Sunday, 15 May 2016
Solitaire by Alice Oseman : Review
Publication date: July 31st 2014
Published by: Harper Collins Children's Books
Genres: YA, contemporary, romance, mystery
In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story.
My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.
Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.
I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden.
I really don’t.
This incredible debut novel by outstanding young author Alice Oseman is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and all unflinchingly honest writers.
This was the weirdest book I have ever read, without a doubt. I was sat in class and it was pretty quite as I yelled 'Psychopath. Absolute psychopath'. It was one of those books where you felt like you had to say what you were thinking otherwise it wasn't true.
The main character irritated me so much. She was super miserable and pessimistic and I couldn't really see why. she had a pretty lucky life. her brother had an eating disorder which is obviously awful but seriously there is no need to be that depressing. Aside from Tori, the rest of the characters where great. I might be a little in love with Michael, he was amazing.
The plot was weird and messed up. the way Alice described something left me so confused to what was going on. I didn't see much need for the finale. It was a bit pointless.
In conclusion. I didn't really like this book but it was well written. it was just the story wasn't for me. I think I will try to borrow her next book form the library rather than buying it. I'm going to give this book 2/5 with both stars.