Bookshop Girl Review

Title: Bookshop Girl
Author: Chloe Coles
Series: Bookshop Girl #1
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: 14 June 2018
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Rating: DNFed
Reading Timeline: 15 February 2019 - 17 February 2019




Goodreads Synopsis:


Bennett's Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It's a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money.

But, like so many bookshops, Bennett's has become a 'casualty of the high street' - it's strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat.

Time is ticking - but that's not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign.



Book Review:
Pre-Reading Thoughts:

I think we all know why I requested this book... And it is not for the book title. The title definitely pulled me in but the synopsis is what ultimately hooked me. I'm excited to dive right into this book!

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I ended up DNFing this book. It was, unfortunately, just not for me. The writing didn't pull me in right away but as I read more of the book, the writing slowly grabbed me. The author had a tendency of switching between showing and telling the reader what was happing. However, I really enjoyed the dialogue that was both fun and witty in some instances. The plot was slow paced. It took a while for things to get moving and even then it was as if everything revolved around the love interest. The main character's focus seemed to have shifted from everything else (this being saving the bookshop) towards the love interested (this meant that she was constantly thinking about whether she will see him again and so on). Her behaviour was almost obsessive and strange. I felt as if this was an over exaggeration and completely unnecessary depiction of a girl with a crush. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me a copy of this book but unfortunately, it just wasn't for me.

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

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