Sad Girls is the much anticipated debut novel from international best-selling author Lang Leav. A beautifully written and emotionally charged. School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world. This books (Sad Girls [PDF]) Made by Lang Leav. Book details Author: Lang Leav Pages: pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Language: English ISBN ISBN [MOST WISHED] Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner Saint.
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[PDF] Download Sad Girls Full Book by Lang Leav. Book details: Author: Lang Leav. Format: pages. Dimensions: x mm. A girl who cried wolf. A boy in sheep's clothing. A killer romance. A deadly secret. . Sad Girls is the much anticipated debut novel from international bestselling. Sad Girls by Lang Leav. Requirements: EPUB reader, mb. Overview: School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just.
It's not a contest for those who understand and don't understand, it's about figuring out why something doesn't make sense. Anyway, writing is so much more than how this quote defines it.
So yes, bye. I hate this book. View all comments. Jun 14, Pouting Always rated it liked it.
After Ana commits suicide, Audery can't stop having panic attacks. Audery has a secret and the guilt is killing her, knowing that a lie she told ended in Ana's death. At Ana's funeral Audery meets her boyfriend Rad and the two leave the funeral to go somewhere and talk. Audrey can't help but be attracted to Rad and can't stop thinking about him even though she has her own boyfriend. The two eventually lose touch only end up running into one another again years down the line.
Audery and Rad keep After Ana commits suicide, Audery can't stop having panic attacks. Audery and Rad keep being drawn together but Audery doesn't know how she can be with Rad after what The did to Ana. The writing was okay but I didn't really enjoy the plot here. I thought the ending was kind of strange and view spoiler [ how did they not do an autopsy of Ana I thought they did even with suicides especially with the rumors going around about her and her dad hide spoiler ].
I just couldn't get into the book, I thought it was going to be like teenage angst but it wasn't really. I didn't feel bad for Audrey either like who lies about that I don't care how old you are. Also when view spoiler [ Audrey leaves to rediscover herself hide spoiler ] I was so bored. I don't think it was necessary to add that in to the plot.
It didn't really do anything for her growth, she just had another relationship. It made the book feel longer than necessary.
View all 18 comments. Apr 13, Nina rated it did not like it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I can't ever remember being as disappointed in a book as I am with this one. I've never read any of Leav's work, but I've heard fantastic things about her poetry - I saw her as a writer to look out for.
When I found out that she'd written a novel which I prefer over poetry I thought I'd give this a try first. I had such high hopes, and even put aside other prize-winning books I had planned to read in order to read this one, which in hindsight was a massive mistake. This book was so bad, I'm co I can't ever remember being as disappointed in a book as I am with this one.
This book was so bad, I'm considering changing some of my other 1 star reviews because they were nowhere near this level. I don't doubt Leav's talent. Throughout the novel, you caught glimpses of writing that were utterly beautiful. However, her writing was vastly overshadowed by the lack of plot, melodrama, and just pointlessness of the story.
I don't want to post too many spoilers because the book hasn't been published yet, but here are some of my thoughts. Any death was pointless. Candela was a filler character for melodrama even though to begin with it looked like she was inherent to the story.
Lucy was an invisible sidekick. Audrey was a melodramatic, ungrateful brat who lied, cheated, and led people on just because she couldn't see anything beyond her own bubble of "me me me". And yet everything was handed to her on a plate? I mean, I wish we could all be that lucky, but in reality, stuff like that barely ever happens. So yeah, she's not exactly Miss Relatable. Plus her sheer dickery and abusive behaviour towards most of the other characters was horrible.
I mean, this is supposedly a book about anxiety and panic attacks! I've been suffering from panic attacks since I was 17, and have been officially diagnosed with OCD since the age of Audrey's experience is still not relatable. I know anxiety is different for everyone, but for me, the experience was downplayed and just seemed to be included to make the character seem more vulnerable? Having panic attacks and anxiety is exhausting and shattering and absolutely terrifying. It's life-changing, and although there was an attempt at portraying it as that, it didn't resonate with me.
This may also be to do with how unlikeable Audrey was - maybe if I had warmed to her then I would've appreciated the exploration of anxiety. It'd be interesting to read reviews from people who view Audrey completely differently - seeing an alternate perspective may help me to view this book differently.
The synopsis hints at a plot, but that disappears within 30 pages. So you're a little Obsessive Compulsive Disorder about it? Firstly, grammatically that makes no sense; secondly, it belittles the experience of people who do suffer from OCD. I was really surprised to see that in there - if you're writing a book about suicide and mental illness, a big no-no is only taking certain kinds of illnesses seriously. I do not respect books that make light of mental illness or are exclusionary - you can't pick and choose which mental illnesses you're going to take seriously.
