Friday, June 13, 2014

Teen Reviewer: Over You, by Amy Reed

Teen Reviewer SaTara , age 15, read Over You by Amy Reed after a friend suggested it. This realistic story centers around two best friends, Max and Sadie, and the summer (and the guy) that changes everything about their relationship. Unfortunately, SaTara can't share her friend's enthusiasm about the book and she wouldn't recommend it to others.

"I had a very difficult time getting through this book. First of all, this book was written in first/second person. I'm not a fan of authors who write in second person. I also did not enjoy the characters. The way Max follows Sadie around is slightly annoying. I felt she isn't her own person and only does what Sadie does. I had to skim the last half of the book or I never would have finished it. The writing doesn't make you connect with the characters or feel attached to them in any way. So it didn't bother me if I finished this book or not. I've heard good things about the author's other books, but I wouldn't recommend this book."

Here at the Teen Book Blog, we get a lot of positive reviews. These are helpful, yes. But sometimes a negative review is even more helpful. Thanks for your honest opinion, SaTara--and thank you to everyone who has reviewed for us over the years.

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