Date to be Published: April 1, 2013
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Number of Pages: 131
The first thought that came to my mind while reading this book was “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. The relationships between these four teens are amazing, and their stories are even more so. Laura Smith was brilliant by tying these four alike but different persons together, bringing together four different lives and tying them together like a perfect little bow. I enjoyed reading each of their stories and discovering life right alongside them.
This book consisted of four different stories merging into one. I liked how each story had its own conflict but was still able to merge with the other stories. I really enjoyed Claire’s story, I felt like I could relate more to her…and her story was more touching to me, I felt like I connected with what happens to her. Overall, the plot was very well written, the pace was average, nothing too slow. There always seemed to be something happening therefore giving the reader something to enjoy. I felt that these four stories were realistic and very much possible, it made me want to be their roommate, count me in girls! But on a serious note, I did enjoy each story and felt that they held great meaning and lessons to be learned.
There was definitely some romance in this story, some serious and some comical….there’s a couple of scenes I’ll never forget. So overall I enjoyed the romance in this story, it played some major roles in some of the stories and little in the others. The romance was pretty much balanced out between the four of them.
Loved the characters in this book, each of them had a distinctive personality that made me want to meet them in reality. I loved that they were so easy to connect with, each one had its own special connection. Each of the characters were placed just right and had their own role to play. Overall I loved the characters, they’re one of my favorite things about this book.
Transformation of the Character:
The characters did a little transforming in this book, some did it willingly and some did it by force but either way seeing the transformations was both beautiful and inspiring. Though I still see some more room for growing and therefore I wouldn’t say that the transformations were complete but they’re on their way to becoming something great. Overall I enjoyed the transformations that started to bloom in this book.
Loved the description, never been to Paris but by the authors pure description itself I could really picture what it looked like. Can I say I want one of those key chains Claire got for her roomies?! Anyways I enjoyed the sightseeing I was able to do, I felt like I was in all of the places these stories take place, it was amazing seeing new places. I also like the emotions I felt in each character. Each one had their own signature and I was really able to pick up on the frequency of them. I was able to feel the emotions in these stories, sometimes I laughed, sometimes I was on the verge of tears and sometimes I was just calmed and relaxed. But either way I still enjoyed the description the author put into this book.
This was written in four POV’s and in first person. I enjoyed seeing the stories take place in these four POV’s. There’s no way you would be able to get as much information as we did without there being that many POV’s. Having it in first person also allowed us to connect better with the characters and what was going on around them. I enjoyed the authors writing style and didn’t have any problems with it, she really has a way with words. Overall I enjoyed the style of the book and thought it was best suited for it.
Quote of the book:
“Ethereal mist fills the air. Surely it’s just dust, illuminated y the sunlight playing through the stained glass windows, but it seems like magic sprinkled in the air.”
There’s a reason Facebook has the relationship status, “It’s Complicated.” Follow four college roommates, Claire, Palmer, Hannah and Kat as they maneuver crushes, confusion, and the crisis when pushy boys go too far. Complicated as it is, these four friends will pull through, guided by the strength of their friendship and the power of God’s love.
I would recommend this to teens and young adults, it has that aura of youth. The whole new to college and roomies thing really adds to the book. But really this book could be for any age, the fun and energy this book holds is amazing. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing their stories in the book to come. Let’s just hope the wait isn’t too long J