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Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled

Series: Colin Preston (1)

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With drop dead gorgeous Jasmine from Laguna Beach you never know what will happen next and every date is truly an adventure. Funny as hell with characters that feel completely real and you won't read a better coming of age story about teenage angst and first love than this one. What readers are saying: "Great Story...I really enjoyed this book. It pulled you in from the first and kept you interested through out. It was well written and made you feel like you were there. The story and the characters were great too. I recommend this author and this book to all." "Stayed up until 3 am reading this...I SO wanted to finish the book last night but only made it until 3 am. It's hard to believe that this is the author's first novel, it's that good. I thought the character development, in part using their taste in music, was enjoyably clever. Reading about Colin's struggles brought back a lot of memories of college. First loves, betrayals, loneliness, friendship, happiness and growing through adversity are such big parts of the those years of our lives...Great book!"… (más)
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Título:Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled
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Info:Publisher Unknown, 251 pages
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Valoración:*****
Etiquetas:young-adult-to-read

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Colin Preston Rocked and Rolled por Bert Murray

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I really hate that I couldn't even finish this book, but once you get a third of the way into a book and still could care less about what happens to the characters its time to move on. Colin is boring and so self conscious its ridiculous. Jasmine is just horrible. Her terrible mood swings and the way she treats Colin is outrageous. The fact that Colin continues to bow down to her and insist she is the most amazing person makes no sense what so ever. I just couldn't get myself to like these characters. I also normally like shorter chapters but these were just too short and stopped at inconvenient places in the story. It was very abrupt at times and took away from the flow of the book. It is set in the 80's which is cool but I didn't feel like they were in the 80's. In fact all the time period references were about The Beatles and Jim Morrison. Both of whom I'm not a fan of so I didn't get most of the references. It would have been nice to have learned in the synopsis of the book that Colin is a die hard Beatles fan since it is such a huge part of the book. I really hate leaving reviews like this but I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. ( )
  KeriLynneD | Mar 3, 2021 |
I have been staring at my computer screen trying to figure out what to say about this book for what feels like forever now. But the truth is, there isn't much to say because there isn't much to it.

Overall I found this book lacking. The plot itself, if you could call it a plot, was messy. This book is basically just college kids doing college kids' things. That's all well and good, but where is the substance? The intrigue? Why do I care about what Colin and his friends did during sophomore year of college? Typically, I would not. It is the author's job to make me care. But he failed at this.

The characters were all rather unlikable. Jasmine and Karl are both terrible people. Most people with a decent head on their shoulders would ditch them both fairly quickly after realizing they're totally horrible. However, Colin has the common sense of turkey. I was also slightly disturbed by just how immature he is. I brushed it off at first thinking, yeah, I wasn't that mature at 19 either. Most people are fairly immature in their college years. But as the story progresses, you quickly realize that Colin is far more immature than most. He has the emotional range of a 13 year old just starting puberty. It doesn't take long before it becomes rather annoying.

All of that being said, the book did have a few strengths as well. I thoroughly enjoyed all of The Beatles references throughout the book. The author makes several other rock and roll references that are quite enjoyable. And in a way, he did capture the college life rather well. Reading it, I found myself feeling nostalgic and wishing that I were still a sophomore myself. ( )
  nicholthecat | Jun 20, 2019 |
*Please note I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways*

This book is absolutely terrible. It's badly written, there are strange chapter breaks, there is no background given, and the language feels like that of a 13 year old boy not a college student.

I swear, I almost lost it when the word "lighted" was used incorrectly 3 times within the span of about 15 pages. And then several times after that."His eyes lighted up" "she lighted the joint" "Chester's face lighted up" Ugh.

Colin is absolutely obsessed with Jasmine and thinks he "loves" her for no reason. She is moody, and my guess is, bipolar. He loves the sex, and that's about all. They fall into a "relationship" and she breaks up with him for his best friend, Karl.

Colin hangs out with an older professor, Mrs. Vesquez after his breakup. I really don't see what her role was in the story, other than portraying a moody cat lady. He also has random sex with a few girls, and then settles for Liz.

There's a lot of heavy drinking in the book, as well as some serious mental illness in terms of Chester's character.

The most annoying thing about this book were the Beatles references.Every few pages, it was John Lennon this, John Lennon that. We get it, the MC liked The Beatles. Way overdone. There were a lot of random references to 80's TV and music, but they could have been left out entirely. The setting of this book is so blase, that the year it took place and the random pop culture were totally unneccessary.

It felt like a mental spew, with no point. And since I had no emotional investment, the attempt at seriousness and "lesson's learned" on the last page just made it worse.

It was a fast enough read to keep me slogging through it, but I really don't recommend it.

A complete waste of time. ( )
  Melissalovesreading | Feb 17, 2019 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Member Giveaways.
Immaturity, hormones, and unreturned love throw the main character, Colin, into a tizzy. He lacks the maturity and experience to deal with casual sex and is desperate for someone to love him. There is a deficiency of self-respect or respect of others that makes the characters appear shallow and incapability of emotional development. The technology and settings are dated but is appropriate for the period. Some young adult readers would commiserate with Colin college experience. Other would say, “Grow up”. ( )
  bemislibrary | Jul 3, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Member Giveaways.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was an enjoyable book with great characters. The storyline was well developed and stayed true to the 80's era. I could picture myself being part of the story rather than reading it. Bottom line this was a light enjoyable flashback to the 80's. Looking forward to reading more from this author. ( )
  sportzmomof5 | Jan 20, 2014 |
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With drop dead gorgeous Jasmine from Laguna Beach you never know what will happen next and every date is truly an adventure. Funny as hell with characters that feel completely real and you won't read a better coming of age story about teenage angst and first love than this one. What readers are saying: "Great Story...I really enjoyed this book. It pulled you in from the first and kept you interested through out. It was well written and made you feel like you were there. The story and the characters were great too. I recommend this author and this book to all." "Stayed up until 3 am reading this...I SO wanted to finish the book last night but only made it until 3 am. It's hard to believe that this is the author's first novel, it's that good. I thought the character development, in part using their taste in music, was enjoyably clever. Reading about Colin's struggles brought back a lot of memories of college. First loves, betrayals, loneliness, friendship, happiness and growing through adversity are such big parts of the those years of our lives...Great book!"

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