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Mini Review Round Up: The Best Possible Answer & Girl Online

28220719Title & Author: The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

Release Date: November 1st 2016

Series: Standalone

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin

Source: eARC via Netgalley

Description: AP exams—check
SAT test—check
College application—check
Date the wrong guy and ruin everything you’ve spent your whole life working for—check

Super-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe has never had room to be anything less than perfect. But her quest for perfection is derailed when her boyfriend leaks a private picture of her to the entire school—a picture only he was supposed to see. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced and now her perfect family is falling apart. For the first time, Vivi feels like a complete and utter failure.

Then she gets a job working at the community pool, where she meets a new group of friends who know nothing about her past. That includes Evan, a gorgeous guy who makes her want to do something she never thought she’d do again: trust. For the first time in her life, Vivi realizes she can finally be whoever she wants. But who is that? While she tries to figure it out, she learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that it’s okay to be less than perfect, because it’s our imperfections that make us who we are.

 

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Super surprisingly, I really enjoyed this book. I ended up DNFing Kottaras’ other book but this one definitely redeemed her in my opinion. This book would make a perfect vacation or summer read! Although this book is short the author touches on some seriously heavy stuff (cheating, relationships, school) without being too bogged down to be a nice light read. At times this read as a VERY young adult read (think 12-15 age range) and because of that I felt sometimes the main character wasn’t very flushed out or made some pretty stupid decisions. Which I think works well with that age range since that’s the time to be making not so wise choices and learning about yourself. Personally I thought it worked really well with how this book was written. It was easy to speed read and I enjoyed just about everything about this one.

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22510983Title & Author: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

Release Date: November 25th 2014

Series: Girl Online #1

Publisher:  Atria / Keywords Press

Source: eARC via Netgalley

Description: Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.
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This book was everything I didn’t realize I was missing. It had drama, romance, action and plenty of cute moments. When I see people saying “I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did.” That’s exactly how I feel about this book. I have no idea who Zoe Sugg is since I don;t follow too many YouTubers/Life Style bloggers but this book was cute and witty enough to make me zip through it. I enjoy stories/movies/shows about people who have alternate lives on the internet and secret fame. I’m not sure why but its one of my guilty pleasures. So naturally when this book came available on Netgalley in promotion for the upcoming book I had to read it. For someone who has never wrote before I highly enjoyed this. It’s obvious the author needs a bit more time to perfect the craft but I’m happy she is continuing to write (there are two more books in this series after all) and thus getting more experience. I try to never judge a first time author since it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to complete something.

Will defiantly be continuing with this series!

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