Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Trouble with Flirting by Rachel Morgan (Review)

Amazon Description:
Labelled a nerd for most of high school, Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself. She can finally enter the popular crowd and maybe even land herself a super hot boyfriend. But Livi’s about to discover that the in-crowd isn’t what she’s always believed it to be, and that maybe what—and who—she wants most has always been right in front of her.
My Review:
What I liked:
The main thing that I liked about this book is the message. It is of self-acceptance and figuring out who you are, regardless of anyone else’s opinion. It  speaks of bullying and it’s part in every individual.  There is not a lot of content about bullying per se in the book but enough to bring questions. I liked that the characters are your everyday teens. Kids that you can easily find in any school, in any part of the world. I really enjoyed the relationship that Livi and Adam have. It is something that most people aspire to have. A relationship like theirs is uncommon. Another important aspect is peer pressure. Livi was able to say No and be firm in her beliefs. A message I believe that is meant to empower more girls.
What I didn’t like:
The pace was a bit slow. There were characters that serve no point but were just temporarily there to fill gaps. Which is ok I guess but I just didn’t like it. Like Lucas, I thought he was going to be one of the main characters. Well, he wasn’t. He was kept on the sidelines, well not even there. He was constantly on the back of my mind while reading the book. Sarah was too. Actually, I am still wondering what ever happened to Lucas. -_-
The author did a good job portraying the most important issues that young people face and how to handle them maturely.  The content is supposed to be empowering if you actually read and apply it. It was a bit long I believe due to the author wanting to cover all of these issues. Mainly because it slowed the pace. Other than that, the book was good. I read it in one whole day. This book does not have bad language or sexual scenes, maybe mildly suggestive but nothing that will corrupt innocence.

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