Mini Reviews #8

The Look
The Look by Sophia Bennett
Publisher/Year: March 1st 2012 Chicken House
Source/Format: Paperback | Bought
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I have owned this book for a good couple of years, and for some reason I just kept putting off reading it. However, at the very end of 2015 I finally picked it up and I was pleasantly surprised. A big interest of mine is the world of fashion and modelling, which is why I initially bought this book. I enjoyed the fact that Bennett tried to make this book less fluffy by putting the whole cancer storyline in, and I think it worked quite well. Of all the characters, I think I liked Ava the most and the scenes with her and Ted together were my favourite of Ted's. I love a good strong family element in books and this certainly had one. I own another of Sophia's books and I will be sure to pick it up soon.

Will Grayson, Will GraysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Publisher/Year: May 31st 2012 Penguin
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Penguin!)
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

This book was so disappointing. Obviously I had high expectations considering that it's written by not only John Green, but David Levithan too. This book fell so flat for me, because it did have potential. Part of my reason for disliking this book so much may have come from the weird formatting of the ebook version, but my anger at that comes nowhere near to how I felt about the story itself. I was hooked in the story, but both Will's annoyed me to no end.

All the Rage
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Publisher/Year: February 9th 2016 Macmillan Children's
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Macmillan!)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I had quite high expectations going into this book, and I was not disappointed. This book centres around a very deep and sensitive subject: rape. Going into this book I was very hesitant to see whether it would be talked about in the right way, and I felt that it was, fortunately. The writing style in this book was amazing. However, for some reason I could never fully enjoy this book; instead I just had this feeling of sadness and disappointment because Romy wasn't being treated fairly at all. A very important read.


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