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Friday, January 14, 2011

Rgz Street Team: Sarah Reviews Falling in Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Sarah reviews Falling in Love with English Boys by Melissa Jensen:

"I love anything that has to do with England, so I was so excited to hear about this book. I mean, English boys are always full of win.

"The main character Cat was easy to relate to, except the whole not wanting to go to England craziness at the beginning, but I really enjoyed her sassy and witty narrative. Her love affair with chocolate was awesome and I have actually been buying the chocolate that she mentions in the book. I also liked that she met people from buying the chocolate at the newsstand and that they had things in common.

"Will was amazing. I mean he is British and he was a really sweet and caring character. The relationship between Will and Cat was well developed and kept me interested. The flashbacks provided by Katherine's diary were really through and historically accurate. I also liked the experience of reading it as Cat was. Katherine was intelligent and overall awesome and I also cheered for a boy for Katherine too.

"The plot captured my attention from the beginning and I just loved how cute it was. It was a really original story, because it brought two unique worlds together so simply. Jensen is a gifted writer and I am excited to see more from her in the future. I recommend this book to people that want a fun and cute read." --Sarah

See Sarah's full rating of this book on Sarah's Random Musings.


Karen S. Scott said...

thanks for the review, Sarah! I've been looking for this book, but neither my local library system nor local "big" bookstores carry it. Grrrr! Can't wait to read it, though!

Melissa Walker said...

I love London-based books too, Sarah! Fun one.