Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Title: Bittersweet
Author: Sarah Ockler
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Simon Pulse (Jan. 3, 2012)
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...

My Review:
I think the title of this book is so fitting, Bittersweet. It sums up so much in one word, Hudson's life, her dreams, her family, the town she is from. Really it was the perfect title.

I couldn't help falling in love with Hudson, Bug, Dani, Will and Josh. There were so darn loveable, each in their own unique way.

I wanted Bug for a little brother so much and a best friend like Dani, I mean who wouldn't. They had to be two of the best secondary characters ever.

And Will and Josh? Both so great and drool worthy in their own little ways, heck the whole hockey team had their own drool worthy moments, each and every last one of them.

This book makes you want to be a part of it all. The dreams, the hopes, first love and first kisses, heck, it makes you want to even be a part of the town and the little diner itself.

Hudson was a great character, I would even go as far to say that she is one of my favorite characters I have read in awhile. There was just something so real about her that you couldn't help but feel for her, want to help her realize her dreams and help to make them come true. Heck, I wanted to even push her in the right direction at times and help her open her eyes and see what she did have (as strange as that may sound to some).

This really was a sweet story of realizing ones dreams and giving it your all to achieve them and never letting them go.


  1. What!? You didn't mention the cupcakes? I am dying to read this one. I have read so many good reviews on it. It sounds like a great pick me up. I need a break from dystopian!

  2. It is a great read!
    I love dystopian but I can only read them here and there because after awhile they get a little depressing.
    I think you will like this one!