Definitely Daphne

Title: Definitely Daphne
Author: Tami Charles
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Publication Date: 01 October 2018
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook (ARC)
Pages: 252
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 02 April 2018 - 17 June 2018




Goodreads Synopsis:

In front of her followers, Daphne is a hilarious, on-the-rise vlog star. But at school Daphne is the ever-skeptical Annabelle Louis, seventh-grade super geek and perennial new kid. To cope with her mom's upcoming military assignment in Afghanistan and her start at a brand new middle school, Annabelle's parents send her to a therapist. Dr. Varma insists Annabelle try stepping out of her comfort zone, hoping it will give her the confidence to make friends, which she'll definitely need once Mom is gone. Luckily there is one part of the assignment Annabelle DOES enjoy--her vlog, Daphne Doesn't, in which she appears undercover and gives hilarious takes on activities she thinks are a waste of time. She is great at entertaining her online fans, yet her classmates don't know she exists. Can Annabelle keep up the double life forever?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I kind of requested this book on a whim from NetGalley and was presently surprised to have been approved. I kind of looked at the cover and was like YES.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Stone Arch Books 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.

Writing Thoughts:

I liked the writing. It was light and fluffy. The pace was really good for the most part. I struggled to see the outfits and images described by the author. However, at the end of the day, the writing was easy to get into and perfect for middle graders.

Plot Thoughts:

I loved this plot so much. First off, Annabelle's parents were super cool. They were the perfect support system for the most part. This book was super humorous but it carried a great message under everything. I was never bored but there were moments where I was kind of like okay things can move a bit faster. 

Character Thoughts:

 I loved Annabelle. She is was funny and dorky in the best way. She was really the star of this book. She is a great example for young kids to learn from because she isn't perfect. She goes through some motions that every kid kind of goes through. She is accessible for just about anyone.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It made me relive some moments from my time in middle school but is kind of put an interesting spin on everything. The writing was light and fluffy, which made it super easy to get into the story once I finally sat down and just read it. The plot was fun and had a lot of humour in it but it also carried an important message. Annabelle was the best main character. She really made this book. Thank you so much to Netgalley and Stone Arch Books for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny
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