Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
3 April 2015
1 / 5 Stars
Promise. Betrayal. Confession. Revenge. Tabitha and her four best friends all wear purity rings, symbols of the virginity-until-marriage pledge they made years ago. Now Tab is fifteen, and her ring has come to mean so much more.
It’s a symbol of who she is and what she believes—a reminder of her promises to herself, and her bond to her friends. But when Tab meets a boy whose kisses make her knees go weak, everything suddenly seems a lot more complicated. Tab’s best friend, Morgan, is far from supportive, and for the first time, Tabitha is forced to keep secrets from the one person with whom she’s always shared everything. When one of those secrets breaks to the surface, Tab finds herself at the center of an unthinkable betrayal that splits her friends apart. As Tab’s entire world comes crashing down around her, she’s forced to re-examine her friendships, her faith, and what exactly it means to be pure.
I really didn’t enjoy this book. I was really looking forward to it and have had it on my to-read shelf forever, but when I dragged myself all the way to chapter 6, I simply couldn’t read any more.
I was so annoyed with the characters and the way they acted – they were very shallow. They had no depth and really didn’t make me relate to any of them. The romance in it was very dry and unbelievable in all the wrong ways.
There was also the religious factor, which I am more than happy to read about, however this book felt as though religion was being forced on the reader – it was the all-encompassing theme of the book rather than the plot itself.
Overall, I was very disappointed and was hoping for more, but luckily I have plenty other books to dedicate my time to.
Honestly, the plot was dry. It wasn’t entertaining and it was really boring and felt like I forcing myself to read it. And honestly my policy? Never continue to read a book you don’t enjoy – you deserve to spend your time reading words that make you feel something.