28 May 2017

Windfall - Jennifer E. Smith (loved Alice, struggled a bit with Teddy)


Windfall
young adult contemporary
coming of age with some romance
I was super excited to read this book
because other books by the author belong to my favourite YA/NA ones
and the first part of the book gave me everything I was looking for
interesting characters
an unique, fresh plot
and fascinating developments
however the more I read of the book
the more I realized that Teddy was missing some depth
I couldn't connect to him as I could to Alice
I could never see Teddy as a real person
I didn't have these issues with the other characters
I loved reading about all of them
as a consequence I wasn't that interested in the romance
between Teddy and Alice
what I loved was seeing how Alice changed throughout the story
how she grew stronger and went after what she wanted
I also enjoyed how choosing the college you want to go to
was handled
how the pros and cons were considered
how supportive Alice's aunt and uncle were
all in all I enjoyed "Windfall"
but also have to say that the book could have been better
with a Teddy with more depth
and more time to grow
this could have been an amazing YA book. 

2 comments:

  1. Jennifer E. Smith's early books are some of my favourite YA contemporaries, and she can usually be counted on to deliver a solid story and compelling characters; so disappointing that Teddy wasn't more interesting! When a fantastic character and a blah one are paired together like they were in this story, the inevitable comparisons between the two always make the latter character seem even *more* poorly developed.

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    1. A Teddy with a bit more depth would have made this book into an amazing story. But still I'm hopeful that the next book by Smith will be once again amazing for me.

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