Review: Once and for All
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOOK:
YAAAAY!!! This book has made me embrace reading again. Thank you, Sarah Dessen! I’ve had some shockers recently. The writing style was back up to what I enjoy in YA.
Louna: Louna is relatable and quick on her feet. I enjoyed her wit and her thought process for things. I felt her embarrassment, he confusion, and her teen-i-ness.
Ambrose: people hated this guy?? I adored him. He’s a goof. I wouldn’t pin him as he identifies himself, some PLAYERRR, he’s more like Andy from Parks and Rec.
Louna’s mum is a wedding planner. Louna and Ambrose meet for Amrbrose’s sister’s wedding. He ends up working for the wedding planning company. About half way through, Louna and Ambrose make a bet: they must switch dating lives. Louna must date 3x per week (at least) while Ambrose should try to stick with one girl for 7 weeks.
Lo and behold; they fall for each other.
It’s corny and cute and I loved it.
– SCHOOL SHOOTINGS???
– teen dating
– new adulthood
I thought I was going to be left heart broken, but the final pages saved me. THANK GOD! That’s the catch with Dessen’s books: they’re always stand-alones, so when the couple aren’t HEA by the final 10 pages— I panic.
This book has reignited my love for reading! But not for fantasy (gasp!). Time to give romantic contemporaries a go.