Monday, April 23, 2018
Review: Optimists Die First
By Susan Nielsen
Genre YA Contemporary
A tragedy in Petula's past has made her see danger everywhere she looks. Forced to take an art therapy course to deal with her issues she's trying to fly under the radar. But when Jacob joins the art class and ruffles her calm existence she'll have to face her fears.
The first time I saw the Bionic Man I was covered in sparkles.
This one has been on my radar since it's release last year. I'd heard good things. So when I needed something cute and quick I downloaded a copy and started to listen. These are my favorite types of stories: Cute and romantic while also having issues the characters are dealing with.
I listened to this one all in one go and found it absolutely perfect. There were things about the characters I didn't understand or relate to but I was perfectly happy to join them in their journey.
Because I listened to this one in one sitting I was afraid it wouldn't stick with me but I the characters are so memorable, even the side characters, that I still remember each of them and still love them all.
If I had to complain I might say everything wrapped up too cleanly but after looking at it again I don't think that's true. This is one of those books I don't just want to recommend but push on everyone I know. So go! Read it!