Jul 25, 2014
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Jul 12, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and the Renaissance Faire setting was perfect for a light summer romance. The author did a fantastic job of integrating multiple characters into the story allowing the reader to feel the community of the faire. The female relationship between Ro and her roommate was as important to the story as the romantic ones. I also loved that Ro learned about herself during the summer and that was as important to the story as her love life.
I'd also like to compliment the cover art, it's nice to see a cover artist that actually reads the book as the cover artist got everything right down to the rainbow toe nail polish.
Appropriateness: This is a YA romance that is written for older teens (despite what the cover might make you think). Rowena is seventeen and acts her age. The teens get drunk and share tents with their boyfriends. I did like that during one of those overnights it's stated that the couple did not have sex (which is nice compared to a lot of trope out there that a guy can't spend the night with a girl without having sex). I would recommend this book to readers 14+
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 8, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It did a great job of exploring the life of someone who is unwillingly in the public eye. It had just the right amount of romance to keep the reader interested but the real meat of the story was the battle between Imogene and her mother between Imogene's right to privacy and her Mother's ability to make a living. I spend through the book interested throughout.
Appropriateness: There's no adult content in this book. I recommend it for readers 13+
Jul 5, 2014
This is a great book, while it is sad it's also very uplifting and funny. I found myself smiling more than I was sad and adored the beauty of these sick teens being able to find love and comfort in each other. I couldn't put the book down and bawled at the end.
Appropriateness: There's quite a bit of adult content in this book and it's written for the older teen and adult crossover audience. There's some sex which isn't too descriptive and the book (obviously) is heartbreaking at times. I recommend this book for readers 15+ (but would be fine with my middle schooler reading it also if she was up to it).