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July 30, 2013

Mini Reviews: #ContemporaryFangirling

Hey guys!
This week I'm going to catch up on reviews with a bunch of mini reviews of some of the latest books I've read. Like usual I am obsessed with contemporaries, and of the late (the past few months) I have read so many contemporaries that I  have yet to review! So in hopes of not only catching up, but also to get the word out about some great books that are out there here are the mini reviews:

This Is What Happy Looks LikeTitle: This is What Happy Looks Like 
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?
It all started with a little email; who thought it would become something so big? After reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight I knew I wanted to read everything by Jennifer E. Smith; so the moment I got my hands on This is What Happy Looks Like I jumped in right away. I loved how Ellie and Graham had met through the computer on accident, and it sorta formed into what they have now. It was a bit too long for my taste, I felt like the story could have been shorter, and some parts weren't really necessary. I definitely loved tSPoLaFS a lot more, but this one wasn't bad at all! It was sweet cute, and a fun contemporary to read.
Rate: 4/5

Second Chance Summer
Title: Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson
Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.
Ahhh this book! So many feels, I definitely fell in love with it. Taylor is so sweet, and well so much she had to fix back on her trip. As a fan of Matson, I fell in love with Second Chance Summer. Following Taylor grow was not enjoyable but it was personal. I feel like everyone has something they regret, and just following her fix it was magical. I definitely say this is a great read, and you should definitely read it asap. Like the title says, this is a great summer read. *definitely a tear jerker for me, but so many funny parts too*
Rate: 5/5

The Summer of No Regrets
Title: The Summer of No Regrets
Author: Katherine Grace Bond
This was the summer that would change my life.No more being what everyone expected. No more doing what everyone else wanted.

So when Luke came into my life, I decided to keep him a secret. Maybe he as a dead-ringer for notorious Hollywood bad boy Trent Yves. And it was possible that everything he told me was a lie. And yes, I was probably asking for trouble. But all I saw was Luke--sweet, funny, caring--someone who would let me be the real me.
But which was the real him?
Hmmm I thought this one was okay. It wasn't bad, but it took me a while to get through, especially since I read  This is What Happy Looks Like first. They are somewhat similar but not really, just the story both has famous people changing the lives of the girl next door and etc. And the use of social media is what makes it all happen. But the story line is still completely different. I just couldn't connect with the characters, so I didn't find it as enjoyable. But by no means is it a bad read, it's good pass time if you are bored.
Rate: 3.5/5

Well here are my mini reviews! Any books that you are really into, tell me here! 

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