Monday, August 6, 2012
Review: My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions
By Becca Wilhite
Genre YA Contemporary
Recommended by Me
First sentence Mom pulls her new toy, a talking GPS directions-thingie up close to her eyes.
Sarah has lived her whole life waiting for the perfect romance. The kind of romance she sees in all the books she reads. But a past experience has left her a little bitter and untrusting. When she meets Ben, who seems to genuinely care for her, can she learn to trust again and realize life isn't a romance book?
What it has going for it
Once in awhile we stumble upon a book that is exactly what we needed to read at that moment in our lives. My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions was that book for me. I’m not sure if I should admit this, but I totally could relate to Sarah, the MC. Her insecurities are my insecurities. Her romantic obsessions are, unfortunately, my romantic obsessions. It seriously felt like this book was written just for me. Don’t you just love that?! I know I do. It’s hard to pick my favorite thing about this one but I think I’ll go with the humor. I was laughing from page one. Sarah was ridiculously funny in a self deprecating sort of way. And guess what? Wait for it...You ready? This was about a college aged girl! Eeeep! Books about college aged people are hard to find it seems. Or at least they’re hard to find for me. I was so happy to have found this one. Well written with a beautiful message, this one was a pleasure to read.
I did notice a few typos but they took nothing away from the story…at all! I also got a little frustrated at Sarah when she was being so dense but I’m sure that’s because I saw myself in her. Not fun seeing all your faults written across the page of a book. It is great to be given hope in the end, though.
Ugh, I’m not sure why I decided to put this favorite moment thing into my reviews. I can never pick just one. I’ll go with the allergic reaction part because it was funny and sad all in one.
Yea or Nay?
Yes, I’d highly recommend this one!