In Crushed Sugar we meet Ophelia who happens to have teenage Diabetes. Ophelia has had a crush on Martin since she was a kid. And all of a sudden he is interested in her also. Adrian is a new kid in her school who just may have what it takes to make her forget about Martin. Also there is the mysterious and also always hungry Tristan who happens to know things about Ophelia. Things that not even Ophelia knows about herself. She goes from being the nerdy outcast to being liked by most of the guys all in one day.
I was very enlightened by this prequel to Sugar Rush. We really get to understand and know the characters so much better. We learn a lot of interesting tidbits along the way. The author has great language for a YA novel. I would like to know and be friends with Ophelia. She just seemed so real to me. And I would have liked to be there beside her through all the tormenting that she goes through by the other school kids. I would recommend this book to all Young Adults or to anyone who is young at heart.
Ophelia’s had a wicked crush on Martin since they were kids, but she was always just his geeky little friend. Then, on the first day of her junior year, he’s suddenly and wildly attracted to her. She can’t imagine what’s changed, but shocking her small school’s social order fills her with vindication for insults suffered.
Ophelia meets Adrian right after and true love extinguishes the wicked crush. In secret, he gives her courage against a specter threat.
Tristan is pale and hungry, and draws Martin’s immediate ire. He knows things about Ophelia which she assumes are delusions brought on by an aggravated illness like her own, diabetes. When battle breaks out between his ancient race and new blood, even the courage of her secret love might be crushed.