Losing the Field
The Field Party #4
by Abbi Glines
My Rating: 💜💜
Losing his dream, his ultimate plan, and his future- Nash Lee never expected to be facing a life without football. One wrong move and it had all changed. Going back to school for his senior year no longer appealed to him. He’d rather not leave his house. Walking back into Lawton High School, seeing pity in everyone’s eyes was just another reality in his nightmare.
Revenge wasn’t a pretty thing. Tallulah Liddell had found it was rather controlling. The way you looked at life changed completely when you clung to the ugly notion. But she’d done it anyway. From the last day of her junior year when Ryker Lee had made a fat joke about her and Nash laughed with him, she’d been driven by pain. It wasn’t like no one had made fun of her weight before. She was used to that. What had hurt so deeply was Nash’s laughter. He’d always been the one person to notice her, include her, not treat her differently. But that one moment had changed it all. From the time she walked out of the school building to the moment she returned for her senior year Tallulah had been determined to lose weight and finally be the size her peers considered acceptable.
What she wasn’t expecting on her return was to find a broken Nash Lee who no longer smiled, rarely spoke, and didn’t care about anything or anyone around him. He was just existing. But the pain in his eyes she understood all too well. He was alone. He no longer fit into the perfect package.
Ratings of Previous books:
Until Friday Night ★★★★★
Under the Lights ★★
After the Game ★★★
I received an ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.
I feel like disappointment is an understatement for how I’m feeling. I have been so excited to read this one since I heard that there was going to be another book. This series has been very up and down for me so I didn’t know what to expect.
The whole premise of this book was Tallulah losing weight because of the person she liked laughed at her (one time) and as revenge she wanted to him to fall for her and hurt him like he hurt her. Nash went through an accident in the summer that left him with a limp and football being just a dream. He had a chip on his shoulder. I was all for these two in the beginning. Tallulah helped Nash learn that there was more to football and Nash helped Tallulah get out of her skin. If only things stayed that way.
Now, I had many issues with this book. We have fat shaming, victim blaming, and girl shaming.
My number one issue here is that Tallulah lost weight for the wrong reasons. It wasn’t to be healthy or anything like that, it was for a boy. I feel like we shouldn’t put stuff like this out in the world. I don’t want younger girls to think that you need to lose weight for a guy or to get a guy to like you.
I honestly think she deserved so much better than Nash. He claimed that he loved her, but love isn’t so quick to change. He does some things here that I think he shouldn’t be forgiven for.
Also, the ending shouldn’t have been classified as an ending. It was way too abrupt! I hope this was the last book in this series because I don’t think I have it in me to read anymore.