Book Discussion: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.

How many contemporary books can be read by one person before it becomes too many contemporaries? Well, I guess it’s 4 for me. Yes, I’ve read 4 similar contemporaries. And now, it all looks the same to me. It’s time to move over to another genre. But first, let’s talk about this book!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Because I’ve read all these stories back-to-back, I found a lot of similarities between this book and This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. And it is very apparent. Both the books have a headstrong and intelligent girl who is not in a particularly good financial condition and a handsome, rich boy. But no, I am being extremely redundant about this. There is more to the story than just this. But while this book took a lighter approach to the situation, Jennifer E. Smith’s book took much darker turns. And generally I like darker stories, which may explain why I gave this book a lower rating. Don’t think that I didn’t like this book! I really did. But because I have seen another similar story that have been executed a little bit better, this book didn’t shine much in comparison. Now that I have go that out of the way, let’s see what I did like about this book.

I liked how sarcastic and witty Caymen was. Her constant banter with Xander was really entertaining. Okay, just for the record, I like Alex so much more than Xander. I mean, Xander? Really? Anyway, I found the chemistry between the two characters to be very believable and sweet. And I must admit that I found Xander to be extremely swoon-worthy many times. I really liked how their relationship progressed and I was able to take the Rapunzel-esque ending (Spoilers?). So basically, the book did provide me a sweet romance and I knew what I was signing up for when I started reading it. I just hope that I had read it a few months before or after this moment. But I did finish the book in a day. That speaks a lot for Kasie West’s addictive writing. Her books are great for getting out of reading slumps.

So, that’s all I have to say about The Distance Between Us. I recommend it to get out of reading slumps but I DON’T recommend anyone reading this after This Is What Happy Looks Like. Anyway, have you read this book? Did you like it or did you feel like I did? Please tell me in the comments. Thank you so much for reading this! Until next time then.

Fin!

My Rating- 3.25/5.

My Goodreads rating- 3/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella.

After reading all these YA contemporaries, I was craving some Sophie Kinsella. I recently bought three Sophie Kinsella books at the same time. I am probably going to read the one left soon enough. But first let’s see what I think about this one. This book was hilarious, but it didn’t meet my expectations. Among all her other books, I think I liked this and Finding Audrey the least. But that doesn’t mean it was bad. It was still sweet and happy and beautiful. Its just that it wasn’t the best.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up, in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer; and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope – and finds love – is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does – will she want it back?

The thing about Sophie Kinsella books is that they pull you in right from the start. They make you laugh and they make your heart happy. And this book did all those things. As I mentioned before, this book was hilarious. I laughed out loud in so many places and that’s a big plus point. For example:

“Our whole family thrives under pressure. It’s like our family motto or something.

Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous break down. But the rest of us.”

or

“Great. Just great. One glimpse of his body and I have a full-blown crush.

I honestly thought I was a bit deeper than that.”

And there are many more lines like these throughout the book!

Another thing that I liked very much about this book and about all her books in general, is that even though the characters look crazy, they are all headstrong women who are smart enough to know what they want. Her books are incredibly feminist and its good to see that in chick-lits. Also, in this book, Nathaniel was not that important. Samantha and her journey was important. There are so many little elements in this book that are unique. When I put down the book and thought the story through, I realized how unique this book is when compared to other books of the same genre. Its not stupid and unrealistic. Her characters are extremely relatable and nice, which is always a nice change.

The things that I didn’t like in this book was that apart from Samantha, there was no one else I was remotely interested about. I didn’t like Nathaniel all that much and I didn’t really care. I liked Samantha because she was funny. And even though I liked Iris, I didn’t like her as much as I wanted too. None of the the characters were just good enough for me. As a result, I didn’t feel enough about the story. These are my complaints about this book.

So, that’s all! I will recommend this book if you want an overall happy book that is easy to read and that will make you laugh. Have you read this book yet? If so, did you like it? Or did you not? Please tell me in the comments!  Thank you so much for reading this. Until next time then.

Fin!

My rating- 3.25/5.

