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Oh Yeah, Audrey by Tucker Shaw | Estelle Reviews

Oh Yeah, Audrey by Tucker Shaw ( tweet ) Release Date: 10/14/2014 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Audrey Hepburn, New York City, Tumblr, Internet Friends Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Gemma runs away from her home in Philly for an Audrey Hepburn meetup she organized through […]

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October 23, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Lisa @ Bookish Broads - Hey! We’re review twins today! Wee!

October 23, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Meg - Sounds like a good, modern, of-the-moment read! I definitely went through an Audrey phase in high school (and even channeled her “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” look for senior prom), so I would probably dig this one, too.

October 23, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I love Audrey Hepburn, but I’ve never been a big Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan. I just don’t care that much for the movie. But I love Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday which is one of my all-time favorite movies.

I definitely want to look into this one. Glad you liked it, Estelle.

Estelle: Paper Airplanes by Dawn O’Porter

Paper Airplanes by Dawn O’Porter ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 9, 2014 Publisher: Amulet Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: friendship, parents, school Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Summary: Even though they are students at the same school, Renee and Flo meet at a party. Kind of. Flo saves […]

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November 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

Wildlife by Fiona Wood | YA Book Review - […] was reminded a lot of my reading of Paper Airplanes from a few weeks ago. Two girls become friends, one of them has a toxic best gal pal, and there […]

October 8, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Alexa S. - Honestly, your mixed reaction is making me even more curious about Paper Airplanes! I think it’s interesting that it focuses so heavily on friendship (love this!) and I like that it’s set in the 1990s. I’m very curious about what it was that had you so disturbed! We’ll have to see if that intrigues me enough to pick up a copy 😉

September 29, 2014 - 8:30 pm

elena - ooh this book sounds kind of interesting except i feel like i would be pretty angry reading it. now i wonder what that thing that irked you was.

September 26, 2014 - 11:20 am

Jen @Fefferbooks - How I LOVE when you girls review books I haven’t heard of, yet! Your review’s made me want to run out to the library and pick this up right now, E. Thanks! 😀

Magan: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (website | twitter) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: death of a classmate, bucket lists, social outcast Format Read: ARC received via Netgalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by Author: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe Summary: Rebel Blue is detached and rough-around-the-edges. That […]

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October 10, 2013 - 10:45 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Oh I hate that this one wasn’t as good for you as Welcome Caller This is Chloe! I’m really looking forward to reading this one and a little bummed it wasn’t great. Oh well… maybe I won’t rush out to get it, but I really do want to get to it sometime soon!

October 6, 2013 - 1:58 am

Chri @ Fathomless - Aw, sorry to hear that this one was rather disappointing. I’m not really liking what I’m hearing about the transitions and the in-your-face message :/ I really enjoyed Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe, so I’m kind of bummed out by this. (But yay for cameos!) I might see if I can get this at my library, but I won’t be running out to buy this. Thanks for the honest review!

October 4, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Rachel - Oh boo. This is sad 🙁 I was really looking forward to this one! The message part seems really in your face, and I kind of hate that. I also don’t like that the story is rushed. Having a smaller list probably would’ve been a lot better, but oh well. I might still try this one, but I’m definitely not going to rush to get to it.

October 2, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Oh no! I am so sad to hear that this one disappointed you. I’ve been looking forward to it, and definitely still want to try it, but those transitions sound annoying. There’s little more frustrating as a reader than the author cutting away from the good parts. :/

Estelle: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 336 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: high school graduation, summer before college, sex, friendships, secrets Format read: ARC Paperback from BEA via Elena at Novel Sounds! Summary: Post-graduation life brings Wren and Charlie together the summer before […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:15 am

Alexa Y. - I really adore your review of The Infinite Moment of Us, mostly because you managed to so eloquently express most of my feelings about it. I too loved the way it made me feel, the nostalgia, and the fact I could relate to the characters and their feelings. But I had trouble with the romance (a wee bit anyway) and the way it ends, and that’s where the book lost me a bit. Still, it was worth a read in the end.

August 27, 2013 - 8:57 am

Jamie - SIGH I’m so conflicted on if I should read this one. I have it on my Kindle and was really excited about it but then I only saw pretty bad reviews. Do you think this is a Jamie book??

August 24, 2013 - 6:11 am

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August 15, 2013 - 11:41 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Yes! I think the nostalgic feeling was what really made me like this book. I had major problems with a lot of it, but I think that’s because I have major problems with just similar actions of teens in general – the “why are you choosing them over me?” whining or the angst that comes with dramatic relationships. That being said, I felt Myracle did capture how teens can be, which I felt was a huge plus. Overall, not a favorite… but I did really enjoy it!

August 13, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - My review for this one goes up tomorrow, so you can get a better idea on my thoughts. But I did want to say I agreed with you on the Charlie’s ex gf bits. I felt all of that lost sight from the story. It was a bit too much dramatic. Also, the use of some words through out definitely felt harsh to me, too.

Though I can’t relate to their type of love story, I definitely believed it to be true. I think when you’re young like that, and still so inexperienced when it comes to the world and the way it shapes your relationships, there’s an innocence to it that seems like nothing can hurt you.

August 13, 2013 - 10:33 am

Leah - I COMPLETELY agree that this is borrow-worthy rather than a book to buy. This was my first time reading Myracle and I had pretty high expectations. For the most part I enjoyed it, though that ending… I was seriously turned off by Wren’s actions/selfishness.

August 12, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Thanks for such an honest review, Estelle! I haven’t had a chance to read The Infinite Moment of Us, but I’m excited to get to it now and see what I think of her writing style. I know showing vs telling is kind of a cliched saying now, but it really does change everything about a story when you tell it rather than show it. I’m also excited to read a book that explores sexuality – it’s such a tough age and I think too many gloss over it.

Thanks again for the review, Estelle!

August 12, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Sarah - The book cover is soooo gorgeous!!
After reading your review I had this Brand New song in my head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDBp2SFIp8
It seems very fitting to the book

August 12, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - This book is so polarizing! I think the people who like it relate to Wren, as I did, and the others are just turned off by her. I fully agree with you about the dreamlike quality of the romantic relationship. I really liked how Wren evolved as well and I’d be curious to find out what happens to her after she leaves home. Her parents killed me.

August 12, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I’m really excited for this one because it’s by Lauren Myracle and the relationship sounds like it will make for a good read! I love that Wren is so empowered, too. That’s disappointing about the telling, though. It seems like a lot of people have mixed feelings about it.

August 12, 2013 - 1:59 pm

elean - the cover for this book is SO BEAUTIFUL and so is your review! i agree that “cock” sounds harsh but think of it as the chicken. curious to see what i’ll think of the relationship.

August 12, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I think the fact that I THOUGHT I was going to relate to this book and didn’t really let me down. You had the nostalgia that managed to keep you hooked and connected to the book, but I agree – That dreamlike relationship/feel totally had me just floating away and I could keep that connection going.
I thought I was going to relate to Wren in the sense that she’s always been the good child and she actually likes pleasing her parents because that’s what she does. It’s just how things went. But her parents were sort of nutso in their expectations for her and it kind of just went over the top. The story could have been the same with more.. “normal” parents.

August 12, 2013 - 9:55 am

Cassie - OH this book. So torn on it! I have to review it next week and I have just been THINKING about it and how I feel.

It had a lot of potential and elements I know we both did enjoy, though! and plus — THE COVERRR <3