• "Lauren Baratz-Logsted doesn't write icky, gooey love. She writes stark, broken, gorgeous love. When you need a retreat, when you need to feel something, or when you just need a breather from your own freaky life, this is the love story you'll run to. Crazy Beautiful has two hearts, one soul. I can't wait to read it again." ~ Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of Wake
     
  • “Written in spare, evocative, prose, Lauren Baratz-Logsted crafts a beautiful story of love and redemption so gorgeously rendered I was enthralled from the very first page. This book is simply breathtaking—and one you’ll want to return to again and again!”- Alyson Noėl, #1 New York Times bestselling author of EVERMORE
     
  • "CRAZY BEAUTIFUL is gripping, with moments of sheer brilliance." ~ Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of CRANK and IMPULSE
     
  • "a powerful story about recovery and friendship." ~ Kirkus Reviews
     
  • "Overall, Crazy Beautiful is enchanting. It was overly dramatic at times and the two main characters hardly spoke a word to each other throughout the whole book, yet I loved every word of it." 10/10 ~ Addicted to Books
     
  • "LOVED THIS. Love, love, love...This is an amazing love story, between two people you root for..." ~ A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy
     
  • "Lauren Baratz-Logsted has spun a romance worthy of the ages between a guy with hooks for hands and the beautiful girl, whom he longs will notice him." ~ Marjorie Light, LiveJournal
     
  • "It’s a powerful story with an even stronger message. I loved it and am pretty sure teens will put this on their keeper shelf. " ~ Rountable Reviews for Kids
     
  • "I’ve read a lot of reviews that said Crazy Beautiful “will keep you coming back for more” and after reading this novel, I understand why so many people felt that way. Crazy Beautiful is a smart, compelling novel that stays with you long after you have finished it, and I am certain that I will also be going back to it again and again." ~ Butterfly Book Reviews
     
  • "The book is very compelling, emotional, and something that everyone should read. It gives you a sense of wanting to go out and be nice to everyone, no matter what. ~ Sarah S., age 13" ~ Interesting Reader Society, reviews by young adults at School Library Journal
     
  • "...a fast-paced and intense read." ~ Publishers Weekly
    "A story of finding self-love, then accepting and embracing pure universal love, Crazy Beautiful is not only a keeper, it’s one to gift to so many." ~ The Divining Wand
     
  • "Crazy Beautiful is a modern retelling story of Beauty and the Beast. The book contains gorgeous love. It can teach anyone that just because that someone is different, if they have hooks or not, that does not mean they don't deserve as much love as anyone else. Aurora and Lucius have love and a connection that everyone wants. This book is simply breathtaking and any romance lover will enjoy from beginning to end." ~ Flamingnet Top Choice Award, 10/10
     
  • "The set up of the story is beyond magical...This was a book I didn’t want to put down, not until the last page was read." ~ J. Kaye's Book Blog
     
  • "With plenty of allusions to Beauty and the Beast this modern high school take on a classic is both heart-breaking and heart-warming in all the right ways." ~ The BookKids Blog
     
  • " I absolutely loved this book." ~ Okbo Lover
     
  • "Lauren Baratz-Logsted's exposition is breathtakingly beautiful. I found myself aching @ the raw emotion & losing myself in the sheer creative brilliance that is Crazy Beautiful! I didn't read Crazy Beautiful, I devoured it!" ~ The Book Resort
     
  • "I thought it was amazing how well it was written." ~ Scribbling Books
     
  • "I loved every minute of Crazy Beautiful. Once I started, I just couldn't stop." ~ Book Fanatics 10/10
     
  • "I fell in love with everything about it from page one until the final page...A beautifully written teen novel that should be required reading at schools for life lessons. I personally can't wait to see what the author comes up with next! I am proud to say that this book is one of my favorites of the year!" ~ My Overstuffed Bookshelf
     
  • "Baratz-Logsted weaves an enthralling tale of fractured teens who are destined to be in a fast, emotional read that gives readers a unique take on a well-known tale. I want a sequel!" ~ BookChick.com
     
