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- 出版社: Entangled: Teen (2016/9/6)
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- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B01BBXSK92
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The Replacement Crush (English Edition) Kindle版
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way. She lives in Colorado in a house full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.
Twitter@LBrownRobertsor visit her at her website,www.lisabrownroberts.com
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I actually like those types of stories, but every so often, I do like to read about a teenager with normal teen fears, normal teen hopes, and normal teen drama.
Even though I’ve been out of high school for a while (let’s just say it’s been well over a decade), this book brought me back to those days of teenage angst, mood swings, hormones and that nasty recipe that made me do or say idiotic things. In this way, I did feel Vivian was one of the most realistic teen characters that I’ve read about for this day and age.
Some people may have found the book slow moving to start, but I think that the when it comes to figuring out how to get over a crush, the process Vivian goes through is a little like what I remember going through as a teen – it’s always a slow process.
Another common ground I found with the protagonist is that in high school, I was so good at appearing aloof, cold and factual that my sister would call me a “Vulcan”. But I put on that façade to protect my heart because deep down I wasn’t like that at all. As a teenage girl, I was actually fragile and easily hurt by boys, but I refused to let my true emotions show. I think in some ways, I even did the replacement crush thing – or rebound thing, where I was determined to keep my heart out of it. Funnily enough, that was the point I was at (again in my YA life) when I agreed to date a young man thinking he would get bored of me and dump me after a couple of weeks. We ended up getting married, and are still happily married many years later. So maybe there is some logic to that after all. (Take note all “Vulcans” out there).
It also helps that I’m a nerd and yet have the same views of Star Trek as the character Vivian did (I like the story lines more than factuality relating to Space and physics).
So, for the category of Young Adult fiction and taking into account that I knew it would be about teen drama going in, I couldn’t find any fault with this story, and thus it earns a 5-star rating in my book.
The main heroine character, Vivian, was not likable at all or even a relatable character for me. She was totally an idiot! It doesn't help that this is all high school angst & drama. I hated high school & the high school angst 40+ years ago, so I don't like to read about it now. There is mention of sex (in cases it's implied) in various conversations, no actual sex scenes though. There is an "almost" rape scene (all implied intentions), where the hero & step-brother save the day before it gets even that far. The whole saving grace of the book is Dallas! He's a great character, almost too good to be true sort of thing, there's nothing he can't do! Even the quirky secondary-character, the almost step-brother, Toff, was entertaining & an over-all good guy. I even liked the rock star, Fisk! I hated the girlfriends of Vivian & even Vivian's mom. I'm not sure I would want to read more from this author though, too much high school angst & drama for my taste.
I highly recommend this book. It’s enrapturing and will dig its hooks into you from the start. Viv is utterly relatable, not only to the bookworms among us, but also to the geeks, and those who have been broken-hearted or spurned, and especially to those of us who are all of the above, And Dallas is the kind of hero we all read romances to meet. Check it out and start counting down the days until Book 2: The Bookworm’s Least Likely Boyfriend comes out this October! I preordered the second I finished The Replacement Crush.
I felt like I was reading a YA version of my life with "The Replacement Crush." But we'll get to that in a minute.
Nerd culture is huge in our household, so I fell in love with this book the moment Viv's cat came onto the scene. Hiddles, really? Yes, really. I was sold. Tom Hiddleston as Loki carved out a chunk of my heart (just check out my car decal or the Pop! figure of my favorite trickster dangling from my keyring for confirmation). Anyway, my love for this book began with Hiddles and grew quickly with the introduction of a quirky cast of characters.
I related a lot to Viv! I also met the love of my life (my very own McNerd!) working among thousands of books in a public library. There were hours, days, weeks, and months of coy smiles, casual conversations, and flirting. Unlike Viv and Dallas, Jon and I didn't bond over Star Trek. Our mutual interests were superheroes (particularly The Flash) and Game of Thrones--topics that kept us talking for hours on end. But reading Viv's story, one packed with awesome nerd culture, was like rewinding the past and watching myself fall in love all over again. It was amazing.
My favorite things:
The beach setting.
Dallas (2CELLO references, his secret hobby, the witty banter). Perfect hero.
All things nerd.
Viv's logical internal monologue as Spock... genius!
Toff's unconditional support for our heroine.
All things books (the reading club, the store, the blog, the author mom, Viv's new project, the list goes on!).
I could probably spout on and on about this one all day long. I just loved it. I've already picked up The Bookworm Crush. I can't wait to see what Toff and Amy have in store for us!
Rating: Go-go boots*
*Viv's highest rating: perfection.
The Replacement Crush is an adorable, goofy smile inducing, heartwarming story that had me laughing out loud as well as cheering. I will definitely put this on the "one of my favorites" shelf and reread it every time I need a feel good read.
I enjoyed this story very much. Each of Vivian’s friends is unique and, like dueling Greek choruses, happily expresses their opinions about true love, raging hormones, and revenge. Of course, it takes two to make a romance, and Dallas is the mysterious newcomer who represents everything that threatens Viv’s plans. He, too, is smart and loves Star Trek—especially Captain Kirk. Also, he is computer-savvy, and plays the cello—the cello! Didn’t see that coming.
If you enjoy breezy romantic comedy with lots of snappy dialog, quirky townsfolk, and a nice beach setting, then this book is for you. And don’t let yourself get too upset with Jaz. She means well.
If you enjoy contemporary YA romance, this is a funny, quirky, slightly nerdy take on high school crushes that's easy to read and leaves you smiling over and over again. Ignore the uninspired cover art. It's better than it looks.
The ending wasn't quite satisfying to me. There's an HEA, but the grand romantic gesture leading up to it felt plot-driven and uncharacteristic. I think a smaller gesture would have fit better, and been more romantic.
And it's a pet peeve of mine when the main characters are writers and literary enthusiasts. It just seems self-congratulatory! But it was well done, and I wouldn't take points off for a pet peeve anyway.
Thanks to the other reviewer who left a sexual assault trigger warning!