Review: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon's Happiness IndexJuniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOOK:
It took me a week to read this book. More specifically it took me 4 days to read 50 pages of this book. It wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. Frankly, I was expecting something more uplifting, but this was a massive bummer. But a
realistic
bummer at that.

CHARACTERS/DYNAMICS:
At first, I didn’t know whether to ship Juniper with Nate or Brand.

My favourite character was Kody, as I thought she was super relatable (a romance-loving geek with an obsession with all-things cliche).

I didn’t understand the point of the school bully; Morgan. I thought there’d be some big twist at the end that she was the deceased sister’s lover. But no. Just annoying.

PLOT:
It’s pretty much an extended edition of Violet’s story from All the Bright Places. ALSO, WARNING: YOU NEVER FIND OUT WHO THE MYSTERIOUS LOVER WAS.

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THEMES:
Think of every YA Penguin book.

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You know, stuff from John Green and Jay Asher.

NOW JUST COMBINE ALL THE ANGSTY MOMENTS.

That’s it.

THE ENDING:
As I mentioned, it sucked. You never find out who wrote the letters.

IMPACT:
This just renews my mantra that I should not read books for the sake of their pretty covers.

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But c’mon, look at that cover. Wow-ee.

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