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Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho | Estelle Reviews

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 6, 2014 Publisher: Viking Juvenile Pages: 384 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: friendship, 90s, New York City, romance, sickness Format read: ARC borrowed from Gaby at Book Broads. (Thanks!) Summary: Althea and Oliver have been best friends since they were kids. […]

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November 26, 2014 - 10:52 am

Alexa S. - I hadn’t really heard a lot about Althea & Oliver prior to your review. And really, how could I NOT have heard about this one before now? It sounds really interesting, and I love that you feel like the dynamics of their friendship and the plot was pretty well done, even with the melancholy tone. I’m definitely considering reading this!

November 19, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! Looks like we really had very similar feelings & thoughts. I really enjoyed how mature this was — both in content and writing. I felt like it just really all fit together and certain situations just made the characters more real.

November 9, 2014 - 9:53 am

Sue Holmes - This sounds really good. I haven’t heard about it before and admittedly the cover puts me off, but I like the sound of the characters, especially that they go through ‘stuff’ and grow on a personal level. We don’t see enough of this in YA. Thank you for the great review. 🙂

November 8, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Brianna - This is the first review I’ve read of this one, but it sounds really good. I love that it’s set in the 90s. I think technology invades books too much anymore.

November 7, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure - This looks like my type of read! I’m glad it wasn’t fluffy. I prefer more serious contemporaries. Great review! I’m looking forward to reading this one. 🙂

November 7, 2014 - 1:19 am

Rebecca - I heard about this at an event months ago and liked the sound of it, but unfortunately haven’t heard much about it since. I’m intrigued by the topics the author touches on, plus I love novels set in the past decades, but that don’t fall under historical. I’m glad you liked this!

November 6, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been curious about Althea and Oliver. I keep side-eyeing it while I am at work. It’s that yellow cover – so eye catching.

Anyway, I’m glad that you did like this. I think I will give it a try sometime, but when my brain is a little more focused than it has been lately.

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! 😀