#WattpadWednesday: The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley

Wattpad Wednesday is a weekly meme, where I review books that originated on Wattpad. So it can be published now and removed from Wattpad or currently still on this site. There is some crazy talent on that website and through this I want to help spread the word :)

The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window was also one of the first stories I read on Wattpad. With over 3 million reads, Kirsty Moseley decided to self publish her stories. She's still writing stories the website and meanwhile also published a couple of other stories.

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years.

Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair.

Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.

There are a couple of subjects i have trouble reading about, like sexual abuse. Now there is no graphic description of it in this story, it is still a very present issue. The trouble I have with this subject is not just the act on its own, but often how it's dealt or rather not dealt with it. Here that was mostly the case.

Amber and her brother Jake have been physically abused by their father for most of their lives. With Amber he even went one step further, until Jake and his best friend Liam found out. This resulted in them beating the crap out of the father and throwing him out of the house, never to return again.

So my issues pretty much start from the beginning. I find it difficult to believe no one ever suspected anything was going on, since the dad really wasn't inconspicuous about where he was hurting his children. Then after two teenage boys put the hurt on him, he just left and that sounds too easy. I don't understand why the cops were never contacted at this point. Also the mom was scared of the father, so I can understand her fear of leaving him. Though once again, when you find out he's been sexually abusing your daughter, call the cops please!

Since their father is gone, life has turned for the better. Though their mom is now travelling a lot for her work and never really home, the kids don't mind this at all. Honestly it's a bit weird. Amber still has nightmares and trouble with people trying to touch her. Meanwhile Jake seems to have no scars from all the abuse. He just has a lot of anger towards their father and is very protective over Amber.

Now things are changing between Amber and Liam, Jake's best friend. Things move fast between them, too fast for my liking considering her past. With all my issues towards the subject, I had trouble really getting into the story. If those weren't present it would be a great, sweet love story, though a bit cheesy at times. Also it's a pretty long story and slow. I feel either the author should have let out the abuse or have dealt with the issue more severely.


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The Author
Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader since she was a little girl, devouring books overnight, barely sleeping and paying for it at school the next day. Writing has come similarly to her and once she discovered Wattpad, she finally plucked up the courage to post one of her stories. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW, which later became one of 10 Finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction. Shocked and overwhelmed by the response, she published her second novel ALWAYS YOU a few months later.

If she had to sum herself up in one word, it would probably be 'daydreamer' - but unlike most of her school teachers, she doesn't necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, she read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams....

She lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.

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