BOOK REVIEW | THE END OF FEELING
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all: great looks, incredible football skills, and smooth moves that have won—and broken—the hearts of countless girls at his high school. But his hellish home life has left him feeling empty inside, unable to experience real feelings. He thinks he’s fine being this way forever…until he meets a beautiful and witty seventeen-year-old girl named Charlotte “Charlie” Austin. She may be new in town, but she’s already been warned about Benjamin’s reputation, so it’s easy for her to shoot down his advances. Like him, she’s happier keeping people at a distance, especially since she, too, has secrets she’s not ready to share with anyone. But as the tentative friendship between the charismatic football captain and the new girl grows, Charlie finds herself feeling closer to Benjamin than she’s ever felt with anyone—and he wonders if he’s really capable of loving after all. Can they drop their guard, or is this so-called romance just another game?”
Both Benjamin and Charlie are hiding something. Something they are ashamed of and have no control over. But in order to love someone you have to open up. Easier said than done right?
Benjamin Nefer is the stereotypical high school jock. He’s the star of the football team with college scouts looking his way and he’s the ultimate playboy at school.
He’s trying to secure his future in football so that he can get as far away from home as possible because he never wants to see his father again.
Charlotte “Charlie” Austin is the new girl in school and wants nothing more than to keep her mother hidden. She doesn’t want anyone to know how she came into this world and she wants to protect her mom from any cruelties that may come.
When Benjamin and Charlie meet it was clear that he was a player. Charlie wasn’t falling for his charm, but they soon become friends and open up to each other. From that friendship it’s clear that they are falling for each other.
The End of Feeling contained two very important issues that are still quite prevalent in today’s society. Child abuse and abuse towards the mentally disabled. I think Bennett did a great job in putting just enough detail into the two issues to get an emotional response without going over board and making it hard to read.
I believe that having the two issues come from the perspective of teenagers made it much more impactful to read. And of course I enjoyed the teenage love story aspect of it.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down. I would recommend this book to those who like to read love stories, as the bulk of it was about a teenage romance. The book is coming out tomorrow so be sure to get your copy and let me know what you think.
“Charlie, if there’s one thing I know without any shred of doubt, it’s that DNA means nothing. There isn’t anything that says whatever makes our parents do the things they do, that we’ll do the same.”
Buy Links: B&N
Publishing Company: Amazon Publishing
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Genre: New Adult