Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Book Review | A Punk Rock Love Song by C.I DeMann

Title | A Punk Rock Love Song
Author | C.I DeMann
Pages | 292
Goodreads Rating | 4.75/5
My Rating | 7/10


This book was given to me by the author on exchange for an honest review.

There's a lot about this book which I thought was done really well. I definitely liked the basic concept of a girl trying to cope with thd loss of her mother.  This is the kind of storyline which always pulls me in.
Let me start by talking about some of the things I liked.

I thought that the cute and slightly awkward relationship between Maggie and Damien was done really well. There was one scene  in particular that I loved that involved the two of them walking to class over a series of days. I thought that section was really well written and was really cute.

I liked seeing Maggie grow in confidence through the book and for the most part that was written well.

I thought most of the characters were really good and intetesting.

Now for some of the more negative points.

I found Maggie to be quite an annoying character at times. She was really self depricating in a repetitive way and that started to get annoying.
Just as an example I felt like we were told her height a few too many times.

The next thing which got this book marked down for me was that the action never seemed fully realised.
By this I mean that tensions would start building over something and then either br glossed over really quickly, or Maggie would resolve it without it getting too far.
For me it just felt like the book didn't have a climax. It would start building and then fall before anything happened. I can't go into detail without giving spoilers so I'll leave it there.

Lastly I felt there was a little too much telling. So often it would be Maggie saying something had just happened and I wished we could have seen some of it.
I personally felt that I would have enjoyed it more if there was more dialogue in it.

Overall this was an enjoyable book and I'm glad I got the chance to read it.

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