Bookishly Ever After
by Isabel Bandiera
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary.
But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?
There is no other way to describe this book other than your typical Teen Romance. Pheobe is an ordinary girl in high school who loves books. Who practically worships books. She has her array of book boyfriends and is constantly reading. Then she falls in love with her friend, Dev. Sounds great, right?
But nothing really happened. It seemed to be a bunch of back and forth which caused this book to drag on and on. Not saying it was terrible. Especially since it was a about a girl who loves books. But because there wasn’t much to it. There wasn’t a lot of substance.
Instead of being a heroine type. Who is witty and awesome. Her character was a let down. The story itself had potential. But Pheobe was just a character I couldn’t handle reading about.
For a fun read, I still think there needs to be some type of substance. This book would have been better as a short story.