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Magan: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody Publication Date: July 3, 2012 Pages: 352 Target audience: Young Adult. Keywords: A-list celebrities, Inheritance, Daddy Issues Format read: Borrowed from my local library. Summary: Lexington is forced to work 52 jobs, assigned by her father, to prove she’s worthy of the inheritance she will be given if she successfully completes […]

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November 22, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Alexa - I thought this book was really cute! I was surprised to see that there was certainly a lot more to it than just the whole DCOM vibe of these 52 crazy jobs that she had to do. I enjoyed it quite a lot, and am glad you did too.

November 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Kim @ Curious Tales of Modern Lore - Thank you for this review! I have been contemplating checking it out as a light read, but I have to admit that I tend to stay away from really girly, drama-filled titles. That being said, it seems that Lexi actually turns out to have some depth and growth, which I thoroughly enjoy seeing. I look forward to reading it.

November 22, 2012 - 5:00 am

VeganYANerds - Ha! Lexi sounds like an interesting and unlikeable character but that is all the more impressive if you ended up liking her! I’ll be sure to check this out Magan!

November 21, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great review! I have to admit, I rolled my eyes after reading the summary and thought that I’d give this one a miss, but your review actually made me give the book a second thought. It reminded me of a book that I read earlier this year (the title’s escaping me, but it’s written by the girls who wrote The Nanny Diaries), which was about a similarly spoiled starlet. Although I wasn’t enjoying the book that much, I couldn’t put it down either — for the same reasons, I supposed, that I ALWAYS reach for the trashy magazines in the grocery store line-up … “What has Britney/Lindsay/etc. done NOW?!?” It’s so bad, and so terrible, yet we just can’t turn away and we want more of the drama and the melt-downs and the craziness =P

November 21, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed this one as well, Magan! I’ve been a huge fan of Jessica’s ever since I met her at a book festival. She is SO awesome and nice! But anyways, I loved how I could relate to someone who I thought was so unrelatable at first. It’s amazing how the author managed to bring some quality and relatable-ness into someone who is such a… brat. And I definitely enjoyed the daughter-father relationship that added some depth into this book.

Fantastic review Magan! <3

November 21, 2012 - 9:57 am

elena - This looks like a fun book! It is impressive when an author can take an unlikeable character and make them more relatable. I’ll try to see if they have it at my library next time!

Magan: Good for You by Tammara Webber

Good for You (Between the Lines #3) by Tammara Webber Publication Date: December 15, 2011 Pages: 271 Target audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: celebrities, Habitat for Humanity, volunteering, faith, alcoholism Format read: Purchased for my Kindle. Review for Where You Are (Between the Lines #2)  Summary: Reid is court ordered to work 30 days rebuilding a […]

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October 21, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan + Estelle Shelve It (10/21/2012) - […] A review of Good For You by Tammara Webber […]

October 21, 2012 - 4:53 am

Kristen Evey - Haha! I’m (slowly) re-watching Dawson’s Creek right now too. Really only watch it for Joey & Pacey so I’m having trouble getting through season 2 at the moment. SO MUCH TEEN ANGST, and I’m realizing I don’t care for any of the the other characters. Hah.

But back to the BOOKS! I recently bought Easy and am looking forward to reading it. This series sounds fantastic as well, and this third book in particular. Love interests that bicker and try to fight their feelings for each other?! I’m SO in!

October 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Magan - Heather: I felt the same way. I was really dreading reading about Reid because he was just so terrible. I love how she redeemed him for me! I swooned hard core.

October 19, 2012 - 11:42 am

Heather Self - I loved this one! I never thought I’d like Reid after his D-Baggery in Where You Are. Now if Tammara makes me like Brooke I may have to throw in the towel as a writer and just bow to her greatness. lol

October 19, 2012 - 11:42 am

elena - omg i love bickering too so this story sounds up my alley! i like that she made it her own and not so predictable. 🙂

October 19, 2012 - 9:11 am

Anna - What? Bickering before they fall for each other? IN! I’ve got the first book of this series on my Kindle, so I guess I should get on it, huh? <3

Magan: Where You Are by Tammara Webber

Where You Are (Between the Lines #2) by Tammara Webber Publication Date: October 21, 2011 Pages: 253 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: A-list celebrities, movies, deception, scheming Format read: Purchased for my Kindle. Summary: After an unplanned encounter at a coffee shop, Graham and Emma decide to start dating; Reid and Brooke are incredibly unhappy and […]

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November 16, 2012 - 8:01 am

Book Review for Easy by Tammara Webber - […] been a huge fan of Tammara Webber’s (revist my reviews of Where You Are and Good For You). I’ve really enjoyed her colorful characters, fun plot lines, and the […]

October 24, 2012 - 3:30 am

Where You Are Tammara Webber Book Review - […] Rather Be Reading: “Reconnecting with these characters was definitely a treat.” […]

September 8, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Kristen Evey - Huh, I’ve never heard of these before, but wow, does it sound like drama, drama, drama. (Totally does sound like a Kdrama in book form.) I think I’ll check these out. Thanks for the great review Magan!

September 8, 2012 - 10:09 am

elena - This sounds like a lotsa drama! I knew about this series but wasn’t really interested in it before reading your review. It sounds like Brooke and Reid are super frustrating characters. Fantastic review, M!

September 7, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Karen - I think Tammara is one of the only writers that can keep me reading her books while still being infuriated with the characters.
She is awesome at writing complex characters witht he potential for redemption.
I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of Good for You.

September 7, 2012 - 11:44 am

Heather Self (@heatherself) - @Magan Yeah girl! I think there may even be more than 4 if her blog is anything to go by. I can’t wait to hear what you thought of GFY. There are a couple spots that I FELL OUT, so it’ll be fun to hear your take.
@Katie She writes amazing characters. If you liked Easy you should like this series too, though I’ve heard of a couple people who didn’t and I’m not really sure why.

September 7, 2012 - 11:22 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - I keep hearing nothing but great things about her series. I’m adding this to my list! Great review!!

September 7, 2012 - 10:52 am

Magan - What?! I had no idea there was going to be a book 4! I’m so excited! I have started reading Good for You. The female character is spunky and I kinda like that a WHOLE LOT. These are such great reads, and I’m so glad you love them too, Heather! 🙂

September 7, 2012 - 10:29 am

Heather Self (@heatherself) - I LOVE this series. Like LOVE it. You HAVE to read Good for You. I told Tammara there was no way I could ever like Reid and with an evil cackle she said wait until Good For You. I think I owe her a steak dinner or something because I love Reid. Told her if she can do that with Brooke than she’ a genius and I’m unworthy to be in her presence 😉 <3 ya Megan!

BTW, you know she's working on book 4 for this series RIGHT NOW!

September 7, 2012 - 8:40 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I started to read this review & then stopped myself because I haven’t read Between the Lines yet. So I don’t want to spoil myself! However, I keep meaning to begin this series. Especially since Tammara Webber told me that she used SafetySuit’s music as inspiration for book 3. Um HELLO! Could this scream Ginger book any louder?! haha