Author: Laura Toffler-Corrie
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Roaring Brooks (August 20, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Middle School Paranormal
My Rating: 3 Stars!
While coping with middle school drama and costuming a teen production of Fiddler on the Roof, fourteen-year-old Jenna falls for Luke, an angel, and joins him in battle against demonic foe Adam, who wants Jenna's ancient pendant.
My Thoughts and Review:
When I initially started this I was expecting a cute read and while it was cute, I wasn't expecting how funny this would be. I loved all the backwards Twilight references (the Michael Jackson songs) and just Jenna's sense of humor. Some of the funniest moments in this book are when Jenna is babysitting David. David is hilarious and the things Jenna thinks about him and then spouts off to him in anger, even better.
I really loved David. He was such a funny character and really added a lot to the storyline. Seriously, I would babysit this kid in a heartbeat.
Jared was pretty funny too. I don't even know how to describe his quirky slightly delusional lovesick personality. He made me laugh almost as much as David did but I also felt sorry for him too since it was so obvious Jenna was just not into him.
And then of course you have the whole paranormal aspect of this whole thing.
This is definitely a cutesy read and while it is in the YA genre I would even say it is suitable for a younger audience. It isn't too immature (although it did have its moments but in a humorous way), just a really clean (there are a couple of curse words but nothing terrible), fun read.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review*
Great review, and the title itself leads you to believe there will be humor. This sounds like a fun little escape read. Great review!ReplyDelete
Well I do love funny! I will read about anything if it's truly funny. :)ReplyDelete
I love to laugh, so this sounds like the perfect light read for me. It's great when each the characters has you laughing. Glad you enjoyed this!ReplyDelete
I think it is like the Napoleon Dynamite of books. ;)ReplyDelete
I love when a book surprises me with how funny it is Ali! They just make me happy, and I need those types of books in between all the dark paranormal stuff I read! Thanks for putting it on my radar, this one was new to me:)ReplyDelete
I need these type of reads in between the dark stuff too.ReplyDelete
I am always looking for funny books, there aren't enough of them these days! This does sound cute and fun and easy breezy!ReplyDelete
The Fiddler on the Roof connection almost makes me want to give up my angel ban to read it. :)ReplyDelete
I agree, these type of reads are sometimes crucial to get you out of a funk!ReplyDelete
Cute and funny - sounds great!ReplyDelete