Saturday, April 2, 2011
Honey, Sweetheart, Baby by Deb Caletti - This is a realistic and tender coming of age story. I love Caletti writing style. So thoughtful and beautiful. I highlighted so many quotes from this book. Enjoyed the plot at the beginning but about two thirds of the way in I got bored. All the characters were interesting and well rounded. Overall another good book from Caletti but not as strong Stay (which I read recently also by Caletti). Rating - 3.5 stars
XVI by Julia Karr - Hmmm....what to say about this book. XVI was an okay read. The premise is interesting and thought provoking but also a little disturbing. The writing lack the emotional connection to care about the story unfortunately. The pacing was okay with only a few moments that dragged at the beginning. I like the friendship and also the family relationship in this book. They were the highlight of the story. Overall, this book had a lot of promise but didn't completely meet. However I still consider reading the next book in the series just because I really liked the characters. Rating - 2.5 stars.
The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot - This was such a fun read. Several times it had me laughing out loud. Adult chick-lit that is entirely written in emails. I had to admit it took me a little bit to get into due to the writing style. I also found it lacked a little depth but I think that is again due to the style of book. Overall, a light and entertaining read that will bring a smile to your face. Rating - 3 stars.