one for the money & if I stay

I just realized that I never posted about the last two books I read.  I ended up reading two books in just a couple of days which means that in four days I read three books...thanks mom for making me a speedy reader...now excuse me while I go get a second job to fund my reading habits. Anyway, I started the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich because I needed something mindless and funny to read.  This series is set in Trenton, NJ and follows rookie "apprehension agent" Stephanie Plum.  This first book is all about hear learning the ropes of being a bounty hunter.  I won't go into any detail because there really isn't much.  But it was funny and entertaining and I will read more from this series. I also read If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  The goodreads.com summary says: In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make -and the ultimate choice Mia commands. It was none of what it claimed to be (sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful).  For some reason this book got a lot of hype and received good reviews.  I did not like it so much.  It's a young adult book, which should not really have a whole lot of influence on how I felt about it, but it did.  I've read many young adult fiction books and enjoyed most of them.  I feel like the author was trying too hard to appeal to teens, which just ended up making her sound lame.  It was forced and hard to relate to the characters because it is so short that there isn't any time to get to know anyone, much less care about what happens to them.  Also, the main character plays the cello and I have a hard time reading books about people who played the cello, it never seems "real" to me.  I have no idea of the author knows anything about music, if she does, she must just be a really bad writer.  There's second book that follows this one...I'm not going to bother.