Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

After consuming several books with heavy topics, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland was a nice departure from the norm. I think Rebekah Crane capture the voice of adolescents very well.

The story is about a group of troubled teens who are sent to a summer camp to help find their respective selves. The main character, Zander, is dealing with a family issue that she is reluctant to share. Other campers have issues with eating/body image, compulsive lying, mental illness, and simply wanting to fit in. From day one, Grover Cleveland takes a liking to Zander.

The story is quite predictable in what happens - unlikely friendships are formed, relationships blossom, obstacles are overcome, and it all kind of ends in a happily every after way. The author took on some serious topics in a very superficial way, but I think it worked well for this genre.

Recommendation: I received a free electronic copy of this book via Amazon's "First" Book benefit from my Amazon Prime membership. I don't think I would have picked this book up on my own or paid for a copy. It's a light, fun read that you might consider borrowing from your local library.

Until next time ... Read on!


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