Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This isn't the most well written of novels. The plot is thin, the twists convenient and much of it doesn't ring true. (Lucky thirteen, really?) Granted Beautiful Disaster was originally self published and sold in the kindle store for 99 cents, which may explain a number of rookie mistakes--each of the chapters features a number and a title, whereas most published works feature one or the other. (However that alone did not diminish my reading experience.) There is a lack of class about the novel, particular in the descriptions and treatment of the female side characters who are attracted to Travis. The characters are routinely dismissed as sluts or whores in an effort to justify Travis' behaviour. This name calling is trashy, lazy writing and shows a lack of clear insight into human behaviour. As does most of the actions of Travis and Abby.
Overall, a poorly written and disappointing read.