The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window by Kristy Moseley


The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window

Synopsis:

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years. Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair. Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.

Review:

I was really excited to read The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, but unfortunately it was really not good. Apparently none of the kids in this town can control their sexual desires. That is all they think about and apparently all that matters. It was just strange. This book is basically just a bunch of teens not able to control themselves and descriptions of people sucking face every two seconds. Ugh.

The story starts with a glimpse of the past, the first night Liam snuck into Amber's room to comfort her. I understand and get why he did and he is comforting to Amber. He gives her someone to rely on, someone to help with her dad's abuse. Then it jumps to when she is 16, he 18 and yeah. They are in high school and apparently Liam and Jake, Ambers brother, are the hottest guys ever and girls cannot be normal around them. They swarm them every morning when they get to school and just cannot keep their hands off them, even if the guys are rude to them or ask them to stop or whatever. It was beyond ridiculous how sex crazed all the girls were. Or wait, all the skanks and whores as Amber calls them. Even her bff, Kate, is one of the skanks who cannot stop lusting after Liam and Jake. When Kate is over at Amber's she literally gropes Jake and it is supposed to be okay and sexy or something. What? It is not okay for some girl to just put her hands on a guys junk when he doesn't want you to and rub all up on that. I don't...I can't...it is just not cool! Why is every girl in the book portrayed this way? They have no self control and no boundaries. I mean sure you should be able to feel up anyone and it is total cool right?

The guys are not any better. Apparently Amber is way too good looking as well and guys just can't help themselves. Liam has to repeatedly help Amber get away from a guy who doesn't understand no means no. I could maybe see once at the party, but to repeatedly have to save her from lust crazed guys was a little much. Does no one have any self control? Apparently not.

Amber is really not any better than any of the other girls. She starts seeing Liam, but doesn't want anyone to know since he used to be a player. I mean he is a boy and he thinks he won't cheat on her but come on. What guy can stop having sex with other girls when they have a girlfriend? I don't know any...anyways once it gets out that Liam has a girlfriend the other girls start a betting pool for who can sleep with him next. Because it is so much fun to sexually harass a guy to try and get him to cheat on his girlfriend. I mean yeah. So there are tons of girls who buy in, including Amber. So Amber starts teasing Liam at school, flashing him her panties and be all up on him in front of everyone. I mean she just wanted people to think he liked her because she was tired of lying about her relationship...even though she is the only reason they are lying about it. So once she does her little tease show she hears "the boys all making slutty comments behind me...and the girls all saying what a whore I was. I giggled" Yes what fun having guys make slutty comments and girls calling you a whore! Doesn't every girl aspire to that? It was too much. No impulse control, sex sex sex. Ridiculous! Horrible.

Alright so my other big issue with this book? Amber has supposedly been sexually and physically abused for years by her father. The day it stopped is when Jake and Liam walked in on the father, after beating Amber really badly, trying to rape Amber. Do they do anything about this? Call the cops? Anything? No. They just tell him to get out and never come near her again. Good job guys. I mean why bother trying to do anything about this. Much better to just let him be so maybe he can abuse other girls/families. Way better. So does Amber act like she has been abused? No, not unless the author remembered that she was supposed to be and it could help the plot somehow. She doesn't like people touching her, yet she has people touch her all the time and she doesn't freak out. Only sometimes does she freak out about it, when the author remembers I guess. She dances and the other dancers touch her and that is fine. Liam touches her all the time and that is fine. She dresses sexy and parades around the other guys showing off and everything, and that is all fine. Until it is like wait! She is supposed to have been abused. Let's put in another scene where she is not okay with something. That works. It is like the author does not know what it would be like to have been abused. It was ridiculous. I kept forgetting because Amber did not act like an abused girl. It really was not cool. Why put that back story in there if you are not actually going to make your characters have that back story? Really it made me a bit angry as well...it is hard for most people to get over something like that. It is hard to deal with and...it just made me angry.

Then finally the end. Some spoilers, but really you shouldn't read this book so it doesn't really matter. So Amber's dad moved back to town with a new family and wants to see Amber again. Of course she doesn't want to, but accidentally does when she goes over to his house with his step-son who she became friends with! Why oh why would you chance seeing him again? Yes, he is not supposed to be there, but really? There is no way I would ever get near him again, never get in a position that it was possible if I could help it. I just...no. Anyways they find out that the dad is abusing the new family so there is this big thing where the dad comes over then Jake and Liam are there and the dad is a jerk and Liam snaps and beats him up. Liam gets arrested as dad presses charges so Amber saves the day by going to the dad, by herself, and getting him to confess everything while she secretly tapes it and sends it to a bunch of people. Okay, I get you need to save Liam, but did you really have to go by yourself? I mean luckily it did not end too badly, but he could easily have killed or raped you before your brother got there. Easy. What do they do with this secret tape? Well they make the dad drop the charges and they just tell him, again, to go away and never come back. What? Really? Again you are just going to let him go away so he can abuse more people? Maybe next time he will find a nice lady with a daughter he can molest. That would be great. I mean you now have the means to put him in jail, but why bother? Much better to let him roam the streets and do whatever he wants. As long as it is not to you. It made me so angry. Well we don't want to put Amber through that again. Oh okay, seeing as how she is not really messed up from the abuse unless it is convenient for the plot. Even if it would be hard for Amber, it might be good to have her talk to someone about it since she is supposed to have issues stemming from the abuse. It just...how can they just turn the other way and hope he doesn't hurt anyone else?

Overall not a good book. Everyone is too sex crazed and Amber does not act like an abused girl. That plus not doing anything to the dad is just....It really made me angry. I don't recommend reading this book.

Rating: 1/5

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