Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Review: FAKE BOOBS by Ryan Ringbloom

Judging from the title, you know that the theme is all about boobs. That’s how it starts off.

Tori has always felt self-conscious about her body. She’s thin, but thin is not attractive because everything on her is thin—thin frame, thin butt, thin chest. At 18, she’s never gone past first base with a guy. Bottom line: she feels ugly and hates it. Right away the reader will empathize and hate the way she gets treated sometimes.

Then she gets a crush on Grant, one of her brother’s friends. They spend an amazing week together, then, for no reason, he leaves. Wanting to be in control and tired of being used, Tori turns to the true power of “fake boobs.” She gets hooked on the power so much that eventually she makes the fake boobs real.

Story centers on a young and naïve girl looking to please everyone but herself. I thought she was way too eager to get things “over with.” She was trying to grow up too fast, trying too hard to be something she’s not, which doesn’t make her a character to admire.

Book is divided in two parts. The first part is in Tori’s POV and the second is in Grant’s POV. The reader gets the love story from both parties.

Endearing and relatable, story is a journey of self-reflection, self-discovery, and self-acceptance. And, of course, there’s a love story in there, too.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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