That quote, although a small snippet, really hit the final nail into the coffin for me. This is probably one of the biggest rants I've ever had about a book, excluding Fifty Shades of Grey. I have no doubt of the author's integrity and purpose of this book, and I understand that it's a debut and that writing can improve. I know my review is negative, but there were occasional parts I enjoyed, and it held promise of better things in the future.
I didn't like the book, and some of my critique is quite blunt, but this is in no way an attack on the author. I respect her for writing a novel and respect the intent of the book, even if for me it didn't follow through. View all 11 comments.
Jul 27, Neil or bleed rated it did not like it Shelves: I almost liked this one but it turned out to be a ridiculous, pretentious piece of crap. May 12, Jill McGill rated it it was amazing. Lang Leav shows us how love can be both beautiful and heartbreaking, and most importantly, she shows us how one decision can change our entire life forever, and quite possibly change the lives of those around us.
This book pulled me in from beginning to end. This was definitely deeper than I ever could have imagined. I can't praise this book enough -highly recommend! View all 7 comments. Jun 05, Jessa Rivera rated it did not like it Shelves: It fucked my brain up.
And not in a good way.
It may seem like I'm just nitpicking but I can't blame myself. Because once I've read something that I didn't particularly like, I'll just anticipate that everything will be awful too.
It's like "first impression lasts", you know. And I'm really really disappointed because I've waited for this book and I expected something magical, just like her poetry. But guess what. It's a fucking abomination. The first few pages of this book was intriguing. If you'll just ignore the fact that the word "the lie" is being repeated for like 20x.
I mean, "Yeah we get it, you lied. Can you just, like, tell the story. So yeah, "the lie". But if it turned out to be true Moving on to Ana's suicide yada yada yada Ana's funeral yada yada yada. The fucking funeral. Fucking Rad. His name triggers me because it sounds like a douche, you know.
Hell yeah! Anyway, so Audrey met Rad. Ana's bf. They fucking clicked immediately. And there's nothing wrong about that besides the fact that it's Ana's funeral and if 'yeah okay the lie was true and Ana didn't love Rad anyway' It still isn't enough of a reason to just you know, flirt with the dead person's boyfriend. I just can't deal with Audrey's fucking personality. It's so inconsistent like, one minute she wanted to just be drama-free but at the same time she wants to be with Rad because she wasn't satisfied with Dunk or Dirk or Duck.
You know I've read about dystopian shit romance and monarchy shit romance and it's more believable than this shitty fucking excuse of a romance novel. I don't want to be mean, but this one just pushed me, you know. They made it seem like committing suicide is just something you can just fucking brush off and go flirt with the nearest guy at the fucking funeral because you're attracted to each other. It's twisted and disgusting as fuck. And not to mention this Angie sighed.
Everyone loves Duck. It's so fucking forced and scripted and I just can't seem to express how much I hated this part because Angie was just fucking introduced here and I don't know who the fuck he is. He and Audrey seems a bit close but saying shit like this, without establishing his role in this narrative is so wrong.
And THIS: I don't know why her personality irks me so much. Maybe I just hate ungrateful whiney bitches I think not. Let me rephrase that: I hate every single character in this book.
To strangle. And everyone. Of them. Motherfuckin Colorado Clark.
Why did I waited for this book anyway? It's such a disappointment and I hated myself because I can't believe I expected so much from this. I just want to read some Colleen Hoover and get my eyes blessed and my mind baptized from this disaster of a book. And Lang Leav? No offense but stick to poetry. View all 4 comments. Jun 08, Rachel rachandbooks rated it did not like it Shelves: I don't know, y'all.
I decided to sit on this review and think about it but in doing so, I've nearly forgotten about the whole thing because it was just so awful to me. I think I've pretty much blocked it out of my brain.
I want to erase it. Okay, so I will tell you some things about it. I'll mark spoilers below. The book starts out with our protagonist, Audrey, who is in high school. What they don't know is that one of her friend's sister is outside of the door and decides to tell their mom who tells someone else who tells someone else and becomes a full-blown gossip story.
Which everyone immediately accepts as absolute truth. The lie ends up being the downfall of this classmate. So, Audrey has to live with the fact that her lie caused so much tragedy and altered the lives of people she both knows and doesn't know. I don't know It's not the same but similar. And I haven't read 13 Reasons Why and I won't because of the very problematic aspects. Well, I see the same problematic aspects here.
I just need to rant about the lie for a minute because it deeply upset me and set the tone for the rest of the book. As in incest. Do you see what I mean by utterly disgusting now?
