May 182011
Elizabeth Scott Book Week

I am officially kicking off Elizabeth Scott Week here on Fiction Folio! Please check out my review of Bloom below and be sure to add your E. Scott posts/discussions to the linky below!

Now – who wants to win an ENTIRE set of Elizabeth Scott books?!? Just fill out the short form below and enter to win this fabulous prize donated by the one and only Elizabeth Scott. If you add your post or discussion to the linky below, you earn an extra entry!

Title: Bloom

Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: April 24, 2007
Pages: 231
Source: Purchased at Teen Book Con
From Goodreads:
Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. So why is she so unhappy?

It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: She’s been holding back. She’s been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeous boyfriend, Dave, is the “right” thing to do. After all, who would give up the perfect boyfriend?

But as Dave starts talking more and more about their life together, planning a future Lauren simply can’t see herself in — and as Lauren’s craving for Evan, and moreover, who she is with Evan becomes all the more fierce — Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice…before one is made for her.
Kudos to you, Elizabeth Scott, for writing a YA book that shows real-life drama without dumbing the subject matter down or sugar-coating it. Bloom is a fantastic story that takes a deeper look into relationships and the consequences your actions have on others.
I related to Lauren’s story all too well. I have been in that relationship (when I was younger) that should have been perfect but didn’t feel right to me. Instead of confronting the issue, I took the easy way out and simply stayed in the relationship. BAD. Don’t do it. Just don’t. It never ends well, and Elizabeth Scott perfectly portrays what happens when you don’t make a decision.
I continue to fall in love with E. Scott’s writing style and thoroughly enjoy the voices she gives her characters. I completely buy into the language and ways her characters interact, and Lauren, Dave, and Evan were no exception. If you haven’t picked up a book by E. Scott yet, you seriously need to. Like, right now. I promise you won’t be disappointed :)

  12 Responses to “Elizabeth Scott Week: Review of Bloom”

  1. Great review, Tara! I really loved Bloom because I thought it was pretty realistic and relatable. Especially the relationship she had with her dad and her best friend. I devoured this book when I read it and really enjoyed it!


  2. I have this one sitting on my shelf and I was going to read it for E Scott week, but I read another one instead.

    Great review!

    Yay for Elizabeth Scott! :)

  3. Yay E Scott Week is finally here!! This was my first book of her’s that I read :-) I love how she isn’t afraid to give a character a voice. Great review, TQ!

  4. This is def on my TBR list now. Sounds amazing.

  5. Great review and giveaway! Definitely going to pick up some E. Scott books to read. :)

  6. Yay EScott Week is here!!! This is the first book of hers I read and continues to be one of my favorites. Loved it!

  7. This one has been on my tbr pile for over a year, I need to read it soon. Great review! =)

  8. Great review. I loved Bloom and I love that you are having an Elizabeth Scott week – very cool :)

  9. Woo hoo way to kick off the week! I have to admit, I’m a little more partial to her “fluffier” books, so to speak. But what’s great about her is her writing style — she gets the teen voice perfectly in all her books.

    PS: I entered the giveaway even though I joined in the week myself. It’s too good not to!

  10. Thank you so much for this amazing review. I’ve been dying to read this book! I’m really glad I came across your blog thanks to E. Scott Week! :D

    Thanks, also, for the amazing giveaway! :D

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  11. This book is sitting on my Kindle. I need to read it finally :)

  12. Great review and thanks for the giveaway!

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