Review: The Problem With Crazy by Lauren K. McKellar

24285076Release Date: February 12th 2014

Publisher: Self Published

Series: Crazy In Love #1

Genres: New Adult/ Contemporary/ Romance

Format: Kindle

Source: Purchased

My Rating: 3 Stars

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon

The problem with crazy is that crazy, by itself, has no context. It can be good crazy, bad crazy … or crazy crazy—like it was when my ex-boyfriend sung about me on the radio.

Eighteen-year-old Kate couldn’t be more excited about finishing high school and spending the summer on tour with her boyfriend’s band. Her dad showing up drunk at graduation, however, is not exactly kicking things off on the right foot—and that’s before she finds out about his mystery illness, certain to end in death.
A mystery illness that she could inherit.
Kate has to convince everyone around her that her father is sick, not crazy. But who will be harder to convince? Her friends? Or herself?

The Problem With Crazy is a story about love and life; about overcoming obstacles, choosing to trust, and learning how to make the choices that will change your life forever.

MY THOUGHTS: Let me start by saying that I liked this book. I was so looking forward to reading this after a couple of the rave reviews that I glimpsed at. However, there were parts that made it so cliche’, that I almost just put it down. I kept reading because I wanted to see just how Kate handles everything that is thrown her way. She was a hard character for me to like, really.

Let’s be real here, Dave sucked! The moment that his character is introduced, I knew that I would dislike him. The way Kate described him, add in his own monologue, and I was just done. I honestly don’t see what Kate saw in him. My only definitive answer is that she’s young (just like I was once), so I let it go. Love, love love Lachlan, by the way.

 When she is first told about her father’s condition-and that it’s hereditary- Kate is all melodramatic. Like, sure you may get this disease one day, but what about your dad? I admit, she had her moment, but redeemed herself later on in the story. Then, there’s the character death. I had a wooooo-saaahhh moment! I didn’t see the point. Isn’t Kate already dealing with enough? I’m all for some tension and drama, but don’t just kill characters because you feel like it!!

Overall, I sort of liked this book. I was gonna go with 3.5, but that constitutes a 4 for me, and I didn’t like it that much. I will, however, be reading book 2 soon (since I won it months ago) and will see if this is a series that I will come to love. Recommend? Sure if you love contemporary, but be warned of everything that goes on. You may miss something…or not. Just an okay read for me.


2 thoughts on “Review: The Problem With Crazy by Lauren K. McKellar

    • It’s really okay. There are moments that I felt the author could have taken a different direction. Kate was whiny one moment, and tough the next. I don’t like flip flop characters.


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