So as I mentioned in my review for The Chase, when it comes to 5SoS, I am now a Mikey girl. I can’t get over his perfect lips! Seriously, I’ve never been into lips before but that boy has got my fantasies headed in a new direction.
Walls has over 2 million reads and 60k votes, but so do a lot of shit stories so I’m not completely sold on the promise of numbers yet. This story is like a 2 on the depression scale (a 10 being After status), I liked it because it was real and comfortable.
Michael and Maddie meet, rush into a ‘more than friendship’ situation but never #DTR. Part way through the summer you’ve got holding hands, kissing, and nightly sleepovers, but no relationship status. Maddie is trying to convince herself that they’re just friends, and that’s the way she wants it, when in reality she just doesn’t want to feel rejected by the fact that he doesn’t call her his girlfriend. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. It’s real. So when they DO finally #DTR and become the perfect, cutest couple in town, mom walks in on a sleepover and Michael flee’s, not to be heard from again for weeks. Again, very real.
And if that isn’t enough drama, when things are finally patched up and all is well again, mom drops the news on Maddie that they’re moving. #TeenageProblems
Overall, I really enjoyed this fanfic. It may just be the lack of quality fics around, but I really felt like, for the most part, the situations were real and relatable. Of course no story is perfect so here were my issues:
-Mikey does have some ‘daddy issues’ and cries once or twice. In case you haven’t noticed, I hate this character trope, but it’s a minor enough plot point that it doesn’t kill the story for me.
-The reader REALLY tries overdoes the ‘describing’ of the Maddie’s personality as someone who shuts people out and isn’t very personable, but it’s hard to believe since the character never actually acts like it. The story honestly could have done without the personality explanation since it didn’t fit the character anyway, but, then the title wouldn’t have made sense.
This is a definite read though! And I don’t say that about many stories!