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Lindsey Leavitt

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The Chapel Wars: Review and Feedback I really liked this book a lot. The romance was interesting and rather deep and I did not expect that going in. The book was not all about the romance and I like books like that a lot. It gave us a interesting premise that was based in the world of weddings and getting married. 
 
The lead character of Holly was so cool to because she felt like she was 30 years old when in reality she was only 17 years old. She had so much pressure and drama thanks to her grandfather request that I felt like it aged the book up and I enjoyed that. 
 
It was also more of a self discovery book to me and it basically asked the question what if your dream needed to end and how would you go on. I liked that because in life like what happen to Dax and Holly dreams change or need to change. 
 
I thought the romeo and juliet type romance was a tad predictable but It had enough of unexpected twists and the ending really made me enjoy that I gave it such a high rating.
 
If you like a cute romance with dynamic characters that is more then just a romance book check out this book!
 
Check out my non-spolier video  review below!
 http://youtu.be/pjO6J6ZBNA4
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lmauro123 | outras 6 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
The Chapel Wars: Review and Feedback I really liked this book a lot. The romance was interesting and rather deep and I did not expect that going in. The book was not all about the romance and I like books like that a lot. It gave us a interesting premise that was based in the world of weddings and getting married. 
 
The lead character of Holly was so cool to because she felt like she was 30 years old when in reality she was only 17 years old. She had so much pressure and drama thanks to her grandfather request that I felt like it aged the book up and I enjoyed that. 
 
It was also more of a self discovery book to me and it basically asked the question what if your dream needed to end and how would you go on. I liked that because in life like what happen to Dax and Holly dreams change or need to change. 
 
I thought the romeo and juliet type romance was a tad predictable but It had enough of unexpected twists and the ending really made me enjoy that I gave it such a high rating.
 
If you like a cute romance with dynamic characters that is more then just a romance book check out this book!
 
Check out my non-spolier video  review below!
 http://youtu.be/pjO6J6ZBNA4
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lmauro123 | outras 6 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Contemporary fiction, whether it be young adult or mainstream, doesn't often interest me. If there's not some sort of magic or supernatural element running amok I'll probably not be interested. The blurb for SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD however had me hooked. I can't pretend I went through something similar to what happened to Payton, both of my parents are rather healthy all things considered, but Leavitt crafted a novel that spoke to my fears as a teenager.

Getting into fights with a friend, that first crush that blossoms into more, trying to maintain some sort of balance...that's all stuff that's easy to relate to and feel for. High school is hard enough without then finding out your father is fighting a serious disease (never mind her family felt a need to hide it from her for her 'own good').

Throughout SEAN GRISWOLD I would begin to feel heart broken for Payton. Her slow decline from compulsively organized to angry, hurt and rebellious teenager is a gradual degradation. After he initial anger wears off Payton lashes out at her parents in a way she knows (instinctively) will hurt them. Its not malicious or cruel, she is merely trying to hurt them the way they hurt her. I could understand her feelings, it was a crappy way to find out about a life-altering disease and an even crappier way to find out that even after fifteen years of being the straightest edge you can imagine, her parents still didn't feel like she could cope.

Maybe they were right, if nothing else Payton proves that she jumps to the worst conclusions as quickly as possible from the barest information. Sean has headaches--ergo he must have a brain tumor or something equally horrific and life-threatening. She hates not having control and if she admitted that she was terrified of what could happen to her father she lost the control she based her life around.

Following Payton and Sean's courtship was amusing and exasperating. Payton, and her friend Jaq, do practically everything a teen girl does when she has a crush. They follow Sean. Analyze the smallest fragment of a conversation. Engineer ways to see him more. Reading about Payton's quest to know more about him was like reading about my teen years spent trying to find out more about my crush. Her ups and near misses and embarrassing moments had my feelings all over the place while I alternated between rooting for her to talk to him and wanting to smack her up side the head for being dense.

At times the writing is a little shallow and glosses over things, mostly because this is from Payton's point of view and her story. I wanted to know more about Sean and Grady's friendship/past...but that had little bearing on the present. Its my hope that Leavitt chooses to explore Grady's life and Jaq's life in the future, they both faced issues that teens handle every day and would make a good counterpoint to Payton's tale (though I'll be honest, I want to read more about how Payton and Sean turn out!).

In the end this book made me laugh, cry, sigh dramatically and ponder just how drama-filled high school can get. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and just as importantly, I think it handled difficult subjects in a way that teens (or even non-teens) can understand and emphasize with
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lexilewords | outras 26 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
My formidable teen years were spent with Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries books being a hot seller for middle grade and young adult girls. I wasn't fond of the series, though I did enjoy the first movie (and now enjoy the second movie only because Chris Pine is hot), but most of my friends (plus my sister) were all very interested. Let's face it no one does Princess stories like Disney and this start to the Princess for Hire series is no exception.

I related to Desi quite a bit, at least my old teen self did. I was that horribly awkward girl who kept trying even though humiliation was just around the corner. I danced to the beat of my own drummer, but wanted to fit in. If I had been given the chance to be a 'surrogate' Princess? Before Meredith had even finished her first sentence I'd be all over it.

Most fascinating for me was the different 'princesses' and their predicaments. From Desi's first probationary assignment (sadly I've been to places like that) to her last assignment Desi did it with a flair. Possibly the worst thing that Meredith could have told Desi was to 'follow her inner compass' to figure out situations she didn't feel prepared for. That directly leads to Desi deciding to do things her way and that in turn led to her breaking lord knows how many of their 'sacred traditions'.

The overall tone of the book is upbeat and positive, promoting that girls should be themselves and do things their way. Though Desi does inhabit at least one 'classically beautiful' princess, Leavitt pushes for the reader to understand that the princess' beauty is only a small component of who she is and doesn't necessarily make things easier for her.

At first I didn't realize this was to be a series, but as things began to wind down and loose ends abounded I did some digging (meaning I read the author blurb) and was relieved. I want to know what happens with Elsa (I have a feeling we shall be seeing her and Karl again), plus what happens with Meredith and if things ever smooth out between Celeste and Desi.

This is definitely more of a middle grade series however, then a young adult series. Everything is kept on a very PG, almost G level really. Also I can see this being made into a Disney Channel movie and/or series very, very easily. And though she doesn't match the character description (at all), Selena Gomez was narrating the book for me.
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lexilewords | outras 12 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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