My Goodreads rating- 3/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Sophie Kinsella book. The last one I read was Finding Audrey and I found it okay. I’ve been craving her writing for a while. If you are not familiar with the author, she literally writes romcoms. So, it’s generally very light and cutesy and fun to read. Her writing makes my heart happy. Recently, there’s an International Book Fair going on in my city. And when I saw Sophie Kinsella books there for very cheap in the used book stalls, I bought two of them. The other one that I bought was Twenties Girl. I think I am going to read it and then write about it soon. This post is not going to be very long so let’s start!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it’s 2004 and she’s a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life.But, to her disbelief, she learns it’s actually 2007 – she’s twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she’s the boss of her department – and she’s married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??!

She can’t believe her luck – especially when she sees her stunning new home. She’s sure she’ll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He’s drawn up a ‘manual of our marriage’, which should help.

But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up… and lands a new bombshell.

What the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

As I said, Sophie Kinsella’s books are a lot of fun to read. And this one was no exception. There were so many moments where I literally laughed for like five minutes. The main character, Lexi, is such a fun narrator. She is so naive and awkward that it is fun to look inside her mind. When she first wakes up and learns that it is 2007, there are so many thoughts that she had which are completely hilarious! Thoughts like “Brad and Jennifer broke up! The world is a different place!” or “I have stopped eating chocolate! 2007 is really different!”. And I am just sitting here thinking how weird her priorities are and how amazing that is for me! 😀

Lexi’s husband is another person who cracked me up. For those of you who have already read the book, what did you think about the “Mont Blanc” incident? I found it so gross and hilarious at the same time that I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair. His “marriage manual” with it’s sections of food and foreplay is totally another matter. I really liked all the characters. They were hilarious and lovable. Even Loser Dave, which is really a person’s name in this book. Her mom got on my nerves though. She may be the only character in this book that I didn’t like.

The only complaint that I may have about this book is that we do not get to see more of Jon. I think I would have liked to get to know him some more. He just came and went for brief periods and as a result, I found the ending to be a little bit abrupt. But that’s okay. I liked Jon as a whole and it didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book.

So, that’s all I have to say about this book. I would recommend this to everyone who loves romcoms or chick lit for that matter. If you want to read a lighthearted, enjoyable romance, then read any of Sophie Kinsella’s book because she is awesome. Her books are bound to make you feel happy. Have you read this book? Please comment if you liked it. Thank you so much for reading this. Until next time then!

Fin!

My rating- 3.75/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #13:Choose a book that is going to be adapted into a movie in 2016.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

So, this week’s theme is to choose a book that will be adapted into a movie this year. There are a lot of books that are being adapted this year, so it was really hard to choose one. Ultimately, I chose Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I don’t even remember when I read this book, but I loved it with all my heart. I laughed and mostly cried with this books. It was overwhelming and I loved it to bits. So, I am highly, highly anticipating the movie of this one. Other honourable mentions are The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Inferno by Dan Brown. Let’s see the covers now!

Original Cover:

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There is nothing to be said about this cover. The font is pretty cute and that’s all. It is actually pretty generic.

Cover from my country(India):

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This cover is really, really pretty. And though it does not really relate to the book (which NONE of the covers do), I like it! And yes it looks like a chick-lit and yes I’m okay with that.

Favourite Covers:

These covers are adorable aren’t they? I found them beautiful and couldn’t decide which one I liked more. The left one is French and the right one is German.

Least Favourite Covers:

Okay, what the hell. Why? Just, why? I don’t get it. Why?

So, that’s all for this week! Have you read this book? Please tell me in the comments. Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you liked it! Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Young Adult is a genre that has often been undermined by readers and critics for being naïve and thus YA literature is yet to be been taken seriously. Personally, I am not a big fan of romance, especially teenage romance. But this Christmas I wanted to do some “light” reading and for that I chose Eleanor & Park. Honestly, how complicated CAN a YA romance be?!

But boy, was I wrong! Eleanor & Park is a deep, complicated story of two teens who experience love in the blossoming stage of their lives. But, first things first – I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book. I love how complex the characters and their situation is. They are relatable and at the same time their romance and courage is unbelievable.

