet girl and i instantly fell in love with her and felt real empathy for her of what her life had come to. More importantly though, we all carry scars and not all of them are physical… And sometimes, after the accident, I used to dream it could still be possible. Or that's what I used to think. How he took care of his mother was more than impressing and when he thought he did something the wrong way he always felt so bad about it. She hates it when people stare at her with that sympathetic look in their eyes.
So much so, that I sat down to read a chapter before I went to sleep after a night out, and absolutely could not put it down. As Ryan and Jenna grow closer, the aftermath of the crash continues to splinter the community. This was the same with Ryan's mother, Karen. After the car crash that leaves her best friend dead, Jenna is permanently scarred. Mysteries, romance and complicated families. Jarratt deals with some pretty sensitive issues -alcohol abuse, mental health and even murder.