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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rgz Street Team: Sarah Reviews The Espressologist by Kristina Spring

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 The Espressologist by Kristina Springer (a great one for Valentine's Day, no?):

"The Espressologist is one of those cute books that you can't put down. Jane Turner has a theory that you can tell a lot about a person by what kind of coffee they drink. She keeps a notebook which she calls Espressology. It is not a totally crazy idea, so she starts hooking up friends based by their coffee order.

"Like she set up her best friend, Emma (medium hot chocolate) with Cam (toffee nut latte). Soon, her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane's espressology. He decides that it needs be an in-store holiday promotion, promising Customers they will have their perfect match for the cost of a their favorite cup of coffee. Things are going so great, but why is Jane so nervous? Maybe it has something to do with a certain match that she made... but she is the one that set them up. So, she should be happy about it, right?

"I found this book to be so cute. Jane's notebook was hilarious and made me laugh so hard. I could relate to Jane's personality. She was sweet and tried to do the best actions for everyone, but sometimes she needed to listen to her heart. The other characters could have been developed a lot more and the subplots could have had more detail. The plot was original. I have never seen a book with a similar plot like this. It did seem that it was a bit rushed, especially with the relationship between Cam and Jane and a few other plot points. Though, I was so excited for the match ups of couples, because they were perfect for each other. This is a cute and fun book, that I wish had quite a bit more length." --Sarah


Priya said...

This was such a cute book... I really enjoyed reading it.

Misty said...

I love when you find a REALLY original book, it makes my day look a whole lot brighter!

(Misty's Book Mess)

Melissa Walker said...

Sound very cute!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks a bunch, Sarah!

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