Series: Port Fare #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2011-06-16
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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.
First I want to say that I really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down. It flowed so incredibly well that the pages just turned themselves and at the end of each chapter there was such a climax that you just had to turn the next page and start the next chapter. It made it very difficult to put down for this reason.
I loved the characters. They were so easy to relate to and lovable. Very easy to fall in love with them.
The story itself was very real on one hand and yet the whole concept of undercover police in schools falling in love with the people they’re supposed to be following is another story. Regardless of that though I found the story incredible and loved it. Very entertaining and yet the subject matter is disturbing because sadly enough it is a real thing to have a mother like Maggie’s and live like Maggie did in this world in this day and age.
You felt sorry for Maggie and yet proud of her at the same time… and other times you just wanted to smack her for not getting help and almost starving to death. Then again.. in her shoes I suppose she felt she had to hide it or she would have been removed from her home.
The thing that confuses me is that there are three books revolving around three friends. Seth, Booker and Cole. Well, apparently this book was Seth’s because the next two are about Cole and Booker respectively. Well, if this was Seth’s book then why was it 90 percent from Maggie’s POV and not Seth’s? To me the book was more about Maggie not Seth. Yes it was about Seth too but mostly it was Maggie’s story. It just seems weird that the author appears to be doing a set of three books about three friends. I wonder if the next two books will be about Cole and Booker or whom Cole and Booker fall in love with.
Either way…. if they are written as well as this one was then I’m sure to love them as much as I did this one. I personally cannot wait for Booker’s story but that’s book number 3.