Short Negative Review: I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella

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I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: Library
Published: 2019
Publisher: Dial Press
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Family Drama, Family Business, Siblings


REVIEW:

This is awful.

I considered giving it two stars, because I can’t believe I DARE give a Sophie Kinsella book a one-star rating. But look, reading this book is absolutely pointless.

I’m not even enjoying it. I just stopped at page 216 because it’s not fun, it’s pretty sad and I feel so, so bad for Fixie (whose name I absolutely hate). Continue reading

The Shadows Between Us – Tricia Levenseller

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: February 25th, 2020
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Royalty, Assassination, Plotting, Secrets, Feminism, Friendship


REVIEW:

Last semester, I took a theatre class. There was one specific scene that was very important in the play and it had to be done perfectly. When practicing, the actors started the scene with a lot of energy and really brought to life the characters and intensity of the story. But somehow, as the scene went on, the actors’ energy started fading slowly and the scene ended with a lacklustre atmosphere. Continue reading

Throw Like a Girl – Sarah Henning

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
Published: January 7th, 2020
Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Sports, Romance, Friendship, High School


REVIEW:

This is an easy enough book to breeze through.

It’s not a story that is going to blow your mind. It will probably not make its way onto your list of top favourites. You might even completely forget it in a couple of months.

But. Continue reading

Maude, ou comment survivre à l’adolescence

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Maude, ou comment survivre à l’adolescence by Elizabeth Lepage-Boily

Ma note: 3 sur 5 étoiles
Reçu: Livre numérique
Parution: 2013
Éditions: Les Intouchables
Âge recommandé: 12+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Ados, Adolescence, École secondaire, Amour, Amitié, Famille


CHRONIQUE:

Au départ, je trouvais le personnage de Maude absolument insupportable! Elle est très directe est assez arrogante. C’est le genre de personne à laquelle tu n’ose pas t’approcher à moins de t’attendre à ce que la conversation finisse légèrement tendue. Mais, étrangement, plus je lisais ses commentaires pour la plupart négatifs, plus je la trouvais drôle cette adolescente. Je me suis habituée à son caractère. Continue reading

Les Racines d’une Rose, Tome 1 : Princesse Promise – Naomi Chauret

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Les Racines d’une Rose, Tome 1 : Princesse Promise by Naomi Chauret

Ma note: 4 sur 5 étoiles
Reçu: Bibliothèque
Parution: Mars 2019
Éditions: ADA
Âge recommandé: 12+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Ados, Amour, Fantastique, Royauté, Famille, Devoir


CHRONIQUE:

Voici un livre qui fut une réelle surprise. J’allais presque le remettre à ma bibliothèque sans l’avoir lu, puisque il était à remettre bientôt et j’avais pris trop de temps à me décider à le lire. Et pourtant, dès que j’ai débuté l’histoire de Mila-Rose, je n’ai pas pu m’arrêter. Bien qu’il soit passé minuit, j’ai quand même lu ce livre en une journée car je ne me suis pas couchée encore. Continue reading

Jackpot – Nic Stone

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Jackpot by Nic Stone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Penguin Random House Canada
Published: October 15th, 2019
Publisher: Crown BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, High School, Family, Social Issues, Money


REVIEW:

I love the concept of this one. Two teenagers, one rich and one poor, are brought together as they try to retrace the steps of an old lady who may have just won herself over a hundred million dollars! It’s also possible she may not even have realized it… Continue reading

Frankly in Love – David Yoon

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Frankly in Love by David Yoon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Penguin Random House Canada
Published: September 2019
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, Family, Senior Year, Korean Culture


REVIEW:

This novel was written by the husband of Nicola Yoon, the amazing writer of EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR so, of course, I absolutely needed to read this book ASAP.

I really liked the representation. I knew little about Korean social norms and cultural habits before going into this book so my brain was definitely awake and ready to learn. Without info-dumping us, the author clearly explained why Frank Li felt caught between two worlds and why he disagreed with some of his parents’ beliefs and traditions. Continue reading