Author: Karen Rivers
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Date Read: August 6th, 2014
Point of View: Multiple
Writing: First Person | Present Tense/Past Tense
Genre: Middle Grade | Realistic Fiction/Epistolary Novel
In a Nut Shell...
Advance Reader Copy provided by Arthur A. Levine Books
For those who haven't already known, epistolary novels are books written in the forms of letters, diaries, emails and stuff like that. So yeah, this whole book was the exchanging of emails and letters. It was boring! I still can't see that anyone would read an email that lengthy (some were almost 10 pages.) Like seriously, who would send an email to rambling on and on like that. And the emails between the kids and parents just to chat, talk about dinner and whatnot? I don't think any kids would EVER do that. So this book scored a point on being unrealistic. Big time.
First of, I think the book was real cute. Maybe too cute for me. Perhaps I'm just too old for this book (I think kids around 10 or 12 might like it. I don't know!) The words used were really too cutesy and extremely weird. The whole book in fact was strange in an unpleasant way. Though I did like how it started. Back then I thought it was going to be a great read for me. I was wrong.
Besides being unrealistic and bad wording, the plot was also all over the place. The story jumped back and forth so many times and there were some much going on that I was very confused. And bored.
All in all, it wasn't the one for me. All I can say is that I absolutely loved the cover. And that's it.