  • "There's something quite special about Baratz-Logsted's tale, a re-imagined "Beauty and the Beast" with a believable, likable teenage hero and heroine. It's a great, atypical story..." ~ Romantic Times, 4 stars
     
  • "The lovely writing lent this modern high school story just the right hint of fairy tale splendor. I may be a sucker for this particular tale, but I thought Ms. Baratz-Logsted pulled it off beautifully. I read it in one sitting and it was exactly the sweet, funny, and moving read I hoped it would be." ~ Angieville
     
  • "It’s beautiful, refreshing, and totally rereadable." ~ Harlequin Twilight's Book Blog
     
  • "This modern-day Beauty and the Beast charms you until the very satisfying end." ~ Girls' Life Magazine
     
  • "So addictive that I read this book in one sitting. It’s not often that a book makes you drop everything you need to do and read it. The reader almost instantly starts to care about the characters. You want to know as much as possible about them...This book has made Lauren Baratz-Logstead one of my newest favorite author. " ~ 1330V
     
  • "...a really beautiful story, full of the characters' complex emotions, thoughts, and feelings." ~ One Librarian's Book Reviews
     
  • "Crazy Beautiful is a brilliant retelling of one of my favourite fairytales." ~ So Many Books, So Little Time
     
  • "Great solid buy for libraries." ~ Read What You Know
     
  • "All in all, it was a good read, and I plan on rereading it in the future! I am crossing my fingers that there will be a sequel!" ~ B.A.M. Book Reviews
     
  • "Lauren Baratz-Logsted writes about a rare kind of love between two teenagers. It’s a love that sees past the social divides and irregularities of a person and accepts the person’s rawest and most honest version of themselves." ~ Radical Parenting
     
  • "Month's ago when I read the blurb for this Beauty and the Beast modern day love story I was smitten. I knew I had to read it and I was not disappointed." ~ Tales of the Ravenous Reader
     
  • "Young readers will love its straightforward narration and happy ending." ~ VOYA
     
  • "Baratz-Logsted does a deft job of weaving the perspectives together to show events from both points of view...the pacing is energetic and the topics current." ~ School Library Journal
     
  • "Both Aurora and Lucius are remarkably resilient given the events of the preceding year, and following the highs and lows of their blossoming relationship makes for a fast-paced and intense read." ~ Publishers Weekly
     
  • "[Aurora and Lucius's] journey gives a new perspective to the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast...The author also establishes a realistic high school setting and demonstrates the students' interactions to keep the reader engaged." ~ Children's Literature
     
  • "This book had me busting out laughing at times (and my husband looking at me like I am crazy..but that's another story)...Lucius has the greatest, although dark and twisty, sense of humor." ~ Wicked Walker
     
  • "Crazy Beautiful was unique, with such a beautifully crafted and carried out premise...Lauren Baratz-Logsted's writing style was very impressive, keeping me engaged in the story fully and completely." ~ Book Pixie
     
  • "Lucius was one of the most interesting characters that I have ever encountered in YA fiction...Needless to say, I hope there is a sequel or continuation of this book because I really loved the story and the characters." ~ Books Like Breathing
     
  • "This book left me with a smile on my face and I recommend it to everyone. Read it now!!!! I loved it. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!" ~ Princess Bookie
     
  • " I really enjoyed this love story...Anyone that wants a quick love story should pick up Crazy Beautiful." ~ Talking Teen Books
     
  • "I loved the alternating chapters for this particular story...A good read for those that enjoy fairy tale retellings or just enjoy a good romance." ~ A Patchwork of Books
     
  • "[One of} my favorite reads of 2009." ~  Carrie Harris, The Wonder that is My Blog
     
  • "In a weird and utterly memorable novel, Baratz-Logsted pushes about a dozen boundaries of the teen fiction genre - and along the way tells a story that's ultimately very touching." ~ Honor Roll 2009, Stevereads
     
  • "Crazy Beautiful is a touching story that will take the readers on a journey of love and reality." ~ The Bookologist
     
  • "Crazy Beautiful was poignant, well-written, and a read well worth your time." ~ Katie's Bookshelf
     
  • ~ Finalist in the YA/Children's category for the Connecticut Book Awards
     
  • ~ American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers