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The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2016, realistic-fiction, ya-lit, arc

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was very intrigued by the premise of the book; however, the promise that I found in the summary and the gorgeous cover didn't deliver as much as I wanted it to. The pacing of the book was a little off; Castella, our heroine, spends most of the book feeling one way and then suddenly seems to snap and feel completely different about her entire life. Her family does the same thing: she seems to have allies in her brothers and then, all of a sudden, they hate her and think she's the devil. Oh, wait, never mind. She's actually their savior. The amount of changes the characters go through in the course of this (sort of short) novel left my head spinning. Don't get me started on Castella's "love interest" and how he changes. It felt, at times, like I was reading a novel version of Katy Perry's song "Hot N Cold."

However, the size of the novel meant that I was able to get through it relatively quickly and it kept my attention. Though I did find myself confused at points, the novel was definitely readable, if not entirely enjoyable. The author did do a semi-decent job at getting into the heads of high school students. And, yes, I did find myself hoping that Castella would save herself and her family from her creepy Father.
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2016 – Started Reading
April 13, 2016 – Shelved
April 13, 2016 –
page 119
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
April 14, 2016 – Shelved as: ya-lit
April 14, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 7, 2017 – Shelved as: arc

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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ OMG, right?! These characters didn't make any sense. They kept changing their personalities all the freaking time O_o

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