Avery Leigh's life is in turmoil after her boyfriend, Carter, breaks up with her, and she determines that by hook or by crook, he will be hers again. And so begins LaCroix's dark comedic glimpse into the life of a dysfunctional teen aged girl.
From the first, LaCroix writes with unabashed black humor. Her main character, Avery, is pure malevolence, dealing friends and foes alike her brutal tactics to achieve her goals. The character works, however, as LaCroix writes a hilarious version of the truly unrepentant bitch. Avery becomes laugh-out-loud likable throughout the story as the reader discovers the bizarre home environment she must deal with and its effects on her young life. LaCroix also scores a win - in that Avery, while ultimately remaining a true brazen broad, does grow (just a bit) over the course of her hysterical adventures with her minions....ahem, I mean friends.
Katrina LaCroix's story will not appeal to everyone (maybe not even to most), and this Broad struggles to place it in one genre. It is assuredly comical, daringly dark, and would probably be best suited in the hands of well grounded women not afraid to laugh at what would happen if the "inner-bitch" were ever loosed upon the world......as long as it never actually happens. Even though the characters are teens, this book is most certainly NOT for young adult readers. Likewise, those desiring a tale of redemption, or good triumphing over evil will most likely find Loose Lips Sink Ships a disappointment. Contrarily, Broads who enjoy a chuckle at the (very) dark side of humor will find Loose Lips Sink Ships absolutely brazen.