Reviews written by Trista Roddick

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June 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good summer read

Carly Vega has been living with her brother ever since their parents were deported. She's been doing her part to stay out of trouble, get good grades, and earn money by working the night shift at a convenience store. Arden Moss blames the death of his sister Amber on his...

June 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
So cute and addicting!

When they were seven-years-old, Emmy and Oliver were best friends. Then Oliver's dad kidnapped him and he wasn't heard from for ten years. Now, at seventeen, Oliver is returning home. So much has changed in the ten years he's been gone and he has to struggle to fit in. Emmy...

June 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Powerful

Aaron hasn’t had an easy life growing up. His friends are never there when it counts, he lives in a one-bedroom apartment with his mother and brother, the same apartment where his father committed suicide in the bathroom. He has a great, supportive girlfriend but he can’t stop thinking about...

June 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great

I was a bit nervous going into this book. The fact that it was so blatant that Regan was a bully right from the synopsis made me worry I wouldn’t be able to connect with her or feel too sorry for her. The first few chapters put my fears to...

June 04, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
So enjoyable and fun

Adjusting to real dating after fake dating is a harder change than both Lara Jean and Peter expected. With old friends returning and old enemies too present in their relationship, Lara Jean finds herself questioning her future with Peter - and her feelings for letter recipient John Ambrose. Is she...

June 02, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Growing up can be hard...

Two years ago, when Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe were fifteen, they were inseparable. Now, at seventeen, they barely talk. A reunion at the summer camp they attended brings them back together and one click from the photo booth camera later, they find themselves back in time to that summer...

June 01, 2015
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wanted to like it more

Told in alternate timelines of then and now, ‘then’ tells the story of Kelsey’s freshman year, her growing friendship with David, and what eventually drove them apart. ‘Now’ is the story of Kelsey’s senior year in a new school, new town, and the new life she’s made for herself where...

May 30, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Cute and entertaining

In the town of Grimbaud, love fortunes are real. People line up in the street to get their fortunes from Zita’s love shop. Fallon Dupree is no different. She comes from a family who have always found love through Zita’s fortunes so Fallon is shocked when she gets hers –...

May 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Another great series

Emily’s always liked her life the way it was. Living in Florida with her parents, going to school, being safe. There were occasional visits from her biological father, a member of a motorcycle club called the Reign of Terror, but he always came to her so she’s never experienced the...

May 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not my thing

Eva reads a lot of romance novels. 118 to be exact. It’s her comfort, her distraction, and no one has really gotten her. At least until Will, a boy she starts tutoring who she connects with, both of them having lost someone and still dealing with their grief. Eva’s in...

May 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Really enjoyed

Lane is new to Latham House, a sanatorium for teens with tuberculosis. He had his whole life planned out and now it’s at risk for falling apart as he learns that pushing himself as hard as he used to puts his health at risk. Sadie, a girl from his past,...

May 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great main character

Annabeth and Noe have been best friends all through high school but now, in senior year, that seems to be changing. Noe's boyfriend Steven is always around, she's changing plans that Annabeth thought were set, she's spending more time with other friends. Add in that Annabeth's relationship with her mother...

May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun and quick summer-y read

Gia's visions of the perfect prom go up in smoke when her boyfriend Bradley dumps her in the parking lot of the school. She's been talking him up to her friends for months and they were finally going to see that yes, he does exist. Gia's desperate so she enlists...

May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Really cute

The Caffertys and the Mardsens have always been close but their wish to have their families united by marriage has never been filled. At least until Ryder Marsden and Jemma Cafferty are born. Their mothers have been arranging their marriage since their births. The only problem: Ryder and Jemma can’t...

May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Really enjoyed

Four girls who have nothing in common, Bree, Kitty, Olivia, and Margot, form a secret group called DGM: Don’t Get Mad. It’s a group designed to take revenge against school bullies, no matter if they’re students or teachers. They have strict rules against any kind of contact at school so...

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