|Reviews for So Much to Learn|
| SuperHyperGirl12 chapter 33 . 6/4/2010
OMG that was such an amazing story!
u did a realy amazing job :)
| GinzzzRoxxx chapter 33 . 6/3/2010
I swear, Talia was the man in that relationship.
Finally finished the story. Now, to start studying for that 30% test I have tomorrow morning. Or maybe I'll just make some noodles instead. Best procrastinator. Ever.
| GinzzzRoxxx chapter 16 . 6/2/2010
As amazing as this probably doesn't sound. I was totally trippin ballz when she mentioned it was 2:23am and I looked at the clock and it was exactly 2:23am.
Maybe it's a sign...to...go to sleep, probably.
| GinzzzRoxxx chapter 4 . 6/1/2010
Heey, that's cool. I'm half maori! :) wasn't expecting that at all. I wonder how many people know what, or better yet, who that is.
| Vickeetoreeuh chapter 9 . 5/31/2010
This was a very good story. I'm not sure about exclamation points when no one is talking. Talia certainly has a lot of word vomit.
| benyi chapter 33 . 5/27/2010
heyy i lovedd this story, had me going for ages! well done and thanks!
| littlemelonatplay chapter 16 . 5/25/2010
where im from we call it whisker burn instead of pash rash
| CC chapter 33 . 5/19/2010
I loved this story so much. At first I was hesitant to read it by the description, but I was looking for a story that is written well, and that's what kept me going, but after the first chapter, I was hooked! I love the way you describe things, with the words you use. I'm kind of sad it's over, but it was really amazing. At different points of the story, I felt what Talia was feeling, her anger, sadness, embarrassment, happiness, everything! Simply fantastic. Great story! Thank you for writing this, and even though I read it a little over 4 years later than when you wrote it, I didnt it didnt seem like a four year old story. I will definitely read your other stories.
| AndItMovesUsAll chapter 32 . 5/16/2010
I actually love this story so much! This is the second or third time ive read it now, and i always read it when im lookig for a story that really sucks you in and leads you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I just find it incredible how well you developed Talias character, throughout the book, you really show the change and leave the reader as if they grown up too, just reading this. I love how you really pull the reader in, to all of the different situations going on with all the characters, so that its such a shock when you find out what is actually going on, you feel just as betrayed as the characters. Some parts of this are so heartbreaking, i cannot describe how this makes me feel, the characters and their situations are so real and you written it brilliantly. I REALLY think you NEED to get this published, writing wise, its at that standard. :D
| TasteYourSins chapter 2 . 5/5/2010
OH YEY! LET THE SEXUAL TENSION BEGIN! :D
| FunkyFlower chapter 1 . 5/1/2010
heya :) its me again... after lighthouse charlie, i decided to check out some of ur other stories, and i came across this one! Hmm, well, i think it was a really sweet story... i like how you tried not to make it cliche (hence no kissing straight after the speech at the anniversary - no immediate forgiveness) and at the same time... i dont like how it WASN’T quite cliche, because im a big sucker for cliches :D lol
I definitely enjoyed the first half of the story most... i thought jack and talia's relationship was utterly thrilling...! i loved their secret ''lessons'' and how jack was so sexy and smart and perfect ;) the plot went on quite well... i love how talia could blend in so well with the guys and her rather realistic personality was a bonus too.
But there were bits where i got really frustrated with her! For example, did she really have to be so bitchy to Haley? I mean, Haley was such a nice girl! And sure, she might have come across as flirty with her tight clothes, but why would it drive talia to such hate…? I know she was kind of envious of her… which brings me to another point… when she was apologising to haley, surely they could have had a more in depth discussion? As in, it would have been nice for talia to redeem herself by admitting to being envious of haley.. if that was the case – which it seemed like to me ;) And I know you passingly mentioned they went to the movies, which was great, but I would have liked to see haley really getting on with everyone now that talia’s restraining herself… so you could have had a scene with all the guys there, and talia and simone and haley – all getting along!
The plot of the story was quite cute… it moved on at a good pace, but I think it was quite lacking something – a climax to the story. I didn’t really like it when talia just got out and got drunk in a way to deal with her problems… Surely she should have been trying to figure something out to try and get both matt and jack reconciled? Or alternatively, something dramatic could have happened! Like she could have gotten drunk and been in a car accident, and been critical or something and then everyone comes to the hospital to look after her, and THAT’S when she explains herself to matt. She could also have delivered her speech there, rather than to a slightly disinterested audience at her parents anniversary.
