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Good Oil by Laura Buzo
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Jan 05, 11

did not like it
bookshelves: alternating-pov, ya-contemporary, annoyed-me, aussie-and-nz
Read in December, 2010

** spoiler alert ** I can't review it without spoiling it for you (so DON'T READ THIS if you don't want to know anything about the book, the characters, the ending), but if I could give it negative rating I would. I gave it one star just because it means "I didn't like it"

What's the point of this book?
Nothing happens (for like 7/8 of this book..) and in the precise moment when something is about to happen and I am like "ok, maybe it wasn't that pointless", then everything goes down .. end of story.

Am I the only one feeling that way or what?
I mean, I didn't find it funny (ok, not that funny anyways), I didn't find it interesting (there were some nice conversations and that was the only thing keeping me reading it, but not interesting enough), I tried so hard to finish it (and I think that I gave up on more interesting books before).. and maybe it wasn't meant for me (duoh!) but are teenagers really suppose to learn something from it?

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'Sabell i feel the exact same way!!! nothing happens, and when the thing you're waiting for is about to happen, it doesn''s like the whole book was...i dunno

Ariana To be honest, I don't even remember much about it, I read it, it bored me and I didn't want to think about it.
People from my friends list seemed to love it for some unknown reason, I just feel that my theory about "all Aussie books being great" has its own exception here ;))

Book_freak Gosh your review is soooo right!! I finished the book & im like ' wha-aaaaaaat?!!' amd im so very confused why I only see four and five-star reviews 8o

Ariana Yeah, contemporary books are quite tricky - I want to learn something from them, to inspire me or to make me feel some kind of carousel of emotions. This one was pretty much forgettable for me, I kept hoping for something major to happen in the ending, but it never did *sigh*

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