Welcome back to my second installment of my summer retrospective series! For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a weekly series where I take a look at books from years past and examine them to see if I believe they are worth the hype and praise they received. Basically, just judging how books hold up over time. You can find my full explanation of this series as well as my prospective TBR HERE. This week we will be discussing one of my favorite books from 2016. It’s a historical fiction novel, something I don’t pick up too often, but it really blew me away. And now here we are, I’ve finally reread Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, and it’s time to answer the question: did the novel live up to my memory of it? *sobbing* yes!
How are you wonderful people doing on this fine day?! (At least I hope it’s a good day… idk I always write these posts in advance lol)
BUT ANYWAY! I’m here today to talk about something that I think all reviews know about and have to deal with quite often. It’s something that’s always yelled about on Goodreads because GOSH DARNIT WE STILL NEED HALF STARS ON GOODREADS! Well I guess that kinda gave away my topic at this point… I’m here today to yell about rating systems.
*sigh* I think this is the first book I’ve had to read for school this year that I just hated…
TIME TO UPDATE MY READINGS FOR MY YA LIT CLASS!
(I’m actually really enjoying the class, but that was kinda to be expected. So yay 😊
The second novel we read for the class was Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly. I was pretty excited to start this one, not only because it was one of the first young adult novels that took a realistic look at teens and relationships, but also because I’m a sucker for coming of age novels.
Guys… I please don’t hate me but… I was really disappointed by this one.
WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND MARDI GRAS THAN READING A BOOK SET IN NEW ORLEANS?! (It kinda shows some of the not so great parts of New Orleans… But it’s still New Orleans! 😊)
I can’t lie… I was really disappointed by this one.