by Sandy Hall
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 20, 2015 by Swoon Reads
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Source: Publisher via Netgalley
The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.
Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.
In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Jane is looking for a summer job that pays and she finds one as a babysitter for a family she knows very well. Teo’s family needs a babysitter for his step-sisters and he doesn’t mind that it’s Jane who will be doing the job but his best friend really despises her so he has to deal with that along with trying to find his birth father so he can live a simple and quiet life.
This is the first book I read by Sandy Hall and my expectations weren’t but it was a good and some-what entertaining story. I would have probably given this book a higher rating if it had wowed me. While it is a very good story, it lacked depth and character.
Margo was my favorite character. She wants to come out to her parents about her being bisexual but doesn’t know how. While figuring that out, she starts getting close to her sister once again and I really loved the relationship between the two even though it was not fully explored and I wish it had. Teo was a really nice guy but he got me mad at times. He would let his best friend Ravi be mean to Jane and he wouldn’t stand up for her and arrrrgggghhh, that got me so mad. Ravi got me extremely upset by how mean he was really being towards Jane and the reason is completely stupid. View Spoiler »Because they did a group project together ages ago and they got a B. Ravi never gets B’s so that’s why he is always mean to her. Really?! Completely childish and immature! « Hide Spoiler
Jane’s character was really nice and I liked that she would do anything for the people she cared about. She cared about Teo a lot so she decides to secretly help him with the search of his birth father. Even though I’m not a superstitious person, it was fun to read about her obsession with her Magic 8 Ball and every decision she had to make, she would first consult it with the Magic 8 Ball. It wasn’t to my biggest of liking but as I said before, it was fun to read about.
I would have liked if the author had gone in-depth with each character since I feel the story focused more on the search and journey for finding Teo’s father.
I really liked the story but the characters were lacking a lot. In some ways, I wish this book had been made longer so that it had more to each character. It is still a nice, light-hearted story that can be read in one sitting.
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