Friday, 13 July 2018

Book review: what they don't tell you about love in the movies by Claire Watts


This is a good, if slightly confusing book.

It's written in first person but there are several different main characters, all written in first person and the only clue you've got that the character has changed is that the character's name is written in brackets immediately before the character changes... that's the only reason I'm knocking a star off though.

It's a good read, but slightly mature in places.  The main character is 16 so the target reading age is young teens... do you really want a 13 or 14 year old to come out with the swear words that are in the book and there's talk of sex and condoms and being naked/sleeping together that I personally think is too mature for young teens.

There were film credits written at the start of each chapter that I gave up reading after a few chapters because they really didn't add to the story other than being briefly mentioned in passing.

Buy it and encourage your teen to read it, just be prepared for dealing with swearing and the morals of sex after reading this book.

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