Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Review: THE INTRODUCTION by Isabelle Connors

The last thing Skylar wanted was to be uprooted from his home so suddenly, but it turns out that it was the best thing that could've happened to him because otherwise he wouldn't have met...her. Ari doesn't know how or why she's feeling a certain connection with the stranger she just met.

Written in he said/she said fashion, The Introduction draws a juvenile rendition of everlasting love, as if there is such a thing. I mean, we have these two kids taking one look at each other, suddenly knowing what love is and believing that this will last forever. I guess you could call this a condensed version of a Romeo and Juliet story with each intense look and every touch having some special meaning, not to mention all the dramatic theatrics of "why can't I be with you?" Oh brother.

Most of the book centers on the two battling to get close to each other while surrounded by teenage puffery. Loneliness, pain, joy, jealousy, betrayal, --you're basically reading the diaries of these two characters. It’s Shakespeare in Love.

Overall, this is quick and easy, sweet at times but a little banal.

My rating: 3 stars

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