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almost perfect by brian katcherWhat: Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Who: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

When: October 13th 2009

How: Borrowed from library.

Rating: ★ ★


Logan would seriously have to be the douchiest dickhead I have ever read about. I could not stand him at all. He was constantly contradicting himself – stating one thing, and then pretending that he never actually admitted it. And he was such a self proclaimed martyr, as if he should have been granted some kind of award for being the shittiest friend ever to Sage. Seriously. I don’t think I have ever read about a character that I have disliked as much as I disliked Logan.

The only reason why this book got two stars instead of one is Sage. She was freaking adorable (although there were some moments of side-eyeing at her actions) and the only saving grace of this distasteful novel.

Oh, and can I please make known my disgust for the title? “Almost Perfect”. Are you fucking kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I don’t even think I need to elaborate on how much that title disgusts me.


everything leads to you by nina lacour

What: Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour

Who: Dutton Juvenile

When: May 15th 2014

How: Borrowed from library.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

This was an incredibly adorable novel, and I don’t think there was a moment of unenjoyment when reading it. I loved all the characters, the non-issueness of the main character’s sexuality, and the movie set aspects. They were probably my favourite part. Even though the premise and situations in this novel were very far from my own experiences, it all felt incredibly relatable and incredibly real.

I must say that Charlotte and Emi’s friendship was amazeballs. It really was. I wish I had a friend like that. I think pretty much everyone wishes they had a friend like that. 100% support 100% of the time with no judgement. *sighs wistfully*


lies my girlfriend told me by julie anne petersWhat: Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters

Who: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

When: June 10th 2014

How: Borrowed from library.

Rating: ★ ★ ★

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me was an interesting novel. I wasn’t completely sold on it, and I don’t really know why. I know that I didn’t like the dead girlfriend, Swanee. Seeing multiple people and lying to those people about seeing other people. Nope. Cannot do it. If you are eluding to exclusivity and seeing someone else behind their backs? That’s called cheating, scum. I cannot handle cheating at all.

And I also wasn’t a huge fan of Alix’s actions at the beginning. I mean … pretending to be your dead girlfriend? That is all kinds of cruel, and totally unnecessary. If you wanted to know who this other girl was, you should have just asked to meet her, instead of torturing her.

I thought Liana was adorable, and that Swanee’s family were possibly the weirdest family I have ever read about (and completely conveniently absent throughout almost the entire novel).

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Posted on: December 17, 2014 • By: Chiara

6 Responses to Mini Reviews Volume #3

  1. Woah, Almost Perfect, all I needed was the title to get all frustrated, just why? Sorry to hear they were disappointing:(

  2. Ooh, I really need to read Everything Leads to You! It sounds amazing. Lies My Girlfriend Told Me looks interesting, as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these stories, Chiara. :)

  3. Great mini-reviews! I really want to read Everything Leads to You and Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, so I am glad that you seemed to enjoy both of them for the most part. But Almost Perfect is one I will definitely be avoiding, Logan sounds like a character that would drive me crazy.

    • Chiara says:

      Thank you, Charnell! I hope you get around to read them, especially Everything Leads to You – it was adorable.

      Yeah, unfortunately Almost Perfect was not my kind of read at all.

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