Title: Crazy Messy Beautiful
Author: Carrie Arcos
Genre: Fiction (ages 12 & up |grades 7 & up
Publisher: Philomel Books an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC Penguinteen.com
When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.
RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)
This book is a contemporary work, I was never been found of contemporaries but this one made me love contemporaries. The way it was written is really impressive, I really love the author’s style on writing, such an easy read. You can finish the book in one sitting because the story is really interesting. I fell in love with the characters of Neruda and Callie immediately. Neruda is such a cute character specially Callie. The way the author connects Neruda’s character to the poet Neruda is such a magnificent thing. It made his character vividly beautiful and fascinating. Callie on the other side has an interesting character.
This book is about friendship, love, family and art 💜.
I don’t know how to start to review this but the book is really amazing. One thing I love about it is that it shows me how love changes people, how art give life to anything to anyone. A book full of art is so magnificent it gave. I am motivated by this book to do more art because since I went to college I’ve been busy and stop doing art but this book brought back the magic in me 🙂 thank to the author for giving it back.
Well the setting is amazing, because I visited museum, I got to know Picasso, and other works of art specifically that museum Neruda and Callie had visited; yellow spaghetti is one of my fave moment because the picture was so vivid (well I have seen my best friend with a picture with that yellow spaghetti that the author was telling in the book that is why I’m very much happy about it because I finally travelled there.)
One of my favorite quotations is from Ezra about family. There are lot of things here that I can relate to which is great.
About the ending, I’m satisfied how the story end it might not what others expected but I really think it’s the perfect ending for such a great story like this.
I’m trying my best not to say parts that might spoil you guys. I highly recommend this book to everyone. All of you should check out this book.
This book was sent to me by the author; my rate/review has nothing to do with that. All the things I said about this book is genuinely true.
Thank you so much Ms. Carrie for giving me a chance to read and review your book💋