I do NOT like this as a plot point and it made me very uncomfortable. It made me even more uncomfortable that the novel tries to right the wrongs of Audrey and turn her into somewhat likable when the basis of this plot is that she made up such a revolting lie that caused the death of Ana.
And goes on pretending that everything is jolly and this relationship is healthy. How could I ever root this on in any form? Who she has been close with since birth pretty much. She is not a nice human! And the entire "romance" is not what love is or should be. And I do NOT think this should be considered a romance book. It's a book about a terrible girl who told a terrible lie. And the ending Just plain awful. I could go into an entire new rant on that alone.
Every part of it made me feel disgusted. Besides the awful plot, two characters were used as absolute filler for drama Candela and to promote another relationship Duck , and many of the other characters just fell flat and didn't feel real at all. Audrey's decisions made me really angry and her self-loathing over creating so much calamity also made me roll my eyes.
Even with the panic attacks and anxiety hello I've dealt with this all my life , I just couldn't relate. None of it felt very realistic. There's just no redeeming qualities to her. AT ALL. But I will say that the book ended very fittingly. Especially for such deeply unlikable characters. Wolves in sheep's clothing, like in the blurb. At least Leav seems to be aware of that fact. This book just wasn't my cup of tea. At all. I need something to root for. I don't think there are good messages in this book, and I don't really think it's appropriate or healthy for teenagers to read.
I'm just looking out. I think a lot of what's written in here is super dangerous territory. I would hate for the "lessons" in this book to be taken to heart by young people.
I do not recommend this book at all. View all 3 comments. Apr 30, Jen rated it did not like it. I'm really disappointed in this one. I love Lang Leav's poetry, but this book just wasn't for me. My overarching opinion is that it was too unrealistic and the pacing was awful.
I'll have a fuller review soon, but that's it for now. View 2 comments. May 23, Farith marked it as need-this-like-air. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad — the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge? It also looks good. At least I know that this book is probably categorised into a Young Adult genre.
However, it doesn't give much away, which is preferable. I like it that I need to dive into without knowing anything, so I could still manage the expectation. I can also work on the spoiler, as minimum as I can, but it is going to be hard! And here are 5 reasons why you don't have to read this book: 1. Audrey So Audrey is the main character. She is a whiny teenage girl. She always expects life to happen her way, ignoring the fact that she is still a minor and living under her parents' roof.
She has this cold relationship with her mother because her mother was busted cheating from her dad. That is the first conflict to know spoiler. The second one is when Audrey was saved by Duck, to whom she promised to be his eternal girlfriend. But right after Audrey met Rad, Ana's boyfriend, she just cheated!
I know Duck is kind of persistent, by holding off the relationship and again, ignoring the signs that Audrey is no longer into him. What is left to her is the regret of being saved by Duck, though she could have been dead already, if otherwise? That is another reason to hate this girl who cried wolf and simply just an ungrateful chick.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the lies she told which also become the reasons why Ana committed suicide. Plus, not only a cheat, Audrey is also a rude, selfish, self-centered, and abusive girl. Audrey's Mother What kind of YA book which highlights more of the main character's mother than the actual conflict happened before that? This book never tells me the real reason why Audrey's mother cheated on her dad.
Audrey also couldn't explain why she hated her mother so much. What I found is a teenage's anger. You know when you have curfews and stuff, you just rebel it out?
The conflict is too shallow. It's only sickening. The point it, she is just awful! She got slightly better towards the end, but really I just wanted to slap her.
I didn't know if Lang meant Audrey's character to be like that. If she didn't, maybe she was just badly written. Candela Here it is the queer character I found in this book. Candela is Ana's best friend. Candela came first in Ana's world. Audrey and Lucy are actually Candela's good friend, but they are never Ana's friends.
Confused about how Audrey killed Ana? Two dots on a vast, blank canvas, separated by a sea of white. Here we have come to the first point, where the bath is drawn and the hand is reaching for the razor blade. I will meet you at the next, by the axle of a screaming wheel, the revolution of a clock, the closing of an orbit.
And here's why: 1. Terrible characters I hated the way she wrote her characters.
I hate how Audrey and Rad were seemingly the only ones she crafted with "so much development" and all the others just exist as enablers. Duck, most especially, just existed as the boyfriend before Rad. He didn't even have a good introduction in the book, he was just the "boy who had so much history, and yet they had nothing in common.
Her friends Lucy and Candela just existed as "invisible sidekicks," as per a review by Nina. Audrey, most especially, is the most selfish and immature child in that book. She cheated on Duck and even defended Rad! Worst of all, she spread this awful rumor because she didn't know why! For no reason! Colorado, too, was the worst. Well, they deserved each other. Because they were the worst.