Smashed - Lisa Luedeke 3.5 - 4 stars

Smashed was a hard book to put down. While I found it engrossing, I am torn about it. I wanted to like Katie more than I did, but there are many times throughout the narrative that she is unlikable, and hard to relate to. She is struggling with her father's rejection of her family, and when Alec is nice to her, she ignores her reservations about him and starts falling for him. I am disappointed at Alec's lack of depth. I never felt that I got to know him or understand him. He's just a one-dimensional jerk whose only purpose in the story is to propel Katie down a path of self-destruction.