I liked Talia’s character overall… she was definitely realistic, but sometimes… I really didn’t like her as well. Like, she seems like she’s mostly being selfish throughout the whole story, and then bam! She thinks saying sorry to everyone, or rather, crying (and therefore self pity!) will make it up to everyone! :( She was really bitchy at times (although I loved her retorts to Michael) – and often, it seemed uncalled for. And why was it that everyone seemed to be consoling her? ..when most often than not, she was the one messing up!
The final few chapters started to drag a little (I’m really sorry!) :( It was because all that talia seemed to be doing was… NORMAL stuff. There was nothing dramatic happening… apart from the impending speech she was going to give.
Simone’s story was definitely not as dramatic as I anticipated! I don’t know what exactly I was hoping for… the fact that she ended up with Michael was like… SHOCK HORROR, but it was actually an excellent twist! I just think that perhaps instead of dedicating a whole chapter to revelations… it might have been dramatic/entertaining to keep the readers guessing a little… so maybe talia could have walked in on them or something? Or alex could have given something away? Or when it came to alex’s story… it might have been really cool if TALIA was the one who forced a confession out of him (since she is the main character after all.. and it would have added bonus points to her likeability).
As for Michael, I understand he thought talia was what was stopping simone from getting with him, but his anger towards her seemed to make me think, as a reader, that it ran deeper than that, and something more mysterious was going on! A lot was promised… but I feel like his issues relating to talia weren’t addressed properly.
As much as I absolutely LOVE jack, it would have been nice if he did something in which he could be blamed… so maybe he SHOULD have slept with someone around sept 19th! It would have added a little drama, and HE could be the one making it up to her by the end.
When it comes to writing style… you write impeccably, I have to say! I really enjoyed the fact that the conversations flowed, and the text was really well written. I picked up on one fact however… throughout most of these chapters, the narrator (talia) ends up explaining in tremendous amounts of detail about the background of people/characters that are introduced. So for example, when she introduced matt and jack in the second chapter, maybe it would have sufficed if she just said matt was her brother, and jack was who she grew up with… to leave the reader guessing, and also from stopping them from losing interest. Perhaps you could have added details as the story progressed? I definitely found myself skimming over paragraphs to get to the actual conversations instead! But maybe this only occurred in this story? Because this doesn’t occur in lighthouse Charlie at ALL! That story seems to have just the right amount of introductions, of text, of speech, drama etc.! I really hope you add a few twists to that as well, and maybe an addition of a cliché kiss between Charlie and max at the end, just for me?
Lol, I am TRULY sorry if this review has been overly critical! I definitely did not intend for it to be so, but having spent the last 6 hours reading this story, I felt that I just HAD to tell you what I thought of the story, and where you could make improvements, should you so wish.
Overall though, I really have enjoyed it :D It’s a great romance, and I found myself laughing out loud at times! The friendship resonated throughout the whole story, which is one of the things that had me addicted. I also loved matt’s character… but my favourite by far was definitely JACK! He was the perfect, sexiest guy throughout it all.
If only he was real eh :D
Well anyway, sorry for all my rambling, keep on writing and can’t wait for the update for lighthouse Charlie next Monday! x
| joeysgirl4589 chapter 1 . 4/27/2010
I absolutely love this story. Its one of the most well written ones I have read in a long time. It stays on topic and I absolutely love the characters and how you develop them throughout the story. This is great
| professormandy chapter 32 . 4/24/2010
I LOVE this story! I don't say that lightly.
| awsome chapter 33 . 4/24/2010
this stoey was awsome and fulled of extreme emotion i love it alot thnks
| Anara Celebvilya chapter 33 . 4/23/2010
That was amazing! Slightly tear-jerking at times, but still amazing. There was so much depth to your story, it made me feel like I knew the characters. They were all so life like. I've read a lot of stories where all of the characters fit into specific groups. For example, the ditzes are all just plain, normal, single-layered ditzes. Whereas, in your story, Hailey and Kristen, who seemed like they should be the ditzes, ended up being kind of cool people. And Mickey and Alex, they ended up being completely different, and having soft sides, they just happened to not like Talia very much.
So... yeah. Thanks for the great read!