I was so glad to realize that Eleanor & Park is not another naïve and flowery teenage romance. They struggle with the odds and make it past the bullies, dysfunctional families, bodily insecurities and such. I like how simply Rainbow Rowell introduced Eleanor and Park to each other – through music, books and comics – pretty much how every romantic relationship or friendship is initiated. There are no OTT elements and I’m really grateful for it. Teenagers have been portrayed as free thinking and intelligent human beings who aren’t all about drinking and drugging (phew, no clichés). Most books show young romance as hormone fueled romances where lust is the only driving factor. But Eleanor & Park shows what young romance is ACTUALLY like. Rowell beautifully captures the awkwardness of the first kiss and the nervousness of the first intimacy. It’s both funny and nostalgic at the same time. There’s this part in the book where Park says about Eleanor, “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something” – I found this so very beautiful. This is so much more intimate and mature than anything I have read in an adult romance. Also, rainbow Rowell very cleverly bends the gender role in this book – Eleanor wears men’s clothing and isn’t too fond of make-up whereas Park experiments with make-up and tries his hand at eyeliner. Also, during a particularly intimate moment, Eleanor says, “You can be Han Solo and I’ll be Boba Fett. I’ll cross the sky for you.” They are  fearless and have no qualms for being “different”.  I applaud Rowell for not settling into rigid structures of romance and letting the characters think for themselves.

I loved Rainbow Rowell’s style of writing and although the language is pretty romantic and decorative yet it did not made me want to barf. It was perfect. Eleanor and Park are artists. They saved my life. Eleanor & Park reinforced my belief in the power of books and music. Eleanor & Park reinforced my belief in love. Eleanor & Park reinforced my belief that love does win against and all odds and people who are meant to be together will always somehow find a way to be so. And as John Green correctly said,  “Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book. Grab a copy and prepare yourself to be hit by immense amount of feels!

-Sayari.

Book Discussion: My Life Next Door & The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

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So today I am going to be discussing these two sweet contemporaries that got me out of my terrible reading slump. Now, don’t think that they are part of a series! They are not. They are just related in the way Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After are related. There are some characters that are introduced in My Life Next Door who become protagonists in The Boy Most Likely To. So, you don’t have to read one to read the other. But, I am not doing independent book discussions for each of them because I don’t have that much to say about the individual books. Both the books have sort of the same themes and so I decided to merge both discussions into one. Let’s see how it goes!

Now, adding the synopsis of both books would make this post very long, I would just link the Goodreads pages of them in my post. For My Life Next Door click here and for The Boy Most Likely To click here.

Let me first state that these books were really, really good! They were just what I needed to get over my reading slump and they made me happy. So, I must give these books some extra credit for that. At a time when the only books I felt like reading were either Harry Potter or TFIOS, they became my dearest friend and coaxed me slowly back into reading. The first thing that you notice about these books is these amazing relationships that the characters have with each other. Though they are sometimes complex, they were always clear about what they meant to each other. If I had to complain about something, it would be that both the relation between Jase and Sam and the relationship between Tim and Alice felt a little like insta-love to me. But, as I progressed into the story, I began to accept it as the characters felt like they were meant to be together. The family aspect of the story was just beautiful! Or, should I say, the Garretts were beautiful? Either way, it would be true.

The real problem that I had with these two books was something else. On one hand, I liked Jase and Sam as individuals, but, I couldn’t really feel for them as individual characters. On the other hand, I didn’t really feel for Tim and Alice as a couple, but, I loved Tim! Tim for me, was that stereotypical broken boy, who grows a lot through the story. When I think of a character like Tim, I hold Adrian from the Vampire Academy series as the base for measuring similar characters (#TeamAdrian). Tim was a really good character, but he didn’t have that edge that made him different from a pool of similar characters. But, he was just endearing enough, to make me love him. His development through the story was immense, and I loved it. I was very, very detached to Alice the whole time and didn’t really care for her as a character. There is, obviously, a lot of twists and turns to both the books, like any other contemporary story. But I have to commend the author for dealing with issues like teenage pregnancy and addiction. Though some parts about the issues were trivialized (I think), she raised the issues and that’s great!

