“When the food comes into the equation, teenagers are like a bunch of sharks. Anything that stands in the way of their food is an enemy.”
Hazel Harper is your normal teenage girl living with her parents and younger sister while her older brother works in the army. But what no one knows is that their apparently ‘perfect’ family is not as perfect as it seems to be. With the constant mood swings of her mother, her bratty younger sister, and her brother not being able to stand beside her, Hazel’s life is the definition of hell. Her past is something she is not very proud of, so she has built a wall around her.
In every dark storm, we find a ray of sunshine that helps us cross the storm. And Hazel’s ray of sunshine might be her neighbor, covered in ink. After all sometimes, “people build walls not to keep others away, but to see who cares enough to break them.”
Covered in Ink is as interesting as the title. With an apparent bad boy who is covered in ink, an annoying Queen B, some crazy friends and a broken good girl with a bad past, the book seems to be a cliché. Well, I am sorry to burst your bubble guys, it’s not a cliché. There are numerous plot twists in the novel which keeps up the spice and prevents the story from being plain and boring. Also, this is one of the few books which I reread above 10 times.
Ryan is our signature bad boy – spending half of his time in detention & sassing the teachers to hell and back. Annoying Hazel is his favorite hobby. He has a past which no one knows of and an ex-girlfriend who cheated on him.
Hazel, well, she had a quite interesting and strong personality. I adored her strength. Apart from that, she also carries some baggage which no one knows about. Despite facing extreme hardships in her life, she still smiles and lightens up the room.
The plot of the story was great. Some secrets remained intact up until the end of the book which did not loosen the book during the end. The scenes were beautifully penned and the characters were well depicted. Though, mostly the book focused on Ryan and Hazel, the secondary characters being Tara & Kyle. Also, the book had some laugh – out – loud moments which I really enjoyed.
Wrapping it up, the book was a light and entertaining read. You will enjoy the book if you are looking for something mysterious yet light to read. I absolutely loved this book and am ready to read it any time of the day. Hope you too enjoy your journey with Hazel and Ryan. Get ready to become addicted to ‘Razel’. Trust me! You don’t wish to miss out on this book.
“Did I trust a five-year-old with directions or wait for a brother that probably won’t show up? Trust the five-year-old with directions, of course.”
Until the next time! Adios Amigos!