Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Review The Girl Under The Bed by Nostalgicmiss

I wish I could remember where I found the recommendation to read The Girl Under The Bed  by Nostalgicmiss because I would love to give them credit.

This is the summary by the author: Bella Swan is homeless in one of the worst winters Seattle has seen. When hope is gone, and things take a turn for the worst a mysterious stranger steps in to help, turning her life upside down. Changing her life forever. AH/AU

This story is a must read! Nostalgicmiss is an amazing writer! I read this story straight through. I could not stop reading it. If you like a love story with lots of angst then this is the story for you. I have to warn you that if you are anything like me you will need a box of kleenex with you when you read. I think I cried at some point in every chapter. At times they were sad tears and other times they were happy tears.

During this story you go through Bella's journey of being a homeless teenager, finding first love, making friends, learning to trust others and herself. She is a survivor and is able to overcome so many obstacles. At times she does not make the best decisions but what teenager does?

There is a love triangle. Bella must decide between the love she feels for Jasper and also for Edward. Who does she pick? You must read the story to find out. For those of you that are only Bella/Edward only people, please give this story a chance. I am glad that I did.

This story has also opened my eyes on the homeless issue. When I am in Seattle, I try not to make eye contact with them. I always feel bad but I don't know what to do to help them. Next month I will be in Seattle.  I am going to take bread and peanut butter to hand out to the homeless people that I see. It may not be much but I know that someone will be able to eat for a few days.

SNEAK PEEK for Nostalgicmiss’s new project : She gave me permission to share this with you.

It is called Privileged. It's will be Bella and Edward, but as always it takes a little time to get there

There's no official summary at the moment, so for now read below for a short tease :) . . .

Jacob laughed again and threw his arm around my shoulder, making me huff with exasperation. Had I not just said it was as hot as Hades?

"Ugh, Jake. Your body heat is really not helping with the being hot thing."

He laughed again, his usual guffaw as his body literally shook mine along with it. I planted my hands on his chest and pushed him away from me, getting even crankier at having to exert more energy.

"Anyone would think this is your first summer here. You do this every year, Bella."

"It just feels as if it gets worse though," I whined, wiping my forehead with the back of my hand. The beads of sweat were peppering the skin there, gently sliding towards my eyebrows. "That or the trees are thinning out."

"You have to sit under one to feel the benefits, whiny."

"You're a genius, Jake," I groaned picking up my tea and taking a long sip. The ice had completely melted now, leaving just the cool liquid. "Where's Leah anyway. Shouldn't you be off bothering her?"

Nostalgicmiss has 25 other stories posted on fanfiction.net.  I will be reading through them as I get a chance. I hope you will too! :)

1 comment:

  1. I'll definitely check this story out. When I was taking a Government class a while back we had to write a 20 page paper on a book about homelessness. Going into the book, I felt the same as you. Tried not to make eye contact and felt that it was their problem they were homeless. The book totally changed that view. Now I know sometimes homelessness is beyond their control and I feel alot more sympathetic towards it. Also the church Amanda and I went to in San Diego was really big into homeless outreach. They had bonefires on the beach and handed out blankets, clothing, bathroom kits, food, etc. I was never able to attend because I always had to work but it was really pretty cool! :)