So, that is all for today. I must end this by saying that if you like cute contemporaries, this is great for you, but if you are looking for some meaningful contemporary, this is not. If it suits your taste, I totally recommend it. I may not be in love with them, but I really like them. And if I had to read them again, I probably would. So, I guess that tells a lot! Anyway, have a great day and I will have another post up soon! Until next time then.

Fin!

My rating- 3.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.

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Okay. Can I just start by saying how appropriate this cover is? I mean I love this cover! It’s itself very beautiful but it also totally captures the essence of the story. Also, since water played a major role in the story and this “liquid” theme is prevalent throughout the story, the cover is really on fleek. Yes, I just said on fleek. Don’t judge me, please! As for the book, I am not so sure.

Goodreads Synopsis-

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

I had so many expectations from this book. It had such a good rating on Goodreads. I have heard incredible things about this from various people. But I guess it just wasn’t for me. The premise sounded somewhat like The Duff , but instead of YA, this was New Adult. Trust me, I like romance stories. In fact, I love romance stories. But I couldn’t quite figure out what my problem with this story was. Because I have read many other stories having the same kind of dynamics as this one had, and loved them. Maybe, it was the characters. I could never really get into the story. I didn’t really buy the plot and I couldn’t accept what the characters were doing. When you read the story, you can understand, that the characters were made to be likeable. I was meant to sympathize with the characters, but I just couldn’t care about them enough to do so.

What more can I say? Hmm. I didn’t like Miles. There. I said it. Sure, he had his tragic past he couldn’t get over. But, come on! That is no excuse to treat Tate like he did. And you know what the worst part is? Tate tolerated it. Why do female characters have to be the weak ones! This is my biggest complaint with most romances. I just don’t get why male characters get to be the strong ones and the female characters have to be weak and gentle and always accept whatever they are given by the male character and basically act like a doormat to have a “relationship”! Tate did exactly this. She let Miles do whatever he wanted to do with her and then threw her away. Again and again. What he did in the end doesn’t make up for the things he did to her. But of course she took him back. She is the protagonist of a romance novel! She has to take him back!

I have nothing else to say about this book. I didn’t like it. And if you like to read about strong female characters, I doubt you are going to like it either. I don’t have anything against the people who did like this book. If you are one them, you can try to convince me in the comments what there is to like about this book. But if you haven’t read it, I don’t recommend wasting your time. There are lots of amazing books out there in the world. Go read them because this book is not one of them. I can say this because usually I am a very easy-to-please reader. Ugly Love is a book that I regret reading. I loves Colleen Hoover’s writing. I loved Maybe Someday by her. This book just tainted my love for her writing.

Fin!

My rating- 2.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 3/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

7600924 The book that I am going to talk about today is very controversial. The topic that this book deals with is even more controversial. But this whole story can be described by the words written on the cover.

“How can something so wrong feel so right?”

The topic that this book deals with is incest. And if this makes you uncomfortable, you shouldn’t read this book. Or this discussion even. Because in this discussion, I am going to try to understand this book with an open mind, without actually choosing any side. But I would suggest that you should at least hear me out. By the end of this post, if you still can’t see my side, you don’t have to read this book. That’s all I can ask of you.

Goodreads Synopsis- She is pretty and talented – sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But… they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

The synopsis itself gives you a preview of what you should be expecting while going into this book. Incestuous relationship. Check. Dysfunctional family. Check. Explosive and shocking finale. Double check. I must confess that the controversy surrounding this book is what made me read it. I, like many others, wanted to know, why a book concerning this topic had such a good rating on Goodreads. As I said before, this book, this thing, this relationship, sometimes feels so good that you forget it is incestuous. Throughout the story, I couldn’t decide if the relationship was right or wrong. My beliefs were constantly challenged but I won’t say that this was able to change my beliefs. I still think that incest is something I can’t accept. But I can make an exception for Lochan and Maya.

