Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Read from October 22 to 24, 2014.  

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was torn right down the middle when it came to rating this book. On the one hand, it was a very interesting premise. On the other, however, it was just sort of bland. I've seen a lot of negative reviews for this book, but I don't think it was that bad. It had the potential to be a very good book, but it just never reached that point, unfortunately.

This was a very quick read, and also highly predictable. The plot is pretty familiar:  female teen, who happens to be a time-traveler, saves the world along with her perfect love interest. The stakes, however, never really seem that high. They have time for card games, shopping, and beach visits on their way to change the future, so it's hard to take it seriously.

I think teen readers who are interested in light reading may enjoy this, but it is definitely not an "epic" book. 
Rating (out of five stars):  

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