Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review #1581 Reel Life Starring Us by Lisa Greenwald

Review: #1581
Book: Reel Life Starring Us
Author: Lisa Greenwald
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Sept. 1, 2011
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 304
Source: ALA 2011

I had a hard time getting through this story. It felt so...juvenile. I mean, I know I read a lot of middle grade/younger books, but most don’t feel like they’re beneath me. And this one did, a smidgeon. I had trouble relating to Dina because she felt shallow. I wanted more depth in her actions, something to make me like her, but instead I found myself annoyed with her. I think it may have been the writing style, but I didn’t like the story’s progression or characters. It always felt unbelievable, which in some cases, is amusing, but not in this book. I think other people might end up liking this book more than I did, but it was definitely a dud for me.

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