I should mention by this point that this book is way out of my comfort zone. I hate and love reading about dysfunctional families. Did that make any sense? I hate reading about them because they make me uncomfortable. I love reading about them because I want to explore more and more about things that thankfully I don’t have to experience but a lot of people do. But the situation in Forbidden has to be rare. Because I HATED the mother. I despised her. There is not a strong enough word to describe how much I disliked her. But all the other characters in this book are so beautiful! From intelligent Lochan to strong Maya, from relatable Kit to adorable Tiffin and Willa, everyone is distinct and beautiful. And though the story doesn’t progress much till the ending, the characters make you pick up the book and power through.

Now the incest part. I did not root for them for obvious reasons. But there were a lot of instances that made me smile. The awkward and all-consuming first love is described very well. There were a lot of instances where I felt that they would be a good couple if not for the very obvious problem. But the taboo could not be ignored. It makes its presence known throughout the book, in each and every romantic encounter. Ultimately, it succeeds in bringing a tragic ending to the story. The ending. Oh my god, the ending! I really do not have any words to describe it. Its heartbreaking and tragic, yes. But it’s so much more! Its strangely beautiful. It’s everything you would expect and more. Whatever story it lacked, the ending more than makes up for it. So, watch out!

All I have left to say is that come on! Be a little open-minded and give it a try! Once you start reading it, try to make it to the end because endings are the best part (Yes! Finally a Pitch Perfect reference!). And as the saying goes, all’s well that ends well. I hope, if you choose to read the book, it will be a good journey for you.Good luck!

Fin!

My rating- 3.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion : P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

20698530 I am going to start this discussion with a quote from the book which may be a mild spoiler but it’s also partially expected. At some point in the book, these words are spoken by the main character, Lara Jean.

What will I do now that Peter’s not my boyfriend anymore?

This sentence must be enough to tell you what you are going to go into if you decide to read the book.

Goodreads Summary

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

This book starts off exactly where the previous one left off. And we get to see the love story of Lara Jean and Peter develop in this one(lucky me!). I did not find our protagonist to be very strong, or rather I should say I found her weak and whiny. I don’t mean to be harsh but its true. Even her nine-year old sister Kitty is stronger than her. I don’t think the female protagonist should be weakened in any way to have a good romance. But in this book, the idea seems to be that the female needs “protecting” from various things (Trust me! There’s a lot of these moments.) and Peter seems to be the one doing the job. Or if by any chance Peter is absent, there will be another boy to “protect” her, or there will be a sister or a father. Lara Jean seems to be unable to do anything for her own good. All she needs are few “romantic” moments with Peter to make her happy. These “romantic” moments also include vague sexist comments by Peter. And some that are obviously insulting but found to be “romantic” by our Lara Jean. So, needless to say, I couldn’t tolerate them.

Many would argue, that its supposed to be a sweet, cute and fun story and that I should not dissect the story so much. But the characters of a book matter to me a lot. And when the author is unable to make me fall in love with the characters, I consider that book a waste of time. I found both Lara Jean and Peter to be intolerable. And their “romance”, shallow and unhealthy. The character I did like in this book was made out to be the third-wheel. You know who I am talking about if you have read the book. So, I did not appreciate that.

But the family aspect of the book is something I did like. I craved more of Lara Jean’s relationship with her sisters and her father. I was actually more interested in her father’s dating life and I kept hoping that he would finally have someone he liked. But sadly, his plot line was left hanging. Maybe Miss Jenny Han is going to write another book in this series. And if she does, I am going to read that one just hoping to get a closure for Mr. Covey. But all in all, I loved the way the importance of family was weaved into this story.

So, I recommend this book if you like sweet, middle-grade romances but this was simply not for me. This is just my personal opinion and please don’t be offended if you don’t feel the same way. Feel free to state your opinion in the comment section. I would love to hear what you thought about this book. And if you haven’t yet read the book but you do want to read it, make sure you can ignore the things I talked about. I am not discouraging you from reading it! You can read anything you want to and this book was loved by a lot of people. This even has a 4.24 rating on Goodreads at the time I am writing this. So, I guess at least some people loved it. Even if it wasn’t me.

Fin!

My rating- 2.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 3/5.

-Sanchita.