Review: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index
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
bummer at that.
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.
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.
Think of every YA Penguin book.
NOW JUST COMBINE ALL THE ANGSTY MOMENTS.
As I mentioned, it sucked. You never find out who wrote the letters.
This just renews my mantra that I should not read books for the sake of their pretty covers.
But c’mon, look at that cover. Wow-ee.