Jody's Reviews > The Oracle of Dating

The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jul 15, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: digital
Read from July 15 to 16, 2010

Kayla has a secret. She loves her friends dearly, but she’s pretty sure that if they knew she was the Oracle of Dating, they wouldn’t understand. Especially since Kayla hasn’t exactly had an active dating life herself. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t full of good advice! Despite her lack of experience, Kayla is thoughtful, listens to people and knows how to read body language, making her an expert in what people are really thinking but not saying. But when she gives some bad advice to a friend, Kayla begins to doubt herself and her right to dispense advice.

The Oracle of Dating is best described as a G-rated Sex and the City for teens. Kayla has a great group of friends, writes an advice blog on dating and likes to go out and have a good time in New York City… Sound familiar? But that’s not a complaint! The Oracle of Dating does a fantastic job of offering helpful dating advice in a teen-friendly manner. And it’s wonderful to read a story featuring teens with realistic problems and relationships. Both Kayla and Jared (the male ‘lead’) are very likable characters, and Kayla’s spirit and sense of humour will have readers wishing they could hang out with her. The various dating dilemmas are interesting, and Kayla’s budding interest in a classmate keeps the story moving forward.

This refreshing story of friendship and first loves is an enjoyable read with a great message for teens. Adults will be remembering their high school dating days and wishing they’d had an Oracle to help them too!
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Oracle of Dating.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.