Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

Unlovable by Sherry Gammon
Publisher: Self-Published
First published: January 19th, 2011
Source: Received from author
Pages: 306
Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem; her mother is. Maggie's struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done so far. Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he's developed strong feelings for Maggie. While Seth's working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, Maggie's fighting to stay alive as the fight turns deadly.

My Rating: 5.0 / 5

First thoughts:
While reading this, I never wanted it to end. It's such a heart-breaking but addicting novel and I couldn't get enough. Maggie and Seth are amazing characters and I wanted their story to go on forever. No matter how sad this novel might be at some points, it always made me smile again and makes me want to read many more stories written by Sherry Gammon.

More detailed:
Unlovable is a very lovable story, one that will stay with me for a long time. I had heard good things about it before starting it, but I never expected to love it as much as I did. It completely surprised me in a very positive way. It's a story about loving and being loved in return, about trust and finding the strength to survive a seemingly hopeless situation.

Despite the heart-breaking moments of this novel (and Unlovable has quite a few of these), I loved every word, sentence, page, chapter I read. While I usually prefer more lighthearted stories, there is something special about this novel and the way it's written that made it possible for me to get completely sucked into the story.

The most amazing thing about this novel are the characters Sherry Gammon created. Not only are Maggie and Seth incredibly realistic and relatable main characters, but their friends Booker and Cole are just as great as they are. I felt like I knew all of them as though I were a part of their world and I would love them to be real. The great thing about them is the fact they are realistic - human being with flaws. But you can ignore these because their positive sides make up for them. 

Adding to that is the amazing style of writing. The story is told from different points of view: we have two first-person narrators (sometimes Seth, sometimes Maggie) and sometimes we get to experience the bad guys' (Bill and Allan) point of view via a third person narrator. Sometimes so many different perspectives can be a bit overwhelming, but it just makes everything more exciting and interesting.

All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone. You should definitely read this as soon as possible. Its amazing characters and beautiful narration will captivate you right from the start and you won't forget this story easily. I can't wait to read more of Sherry Gammon's novels since I'm adding Unlovable to my favorite books of 2011.

Following books in the series:
2. Unbelievable (March 2012)
3. Unbearable (October 2012)

Have you read Unlovable? What did you think about it?
Do you plan to read it?


  1. Haven't read it yet, though I've won a copy earlier this year! Guess after your review I'll have to get my hands (and eyes) on it rather sooner than later.

  2. Oh wow this book cover is almost the exact same as Between that I have at home! It sounds like a great book as well. Awesome review! I love that it's multiple POVs I find that often makes me connect to the characters even more. I'll def. have to look up this one!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. OMG the book has a cop?? Why haven't I heard of it before? Plus it's told from the guy's point of view too! I WANT!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  4. Thank you so very much! Your review is wonderful! I appreciate the time and effort you put into it! Let me know about the interview/giveaway!!

  5. Awesome! I love the fact that is multiple POV's and that it has amazing characters! Great review :)

  6. I haven't heard lots about this story and to be honest it doesn't sound like something I would enjoy. I just don't do those heavy issue books. Okay, I did, but now I don't. Well that was untill I saw this book and read your review. I may consider getting this book to read next year. :) Great review!

  7. it sounds like a great book, I'm glad you liked it and that the writing style is amazing, it's always nice to read something like that.

  8. Oh wow, this sounds really good. I'll have to add to my TRB. Thanks for reviewing it!

  9. I've been quite curious about this one for some time! Ever since I first heard of it actually. It definitely sounds like a good read and after having read your review, I want to pick it up even more! You can tell how much you enjoyed it from the review alone! I'll definitely have to pick it up soon. :)


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