Allison Reads

Questions?   I am a college student living in Michigan and a majority of time not spent on school-related tasks is spent on reading. I read a lot of young adult but I do not stick with that alone; I equally enjoy what could be called "adult" fiction and certain works of non-fiction and poetry. Here, in the best ways I can, I will be reviewing and discussing books and authors that I like (or dislike), among other things. You can find my Goodreads account here.

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★★★☆☆


After finishing another young adult novel exploring the LGBT spectrum, I was looking forward to this one. I had heard about it previously and was expecting to enjoy it more than I did. I found that the writing was done well and the actual layout and idea of the book was fine and didn’t discourage me as much as the actual plot or exploration of the idea did.
Character arrives at a camp for ‘gifted’ students (a camp that, in my opinion, needed more explanation). Character falls for another girl. Character asks a few too many questions and said other girl gets upset. They never officially get together or break up or really say anything about anything. I think that the specific plot points were done well; the specific scenes were nice to read and allowed for some growth. The path to those scenes was kind of messy and, to me, rushed. 
Maybe it is my own personal taste that got in the way but I needed some answers. I needed more conversations between the two main characters to allow me to recognize why they broke apart and why they all of a sudden fell back into whatever sort of relationship they had. I needed more to the ending. In general - I needed more.
This book isn’t for everyone, I can say that. If you are looking for a quick read that has some cute moments between some teenagers then you could give it a try but, all in all, it wasn’t what I was hoping.

★★★☆☆

After finishing another young adult novel exploring the LGBT spectrum, I was looking forward to this one. I had heard about it previously and was expecting to enjoy it more than I did. I found that the writing was done well and the actual layout and idea of the book was fine and didn’t discourage me as much as the actual plot or exploration of the idea did.

Character arrives at a camp for ‘gifted’ students (a camp that, in my opinion, needed more explanation). Character falls for another girl. Character asks a few too many questions and said other girl gets upset. They never officially get together or break up or really say anything about anything. I think that the specific plot points were done well; the specific scenes were nice to read and allowed for some growth. The path to those scenes was kind of messy and, to me, rushed. 

Maybe it is my own personal taste that got in the way but I needed some answers. I needed more conversations between the two main characters to allow me to recognize why they broke apart and why they all of a sudden fell back into whatever sort of relationship they had. I needed more to the ending. In general - I needed more.

This book isn’t for everyone, I can say that. If you are looking for a quick read that has some cute moments between some teenagers then you could give it a try but, all in all, it wasn’t what I was hoping.

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