Hey Book Lovers,
I bought this book a while ago on bookoutlet.com for 3 dollars. I haven’t heard too much about it, but figured for 3 dollars why not give it a try. I decided to read this on Sunday because I wanted something different to read before I started The Midnight Star.
This was a really quick, cute, and fun read. It’s told through multiple points of view which isn’t always done well, but it was perfect. She even included the POV of a bench and squirrel which I thought was hilarious. This book takes place over a few months and in that short time those character really change.
The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, andeveryone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.
Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together….
Now one thing I do want to mention is that this isn’t one of the best developed stories I’ve read. Some of the pieces in the story reminded me of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It’s just not executed as well. It’s very straight and to the point. The way the characters behave can be annoying at times but it makes sense. It speaks to the naivety of when you first enter college.
I don’t recommend this book heavily because it’s not the most amazing book ever, but its a great quick read. I think if you’re looking for something fun to read you should definitely pick this up and give it a try. If you’ve read this let me know what you thought about it.
What if your favorite contemporary read?
Before I go I just want to remind you all that tomorrow we have a new quest post going up. Keep an eye out for that.