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I really enjoy teen romance and this one is unique and fun. It is a light listen with a bit of turmoil. The main character is falling for the wrong guy, or is she? could her best friend be wrong about him?
The narration was well done and it brought the story to life. Sweet HEA conclusion.
The characters were likable and the story flowed well. I'm looking forward to more books written by Cheyanne Young.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
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I'm a bit confused...THIS BOOK HAS AN AMAZING & UNIQUE STORYLINE!! I don't know if I'm missing parts of the book, if it didn't all download or if there was SO MUCH skipped that it took so much away from the book!! I finished it feeling like I was missing SO MUCH!! The Narrator is the only reason I'm giving it the score I am!! 2.5 stars is for the book but I rounded it up to 3! I REALLY HOPE I'M MISSING SOME OF THE BOOK & I CAN LISTEN TO IT AGAIN & FIX THE RATING!! CAUSE I PROMISE YOU THIS BOOK HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
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I used to read books like this, all the time. Oh, the memories, the "High school romance". When I started this book, I immediately thought of A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks (one of my favourite films). Fans of that film will appreciate this novel, though it's not as heart breaking. The story wasn't difficult to get into, it was hilarious at times especially with the teenage sarcasm,the angst, and all of that teenage awkwardness.
There were no difficult to like characters, even the aunt's tendency to exaggerate won me over. My mom's sister is just like that! Really, all the drama- often just a result of miscommunication- was entertaining. The good girl falls for a delinquent, while predictable, her uncertainty was refreshing. So often the girl falls for the bad boy believing she can change him. That was not Wren's motive at all. The fact that she didn't hold back her judgment of Derek, and her impatience, did frustrate me. But, it was understandable to some degree: Wren's the good girl, every time she's with Derek she feels she's doing something wrong.
The narration was fitting, easy to listen to. Stacey Glemboski's voice was expressive and engaging. I don't think I'd have enjoyed the book nearly as much without the narration.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Any additional comments?
Wren the main character auditions for a play (directed by her aunt) at her school. She does not get a part in the play but she ends up being a stagehand. Wren's aunt acts like a drama queen and is horrible to her niece. She quits her job and the role of director lands on Wrens shoulder, which I found hard to believe and unrealistic. Not because Wren couldn't do it but more like another teacher with the help of the students would have taken that role.
The characters are realistic and acted their age. However I found Wren to be immature at times and that really annoyed me and put me off at times.My favorite character has to be Derek. He is meant to be the bad boy but he didn't act like it. I found him to be sweet, likable and more mature then Wren. I felt that she did not deserve him especially after the way she treated him. However Wren is 17 and at that age we tend to act before we think.
I didn't like how she dealt with Margot her best friend. She starts dating a 21 year old college student. So you would think her friend would talk her out of it or even worry about her. But no, she doesn't. She is happy that her friend is not there so she could have more time with Derek without having to lie to her and tell her where she is.
There is bad language used in this book but other then that it's clean. Due to the characters and how they acted, this might targeted more for teenagers/YA.This isn't for me, even though the author (I thought) showed a lot of potential in this book.
The narrator was really good. She voiced all the characters and I felt that I was listening to teenagers. This showed how well the characters are portrayed and how well the narrator brought them to life.
This audio book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.