Monday, 26 March 2018

"Adam & Evie" Book Review

My Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3 Stars 

Digital copy received in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

 Adam & Evie was one of that cute, high-school, I-have-a-crush-on-my-best-friend kind of feel-good book.

Evie Chase is the quiet, nerdy but cute girl who is in love with her best friend Adam Fields. The mean girl (because let’s face it, there’s always a mean girl) humiliates Evie in front of the entire student body. Evie not only loses what little confidence she holds dear, but she loses trust in her best friend and ultimately the friendship ends.

Fast forward to 3 years, and Evie & the rest of the Chase family are living it up in LA. Evie is a famous pop star and older sister is an actress. But now Evie has to return to her hometown where she will face Adam once again, as well as the mean girl who took Adam from her. The only twist is – Evie is returning in disguise to finish up her senior year at Roosevelt High.

I am always, and I truly mean ALWAYS fascinated when famous people (albeit movie characters) take on a disguise to mask their true identity and no one figures out who they really are - Batman, Superman, Supergirl.

Come on! You couldn’t possibly be that dumb/oblivious right?

Overall, it was a good book. It was not an original plot, but find me an original plot in this day and age out of the millions/billions of published books.

I found the book having way too much drama at times as well as unnecessary teenage angst.
Pretty early on in the book Evie’s identity was revealed and I appreciated that. We got to know the real Evie, more or less. It felt like the book was plot-driven with a lot of fillers, rather than being character driven, which is not necessarily a bad thing, its just that I didn’t get to really know the characters.
There wasn’t much of a character arc for Evie & Adam; however, one particular character displayed some noticeable character development toward the end.

I would recommend this to teenagers who fall within the 13-16 year old range.

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